Monday, January 18


Back to School, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Education, Local, Mental Health, teachers

Teachers concerned about their health and quality of education when dealing with COVID-19 – The Canadian News

OTTAWA - Kelly Main says she has never felt so drained and stressed during her 27 years of high school teaching as since she returned to the classroom this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic. As someone who teaches grades 10 and 12 at Waterloo, you are faced with the challenge of delivering material to students in class and online at the same time. The Waterloo Region School Board, like many others across the country, has adopted a hybrid system to have fewer students in class at the same time in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. “We are expected to deliver the material every day to both cohorts,” she said of the 15 students she has in class with her and the other 15 who study remotely from home. The two groups change places every five days. "You will never be on the ...

Two killed in multi-vehicle crash in Mississauga – The Canadian News

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Parents frustrated by lack of online teachers – The Canadian News

As the month of October begins, many students living in the greater Toronto area who have chosen to go to a virtual school still do not have a teacher. Face-to-face classes with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) began the third week of September and virtual school continued the following week. But Christina Dean's eight-year-old son Noah, who goes to school in Toronto and was supposed to start classes on September 22, has yet to be assigned to his third-grade English teacher. Dean says the situation has puzzled her since she chose her son in time online learning in August. "The problem is, I have no solution," Dean said. "I can't tell you when it will happen because the school board tells me literally every two or three days that they are working on it." Your situatio...
Health, Local, Provincial

Ontario reviews COVID-19 screening guidelines in schools and child care centers – The Canadian News

Ontario is changing its COVID-19 symptom screening guide for schools and child care centers in the province. The province is now asking parents to keep their children at home without going to school for 24 hours if they have a runny nose or headache. If a child has both symptoms, they are asked to see a healthcare provider or get tested for COVID-19 before returning to school or child care. Previously, the government had asked that children with only one symptom stay home until they received a negative COVID-19 test or other medical diagnosis. Ontario is also removing abdominal pain or conjunctivitis from its watch list. Earlier this month, British Columbia removed 10 symptoms from its school score sheet, including a runny nose.
Charter of Rights and Freedom, court, homeless, Local, Parks, tent city, Toronto

Group of Toronto homeless men and women go to court for park eviction order – The Canadian News

A Toronto court is ready to hear the arguments of a group of homeless men and women living in tents who are rejecting the city's attempts to remove them from parks. The group, which includes activist organizations, wants an interim order to allow the homeless to continue living in the camps until a constitutional challenge to a city charter is heard. The central issue is an ordinance that prohibits living or camping in parks after midnight. The city says the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not entitle the group to live in parks. He says he has worked very hard to make shelters safer during the pandemic and has found temporary or permanent homes for hundreds of people living in camps. Since the pandemic began, hundreds of people have fled shelters in fear of contracting CO...
Local, Sports

Tampa Bay Rays beat Blue Jays in Game 2 to sweep wild-card series – The Canadian News

The Toronto Blue Jays' brief appearance in the playoffs came to a spectacular end on Wednesday night. The Tampa Bay Rays scored seven runs on Blue Jays ace Hyun-Jin Ryu, chasing him in the second inning of an 8-2 win at Tropicana Field. Mike Zunino hit a two-run home run and Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam as the Rays advanced by winning two straight games in the best-of-three series. Danny Jansen was one of the few bright spots for the visitors with two solo home runs. Tampa Bay will play Cleveland or New York in the American League Division Series. The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in Game 2 on Wednesday night. The Blue Jays benefited from the expanded structure of the Major League Baseball 2020 postseason by taking the eighth and final seed in the American League. The young co...
Brampton, Brampton Crime, Crime, Local, peel regional police

Person suffers fatal injuries in Brampton shooting, Peel police say – The Canadian News

Peel police said they are investigating after a person was fatally injured in an alleged shooting in a Brampton neighborhood Tuesday night. Police said they were called around 11 pm for a report of a shooting in the McLaughlin Road South and Ray Lawson Blvd. area. Officers said a victim was found with a gunshot wound. The person was transported to the hospital by Peel's paramedics with life-threatening injuries, police said. Police have not released any other information. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the police directly. Tips can also be left anonymously to Crime Stoppers.
Crime, Local, Toronto crime, toronto police service

Police investigate report of shooting near Driftwood Avenue and Yorkwoods Gate – Toronto CityNews

Toronto Police are investigating a shooting incident in the area of ​​Driftwood Avenue and Yorkwoods Gate. Police tweeted around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday that they had received a report of shooting in the area. When officers arrived, they found several gun shell casings at the scene. Witnesses told investigators a man was seen running toward a nearby vehicle, which is described as white and fitted with silver tires. In all, police said there appeared to be two people involved in the incident. The first suspect is described as a man with braided hair. He was seen wearing white pants and a white sweater. The second suspect is also male. He was seen wearing a black sweater, black jacket, and jeans. Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information s...
Crime, Local, Toronto crime, toronto police service

Toronto police investigate shooting allegedly involving tow truck – The Canadian News

Toronto police say they are investigating a shooting that allegedly involved a tow truck. Police said they were called to the Midland Avenue and Ellesmere Road area around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to receive a report of shooting. When officers arrived shortly after, they found blood at the scene, but no victims or suspects. Witnesses told investigators that the shooter fled on a tow truck and that a victim left the scene in a black Range Rover SUV. Later, police said they left a man in a hospital with a gunshot wound. He's on the seriously injured list. It is unclear if the man at the hospital is related to the alleged shooting at Midland Avenue and Ellesmere Road. Investigators said they are dealing with multiple crime scenes. Anyone with information should contact the police dire...
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Local, Ontario

Ontario’s single-day COVID-19 case burden falls to 554 after Monday’s record – The Canadian News

Ontario confirmed 554 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a drop from the record 700 cases reported Monday. In a tweet, Health Minister Christine Elliott said nearly 38,400 tests had been completed the day before. Toronto remains the focus of the virus in Ontario, with the most new cases (251), followed by Ottawa (106) and Peel (79).Ontario reports 554 cases of # COVID-19 since about 38,400 tests were completed. Locally, there are 251 new cases in Toronto with 106 in Ottawa, 79 in Peel and 43 in the York region. 62% of current cases occur in people under 40 years of age. - Christine Elliott (@celliottability) September 29, 2020Elliott said 62 percent of Tuesday's cases are in people under 40. Four more people have died, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,844. Before ...
childcare, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Local

Parents and Advocates Concerned About COVID-19 Guidelines for Child Care – The Canadian News

Going back to school also means going back to daycare for some children, but there are concerns that provincial restrictions will not protect families from the spread of COVID-19. “What we are concerned about is the size of the cohort and the group,” says Carolyn Ferns, policy advisor for the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. "The province said they can return to full capacity, which for preschool means 24 children and for school age it means 30." Those numbers are exactly what prompted Bobby Umar to pull his kids out of his regular after-school programs this year. The father-of-two says he spent weeks trying to find an alternative he was comfortable with. “I feel trapped between a rock and a hard place; I want my children to be safe, but at the same time my business...
Entertainment, jimi hendrix, Local, maple leaf gardens

Reliving Jimi Hendrix’s last concert in Toronto, 50 years after his death – The Canadian News

Fifty years after Jimi Hendrix passed away, the guitarist's impression in Toronto is still fresh. Toronto musician Pete Faragher was just 13 when he got tickets to his first concert, watching the Jimi Hendrix experience in 1969. “When he announced the Maple Leaf Gardens show, I begged my parents for $ 4.50 to buy a ticket. So we came down from Scarborough, took the streetcar up Carlton Street to Maple Leaf Gardens. " As an eighth grade student, Faragher made the trip from the East End with his classmates. "Even being downtown like Scarborough was a big deal, but the fact that it was at Maple Leaf Gardens was a big deal, and then the fact that it was Jimi Hendrix was amazing." Faragher says he and his friends were intimidated by the crowd. "These were the coolest people and ...