Focus on Beijing Olympics shifts from sports to pressing political issues
The 2022 Olympics, set to take place in Beijing, China in February, are surrounded by controversy and concerns about the policies and actions of the host nation’s government. Some Canadians want a boycott of the games to protest the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granting legitimacy to the Chinese government... Read more
Cell and gene therapy promises new medical breakthrough
Pharma companies are breaking new ground with cell and gene therapy that promises new treatments and remedies for those with certain chronic illnesses. The therapy comes in the wake of the technology developed by Pfizer-BioNTech through work done on the COVID-19 vaccine. Cell and gene therapy uses the same... Read more
Environmental issues at forefront of concern for many voters
Pressing issues on Canada’s oil industry are bubbling to the surface for Toronto resident Mark Andrews, 35, as the federal election and opportunities for change draw closer. With platforms from all parties loaded with varying pledges for efforts on addressing ecological impact and efficient energy solutions, some citizens are... Read more
Ontario’s small businesses continuing to bear the brunt of lockdowns
Small businesses across Ontario have endured a gauntlet of trials and tribulations the past year in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. Those in the service industry have had to deal with unprecedented constraints and have had to draw on all manner of resources and innovation to survive. Skedline... Read more
Toronto Zoo keeps animal welfare top priority during pandemic closure
By Jace Lo Guidice The Toronto Zoo is working to care for its animals and to stay connected to the community despite the prolonged state of the province-wide lockdown. Although the zoo is closed to the public because of the pandemic, the operation relies on the generosity and interest... Read more
Nasdaq fall pushed by big tech slide has experts warning of inflation surge

Reuters journalists report on NASDAQ falling led by a slide in big technology firms. Release of minutes awaited from U.S. Federal Reserve’s January meeting.

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