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
Will NHL have a summer playoff run? Anything’s possible and all is unknown
AUDIO REPORT – Everyone wants to know what’s going on with the National Hockey League. Is the season over for good? Will Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews get his chance to reach the 50-goal plateau? Will the Stanley Cup even be awarded? Skedline reporter Christian Holmes investigates the... Read more
Humber student in quarantine after study abroad
BY: IRELYNE LAVERY AND SARAH TAHER Katherine Mcnabb, a second year Bachelor of Public Relations student at Humber College, is now in self-quarantine after her time studying abroad in Scotland was cut short, due to COVID-19. Once the Canadian Embassy informed Mcnabb to return home to Canada, last week... Read more
Roll Up The Rim goes digital
On March 7 Tim Hortons officially tweeted out new changes to the annual contest, tweeting out that customers will still be able to play and win prizes through their app starting that week. The coffee-and-donut chain removed all Roll Up The Rim cups due to the coronavirus outbreak, and... Read more
Covid-19: What it’s like for Skedline alum stuck in Italy
Italy has been struggling with the worst outbreak of COVID-19 outside of Asia, and earlier this week they put their entire northern region under a quarantine to help combat the virus. Skedline alumni Haeley Dirisio graduated in 2019 and arrived... Read more
Women’s hockey tourney canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
The world women’s hockey championship has been cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19.  The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) made the decision this past Saturday to cancel the event.  It was scheduled for March 31 to April 10 and it was going to be held in Halifax and Truro,... Read more