By Rosalind Russell –
Money for parents
The provincial government is offering parents up to 250-dollars to help their children catch up, after two
years of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents with children up to 18 years old can apply for 200 dollars, while those with children who have special education needs, up to the age of 21, can apply for 250 dollars.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce says it’s clear our kids must catch up on the fundamentals, like reading, writing, and math.
He adds it’s clear that students must be kept in class.
The announcement comes as 55-thousand educational support workers threaten strike action as of November 3rd.
COVID deaths on the rise in Ontario
The latest provincial figures show the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in more than five months.
Information released yesterday shows 109 deaths from the virus over the past week, the greatest number since early May and that’s with three days of data missing.
The number of people being treated in hospital is also up again, to more than 16-hundred.
United Kingdom leadership up for grabs … again
Prominent MP’s in Britain have begun jockeying for position again as the Conservative party gets set to choose a new leader.
Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned yesterday, after less than six weeks in office, after a series of budget blunders cause the British economy to go into a nosedive.
The party says a new leader will be chosen by the end of next week.
Among the possible candidates, Boris Johnson, who was forced out as leader in the summer, after a series of scandals.
Photo: The number of deaths from COVID19 are on the rise in Ontario once again. Photo provided by Medakit Ltd – unsplash.com