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Toronto lança a Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy para chegar aos jovens vulneráveis

John Tory anunciou esta quarta-feira (23 de junho) o lançamento da Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy, uma parceria entre a cidade de Toronto e o Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC). Em comunicado à imprensa, o presidente de Toronto disse que desde que o Ontário anunciou o alargamento da elegibilidade para os residentes com mais de 12 anos de idade “vimos uma resposta impressionante à vacinação juvenil”. (more…)

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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 June 23, 2021 at 4:00pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in the UK logged 16,135 new infections, the highest single day increase in nearly four months. The sharp rise in cases prompted a delay in the country’s final stage of reopening until July 19. Of the cumulative total, 92.3% are considered recovered. Since yesterday, Covid-related deaths increased by 27 bringing the country’s death toll to 128,027. (more…)

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Feeling stressed? Places to visit, cities to avoid

How is your level of stress lately? If you are looking to break away from the worry and anxiety of life’s troubles, perhaps a move to one of the least stressful cities in the world is in order.

If so, then head for Reykjavik, Iceland, considered the most stress-free city in the world, according to the 2021 Least and Most Stressful Cities Index released by VAAY, a Berlin-based company specializing in (cannabidiol) health products for inner balance and mindfulness. The Nordic city is among the best for clean air, gender equality, a great place to enjoy good health and live stress-free. (See Graph 1 above) (more…)

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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 June 22, 2021 at 5:15pm EST.

On Tuesday, coronavirus cases in India surpassed 30 million after health officials logged nearly 30,000 new infections. Of the cumulative total, 96.5% are considered recovered. Since yesterday, Covid-related deaths increased by 393 bringing the country’s death toll to 389,661.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 21, 2021 at 4:00pm EST.

On Monday, health officials in Bangladesh logged 4,626 new infections, the highest daily increase in over nine weeks. Of the cumulative 856,304 total confirmed positive cases, 91.7% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 78 bringing the country’s death toll to 13,626.

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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 June 20, 2021 at 6:00pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in Russia logged 17,611 new infections. The official tally of has now surpassed 5.3 million confirmed positive cases. Of the cumulative total, 91.6% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 450 pushing the country’s death toll passed 129,000.

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Status 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 June 19, 2021 at 5:15pm EST.

On Saturday, health officials in Ontario logged 355 new infections. Of the cumulative 541,880 confirmed positive cases, 97.6% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 13 pushing the province’s death toll passed 9,000.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 18, 2021 at 7:50pm EST.

On Friday, health officials in Germany logged 497 new infections, figures not seen in since August 2020. Of the cumulative 3.7 million confirmed positive cases, 96.5% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 57 bringing the total fatalities to 90,877.

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Peel Regional Police considers “matter closed” in Brampton Council-Authorized Investigation


On June 17, the city of Brampton issued a press release updating the status of the Council-authorized investigation. The matter pertained to a substantive complaint letter, addressed to Brampton Council, received on April 22, 2021, involving a number of allegations including workplace misconduct, discrimination, improper hiring practices, destruction of information, harassment and procurement breaches.

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Daily 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 June 17, 2021 at 6:15pm EST.

On Thursday, health officials in the UK logged more than 11,000 new infections, figures not seen in since February. The total number of confirmed positive cases now surpass 4.6 million. Of the cumulative total, 93.4% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 19 bringing the total fatalities to 127,945.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 16, 2021 at 4:45pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in Bangladesh logged nearly 4,000 new infections, figures not seen in roughly eight weeks. In the last 24-hours, coronavirus cases increased by 3,956. Of the cumulative 837,247 confirmed positive cases, 92.4% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 60 bringing the total fatalities to 13,282.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 15, 2021 at 4:45pm EST.

For the second time in one week, health officials in Russia logged more than 14,000 new daily infections, figures not seen in roughly four months. In the last 24-hours, coronavirus cases increased by 14,185. Of the cumulative 5.2 million confirmed positive cases, nearly 92% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 379 bringing the total fatalities to 127,180.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 14, 2021 at 5:30pm EST.

On Monday, health officials in Germany logged 904 new infections, the lowest single day increase since September 2020. Of the cumulative 3.7 million confirmed positive cases, 96.1% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 57 bringing the total fatalities to 90,527.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 13, 2021 at 4:30pm EST.

On Sunday, health officials in Poland logged 224 new infections, the lowest single day increase in roughly one year. Of the cumulative 2.8 million confirmed positive cases, 92% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 11 bringing the total fatalities to 74,573.

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Brampton man launches campaign calling for no more weed shops in the city

June 18 will mark the somber one-year anniversary of the horrific crash in Brampton that killed Karolina Ciasullo and her three innocent children. To honour the family and put an end to such deadly crashes caused by impaired drivers, 22-year old Brampton activist Cody Vatcher, spearheaded a campaign (nomoreweedshops.com) to put a freeze on pot shops opening in Brampton. (more…)

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Canada and Ontario invest over $12 million to fund infrastructure projects in Vaughan

This weekend marked a fresh start for the people of Ontario. Restaurant patio’s opened for in-person dining and non-essential retailers welcomed shoppers back for the first time in months, albeit under strict guidelines.

While the province is taking a measured approach at reopening to ensure a healthy and safe transition to the next stage, an injection of more than $12 million from both levels of government for infrastructure projects in Vaughan will help rebuild businesses, promote job creation and encourage growth and investment in the city.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 12, 2021 at 4:15pm EST.

On Saturday, health officials in Canada logged just under 700 new infections pushing the number of total confirmed positive cases to over 1.4 million. Of the cumulative total, nearly 97% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 18 bringing the total fatalities to 25,904. (more…)

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Daily update of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign


With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 11.0 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. On June 12, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 195,032 vaccine doses on Friday, down from 199,951 doses the day prior.

This graph represents Ontario’s progress thus far in the vaccination campaign (see above). The dark blue bar represents the population of Ontario, an estimated 14.5 million. Health officials suggest roughly 80% of the population would need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19.

So far, 9,354,691 people have received at least one or both shots of the vaccine, 64.5% of the entire population (green segment).

A total of 1,667,761 people are fully inoculated against the virus. That number represents about 11.5% of the Ontario population, (yellow segment).

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Toronto ranked one of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurial success

Toronto has a lot to offer, especially if you are someone looking to start your own business. In fact, Toronto is considered to be one of the best cities in the world for entrepreneurs.

Individuals are entrepreneurial, not cities, you say. However, some cities are more able to attract creative and innovative people to realize their budding new venture.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 11, 2021 at 7:00pm EST.

On Friday, health officials in the Philippines logged 6,686 new infections pushing the number of total confirmed positive cases to over 1.3 million. Of the cumulative total, 93.6% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, Covid-related deaths increased by 43 bringing the total fatalities to 13,032. (more…)

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 10, 2021 at 4:45pm EST.

On Thursday, health officials in Russia logged 11,699 new infections in the last 24-hours, the highest single-day increase in three months. Of the cumulative 5.1 million confirmed positive cases, 92.3% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 383 pushing the Covid-related death toll to over 125,000. (more…)

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 9, 2021 at 8:20pm EST.

On Wednesday, health officials in Ontario logged 411 new infections in the last 24-hours, the lowest single-day increase in four months. The additional cases pushed the official national tally of positive cases to over 537,000. Of the cumulative total, 97.1% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 33, 11 of which were recorded as a data catch-up from April/May. Ontario’s Covid-related death toll is now 8,920.

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Experience the “Ring of Fire”: Canada’s first solar eclipse of the year


If you are an early riser, you may be lucky enough to catch the first solar eclipse of 2021. Around sunrise on June 10, northern and eastern areas of North America, including Greenland, Europe and Asia will get the opportunity to experience the dramatic event. That is of course, providing mother nature cooperates and offers up a clear sky.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 8, 2021 at 5:30pm EST.

Health officials in India logged 91,227 new infections in the last 24-hours. The additional cases pushed the official national tally of positive cases over 29 million. Of the cumulative total, 94.5% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 2,213 for a total of 353,557 fatalities.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 7, 2021 at 6:15pm EST.

Health officials in India logged 87,345 new infections in the last 24-hours. This marks the lowest single-day increase since early April. The additional cases pushed official national tally of positive cases close to 29 million. Of the cumulative total, 94.3% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 2,115 for a total of 351,344 fatalities.

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Daily update of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign


With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 10.0 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. Just over 1 million people have been fully vaccinated. On June 7, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 116,829 vaccine doses on Sunday, down from 158,393 doses the day prior.

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of June 6, 2021 at 6:30pm EST.

On Sunday, heath officials in Poland logged 312 new infections in the last 24-hours. This marks the lowest single-day increase since September 2020. The official national tally is more than 2.8 million confirmed positive cases since the start of the pandemic. Of the cumulative total, 92% are considered recovered. In the last day, Covid-related deaths increased by 13 for a total of 74,152 fatalities. (more…)

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Kamloops: Another formal apology long overdue

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On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed shock and sorrow after “the discovery in Canada of the remains of 215 children, pupils of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in the province of British Columbia”.

During his weekly address to the crowd in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday afternoon, the Pope said he “joins the Canadian Bishops and the whole Catholic Church in Canada in expressing his closeness to the Canadian people who have been traumatized by the shocking news.” (more…)

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Status update of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign


With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 9.9 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. Just over 1 million people have been fully vaccinated. On June 6, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 158,393 vaccine doses on Saturday, down from 172,855 doses the day prior.

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