At about 5:40 p.m. today, you might notice something slightly unusual about the sun—that’s because the moon will be throwing its weight around and end up covering roughly two-thirds of that fine star, creating a partial solar eclipse. If you have not much to do in the next hour or so, you might want to look into building a pinhole camera.
Toronto Public Health today launched its flu immunization clinics, which offer free flu shots to anyone six months or older at a number of locations across the city.
The first clinic opened this morning at The Atrium on Bay Street, where Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. David McKeown was on hand to get his shot. “Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to stay healthy and protect yourself, your family, and others against the flu,” he said in a statement.
WHAT: Toronto first-aid trainer Mark Dewdney saw the news unfold on Wednesday that a Canadian soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, had been shot and killed at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and determined to honour the man’s memory. He held a small vigil at the 48th Highlanders memorial in the north end of Queen’s Park. “I have a friend who’s a member of the 48th,” he said, explaining the choice of location. “It’s my little way of trying to show him that someone’s got his back.” Although only a handful of people showed up to the hastily organized ceremony, Dewdney was happy to show the fallen soldier and his comrades what support he could. “Even though it’s a drop in the bucket—how do you think buckets get filled,” he said. “This is my drop.”