Conservatives reject proposal to recognize climate change as real
Members of the Conservative Party have recently voted down a proposal to recognize climate change as real over the weekend. The decision comes as a blow to the new party leader’s efforts to embrace environmentally-friendly policies ahead of a likely federal election this year. The rejected motion included the... Read more
U.S. won’t make allies choose a side in dispute with China, Blinken tells NATO
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to tell NATO allies on Wednesday that China poses a threat to the West, however, the U.S. will not force anyone to choose sides between Washington and Beijing. France and Germany are willing to try and find a balance in relations... Read more
Ice cover decreasing on Great Lakes, data shows
By Hansil Mehta The average ice cover on the Great Lakes has decreased by over 20 per cent in the last 50 years, data suggests. Data collected by the Canadian Ice Service and the U.S. National Ice Service since 1973 shows a decrease in annual ice cover on all... Read more
International students remain in Canada due to Travel Restrictions
On January 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that major airlines in Canada have suspended their service to sun destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. This left thousands of international students stuck in Canada and away from their families. Skedline’s Emma Harris has the full story. Featured photo by... 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
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Enbridge asks government to support pipeline battle with Michigan
CALGARY, Alta. (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc. has asked the government on to help protect the oil pipeline in dispute with the state of Michigan, which is trying to shut the pipeline down, fearing a leakage into the Great Lakes. The conflict between Enbridge Inc. and Michigan has aggravated due... Read more
Genealogists work to preserve history
By Nick Barnsdale As provincial registry offices go all-digital, genealogists in Ontario are trying to preserve land ownership documents – and maintain important pieces of history. “We’re really working to preserve the documents and make sure that they are available in as many localities as possible to ensure that... 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
Women’s hockey league gains new fans on Twitch
By Benedict Rhodes Despite the 2021 National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) season ending early because of a COVID-19 outbreak, broadcasters like Alexis Pearson are thrilled at the growth the league saw in just ten days, thanks in part to the games being shown on the streaming platform Twitch. “It... Read more