Category: Featured

Community Covid-19 Updates English Featured GTA Health & Medicine

Toronto launches Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy to reach vulnerable youth

John Tory announced this Wednesday (June 23) the launch of Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy, a partnership between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC). In a press release, the Mayor of Toronto said that since Ontario extended eligibility to residents over 12 years of age, “we’ve seen an impressive response to youth vaccination”.

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Canada English Featured Sport

London to Host 2024 Ontario Summer Games

The provincial government announced this Tuesday (June 22) that the City of London will be hosting the 2024 Ontario Summer Games and will be provided with a hosting grant of up to $1 million. The 2020 games, which was originally scheduled to take place in London and postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will not proceed. At a time when Ontario seeks to reopen safely and gradually, the provincial government justifies its decision to protect the health and well-being of all Ontario residents, including all participants, volunteers and staff involved in hosting the Ontario Games. (more…)

English Faith & Religion Featured News Updates Politics

Homophobia, the Vatican against the Zan-bill: “Catholics’ freedom of thought at risk”

For the first time, the Vatican officially asks the Italian government to amend a bill, appealing to the Concordat, the “pact” that regulates relations between the Italian state and the Catholic Church. The bill in question is the one born on the initiative of the deputy Pd Alessandro Zan and which has been in the spotlight for months in Italy because, according to several political parties, it could jeopardize freedom of expression by providing severe penalties for opinions that can be classified as offenses based “on sex, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity “. (more…)

Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Travel & Tourism

A trip abroad after July 5 will be easier for vaccinated people


Some restrictions will soon be lifted for people who are fully vaccinated and who have proof of vaccination.

The government said only Canadians and permanent residents will be allowed to bypass the mandatory hotel quarantine when entering Canada, provided they upload their documentation to a dedicated ArriveCan app prior to arrival. (more…)

Canada English Featured Health & Medicine News Updates

Canada’s Department of Health proposes a ban on the production and sale of most vaping flavours

In order to make flavoured vaping products less attractive to youth, the government plans to ban most of their production and sales. Health Canada has presented a draft legislation that would restrict the use of all e-cigarettes with flavors other than tobacco, mint and menthol, but still leave an option for smokers who wish to switch to an alternative source of nicotine. (more…)

Canada English Featured Immigration News Updates

Groups call on Canada to phase out its immigrant detention system

In a joint report, human rights organizations denounced abuses in Canadian detention centers and prisons, and noted discrimination against people with mental discapacities. Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International assure that the conditions faced by many migrants, who after fleeing their country and requesting protection in Canada, “are regularly handcuffed and kept with little or no contact with the outside world.” (more…)

Canada English Featured GTA News Updates

TTC to renumber 5 Avenue and 6 Bay bus routes to prepare for future rapid transit lines

As of this Sunday (June 20), the TTC is renumbering two bus routes in advance of future rapid transit lines entering service, informs the Toronto Transit Commission in a press release. The 5 Avenue Rd route will become 13 Avenue Rd and the 6 Bay route will become 19 Bay. These changes are being made in anticipation of Line 5 Eglinton (Eglinton Crosstown LRT) beginning service in 2022 and Line 6 Finch West (Finch West LRT) in 2023 (in the pic above, Keelesdale Station: photo credit LA). (more…)

Business & Economy Canada English Featured GTA News Updates

Toronto moves up in fDi’s Americas Cities of the Future study

Toronto has moved into second place overall in a study of the most promising investment locations in the Americas by fDi Intelligence – a specialist publication from the Financial Times. This ranking reflects Toronto’s rising stature as an international centre of investment, commerce, trade, development, and innovation. (more…)

Canada English Featured GTA News Updates

“Giving a Campus a Face-lift for a Post-COVID-19 World”

There is a lot of construction going on at the University of Toronto St. George downtown campus.  There are fences around King’s College Circle; wooden boards protecting historic trees.  The earth is upturned; I could have sworn I saw a plough.  They are sowing the seeds for something better to come.  A condo, perhaps?  If the kids are all at home, then why are they rushing to give this campus a makeover? (more…)

English Featured News Updates The Environment World News

Six Environmental Heroes receive Goldman Environmental Prize 2021

Toronto, June 18: The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced six recipients of the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize among grassroots environmental activists from Malawi, Vietnam, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, the United States and Peru. It has been announced in a virtual ceremony with featuring Jane Fonda as host, musical guests Lenny Kravitz, Baaba Maal, and the Ndlovu Youth Choir, with Sigourney Weaver and a special appearance from Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate. (more…)

English Featured News Updates

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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English Featured Ontario

Ontario area codes – a new one will be added this fall

The province of Ontario will receive a new area code this fall.

The growing demand for telephone numbers made it necessary to introduce a new area code. To meet this demand, a new area code will be introduced in southern Ontario this fall.

The area code 742 will be released on October 16 and will be phased in gradually in areas currently served by area codes 905, 289, and 265. (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates

Departing Nunavat MP Mumilaaq says ‘I don’t belong here’

Toronto, June 16: Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, the New Democrat MP for Nunavut, used the opportunity to blast Canada as a country built on the oppression of Indigenous People and whose history is “stained with blood” as delivered her official farewell speech to the Parliament (watch it here). She said, “People like me don’t belong here in the federal institution. The reality is that this institution and the country have been created off the backs, trauma and displacement of Indigenous People.” (more…)

Canada English Featured Health & Medicine News Updates

Federal Government launches Ask the Experts campaign to encourage Covid-19 vaccination

At a time when more than 70% of people 12 years of age and older in Canada have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and provinces and territories are speeding up the eligibility process for second doses, the federal government is now seeking to sensitize the most hesitant population to the importance of vaccination. (more…)

Education Matters English Featured Opinion Politics

Hating Catholics and Italians – Lecce’s Formula for Political Advancement

Article by The Hon. Joe Volpe — Video: CMNNG Staff

TORONTO – “Che vergogna!” How disgusting; how embarrassing; how disrespectful; how shameful – take your pick of the translation. That was the response of one writer on our editorial board when we looked at the TCDSB Assistive Technology Website, Connections and Conversations Team’s agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. (more…)

Canada Community English Featured News Updates

Honourable Delano Velasquez Europa – Justice of the Peace

Delano Europa is a graduate of Bachelor of Law degree at San Beda college Philippines in 1970. Before immigrating to Canada Delano Europa is a law practitioner for 13 years in the Philippines. He is a municipal trial Court Judge. He was recognized and awarded a plaque as one of the top ten fastest deciding judge in the Philippines. He is also a law instructor for 17 years at St. Mary’s University in the province of Nueva Vizcaya. (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates World News

Canada and Spain, concerned about migration and lack of vaccines

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the President of Spain, Pedro Sánchez (in the pic from the NATO website, with secretary general Jens Stoltenberg), met in the NATO Summit this Monday, June 14. They discussed the economic and social relations between the two nations, as well as forced migration and the importance of an international policy for the distribution of vaccines for the less favored countries. (more…)

Canada English Featured Immigration News Updates World News

Canada and UNHCR estimate the emergency aid for Venezuelan migrants at 1,440 million dollars

Canada and the world have a moral responsibility with the Venezuelan exodus, assured Michael Grant , Canadian Deputy Deputy Minister for the Americas. In a statement, Grant added that “the refugee crisis in Venezuela is the largest the Western Hemisphere has seen and, together with Syria, the second largest in the world.” (more…)

English Featured News Updates

The shocking revelation of the former magistrate: “Denise Pipitone is alive and has a daughter”

ROME – A real media bomb. And this time to launch it is a former magistrate, Maria Angioni: Denise Pipitone, disappeared on 1 September 2004 in Mazara del Vallo in the province of Trapani (Sicily, Italy), would be alive, ‘settled’ in a family that would have ties with the kidnappers. And she would be a mother, she would have a daughter. A shocking revelation, also in light of the fact that the author was the attorney who had worked on the case in the initial stages of the affair, 17 years ago. (more…)

Community English Featured GTA

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…)

Featured News Updates

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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Canada English Featured News Updates

Nathaniel Veltman and his fatal truck attack on Muslim family

Nathaniel Veltman, the man facing murder charges in the truck attack of a Muslim family at the intersection of Hyde Park Road and South Carriage Road in London, Ontario has left no traces on social media about his life, but a neighbor who spoke to CBC News said while the 20-year-old kept to himself, he’d have frequent and noisy gatherings in his downtown apartment. (more…)

Canada English Featured GTA News Updates

Julia Prajza is the chosen artist for the “Rooster of Barcelos Project”

Julia Prajza’s design proposal was the final choice for the “Rooster of Barcelos Project” (in the pic, courtesy of Little Portugal on Dundas BIA), a public art project presented by the City of Toronto, in conjunction with Little Portugal on Dundas BIA, StreetARToronto, the Office of Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, the Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto and the Barcelos Migrant Association. (more…)

English Featured Technology World News

Head Up in the Clouds (Computing)

On June 8, 2021, the internet broke down. CNN, The New York Times, the UK Government, Amazon, Paypal, the Financial Times, Bloomberg News, Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, Verge, along with thousands of other government, news and social media web sites – all fell off the grid. The western hemisphere was still in dreamland; most of us had not even had our morning coffee yet. It happened just before 6 am EDT. (more…)

Business & Economy Employment English Featured World News

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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English Featured Health & Medicine World News

Delta variants are spreading at an alarming rate in the villages of Bangladesh

The previous simple calculation is changing in Bangladesh. The delta variant identified in India is now spreading in its villages. Experts say the speed at which the infection is spreading may be out of control at some point. This situation is almost the same in the 32 districts around the border area. The health department thought that corona in Bangladesh would not be so prevalent in villages than urban areas. Now they say the situation is dire. (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Politics

“Does Removing or Defacing Statues Heal a Nation with a Dark History?”

Last month, a former US senator and tv commentator, was dismissed by CNN when he said “We birthed a nation from nothing … we have native Americans but … there isn’t much Native American in American culture” to a group of young conservatives gathered in April to hear him speak about the religious values of European settlers in the US.
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Canada English Featured World News

Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities

President of the Republic leaves a message of gratitude and hope to the Portuguese Diaspora. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who is in the Autonomous Region of Madeira for the June 10th commemorations, regrets once again that the pandemic is postponing “fraternal coexistence with all compatriots and Portuguese descendants who live and work outside physical borders of Portugal, but they are part of our spiritual frontiers”. (more…)

English Featured News Updates Politics World News

Peruvians in Canada await the result of the elections

The definition of the 2021 General Elections in Peru will be defined vote by vote. According to the last information from the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), Pedro Castillo, from the Peru Libre party, remains at the top with 50.255% over the 49.745% that represents Keiko Fujimori, from Fuerza Popular, as of June 8th, 2021. (more…)

Canada English Featured News Updates Travel & Tourism

Time of cheap airline tickets

Now is the time for you to buy cheap airline tickets to anywhere in Canada. The airlines have a feeling that the restrictions will soon be relaxed, and Canadians will be able to enjoy their freedom of travelling again. Right now, you can buy airline tickets to anywhere in Canada at very attractive prices. Such offers, however, will certainly not last too long. (more…)


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