Category: Featured

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Toronto

Covid vaccine, it’s the children’s turn

TORONTO – There are over 36 thousand appointments booked so far for the administration of the Covid-18 vaccine to children aged between 5 and 11 years. Today clinics, hospitals and pharmacies began to administer the first dose to children whose age falls within this range. So far in Toronto, 36,373 appointments have been booked out of the more than 49,086 total places available for children until December 11th.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Only nine vaccinated Ontarians under the age of 60 have ended up in the ICU

TORONTO – Covid-19 vaccines are working and are helping to keep the contagion under control at this stage of the pandemic. The confirmation comes from a study – the very first of its kind in Ontario – in which all the cases of Covid-19 in the province recorded from December 14, 2020 to November 14, 2021 are cataloged.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

New increase in infections in Ontario, 748. Quebec exceeds 900

TORONTO – The trend of the last few weeks is also confirmed in this one: at the arrival of the weekend, the infections rise and today they were 748, a sharp increase compared to the 591 of just 24 hours earlier. The seven-day moving average continues to rise, reaching 692 (a week ago it was 597). With 33,932 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the positivity rate rises to 2.6% from 2% a week ago.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates World News

Child poverty, it will take 54 years to eliminate it

TORONTO – Fifty-four years. At the current rate of improvement, it will take fifty-four years, according to Campaign 2000, to end child poverty. The alarm was raised by the movement which is a non-partisan network of 120 national, provincial and community partner organizations committed to working together to end the poverty of children and families: the new Campaign 2000 report found that more than 1.3 million Canadian children, or 17.7%, live below the poverty threshold indicated by Statistics Canada. “This is a fairly significant number of children who suffer from the damage caused by missed meals, not having suitable clothes and the absence of parents working for many hours,” said Leila Sarangi, national director of Campaign 2000. (more…)

English Featured The Environment

Canada, a global leader in ocean sustainability efforts


Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. We may be overlooking them as a source of renewable energy, whether thermal or mechanical. The oceans capture the sun’s heat while their currents, and waves generate mechanical power. Harnessing the power of this vast natural resource, while protecting its ecosystem and biodiversity were among the topics of discussion at the COP26 Summit.

Canada appears to be among global leaders when assessing ocean environment, marine activity, technology innovation, policy and regulation, as outlined in the MIT Technology Review: The Blue Technology Barometer 2021 Report (BTB).

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Canada Editorials English Featured News Updates Politics

Chaos and accusations: in Ottawa we start again from where we left off

TORONTO – Ottawa starts again exactly as the last legislature ended: accusations, controversies, poisons. The climate of institutional bon ton lasted very little, time to elect the new Speaker of the House – with the reconfirmation of the Italian Canadian Anthony Rota – and to listen to the historic Speech from the Throne of the Governor General Mary Simon – the first in English, French and in the Inuit language – and in the Canadian parliament we returned to the old good manners.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Covid-19: cases drop in Ontario, surge in Quebec

TORONTO – Still a slight decline in infections in Ontario which today recorded 519, against 613 on Tuesday, 627 on Monday, 741 on Sunday and 728 on Saturday. Another 7 deaths bringing the total deaths in Ontario, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 9,981. The seven-day moving average of new cases is now at 686, still very high from last week when it was at 587. Ontario laboratories processed nearly 30,100 tests today, producing a positive rate of 2.5%, unchanged from a week ago.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Ontario: Covid-19 cases on the rise, ten schools closed

TORONTO – The number of Ontario schools closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak has reached double digits for the first time since the beginning of this school year. Following the decision to transfer the students of Grenoble Public School, which is located in the Flemingdon Park neighborhood, to distance learning as of today, 10 schools in Ontario are now closed. The decision to suspend face-to-face classes was taken after at least 15 students tested positive for the virus within a few days.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Politics

Fight against the pandemic, economy and environment Trudeau’s priorities

TORONTO – Action to combat the pandemic, protect the environment, fully relaunch the economy. These are the three priorities announced by the Liberal government through the Speech from the Throne read today in the Senate by Governor General Mary Simon. A speech of historical value that of the representative of the Queen because it was made for the first time not only in English and French, but also in Inuktitut, Inuit language.  (more…)

English Featured Health & Medicine Ontario

Optometrists resume eye exams for OHIP-insured patients

Negotiations resume between Ontario optometrists and the provincial government following failed attempts to arrive at a resolution in the eye care crisis. As a “sign of good faith” during the negotiation process, the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) have resumed eye care services for OHIP-insured patients, including children and seniors.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Toronto

Ontario: kids ages 5-11 will be eligible to book COVID-19 shot starting today

TORONTO – Starting tomorrow, parents of children aged 5 to 11 can book an appointment to have their children given the Covid-19 vaccine. This was confirmed today by the Ministry of Health specifying that as early as November 25 – when clinics and immunization sites will begin to receive supplies of the vaccine for pediatric use – vaccinations could start.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Ontario, more new Covid cases among vaccinated

TORONTO – Today’s news is not in the number of new Covid-19 cases recorded (627, down from 741 on Sunday but up from 552 a week ago), but in the vaccination status of the majority of the infected. Of today’s infections in Ontario, in fact, 286 concern fully vaccinated people, 282 unvaccinated people, 36 concern people with unknown vaccination status and 23 with a dose of the vaccine. Thus, for the first time, infections in vaccinated people outnumbered those in unvaccinated individuals.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Ontario

Ontario: now on Uber Eats you can order cannabis

TORONTO – No longer just pizzas, chips, chicken legs or ethnic foods: now on the Uber Eats app, in Ontario, you can also order cannabis. The news is announced by Uber Technologies Inc itself which, through its spokespersons, says it has presented a collaboration with a cannabis retailer, Tokyo Smoke, to allow purchases of “weed” through its home delivery platform.  (more…)

Canada Economy English Featured Finance

Canadian prices on the rise forcing consumers to spend more

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. This year’s outlook is forecasted to be better than last year, according to Deloitte Canada. The accounting organization that specializes in professional services like audit, consulting and financial advisory suggests shoppers are likely to spend an estimated average of $1,841 this holiday season, an increase of 31%, compared to the $1,405 spent last year.

With over 75% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated against Covid-19 combined with heightened consumer confidence, it’s understandable that more people are likely to venture out this year to celebrate and spend more doing so. Yet, not all appears to be positive.

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Canada Editorials English Featured News Updates Politics

House of Commons, the first session two months after the vote

TORONTO – More than two months before the vote, the first session of the House of Commons will take place tomorrow. The parliamentary agenda for this week of work is already well defined. The first institutional step, which will be carried out tomorrow, is the election of the new Speaker of the Chamber. According to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure, all MPs are formally candidates for the presidency of the House of Commons unless they indicate a will to the contrary. The big favorite on the eve is the Italian Canadian Anthony Rota, already Speaker in the past legislature who enjoys a bipartisan consensus that bypasses the traditional party divisions.  (more…)

English Featured News Updates The Environment

Mapping the changing landscape of Solar energy

This past year has been one of devastating natural disasters, from deadly heatwaves to catastrophic wildfires and raging floods. The intensifying climate crisis was top of mind for world leaders and climate experts at the COP26 Summit that ended in a last-minute compromise to “phase down” the use of coal.

Environmental activists point to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as one of the main culprits in the climate crisis. Pressure is mounting in the power sector to transition from GHG emitting sources of energy like coal to more renewable sources. Solar power appears to be leading the way.

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Arts & Culture Canada Culture English Featured News Updates World News

The Grand Prize of “Rocky Mountain” to the Italian pianist Andrea Simone De Nicolò

TORONTO – Yet another prize, which is added to the over fifty already won all around the world. At just 15 years old, Andrea Simone De Nicolò, an excellent pianist from Puglia, Italy, boasts an impressive curriculum to which he can now also add the “Grand Prize” obtained at the international music competition “Rocky Mountain Music Competition”, organized by Pulsar Music, based in Toronto, under the artistic direction of Master Ekaterina Paniukova.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Pediatric vaccine, the wait is over

TORONTO – The long wait is over. Health Canada is expected to announce tomorrow that it has approved the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 for use in children between the ages of five and 11. This is the news leaked, and reported by the Toronto Star: various sources, who do not have permission to disclose the information, have confirmed the imminence of the approval.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Covid-19: over 700 cases in Ontario, another 5 deaths

TORONTO – New surge in infections in Ontario: today were recorded more than 700 new infections from Covid-19, the highest daily number of cases recorded in the province in almost two months. Provincial health officials have in fact detected 711 new cases, up from 512 on Wednesday and 642 a week ago. It is the highest daily tally reported since last September 24, when 727 new ones were confirmed. (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Ontario Toronto

Brawl at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute: 15-year-old dead, two injured

TORONTO – A high school student died after being stabbed during a brawl that broke out at his school: two other students from the Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, located near Parkwoods Village Drive and Victoria Park Avenue in North York, were injured. The perpetrator of the attack, 19, was arrested on charges of second-degree murder: Ahmed Rafin.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Politics World News

Trudeau in Washington. O’Toole: iron fist against dissent

TORONTO – Justin Trudeau and Erin O’Toole are still uphill, just days before the reopening of the federal parliament. The prime minister is engaged tomorrow in the summit of the Leaders of North America – or summit of the Three Amigos, as it has now entered the common jargon – in Washington with US President Joe Biden and with his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador, while the conservative leader has to deal with the internal rebellion that aims to change the leadership of the Conservative Party.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Covid: 12 dead in Ontario, one was under 20 years old

TORONTO – Covid-19, twelve deaths in the last twenty-four hours: among the deads, even a very young person, under the age of 20, in the Windsor-Essex area (this is the only detail provided by the Ministry of Health of the Ontario). “We extend our deepest condolences to their family,” said Ministry spokeswoman Alexandra Hilkene. “Out of respect for the family and their privacy at this difficult time, we will not share further details of the case at this time.” The analysis of today’s data relating to the pandemic in Ontario opens with this tragic news. (more…)

Education Matters English Featured Ontario

Catholics are integral to the preservation of Catholic education

The “debate” on educational issues at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is becoming as “toxic” and predictable as that at the TCDSB. Anti-Catholicism “woke” progressives seem determined to have their way, even if the Law says they cannot.

They spend a lot of money commissioning legal opinions – at Board expense – so they can have their way. It does not always work out. The “urgency” of letting a non-Catholic student trustee serve on the Board is a case in point.

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Canada English Featured News Updates Politics

Open revolt against Erin O’Toole

TORONTO – Erin O’Toole’s leadership in the Conservative Party is shaky more and more. If in recent weeks the signs of discontent within the party, the discontent of the base and the dissatisfaction of a part of the Tory ruling class had emerged sporadically and disjointedly, now we are facing an open rebellion launched by those who want the leader’s head.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Boom in admissions: more than 300 in Ontario’s hospitals

TORONTO – New decline in infections in Ontario which today recorded 481 Covid-19 infections (and 1 death) against 552 on Monday, 666 on Sunday, 661 on Saturday and 598 on Friday. After the surge of the weekend, therefore, cases return to decline even if attention remains high, especially on the front of hospitalizations that are increasing in a worrying way. But let’s go in order.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Ontario: increase in infections, four schools closed

TORONTO – Covid-19 has started to run again. The number of active cases of Covid-19 associated with Ontario’s public schools has reached 1,006 for the first time since October 29. Since the beginning of the school year, the infections are a total of 5,626. By this time, during the 2020-2021 school year, there had been only 3,387 confirmed cases among students and school staff.  (more…)

Alberta Canada English Featured News Updates

Trudeau-Kenney agreement: cheaper kindergartens in Alberta

EDMONTON – An agreement between “different” governments, the conservative one of Alberta and the liberal federal one, to help families: this is what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenney presented today, on the occasion of the signing of the “pact” signed to make childcare services in the province more accessible. Overall, in essence, the fees for kindergartens.  (more…)

Canada English Featured Politics World News

The roadmap for the Government between times restricted and full agenda

TORONTO – Tight deadlines, a busy agenda and tension between the parties: these are the three boxes of a government puzzle that as the days go by takes on the appearance of a real puzzle. Justin Trudeau, after the Summit of the Three Amigos with US President Joe Biden and his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Thursday, is preparing to turn the page and face the House of Commons for the first time since the vote on September 20th. The first two tasks, starting from November 22, are represented by the election of the Speaker of the House and the Speech of the Throne.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Ontario, active cases are close to 5 thousand

TORONTO – A hundred fewer cases. Today’s figure of infections in Ontario reassures a little: 552 new infections from Covid-19, down from the disturbing 666 on Sunday but still up from 480 a week ago. In any case, today’s total represents the highest number of cases since last September 27 when 613 new infections were reported. Not only that: the active cases are close to 5 thousand. (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

LTC, vaccine staff obligation postponed to December 13. Poll, 72% of Canadians don’t want to end up in an LTC

TORONTO – The deadline for Ontario’s long-term care homes was set for tomorrow to be fully immunized against Covid-19 but the government has decided to postpone it until December 13. This was announced by the spokesperson of the Minister of Long Term Care Rod Phillips Vanessa De Matteis: by today, however, the staff of these houses must receive at least the first dose of the vaccine.  (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Politics World News

Climate, energy, Covid in agenda for the “Three Amigos”

TORONTO – Ottawa, June 29, 2016. Justin Trudeau, along with U.S. President Barak Obama and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, chairs the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), better known as the Three Amigos Summit. Since then, the leaders of the three countries have not met again. The break, which lasted over five years, was wanted by the previous Us administration led by former President Donald Trump and, last summer, by the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, we are facing the turning point, with an attempt to normalization relations between Canada, the United States and Mexico.  (more…)

Alberta Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario Quebec

Covid-19 in Ontario, 666 cases: 300 are fully vaccinated

TORONTO – 666 new cases. A decidedly not very reassuring number, in every sense, that of the new cases recorded today in Ontario where there were also 7 deaths from Covid-19. The province therefore reported the highest number of infections in almost 40 days, to be precise since 2 October, when 704 cases were detected. The causes have risen in the last: 661 Saturday, 598 Friday, 642 Thursday. And the seven-day moving average is now 563, significantly higher than a week ago (468). The positivity rate also rises: today the laboratories processed 24,853 test samples, generating a positivity rate of 2.7% (Thursday it was 2.1%).  (more…)

English Featured News Updates The Environment World News

Eventually India and China have watered down the COP26

A new global climate deal has been agreed at COP26 in Glasgow on Saturday after talks overran over 24 hours, but it prompted fury after China, whose president did not attend, and India forced a last-minute change over the language about coal, where Britain’s president of the conference Alok Sharma ‘fought back tears’ as he apologized for a last-minute change.  (more…)

Canada English Featured Immigration World News

From Italy to Canada, immigration interrupted

TORONTO – The migration phenomenon from Italy to Canada has slowed down sharply in recent years. To support this thesis, which in the past has been documented by the Corriere Canadese on the basis of the numbers of the Ministry of Immigration of Ottawa, is also confirmed in the data in the latest Migrantes Report, which analyzes not only the numerical consistency of arrivals and departures of individual countries, but also the historical period in which the transfer abroad from Italy took place.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Infections on the rise, Elliott does not worry but Ford is more cautious

TORONTO – No turnaround. The alarm launched by the director of the Ontario Science Advisory Table Peter Juni following the constant increase in Covid-19 infections in the province did not go well. Today the Minister of Health Christine Elliott intervened on the issue and made it clear that everything is under control, the reopening plan will not change. “An increase in cases was predicted with the arrival of cold weather since people spend more time at home, and this was taken into account by the province,” she said.  (more…)

Canada Community English Featured GTA

Remembrance Day commemorations – 100 years of observances


In-person Remembrance Day services return to communities across Canada. Last year, pandemic restrictions prompted smaller, scaled down ceremonies while others were cancelled to minimize the risk of infection.

This year, things are decidedly different. The easing of restrictions and greater capacity limits mean traditional Remembrance Day ceremonies return to some semblance of normalcy, albeit with Covid-19 safety protocols in effect.

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Canada Community English Featured Immigration World News

Italians in Canada: Calabria, Lazio and Campania on the podium

TORONTO – Nearly 143,000 Italians reside in Canada, with Calabria, Lazio and Campania as the most represented regions. This is revealed by the Migrantes Report, a precious tool that every year analyzes the Italian migration phenomenon and that studies, Nation by Nation, the main trends that characterize immigration and emigration from the Belpaese.  (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Ontario, the number of vaccinated infected people increases

TORONTO – The trend of infections in Ontario is stable. Today, provincial health officials reported 454 new cases of Covid-19 and 9 deaths which bring the total, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 9,912. The count of infections is therefore in line with those of the past few days: 441 Tuesday and 480 Monday. 636, however, the cases on Sunday. Ontario’s seven-day moving average is now 502, still high from last week (379). With 33,364 tests processed in the last 24 hours, the positive rate in the province now stands at around 1.8%.  (more…)

Education Matters English Featured

Board Chair position up for grabs at the TCDSB

It is that time of year when the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) decides who will hold the position of Chair and Vice-Chair. Trustees will soon make that decision at the Board meeting on November 25. After serving two years as Board Chair, Joseph Martino confirmed to the Corriere that he will not seek the position.

However, the position is a sought after; several Trustees are vying for the spot. (more…)


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