TORONTO – A candidate with Italian roots for the most “Italian” city of the GTA: Steven Del Duca (in the pic above, from his Twitter profile), 49 years old, is a first-generation Canadian, born to an Italian father (his paternal grandfather immigrated to Canada from Italy in 1951) and a Scottish mother. He is married to Utilia Amaral and they live with their two daughters in Woodbridge, the new “Little Italy”.
TORONTO – This summer in the parks and beaches by Lake Toronto, citizens will most likely be able to consume alcohol. The pilot project, similar to the one proposed by Councillor Josh Matlow last spring during a bad wave of Covid, was discussed today by the city council.
TORONTO – I think that any man or woman who presents himself/herself for the highest levels of public office (Party leadership) deserves a nod of respect for trying to define a vision and for subsequently attempting to co-ordinate the rest of us towards its realization. On that score, Erin O’Toole is no less deserving than the next aspirant to the top job. It’s a role unsuited for the feint of heart or for the whiny types at school boards who are unaccustomed to scrutiny. And there is plenty of that.
KABUL – Zakia and Hossain have made it: they are out of Afghanistan and could fulfill their dream of participating in the Tokyo Paralympics, the Olympics for disabled people who have just started. A dream that seemed to have shattered when the Taliban arrived, just as the two Afghan athletes, Zakia Khudadadi (taekwondo) and Hossain Rasouli (athletics) were about to leave for Japan. (more…)
VERBANIA – It was supposed to be the Sunday of the restart, for Italy, after months of lockdowns and restrictions, but it will remain in the memory of the Italians as a tragic Sunday: yesterday in Piemonte, on mount Mottarone in Verbania, a cable car crashed, making a flight twenty meters and rolling downstream until it ends its death race against some trees. Fourteen victims and only one survivor: a 5-year-old boy who is admitted to the hospital in Turin on a reserved prognosis. (more…)