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Ontario, Covid-19 cases and positivity are still dropping

TORONTO – 328 infections today, 373 Monday, 443 Sunday: the descent of the Covid-19 infections in Ontario continues. And the positivity rate drops: today 20,800 tests were processed against 20,432 on Monday and the positivity fell further from 1.8% to 1.5%. The moving average of new daily cases calculated over seven days also falls, from 416 to 407 today (a week ago it was at 525).  (more…)

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Ontario, fewer cases but 29% of the newly infected are vaccinated. Patients from Saskatchewan are arriving

TORONTO – New cases and active infections continue to decrease in Ontario. Today, provincial health officials recorded 373 infections, down from 443 on Sunday and 458 on the same day a week ago. 108 of the cases involve fully vaccinated people, representing approximately 29% of all reported cases. (more…)

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Alberta: ‘only’ 652 infections. But the positives are above 14 thousand. Negative record for Saskatchewan

EDMONTON – 652 new cases of Covid-19 in Alberta and, above all, 38 deaths which bring the total number of victims, in the province, from the beginning of the pandemic to 2,901. These are the data from Wednesday, which for the number of deaths represent a negative record: the figure in fact equals that recorded on 12 January for the majority of deaths reported in a single day. (more…)

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Ontario, infections are still going down: 306

TORONTO – Covid-19, the positive trend continues in Ontario. today 306 new cases were recorded (out of 23,219 tests processed), a sharp decline compared to 390 on Tuesday, 458 on Monday, 535 on Sunday and 654 on Saturday. It is therefore the fifth consecutive day of decreases in the daily case count and today is also the lowest number of new daily infections since last August 5, when 213 cases were recorded.  (more…)

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Ontario, 30% of new Covid-cases are in schools. Contagions in polling stations

TORONTO – Ontario today recorded another 158 cases of Covid-19 in public schools: 20 more than on the same day last week. 135 of the cases were detected in students and 22 in staff members, while the attribution of another case was not disclosed. There are now 1,627 known active cases of Covid-19 associated with the public school system, accounting for approximately 30% of all known active cases in Ontario.  (more…)

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Hundreds of copies sold: Mamma Marzia’s recipes are in reprint

VANCOUVER – Italian cuisine conquers everyone. And so Mamma Marzia’s recipe book was sold out. Marzia Molatore (a.k.a. Mamma Marzia), founder of “Bella Cibo”, a cooking school in Vancouver, Canada, and author of the book “Cooking with Mamma Marzia: Authentic Italian Recipes for the Whole Family”, is celebrating selling 750 copies of her cookbooks – a literal dream come true – and she can’t wait to sell more this holiday season. In fact the book has been reprinted. (more…)

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TIFF 2021: We are trying our best to go back to The Real Normal

TORONTO – There is a gaping hole in front of Roy Thomson Hall. Where there was once a long white pitched-up tent where the media elbowed each other to get a word in edge-wise to famous celebrities as they graced the red carpet, there now stand dog walkers picking up poop in David Pecaut Square. It is quiet. No screaming fans, no flash photography. But all is not lost. (more…)

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The US leaves Kabul, the Taliban: “We are free from the invaders”

KABUL – The image of the American general who, lastly, boarded the plane which, with its take-off, marks the end of twenty years of mission in Afghanistan, went around the world. He is Christopher Donahue: 17 US military missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, North Africa and Eastern Europe. And the image, tweeted by the U.S. Department of Defense, was taken at night: the commander of the 82nd Airborne Division (which is part of the 18th Airborne Corps based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina) walks alone, with his weapon in his right hand, ready to board C-17 with the Kabul airport hangar in the background, just before the deadline set by the United States for evacuations (and the ultimatum of the Taliban).  (more…)

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Italy, more than 3.5 million over 50s are not vaccinated

BOLOGNA – Coronavirus in Italy: new cases stable for three weeks, but hospitalizations among the unvaccinated continue to rise. Also because in August there was a drop in the vaccination campaign (-66.5%) and still more than 3.5 million over 50s remain uncovered (the over 50s in Italy are 27,353,240 out of a population of 59,258,000). This is what emerges from the data released by the Gimbe Foundation of Bologna as part of the independent monitoring carried out every week. (more…)

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Ontario: cases down today, but thousands of tests are missing

TORONTO – Less infections, but also fewer tests to detect them. Ontario recorded 486 new cases of Covid-19 today, compared to 639 on Monday: a decline, therefore, after more than 600 cases had always been recorded in the last few days. However, the provincial government has announced that 17,369 tests have been processed in the last 24 hours (compared to 20,000 on Monday and 23,075 on Sunday) and that there is a backlog of 11,370 tests awaiting results. The positivity therefore remains high, at 3%. Last week it was 2.6%.  (more…)

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Ontario, 526 new cases today: only 350 are not vaccinated

TORONTO – There are now more than 500 new cases of Covid-19 in Ontario every day: today, Ontario health officials reported 526, after 511 on Sunday, 578 on Saturday, 510 on Friday and 513 in Thursday. Prior to Thursday, the province had not reported more than 500 cases in 24 hours since June 13, when 530 new cases had been registered. The seven-day average of Ontario is now 469, compared to 283 daily infections last week.  (more…)

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The ‘Russian’ Italians: “Vaccinated and without rights, we are the orphans of Green Pass”

VENICE – A paradoxical story, one of the many that in these “pandemic” months we have become accustomed to reading and telling. It is that of the Italians in Russia who are experiencing a real Odyssey during the summer holidays which for them have always represented an opportunity to review their beloved homeland and, of course, their family and friends of all time.  (more…)

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Ontario back-to-school plan: vaccine status not required but masks are mandatory inside

TORONTO – There are trips, school assemblies, music education and extracurricular activities in the return-to-school plan released yesterday by the Ministry of Education. Twenty-nine pages that contain the plan for the full-time return of both elementary and high school students even if the option of distance learning always remains valid. From September, students “will attend face-to-face classes every day for the entire school day (five hours of instruction) in elementary and secondary schools throughout the province. For secondary schools, “some school councils may implement an alternate week or ‘modified semester’ pattern.” (more…)

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5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine are arriving in Canada  this week

TORONTO – After the brief stalemate of recent months, vaccines now continue to flow continuously. This week Canada will receive about 5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Five million that will bring the total number of doses received to 68 million, enough to administer two doses to all 33.2 million Canadians aged 12 years and over. Children under the age of 12 will have to wait for the completion of tests in this age group before they can be immunized. (more…)

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Six doses of the vaccine are not enough for the Green Pass. “I’ll sue the Ministry”

MASSA CARRARA – Everyone wants the Green Pass but not everyone wants to get vaccinated. Then, there are those who have had more than two doses of vaccine but they just can’t get the Green Pass. It’s the case of Virginia G., the 23-year-old girl from Massa, in Tuscany, a master’s student in Psychology in Pisa, who was injected with six doses of anti-Covid Pfizer vaccine by mistake, on 9 May at the hospital “Noa” di Massa (the number of injected doses was then adjusted from four to six by the ASL of Massa Carrara). (more…)

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Eileen de Villa: “Vaccinations are slow but they will increase again”

TORONTO – While the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Kieran Moore continues to reiterate that the province should reach a vaccination rate of 90% to better protect itself from the Delta variant, Eileen de Villa says she is confident that Toronto will be able to further increase the percentage of those vaccinated against Covid-19. (more…)

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Are incentives necessary to promote vaccination?

“The best things in life are free”, or so the saying goes. Sounds appropriate if the best chance at seeing an end to the Covid-19 pandemic is through vaccination. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance for life to return to normal? The fact that Covid-19 vaccines are free for anyone wanting added protection against a potentially lethal virus should be incentive enough.
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Cannabis Shops are Essential – Agree?

“The End of the World” was upon us in March 2020 and as schools and shops were shuttering up, long lineups built up in front of cannabis cafes in Amsterdam . In Toronto during that First Wave, it felt like the only place open was the grocery store. That, and the cannabis shops . Somehow, cannabis made it to the list of essentials . In-person visits to your family doctor, did not . (more…)

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Constitutional challenges galore, Rocco Galati where are you?

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

TORONTO – A new religion – the sexualization of civic and human rights and obligations – appears to be clouding people’s judgement everywhere, eroding the concept of moderation and suffocating freedoms of thought and expression which are at the heart of democratic structures and contractual institutions. (more…)

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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 Nature The Environment

Higher-than-usual pollen counts in the air are causing more allergies this year in Canada

Photo Credit: Aerobiology Research Laboratories

Many allergy sufferers may have noticed increased symptoms this year compared to last year. It turns out that it was caused by higher-than-normal pollen levels in the air in some parts of Canada.

A particularly strong pollen explosion occurred in southern Ontario and Quebec. There was a thin layer of yellow pollen that covered most of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. We could see an unusually large amount of pollen on our cars, perhaps the largest since many years. (more…)

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Travel agencies are coming back to life

Who among us does not want to go on vacation as soon as possible? Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of a sunny holiday this summer? It turns out that there is an incredibly high interest in travel in Canada, and the only element that hinders travel is not the 14-day quarantine, but the compulsory 3-day stay in a hotel after returning. (more…)

English Featured News Updates Politics

Justin Trudeau to the Italian-Canadians: “We are sorry, chiediamo scusa”

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, officially apologized to the Italian-Canadians interned during the Second World War as considered “enemy aliens”: a designation that caused many to lose their jobs, depriving their families of a sustainable income , making their homes prone to the projects of rapacious city officials eager to expropriate them for non-payment of property taxes. (more…)

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Lecce insists: “Schools open, they are safe”

A poster outside a school with information on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Kingston, Ontario on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues across Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Ontario in lockdown but schools remain open. That’s basically what Premier Doug Ford announced yesterday. An announcement also awaited with apprehension by the world of school that this year is going on sobbing between closures and openings, distance teaching and lessons in presence. (more…)

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Covid-19 infections are rapidly rising in Ontario schools

Covid-19 infections are rapidly rising in Ontario schools: with the last 132, they have reached 10,882. Peel Region is on alert: there are 10 schools closed due to a virus outbreak. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board shuttered three elementary schools as of Friday: San Lorenzo Ruiz, St. Cornelius and St. John the Baptist elementary. St. Sofia School in Mississauga is among the schools that have been closed for longer. It’s reporting 10 students and five staff members who are ill with Covid-19: one other staff member also needed to go to the hospital due to COVID-19 complications.

An in-depth analysis of the situation will follow in the afternoon.

English News Updates Opinion

Pope to “Counter-Culture Catholics”: are you in or out?

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Even if you are the Pope, you can go from hero to goat faster than a superstar who misses scoring a goal on an empty net. Fair-weather friends abound. (more…)

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Vaccination capacity exists, but where are the vaccines?

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Online booking portal went live at 8am for residents aged 80+ to book their vaccine appointment. At a press briefing on March 14, Premier Ford reiterated that only people born in 1941 or earlier will be permitted to reserve their appointment.
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Long Term Care, McGeer: “Proposals ignored because they are expensive”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Hire thousands of personal support workers (PSW) and place infection control specialists in long-term care homes, – as has been done in Quebec – a system to allow hospitals to support the long-term care industry and to ensure seniors don’t have to share a room in three or four. These are some of the various proposals Ontario doctors have made to protect LTC residents but which the government has rejected “as too expensive.” (more…)


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