Thousand of AstraZeneca doses about to expire, Shoes placed by Kahnawake residence on Catholic Church Steps in memory of children

Stories by: Shanellie Marie

Reporter: Shanellie Marie 


Thousand of AstraZeneca doses about to expire 

About 45,000 thousand doses of Ontario's AstraZeneca vaccine are set to expire on May 31, and a large portion of that stock has yet to be administered.

Ontario’s Health Ministry says it’s safe to extend the vaccine’s shelf life for another month. 

For those who received the first dose of the vaccine in March, they’ll be eligible for their second dose within the next 12 weeks.

Pharmacies express their frustration as they rush to book people for the second dose as soon as possible.


Shoes placed by Kanawake residence on Catholic Church Steps in memory of children 

215 childrens’ shoes were placed at the steps of a Catholic church in Kahnawake Saturday in memory of the victims of a BC residential school.

In recent days, the same number of children were found buried in In Kamloops B.C, the nation of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in BC, where a residential school once stood.

New radar technology led to the discovery of the gravesite.

The school was opened in the 1890s and ran by Catholic church., 

In 1978, the government repurposed the school as a residence for students 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commision Missing Children Project have been working to create a registry for children who have died at residential schools. 

So far; they have documented 4,100,

In a statement on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the news is a “painful reminder of that dark and shameful chapter of our country’s history.”