Small business owners grapple with the reality of COVID-19
By Jacob Brooks When COVID-19 hit, what concerned people most were the basic fundamental uncertainties of any crisis, and rightfully so. What kind of supplies will continue to be readily available? Where will income be coming in from? How will day to day life be impacted? These questions needed... Read more
Deputy Prime Minister says this week is “critical” in COVID-19 fight as infection count passes 10,000
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said in today’s daily briefing (April 2) that this week is “critical” in the fight against COVID-19. Freeland encouraged Canadians to stay home, announcing this morning’s toll: 10,113 confirmed cases in Canada. The deputy prime minister reaffirmed her plea, asking Canadians to continue social... Read more
Life as an “essential worker” in the time of COVID-19
While many people across Canada are staying home, and the government institutes new measures to keep people safe, some employees still have to go to work. The government has indicated that members of essential services must stay and continue their work. These essential services include the LCBO, grocery store... Read more
Cineplex network closed until further notice
By Luka Tskhadaia Cineplex has shut down its cinema network. Starting March 16, everybody who visits the entertainment company’s official website will encounter a notification banner. Once clicked, it takes the visitor to a webpage with the digital statement from President and CEO Ellis Jacob. “Our team has been... Read more
Humber’s international student shares her struggles during COVID-19
By Luka Tskhadaia COVID-19 shook the entire world and led to quarantine measures. Canada announced the shutdown of schools, universities and colleges across provinces, and Humber College is no exception. After switching to online studying, the educational institution also decided to empty its Lakeshore Campus completely by forcing the... Read more
How will park closures affect​ athletes and summer leagues?
On March 25, Mayor John announced all Toronto playground equipment and other park amenities are off-limits. Tory tweeted out that the closures of Toronto parks is “part of our continuing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.” These closures also include sports fields, tennis courts, and dog parks. Athletes... Read more
Skedline alum returns to Canada
PHOTO: Haeley DiRisio in the Milan Malpensa airport. Via: @haeleydirisio Last week, Skedline spoke with one of our former reporters: Haeley DiRisio, while she was under quarantine in Italy. Now, after several days in transit — from Milan to Munich to Toronto — DiRisio is back in Canada under... Read more
#ClosedButStillCaring: How the Toronto Zoo is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis
#ClosedButStillCaring — that is the hashtag the Toronto Zoo has been using on social media, as the site is finding ways to adapt in the thick of the COVID-19 crisis.  The zoo has been closed to the public since Mar. 14, and remains closed as the COVID-19 crisis continues.... Read more
Trudeau announces Canada Emergency Response Benefit during daily briefings
BY: IRELYNE LAVERY & SARAH TAHER Last week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a series of important announcements in regards to COVID-19 during his daily press conference briefings to the country.  Tues. Mar 24 On Tuesday, Trudeau said that the Coronavirus is the “biggest public health crisis our... Read more
Ontario government shuts down “non-essential services”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford held a press conference on Tuesday, to give an update on measures the provincial government is taking to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak.  Ford announced that “non-essential” services would be shut down by midnight Tuesday. The government released a list that determines what is considered an... Read more