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

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Canada relaxes travel restrictions only for citizens and residents

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

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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

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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

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Euro 2020 with Raul and Sean: 21th June

TORONTO – Raul and Sean talk about Euro 2020: the matches, analysis, curiosities. Watch them! Previous videos here:

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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

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Bangladesh ‘disappointed’ over UN resolution on Rohingya crisis, what about Canada?

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,

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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

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Migrants question Canada’s policies, on World Refugee Day

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.

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Education Matters

Another school year end without “in-person” events for students

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

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Canada English News Updates World News

Air Rage

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…)

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Kanadas Gesundheitsministerium schlägt ein Verbot der Produktion und des Verkaufs der meisten Dampfaromen vor

Um aromatisierte Dampfprodukte für Jugendliche weniger attraktiv zu machen, plant die Regierung, den Großteil ihrer Produktion und ihres Verkaufs zu verbieten. Health Canada hat einen Gesetzesentwurf vorgelegt, der die Verwendung aller E-Zigaretten mit anderen Geschmacksrichtungen als Tabak, Minze und Menthol einschränken würde, aber dennoch eine Option für Raucher lässt, die auf eine alternative Nikotinquelle umsteigen möchten. (more…)

Canada Health & Medicine News Updates Polish

Ministerstwo Zdrowia Kanady proponuje zakaz produkcji i sprzedaży większości smakowych e-papierosów

Mając na uwadze zmniejszenie atrakcyjności produktów waporyzujących wśród młodocianych Kanadyjczyków, rząd planuje wprowadzenie zakazu produkcji i sprzedaży dla większości z nich. Health Canada – Ministerstwo Zdrowia przedstawiło projekt przepisów, które ograniczą używanie e-papierosów o smakach innych niż tytoń, mięta i mentol, ale jednocześnie wciąż pozostawią opcję dla palaczy, którzy chcą przejść na alternatywne źródło nikotyny. (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…)

English Podcasts & Videos Politics

Waltz of the ministers: Lecce resists, Fullerton is reassigned

Article by Mariella Policheni — Translation and Video: CNMNG Staff

[Photo in Video Background: Merrilee Fullerton and Rod Phillips]

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…)

Education Matters News Brief Podcasts & Videos Romanian

Un alt an se încheie fără participare in persoana la evenimente

Article by Priscilla Pajdo — Translation and Video: Cristiana Petrescu
[Photo in Video Background: TECT President Julie Altomare-DiNunzio and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce]

TORONTO – A început invinuirea. Pentru mii de elevi de scoala elementara și gimnaziu din întreaga provincie, această săptămână este ultima săptămână de școală „completă”. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates Italian News Brief Podcasts & Videos

In Ontario 318 nuovi contagiati e 12 decessi: superati i 9mila morti

Article by Giorgio Mitolo — Video: Rosanna Colavecchia

TORONTO – Il Canada si è attestato ieri a quota 1.408.583 positivi, con un aumento di 460 contagi in più rispetto alle 24 ore precedenti. Le vittime – su scala nazionale – hanno raggiunto ieri quota 26.068 decessi complessivi, 14 in più rispetto alla giornata di sabato. In Canada erano ieri 1.370.554 in totale le persone guarite dal coronavirus. (more…)

Community Health & Medicine News Brief Podcasts & Videos Spanish

Hogares de ancianos, todavía será un verano caluroso

Article by Mariella Policheni — Translation and Video: Lisa Picerno

La polémica es cada vez más acalorada. El año pasado, el primer ministro de Ontario se ha comprometido a hacer obligatorio el aire acondicionado en cada hogar de ancianos, incluyendo las habitaciones de los residentes, pero su gobierno ha asignado contratos de construcción de nuevas estructuras que no incluyan sistemas de aire acondicionado en todo el edificio. (more…)

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 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.


Canada GTA News Updates Portuguese

Ativista lança campanha contra abertura de lojas de cannabis

TORONTO – O dia 18 de Junho marcou o triste aniversário do primeiro ano do horrível acidente, ocorrido em Brampton, no qual Karolina Ciasullo de 37 anos e suas três filhas: Klara de 6 anos, Liliana de 3 anos e Mila de 1 ano, perderam a vida. Honrar a família e ajudar a pôr fim a estes acidentes fatais, causados por condutores que abusam de drogas, e o objectivo do ativista de 22 anos Cody Vatcher (na foto), de Brampton que iniciou uma campanha ( para impedir a abertura de lojas de cannabis em Brampton. (more…)

Canada Immigration News Updates Spanish

Cuestionan el sistema de detención de inmigrantes indocumentados en Canadá

En un informe conjunto, organizaciones de derechos humanos denunciaron abusos en los centros de detención y cárceles canadienses, así como discriminación hacia las personas con retos mentales. Human Rights Watch (HRW) y Amnistía Internacional aseguran que las condiciones a las que se enfrentan muchas personas migrantes, que tras huir de su país y solicitar protección en Canadá, “son regularmente esposadas y mantenidas con poco o ningún contacto con el mundo exterior”. (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 GTA News Updates Portuguese

TTC vai renumerar as rotas de autocarro 5 Avenue e 6 Bay para se preparar para as futuras linhas de transporte rápido

A partir deste domingo (20 de junho), a TTC vai numerar de novo duas rotas de autocarros, em antecipação à entrada em serviço das futuras linhas de transporte rápido, informa a empresa de transportes públicos de Toronto em comunicado à imprensa. A rota 5 Avenue Rd passa a ser conhecida como 13 Avenue Rd e a rota 6 Bay passa a 19 Bay. Estas mudanças estão a ser feitas em antecipação ao início do serviço da Linha 5 Eglinton (Eglinton Crosstown LRT) em 2022 e da Linha 6 Finch West (Finch West LRT) em 2023. (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…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

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.


Business & Economy Canada GTA News Updates Portuguese

Toronto sobe no estudo de Cidades do Futuro das Américas da fDi

Toronto passou para o segundo lugar geral num estudo dos locais de investimento mais promissores nas Américas pela fDi Intelligence – uma publicação especializada do Financial Times. Esta classificação reflete o crescente estatuto de Toronto como um centro internacional de investimento, comércio, ramo de negócio, desenvolvimento e inovação. (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…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

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 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.


Bengali Canada News Updates

কিংস্টনে ঘৃণাজনিত বিদ্বেষের শিকার দুই মুসলিম নারী

টরন্টো, জুন ১৮: গতকাল অপরাহ্নে অন্টারিও প্রদেশের কিংস্টনে দুই মুসলিম নারী ঘৃণাজনিত বিদ্বেষের শিকার হয়েছেন বলে জানিয়েছে গ্লোবাল নিউজ টেলিভিশন। (more…)

Canada Filipino GTA News Updates

Ang kampus nang Unibersidad nang Toronto

Maraming ginagawang trabaho sa kampus nang Unibersidad nang Toronto, St George downtown, kampus. Mayroon bakod ang King’s College Circle; kahoy na bakuran proteksion para sa makahulugan puno. Parang ang mundo ay binaligtad. Alam ko na para ako nakakita nang balon. Binubunkal ang lupa nilayuan nang buto para tumubo iisang bagay na maganda. A kondo siguro? Kung ang maga bata ay nasa bahay, bakit nila inaapura bigyan itong kampus na ito nang makabagong mukha. (more…)
Italian Ontario Politics

Caso-Dhillon, il Tribunale si pronuncia a favore della Città di Brampton

BRAMPTON, – L’11 giugno la Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, dell’Ontario si è pronunciata a favore della Città di Brampton e del Commissario sull’integrità, con condanna al pagamento delle spese legali, nel caso Dhillon contro The Corporation of the City of Brampton in base alle conclusioni del Commissario per l’integrità in merito alle accuse di cattiva condotta mosse al Consigliere Dhillon e la decisione del Consiglio di accettare tali conclusioni. (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…)

Bengali News Updates The Environment

বিশ্বের ছয় পরিবেশকর্মী পেলেন গোল্ডম্যান এনভায়রনমেন্টাল প্রাইজ ২০২১

টরন্টো, জুন ১৮: গোল্ডম্যান ইনভায়রোনমেন্টাল ফাউন্ডেশন মালাউয়ি, ভিয়েতনাম, বসনিয়া ও হারজেগোভিনা, জাপান, যুক্তরাষ্ট্র এবং পেরু থেকে বাছাইকৃত তৃণমূল পর্যায়ের ছয়জন পরিবেশকর্মীকে গোল্ডম্যান ইনভায়রোনমেন্টাল প্রাইজ ২০২১ সন্মানে ভূষিত করেছে। এতে এক ভার্চুয়াল অনুষ্ঠানে জেন ফন্ডার উপস্থাপনায় সঙ্গীত জগতের লেনি ক্রাভিটজ্্, বাবা মাল, নেডলভু ইয়ুথ কোয়ার ও সিগোরনে উইভার ছাড়াও উগান্ডার পরিবেশবাদী ভেনেসা নেকেট উপস্থিত ছিলেন। (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…)

News Updates Ontario Podcasts & Videos Portuguese

Ontário acelera na segunda dose, mas o agendamento permanece um quebra-cabeças

Artlicle by Francesco Veronesi — Trnslation and vceo: Luis Aparcio

O Ontário acelera na vacinação. A partir da próxima quarta-feira, todos os residentes de outros três hotspots da variante Delta que já receberam a primeira dose da vacina antes de 30 de maio poderão agendar a segunda, como já estão fazendo – com grande dificuldade e incómodo, para falar a verdade – os residentes de Toronto e de seis outras áreas de alto risco: estas são Hamilton, Simcoe-Muskoka e Região de Durham. (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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