Humber nursing students frustrated as  classes remain online

Third year nursing students enrolled in Humber College’s Nursing, Bachelor of Science program are feeling frustrated. Their learning continues to remain virtual while other programs are offering in-person learning.

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After vaccine requirements, restaurant staff face customer complaints
Ever since the proof-of-vaccine policy was implemented in Ontario on Sept. 22, staff at many establishments have been dealing with backlash from the public. Hosts and front of house staff are the first to deal with upset and difficult customers. “I only recently started working at a restaurant, so... Read more
Moon Time Sisters launch fall drive to provide menstrual products to Indigenous communities
During the month of October, Moon Time Sisters are hosting a fall drive to gather menstrual products and financial donations for Indigenous communities across the country. With four chapters in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia, Moon Time Sisters is a non-profit organization under True North Aid focused on... Read more
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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Third-party QR codes no longer valid as province rolls out SMART Health Card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
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
Etobicoke school returns to in-person classes after COVID outbreak
Toronto Public Health says in-person classes can resume at Etobicoke’s Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, ending a brief switch to online learning prompted by a COVID-19 outbreak last week. It is the first of the two Toronto District School Board (TDSB) schools to close its doors in Etobicoke due to 11... Read more
Patients worry as provincially-insured eyecare in Ontario remains on hold
Ontario optometrists continue to withhold all services covered by OHIP as they push the government to increase payment after claims of underfunding. In March, 96 per cent of optometrists in the province voted to withdraw OHIP services, according to a statement posted on the website for the Ontario Association... Read more
Service industry workers face harassment by anti-vax protestors
After the first few weeks of the vaccine passport system enforcement, service workers in Ontario speak up against harassment caused by anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers. The manager at Nadege Patisserie, Lauren Shelton said her staff has faced serious aggression by anti-vaccine protesters. She said there are regular instances of people... Read more