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”.
The question that every parent, teacher and student has been asking for a long time and that will return as a woodworm in September, is one: how safe are schools when it comes to Covid-19 transmission? A Canadian study tried to answer the question. (more…)
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…)
TORONTO – In Ontario, anyone who has received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine is currently facing a Hamletic doubt. Follow the directions of federal, provincial and city health authorities and accept the second dose of the Moderna vaccine (the only vaccine available at this time) or wait until Pfizer supplies return to constant? (more…)
With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 13.0 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. On June 23, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 227,318 vaccine doses on Tuesday, up from 199,535 doses the day prior.
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…)
Article by Marzio Pelu` — Translation and Video: CNMNG Staff
For the first time, the Vatican is officially asking the Italian government to amend a bill, appealing to the Concordat, the “pact” that regulates relations between the Italian state and the Catholic Church. (more…)
Twenty arrests and the seizure of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana worth $61 million, in what Toronto police call the largest drug seizure in its history. This is the result of an investigation dubbed “Project Brisa” that lasted for six months focusing on an international drug-smuggling ring: over a thousand kilograms of drugs were transported to Canada from Mexico and California in the hidden compartments of trucks with modified trailers. (more…)
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.
The wait to be able to travel to and from Canada seems to be getting closer, but the border will still be closed for foreign visitors. Thousands of Latin Americans want to travel to Canada, but Ottawa warns that its new travel guidelines have only been relaxed for citizens. (more…)
TORONTO – Hesitancy is growing toward mixing Moderna and Pfizer vaccine in Ontario. As was widely expected, the unavailability of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine due to a late supply and the decision by Ontario health authorities to replace it with Moderna prompted thousands of people to cancel or postpone the appointment date for the second dose. (more…)
Thinking quick on her toes, she managed to get some emails across by turning on “Cellular Data” in her cell phone. But there is only so much you can do to keep the company afloat for a regular work day by buying time on one’s cell phone. (more…)
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…)
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…)
With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 12.8 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. On June 22, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 199,535 vaccine doses on Monday, up from 118,625 doses the day prior.
Article by The Hon. Joe Volpe — Video: CNMNG Staff
TORONTO – A month after the Prime Minister stood in the House to Apologize for the internment of Italian Canadians during World War II, somebody – the proverbial “they”– hiding under the cover of five private corporations in Canada, commissioned and published in the Globe and Mail, on June 18, a “Thank You Canada” advertisement. (more…)
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…)
Starting July 5, Canada will lift restrictions on international travel for fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Canada. (more…)
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.
TORONTO – The race for the second dose of vaccine in Ontario is starting again. As of today, after the significant openings last week, the standards were changed to be able to make the reservation: the goal is to be able to progressively increase the number of people completely immunized, also in light of the threat posed by the Delta variant. From 8 a.m., all Ontario residents who received the first dose of the vaccine on May 9 and before that date can actually book the appointment to get the second one. (more…)
Toronto, June 21: Bangladesh has expressed “deep disappointment” over the new United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on Myanmar as it failed to recommend actions on repatriation of the Rohingyas, as it observed World Refugee Day yesterday. (more…)
With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 12.6 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. On June 21, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 118,625 vaccine doses on Sunday, down from 184,251 doses the day prior.
I am old friends with a recently retired airline crew member of a flag carrier of an Asian country. He does not regret his decision to stay on the ground after 46 years of flying. For once, he does not have to deal with wakefulness at night, inability to sleep long hours during the day, eating breakfast at dinner time, and leaving for early morning flights because of various time zones. With the recent goings in air travel, I’m sure he is just thankful he accepted that prized gold watch given to retiring airline crew. (more…)
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…)
Article by Mariella Policheni — Translation and Video: CNMNG Staff
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As his government fluctuates between highs and lows in popularity – lower than high in recent times – Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford has decided to reshuffle the government structure. (more…)
Migrants and non-governmental organizations ask Ottawa to allow family unification and offer full immigration status on 20th June, Father’s Day, which coincides with World Refugee Day. (more…)
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.
As his government swings between ups and downs in popularity – in recent times lower than high – Ontario Premier Doug Ford has decided to make a reshuffle of the government. (more…)
TORONTO – The Moderna vaccine will be available almost exclusively in Toronto and the Peel Region for at least a week. (more…)
The blame game is on. This week marks the last full week of school for thousands of elementary and secondary students across the province. Covid-related school closures have lasted longer in Ontario than any other province or territory across the nation. (more…)
With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 12.5 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. On June 20, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 184,251 vaccine doses on Saturday, down from 213,236 doses the day prior.
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…)
Lately, more vehicle appear to be on the roads and there are more planes in the air. What do they have in common, they require fuel to function. The global economy relies on energy to thrive. Considering all sources of energy, oil reigns supreme.
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…)
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.
With the official opening by the Ontario government, the new Bloomington GO Station that will further extend the Richmond Hill line, bringing more transit options and better connectivity to York Region. (more…)
With the largest vaccination campaign underway, the province has administered more than 12.3 million doses into the arms of Ontarians. On June 19, numbers released by the Ministry of Health show health officials administered 213,236 vaccine doses on Friday, up from 210,638 doses the day prior.
The year 2021 is the 80th anniversary of the existence of the Association of Polish Engineers in Canada (SIPwK), one of the oldest organizations within the Canadian Polish Congress (KPK). (more…)