Month: September 2021

Status update of Covid-19 cases worldwide

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of September 30, 2021, at 5:45 pm EST.

On Thursday, health officials in the UK logged 36,480 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 7.8 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 81.0% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 137, bringing the total number of fatalities to 136,662.


The first National Day for Truth: Canada remembers residential schools

TORONTO – Songs, drums, speeches, dances. But also painful testimonies and tears. For the first time in its history, Canada celebrated The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation yesterday. A day, that of yesterday, established by Ottawa last June 3 to commemorate the tragic and painful history of residential schools, to remember the dead children and those who survived, their families and communities.  (more…)

Chaos Alberta: Healthcare in state of crisis

TORONTO – Last July in Alberta practically all anti-Covid restrictions were eliminated. Prime Minister Jason Kenney, in fact, had implemented his “Open for Summer Plan”, a three-phase plan to reopen the economy that came into force at the beginning of June with which the former minister of the Harper government takes a different path from that of the other premiers. While in the rest of the provinces the line of a prudent reopening had been chosen, following the suggestions of the various technical scientific committees, in Alberta Kenney had opted for the “everything and immediately” approach.  (more…)

Ontario, 30% of new Covid-cases are in schools. Contagions in polling stations

TORONTO – Ontario today recorded another 158 cases of Covid-19 in public schools: 20 more than on the same day last week. 135 of the cases were detected in students and 22 in staff members, while the attribution of another case was not disclosed. There are now 1,627 known active cases of Covid-19 associated with the public school system, accounting for approximately 30% of all known active cases in Ontario.  (more…)

Ontario’s plan to expand Indigenous learning in schools

Education leads to better understanding. In this regard, the Ontario Government is making changes to strengthen mandatory Indigenous-focused learning in school curriculum.

The announcement comes during the same week that Canada marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. In addition to the existing funding for the 2021-2022 academic year, the Ministry announced the investment of nearly $24 million in funding to provide supportive, culturally appropriate and safe education for Indigenous students.