TORONTO – The high profile case of Trustee Del Grande v the Toronto Catholic District School Board has occupied the minds of Catholic parents for three years.
TORONTO – Ontario plans to extend the life of the major Pickering Nuclear Generating Station and is looking to see if it can keep the plant running for another 30 years in order to fill an expected energy shortage. Energy Minister Todd Smith said he had asked Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to keep the plant running beyond 2025.
TORONTO – The Bank of Canada raised the interest rate by another 0.75 basis points, bringing it to 3.25 percent from 2.5 percent. It’s yet another in a series of hikes that began in March: since then, the Canadian central bank has raised the key rate by 3.00 basis points, at a pace not seen since the mid-1990s. (more…)
TORONTO – In a way, the case of Rosemarie Bryan should concern us all. She was, maybe still is, a Salvation Army community and family service manager. She had accepted the challenge of putting her name forward to replace, temporarily, the outgoing councillor Michael Ford, now MPP and Cabinet Minister.
TORONTO – The virus does not give up. Today, in Ontario, another 8 deaths related to Covid-19, bringing the total in the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 13,351. Even the number of hospitalizations, like yesterday, is not very comforting: there are still 506 patients with the virus in Ontario hospitals, so the drop is slight (yesterday they were 512, a week ago 522) compared to two weeks ago when hospitalizations had dropped by 34.9%, from 808 to 526. Now it remains around 500, a sign that the descent has slowed down. (more…)
“Intentionally Inflicted Mental Distress”: anti-Covid measures, another accusations
against the federal government
TORONTO – “Intentional infliction of mental anguish”: it is one of the many accusations that the 600 plaintiffs bring against the federal government in the Statement of Claim (SoC) filed in the Federal Court last May 30. Throught it, the same complainants ask, each, $ 650,000 (for a total of nearly $ 400 million) as compensation for “damage from anti-Covid measures” to Prime Minister Trudeau, Ministers Freeland, Alghabra, Mendicino, Health Director Theresa Tam and other executive officials. (more…)
TORONTO – Another 11 victims related to Covid-19, today, in Ontario: the total number of deaths from pandemics in the province rises to 13,304. But the positivity rate still drops: today the Ontario analysis laboratories processed 11,234 tests detecting 1,013 cases, so the positivity rate drops to 6.4% compared to 7.2% yesterday and 8, 3% seven days ago. It is the lowest since last December 15, 2021, when it was at 6%. (more…)
TORONTO – Another 24 deaths related to Covid-19, today, in Ontario: despite the reassurances of the experts who speak of a descent of the curve, a decrease in hospitalizations and infections, an improvement in the situation, the virus continues to claim victims, whether they died with Covid (and therefore for other pathologies, but with the virus giving the “coup de grace”) or due to Covid. The tragic toll of the pandemic in Ontario thus rises to 13,265. (more…)
TORONTO – After the truce of the last two days, deaths related to Covid-19 in Ontario are back on the rise: today another 15 (3 of which in a long-term care home), which bring the total to the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 13.241. (more…)
TORONTO – Twenty deaths: Covid-19 continues to claim victims in Ontario, where today the number of deaths returned to rise dramatically, bringing the total number of victims in the province, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 13,195. (more…)
TORONTO – Another 16 deaths related to Covid-19, today, in Ontario: the number of victims in the province since the beginning of the pandemic rises to 13,099. In recent weeks, the number of deaths has been particularly high: 108 in the past seven days and 467 in the past thirty days. (more…)
TORONTO – The sad threshold of 13 thousand deaths related to Covid-19 has been exceeded: today Ontario recorded another 29 victims, which bring the total, from the beginning of the pandemic in the province, to 13,020. (more…)
TORONTO – Covid-19 continues to claim victims in Ontario: after the 63 deaths recorded between Wednesday and Thursday, another 17 deaths are added to the the sad list on Friday, Saturday 24 and today 10. The total since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 12,972. (more…)
TORONTO – Wednesday 31 dead, today 32. In recent days, Covid-19 looks like a war bulletin. The number of victims in Ontario, since the beginning of the pandemic, is now rapidly approaching 13 thousand (today 12,921), while paradoxically, hospitalizations still drop from 1,698 to 1,676 (assuming that the decrease is not due to deaths more than to patient discharges). On the other hand, the number of infected people in intensive care is growing: 205 (+6). (more…)
TORONTO – The “swing” of Covid hospitalizations continues: one day they drop, the next day they increase, and so on. Today in Ontario is the day of the decline: from the 1,734 yesterday to the 1,661 today. 202 patients in intensive care compared to 211 on Wednesday. The positive note is that there is a constant good data (at least so far) and it is that of the decline in active and known cases: today 31,464 against 31,675 on Wednesday (32,747 on Tuesday, 33,905 on Monday and 34,520 on Sunday). (more…)
TORONTO – New, slight increase in infected patients in Ontario hospitals: 1,734 people today, compared to 1,730 in the previous 24 hours. 211 are in intensive care, eight fewer than on Wednesday but eight more than a week ago: 92 are breathing with the help of a ventilator. (more…)
TORONTO – The requirement to wear masks in Ontario’s risky facilities, which was due to expire on April 27, will remain in place at least until June 11. The restriction therefore still remains valid in nursing homes, doctors’ offices, reception centres and care facilities that provide care and services to medically and socially vulnerable people.
TORONTO – Covid-19, slight decline in hospitalizations today in Ontario: 1,626 patients in hospitals due to (45%) or with (55%) Covid-19, against 1,662 yesterday. In intensive care instead there is a slight increase, from 203 patients on Wednesday to 207 today: here 62% are in the ICU due to the virus while only 38% were hospitalized for other reasons and then at the time of the entrance test in hospital discovered that it also has Covid-19. (more…)
TORONTO – The number of patients in Ontario hospitals due to (45%) or with (55%) Covid-19 continues to grow. Today, for the first time since mid-February, they were 1.662, from 1.486 on Tuesday and 1.301 on Monday. 203 patients in intensive care (yesterday 206: 59% are in the ICU due to the virus, 41% for other reasons and tested positive for Covid-19 at the time of the hospital admission test). And above all, many deaths: another 28 today. The total death toll in Ontario since the start of the pandemic is now 12,661. (more…)
TORONTO – The number of Covid-19 positive patients in Ontario hospitals decreases slightly, but remains above one thousand: 1,074 people today, compared to 1,091 the day before. 168 those in intensive care, down from 173 yesterday. But the alarming figure, among those of today, concerns deaths: 32 deaths, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic in Ontario to 12,511.
Guelph, a provincial electoral district in Southwestern Ontario that encompasses the city of Guelph, about 100km northwest of Toronto. With a population of 131,790, a significant portion of constituents are of European origin, primarily British. It is an area popular among immigrants and Italians in particular. According to the 2016 Census, the riding is home to 12,725 residents who identify as Italian. They represent 10% of the district population.
TORONTO – Covid-19, another 16 deaths today in Ontario – like Tuesday: but, contrary to what was announced last week, also today the provincial health authorities didn’t specify how many of these deaths occurred for or with Covid-19 The total number of the victims of the virus in Ontario, since the beginning of the pandemic, therefore for the moment being sold at 12,288. (more…)
TORONTO – The “Covid-ceasefire” lasted only one day: on Monday the number of deaths in Ontario was zero, but today there were 16 in just 24 hours, bringing the provincial total from the beginning of the pandemic to 12,272. (more…)
TORONTO – Covid-19: hospitalizations in Ontario remain stable after the increase in recent days. But the number of deaths remains high: today another 27, bringing the total in the province, from the beginning of pandemic, to 12,618. (more…)
TORONTO – The hospitalizations decrease almost every day, the positivity rate as well but there is a number that never goes down, in the daily Covid-19 data: that of deaths. Today in Ontario, 41 were registered and, even if the Ministry of Health is keen to emphasize that most of these are “earlier” deaths, the data cannot fail to worry and in any case raises the tragic death toll in the province, from the beginning of the pandemic, to 12,347. (more…)
TORONTO – Slight increase in Covid hospitalizations today in Ontario. 1,106 people in hospital, compared to 1,038 yesterday. 319 in ICU, same number on Tuesday. However, the percentage of those in hospital for the virus and not for other pathologies falls: 49% for ordinary Covid wards, 77.5% for intensive care. (more…)
TORONTO – Covid-19, the trend of the last few days is reconfirmed: hospitalizations in constant decline, death curve in continuous and decisive rise: today the victims in Ontario were 66, bringing the total from the beginning of the pandemic to 11,944. On the other hand, 2,059 people are currently in hospital with Covid-19, a sharp decline from the 2,254 on Tuesday. The number of people in intensive care has also fallen from 474 to 449. (more…)
TORONTO – Today, the number of Covid-19 patients in the intensive care units in Ontario has fallen again: now they are 474 (compared to 486 on Monday), the lowest number since last January 10, when 438 people were admitted to the ICU. (more…)
TORONTO – There is no sign of stopping the massacre that Covid-19 is waging both in Ontario and in much of the rest of Canada: today the tragic “count” of the total deaths were added by another 75 that bring the total of the province, from start of the pandemic, at 11,651. (more…)
TORONTO – Covid-19: the death toll continues to rise in Ontario and throughout Canada: today, another 72 deaths were recorded in the province, bringing the total from the beginning of the pandemic to 11,576 (the total data is recalculated by day in day with the updates of the lists of the dead), while in Quebec the victims were 50 with the total rising to 13,336. Across Canada in the past two years, the virus has killed 34,170 people.
TORONTO – Another 58 deaths, bringing the total from the beginning of the pandemic to 11,412, while the number of beds occupied by Covid patients in Ontario hospitals still drops: from 3,439 on Saturday to 3,019 yesterday, of which 587 in units of intensive care (ICU). Therefore, the trend already underway in the last week continues. (more…)
TORONTO – Still many deaths, but hospitalizations are decreasing. The doubt, which we have already expressed in our yesterday’s Covid updating, remains: in the daily “balance” of beds (i.e. the difference between new admissions to hospitals and discharges), in the “discharge” item only the recovered or even the dead are included? (more…)
TORONTO – The total number of hospitalizations for Covid-19 in Ontario falls, but the number of victims remains high: today 56 were registered (a boy under the age of 19 also died during the weekend in Toronto), bringing the total deaths in Ontario, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 10,968. On the other hand, hospitalizations drop – we said – to 3,797, compared to 4,026 on Saturday, even if it should be remembered that not all hospitals provide the data on weekends. There was a slight increase in the number of beds occupied in intensive care, from 600 on Saturday to 604 today.
Ontario: another 38 dead and over 4 thousand in hospitals. 4-year-old girl dies of Covid-19 in Quebec
TORONTO – Hospitalizations on the rise, but there are only two more patients in intensive care. Today, in Ontario, the number of patients in hospitals increased by 296 units: now they are 4,183, of which 580 in intensive care, even if for the latter the increase is very slight (on Monday the people present in the hospital were 3,887, of which 578 in intensive care). (more…)
TORONTO – Another 23 died today in Ontario from Covid-19, while hospital admissions and transfers to intensive care seemed to give the first signs of stabilization: the Ministry of Health has in fact announced that the people present in the hospital are 3,887, of which 578 in intensive care. The employment level of today is therefore relatively similar to that of Sunday, also in light of the fact that some hospitals do not report employment related to Covid-19 on weekends (and Saturday, last day of reporting before the new week, they were 3,957 against 3,595 of Monday without the total number of the province). (more…)
TORONTO – 46 dead and 505 people hospitalized in intensive care for Covid-19: scary numbers, those of today in Ontario where there are now 3,448 positive patients in hospitals, over 200 more than 24 hours earlier. (more…)
TORONTO – Another 20 deaths, never so many in 24 hours since last May 29 when they were 22, and a boom in hospitalizations. Today’s data on the pandemic in Ontario are even more negative, if possible, than those of the previous days. (more…)
TORONTO – The race for the booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine continues unstoppable. Telephone lines to make reservations have been hot since the province started bookings. And so today the city of Toronto made available from January 1st to 3 another 14 thousand new appointments at its clinics.
TORONTO – Another slight decline in infections, but many deaths: 11 in a single day, today, in Ontario, where 3,453 new infections were recorded, down from 3,784 on Monday and 4,177 on Sunday, but still clearly increase from 1,429 a week ago. In recent weeks, cases have steadily increased across the province where the Omicron variant of Covid-19 – which experts say has a doubling time of 2.9 days – now accounts for 88% of cases.
TORONTO – It may not come as a surprise to China, as the Prime Minister may claim, but I will bet it does to the Chinese community in the country. Canada is not going to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics and Para-Olympics… well, there will not be any Canadian “diplomatic representation”. (more…)
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…)
After a short 5-week campaign, voting day has arrived. Tomorrow, Canadians across the Nation will head to the polls to cast their vote. Some may still be asking whether holding an election in the middle of a pandemic was necessary. Either way, casting a vote gives Canadians the opportunity and privilege to have a say in Canada’s future government.
TORONTO – Somewhere out there, in an 18,000 square foot warehouse, table cloths and 5,000 chairs are rotting away. When you have an event, you need napkins, cutlery, places for people to stand, places for people to sit. Things like these, which you may never have paid much attention to before, in their own small way, contribute to the fabric of the Events Industry – on the brink of extinction, thanks to COVID-19. (more…)
Canada is gearing up for another type of competition following the end of the Tokyo Olympics. A political race so to speak. With campaign plans at the ready, speculation mounts that the imminent election call could be days away.
Many Canadians have concerns about holding an election in the middle of a pandemic. With that in mind, the Corriere Canadese spoke with Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue to discuss how Canada has managed the pandemic so far. (more…)
Toronto, July 14: Another mass grave has been found near a closed residential school on Kuper Island in British Columbia. The Penelakut tribe in the area said the mass grave was found near a school known as Kuper Island Indian Industrial School. According to the Penelukat community, 160 unmarked graves have been found there. The school was reportedly open from 1890 to 1975. (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…)
The controversy is becoming more and more heated. Last year, the Ontario premier Doug Ford pledged to make air conditioning mandatory in every nursing home, including residents’ rooms, but his government awarded construction contracts for new facilities that don’t include air conditioning systems throughout the building. (more…)
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…)
TORONTO – A survey on gender and sexual orientation will be conducted among grade 9 school children at all Catholic schools in Toronto. This is what was proposed during the last meeting of the board. The Archdiocese did not like the proposal and ruled against it. Criticisms were also drawn from Teresa Pierre of the ” Parents as First Educators ” association. “While collecting student data can provide useful information, caution is needed on how this collection is carried out. Catholic schools must refrain from asking children about their sexual identity and orientation. This is a practice that could confuse children; it raises privacy issues and concerns about parental involvement ”.
In the next edition of Corriere Canadese, we will publish a complete report on the matter.
LIVORNO – Four doses instead of one were administered to a woman in a vaccination center in Livorno, Tuscany (Italy). (more…)