The Week: August 5-11


By: Clarrie Feinstein


The Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has become a global health risk/ Photo via Flickr/ European Commission DG ECHOMan tests negative for Ebola virus after Nigeria trip

After a man from Brampton, Ontario returned from a trip to Nigeria he complained of flu-like symptoms; muscle pain, headache, and fever. He was immediately quarantined at the Brampton Civic Hospital, but later tested negative for the contagious virus and is expected to make a speedy recovery. The Ebola virus is now declared a global health risk and the borders around Sierra Leone and Liberia have been closed.

Canada sends aid to Iraq

The Canadian government is sending $5 million of humanitarian aid to Iraq, which will include; food, medicine, blankets, tents, hygiene kits and more to help an estimated 850 000 displaced Iraqis. Since the beginning of 2014 Canada has sent $16 million in humanitarian aid with $6.8 million going to civil unrest and $9.5 million to Syrian refugees.

Classical music in intimate setting

Pocket Concerts is a classical chamber music group that provides an intimate concert experience in Torontonians’ own living rooms. The innovative music ensemble strives to create an atmosphere that breaks the rigidity of traditional performance, allowing for a more interactive environment with the players and the audience. The music is of the highest quality, employing musicians from the TSO, The National Ballet Company Orchestra, and The National Opera Orchestra.  

Rogers Cup Finals

Yesterday the men’s finals for the Rogers Cup tennis match took place in Toronto. Roger Federer and Jo-Willfred Tsonga competed, with Tsonga winning two straight sets; 7-5, 7-6. Federer who is seeded 3rd put up a good fight, however Tsonga, who is seeded 15th ultimately prevailed winning his fourth match against Federer, after both men have played a total of 17 matches as competitors.

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