Gas prices in Toronto expected to go up
Gasoline prices are on the rise in Toronto, and experts predict they will go even higher. Roger McKnight, chief petroleum analyst with En-Pro International Inc., says the energy situation globally will drive the gas prices even higher in coming weeks. “This is going to be a very difficult winter,”... 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
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Safety a major concern after sexual assault reports at Western
Warning: This piece includes descriptions of sexual assault. During the weekend of Sept. 10, social media reports circulated that more than 30 students at Western University were sexually assaulted and/or drugged at a first-year residence. The issue of female safety on university and college campuses remains a major concern.... 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
Podcast: Canadian soccer roundup with Mitchell Tierney and Emily Wilson
On this Canadian soccer roundup podcast, host Benedict Rhodes speaks to two journalists about the biggest stories in the sport in this country. Mitchell Tierney comes on the show to talk about the men’s national team and their World Cup Qualifying campaign, before Emily Wilson joins to discuss the... 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
University student hopeful after Liberals re-election
X University electrical engineer student Mohammad Umair is optimistic about federal help to ease the burden of student debt after Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party won re-election and will lead for the next 18 months with a minority government. Though Umair is looking forward to the implementation of the promises... 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
Majority of Canadians voted for stronger climate action
No political party managed to get a majority in this federal election but Canadians overwhelmingly voted for stronger climate action. According to the preliminary data from Elections Canada, almost 60 per cent of voters cast their ballot for parties that pledged stronger climate targets. Cathy Orlando, program director at... Read more