U.S. film crew members vote to strike over working conditions
Canadian screen productions could be affected by American film and television crews voting to strike over unfair working conditions. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)) and its 36 local unions, which represents 60,000 workers across the U.S, voted on Oct. 1-3 to take strike action. More than... Read more
Third-party QR codes no longer valid as province rolls out SMART Health Card
If you’ve been using a third-party QR code as your vaccine passport, you’ll have to download a new receipt from the provincial website. Ryan Slobojan, a software developer for Vaccine-Ontario.ca and a member of the grassroots team, says the grassroots QR code was meant to act as an interim... Read more
Movie theatres welcome audiences back with safety measures
After a year of streaming at home, people are excited to be able to go out to the movies again. “I missed it so much,” says Alex Arena, an avid movie-goer and singer. “There’s a huge energy and atmosphere difference when you’re at home alone or with a loved... Read more
Provincial vaccine passport causes chaos, confusion for businesses
Since Ontario’s vaccine passport inception last week, it has caused a lot of chaos and confusion for both business owners and patrons alike. Matthew Percy, catering manager at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, says it’s often the businesses who end up dealing the short end of the... Read more
Toronto arts club introduces vaccine passport and waiver for extra safety
Vaccine passports have been the cause of division and major controversy for a lot of Canadians since the federal election was announced. For Matthew Percy, it’s a sense of extra protection. “I have felt it offers a safer environment to be working in and certainly in this initial phase... Read more
Toronto restaurants struggle to survive during the pandemic
The Toronto restaurant industry has struggled during the pandemic, with some establishments having no choice but to shut their doors for good. Jeffrey Markus from Daddyo’s Pasta & Salads and Thom Fitzgerald of DROM Taberna are both restaurant owners in downtown Toronto. They describe how the pandemic has affected... Read more
Mental health among young people worsens during pandemic
By Josh Welsh In a time of uncertainty and great difficulty, one of the major impacts COVID-19 has had on young people is with their mental wellbeing. Chris Jian, a 23-year-old law clerk at a Toronto law firm, is one of those affected. “I had just started my job... Read more
Tom and Jerry in live-action animated hybrid film
Tom and Jerry have been entertaining audiences on the small screen since 1940. After a 27-year hiatus, the slapstick cat and mouse duo are back in a theatrical installment that takes place in New York City, at a high-end hotel. It is the first Tom and Jerry movie that... Read more
Korean film Minari makes Hollywood buzz
as award season begins

Reuters journalist Jill Serjeant reports on Minari, the new South-Korean film that is garnering worldwide attention. Minari is quite different than Parasite, which won Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. The film stars The Walking Dead actor Steven Yeun and has been nominated for Best Foreign Picture at the Golden Globes.

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