Day: 11 October 2021

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

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 October 11, 2021, at 4:50 pm EST.

On Monday, health officials in Russia logged 29,409 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 7.8 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 88.1% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 957, bringing the total number of fatalities to 217,372.

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Canada Education Matters English Featured GTA News Updates Ontario

Overcrowded classrooms at TCDSB, tomorrow protest at Queen’s Park

TORONTO – Another protest demonstration. At 10am tomorrow the parents of the children attending the schools of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) will gather in front of Queen’s Park to express clearly and unequivocally their disappointment at the increase in the number of students per class that comes into force tomorrow. A move, this, which immediately sent the parents of the boys who already last week organized demonstrations in front of numerous elementary schools of the Catholic school board of the city into a rage: no to “chicken coop” classes, they repeated loudly, no to classes with 31 students.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Alberta still above 1,200 cases per day and more hospitalizations. The situation in Sasks, Manitoba and BC

EDMONTON – The Covid situation in Alberta remains of total emergency. Also on Friday, the last day on which the data were disclosed, the province recorded over 1,200 new infections: 1,256 to be precise (and 16 deaths) against the 1,254 (and 10 deaths) of Thursday and the 1,263 (and 26 deaths) of Wednesday. Most of the people who died on Friday were between 70 and 80, two in their fifties, one in their sixties, another in their nineties. In total, 2,830 Alberta residents have died of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English News Updates Ontario Quebec

Ontario: over 500 infections, almost all young. 480 cases in Quebec, 356 not fully vaccinated

TORONTO – Ontario remains between 500 and 600 new daily cases of Covid-19: 573 Friday, 654 Saturday and 535 Sunday (latest figure released). Ontario’s seven-day moving average is now 537, down from last week when it was 596. 29,755 tests were carried out on Sunday: the positivity rate in the province stood at 1.8 percent. There are also two new deaths that bring the total in the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 9,790.  (more…)

Canada Filipino GTA Ontario

Bisikleta sa Toronto

TORONTO – Mayroon na naman na puting biskleta sa kato kalye nang Bloor at Unibersity. Isa na naman buhay ang nawala at hindi maalis sa akin kaisipan na dapat ito ay di nangyari at naiwasan. Ang edad nang bata ay 18 taon gulang. Lalong mahirap tangapin na ang bata ay mula sa Filipino-Canadian kommuniti. Ito’y maaring isang pamangkin, isang kapatid, kaibigan nang pamilya. Hindi ito ang unang nasawi sa lugar. Noon 2018 sa kalye nang Bloor at St. George may isang babae edad na 58 ay namatay nang ito ay tinamaan nang isang plat beded trak.  (more…)

Canada English Featured GTA Ontario

Bicycles in Toronto 

TORONTO – There is a white bicycle at the corner of Bloor and University street. Another cyclist’s life has been claimed and I cannot help but think that this somehow could have been avoided.  The boy was only 18. What makes this even harder is that he appears to be from the Filipino community. This could have been a nephew, a brother, a friend of the family.  This is not the first fatality in the Annex area.  In 2018, at Bloor and St. George, a 58-year-old woman was killed by a flatbed truck.  (more…)

Canada Editorials English Featured Politics

Discontent and disappointment fuel the revolt inside the Conservative Party

TORONTO – Give Erin O’Toole another chance or turn the page with another leader? This is the crossroads at which the ruling class of the Conservative Party finds itself, which has to deal with the creeping discontent of the Tory base dissatisfied with the defeat at the polls and the impatience of a large group of parliamentarians already ready to question the leadership of the former minister for veteran affairs. We are currently at a standstill.  (more…)


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