Opinion | Premier Ford, there isn’t one type of ‘hard working’ immigrant. In fact, we can survive without compromising our dreams

In 2018, I landed in Toronto, alone for the very first time, as a 27-year-old single, Palestinian woman. Only armed with my engineering degrees, I began the journey with nothing but a single suitcase (and a lot of hope). I was ready to start from scratch in every sense of the word: finding an apartment … Read more

When Toronto needed nurses, they raised their hands. With Alberta in COVID crisis, these Newfoundlanders have done it again

The night before they got married, Newfoundland nurse practitioner Jennifer Richard told her husband-to-be she was going to Alberta. “I’m not surprised,” he said, and they proceeded to book her a post-honeymoon flight directly to Fort McMurray. Thus ended a blissful three-week hiatus, her first chunk of serious time off since the beginning of the … Read more

Injured Boomers star ruled out of entire NBA season

Star Australian centre Aron Baynes has not given up hope of continuing his NBA career despite being ruled out for the entire season with a serious neck injury. Key points: Baynes was injured during the Boomers’ Tokyo Olympics campaign He had already been waived by his most recent NBA team Toronto Raptors Baynes has played for several … Read more

Road racing returns as runners compete in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Toronto took another step toward a return to normal Sunday when around 4,800 participants gathered for the city’s annual Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, planned as a 10 kilometre run this year. Road racing was back on the streets of Toronto for the first time in 18 months, as professional and recreational athletes aimed to beat their … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Worrying number of pregnant individuals remain unvaccinated

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 8:07 a.m.: Dr. Mariam Hanna noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments in her Burlington, Ont., clinic after the province began implementing COVID-19 vaccine certificates last month. Whether … Read more

‘Swamped with love’: Man with multiple sclerosis portages from Toronto to Montreal to raise funds in fight against disease

For Félix Jasmin, the canoe trips along the 13-kilometre ‘Grand Portage’ trail between Pigeon River and Lake Superior in northeast Minnesota were the highlight of his childhood summers. The historic trail — a transport route used for centuries by travellers and fur traders — always marked the final stretch of the 37-day canoe expeditions for … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: New Zealand administers record number of vaccines at ‘Vaxathon’; Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 1,000

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 10:20 a.m.: Ontario is reporting 486 new cases of COVID-19 with 329 cases in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 157 are … Read more

Etobicoke school moving to remote learning after COVID-19 cases discovered – Toronto | Globalnews.ca

An Etobicoke elementary school is moving to remote learning as health officials investigate several COVID-19 cases at the facility. Toronto Public Health (TPH) said it recommended that students at Greenholme Junior Middle School, located near Kipling Avenue and Albion Road, be temporarily dismissed from in-person classes and activities starting Friday. Officials said 10 COVID-19 cases … Read more