Ford gov’t deal in Foundry case upsets activists, city officials
By Krystyna Shchedrina News that the provincial government tried to sell Toronto heritage buildings known as the Foundry last September has community activists and city officials upset about the lack of consultation. The news comes after a month of a contentious battle between Toronto communities who took a stand... 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
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
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
Public school teachers speaking out after Minister of Education calls on teachers unions
“They haven’t made any concessions.” BY: IRELYNE LAVERY AND SARAH TAHER Bonita Turner, 58, has been teaching for 27 years. She sat on the executive of ETFO (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario) in York Region for six years and has been a steward for 14. Turner currently teaches in... Read more
First Nations protests shut down major railways
By Jacob Brooks and Mariana Belham  UPDATE: Feb. 13 2020. VIA Rail has cancelled all service nation wide due to an advisory from CN, their infrastructure provider. Pro-Wet’suwet’en protestors, comprised of Indigenous rights activists and members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory,  are continuing to block CN and Via Rail... Read more
Homelessness death toll passes 1,000 names
The Church of the Holy Trinity’s Toronto Homeless Memorial passed 1,000 names on January 14, following the death of Daniel Duncan the day before. Community members... Read more
Ontario teachers work-to-rule enters second day
Ontario elementary and high school teachers have entered day two of their work to rule campaign.  The teachers say months of contract talks with the province have resulted in little progress and members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation have said... Read more
Mind Map: Humber College’s Mental Health Summit
Humber’s Lakeshore Campus is hosting Mind Map: A Mental Health Summit. The event – organized by the Canadian mental health charity: Jack.org – includes yoga, guided meditation, and seminars from mental health professionals. The event’s main focus is to teach students how to self-care. Organizer Hailey Appel says the... Read more