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
“It’s my way of paying it forward”: Former Humber Hawk prepares for 60 km charity run
After a five-year varsity sports career at Humber College, 2020 graduate Andrew Blakey is set to take on his biggest athletic challenge yet. The former Humber Hawks baseball and volleyball star is set to run from Kleinburg, a town just north of Toronto, to Barrie on November 6 in... Read more
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
Overheated rentals market affects Toronto youth
Despite the real estate market experienced a slowdown and price slump at the beginning of the pandemic, it is now overheating. The prices are expected to keep skyrocketing, a Toronto realtor says. According to the recent report published by Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB), in the second quarter... 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Third-party QR codes no longer valid as province rolls out SMART Health Card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
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
School board issues warning about TikTok challenge to slap teachers
The Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) has issued a warning against any students taking part in a new monthly TikTok challenge calling on students to slap a teacher. The DPCDSB reminded students that taking part in this type of activity is acting against their code of conduct.... Read more
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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
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