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
Toronto arts club introduces vaccine passport and waiver for extra safety
Vaccine passports have been the cause of division and major controversy for a lot of Canadians since the federal election was announced. For Matthew Percy, it’s a sense of extra protection. “I have felt it offers a safer environment to be working in and certainly in this initial phase... Read more
Ontario’s small businesses continuing to bear the brunt of lockdowns
Small businesses across Ontario have endured a gauntlet of trials and tribulations the past year in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. Those in the service industry have had to deal with unprecedented constraints and have had to draw on all manner of resources and innovation to survive. Skedline... Read more
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
Ontario teachers remain united as strikes roll on
The teacher strike continues on in Ontario as educators are looking for a new contract with the government. As striking continues, many teachers have united together despite the inaction in the form of a contract. Listen to this audio report about the teacher strike and how Etobicoke teachers feel... Read more
SIU investigates police shooting  in Peel drug probe
The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is investigating a police shooting in Mississauga on Tuesday night that has left one man in critical condition in hospital.  The shooting took place near the area of Southampton Drive and Eglinton Avenue West near Winston Churchill Boulevard.  Peel Police say the man crashed... Read more
One year later, effects of college strike still linger
The 2017/18 school year was hard. It was hard for students and it was hard for teachers. In October 2017, college teachers across the province voted to strike after five months of failed talks to renew their contracts with the College Employer Council (CEC.) What resulted was five weeks... Read more
Trudeau stays away from SNC-Lavalin scandal at an armchair discussion in Toronto
The Prime Minister spoke with Glenn Mullan as part of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention At the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made no mention of the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal that has resulted in significant changes to his cabinet. Instead,... Read more
Skedline News – Feb. 25 (with Clement Goh)
Skedline host Clement Goh delivers Monday’s international news, from election results in Nigeria to an upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Read more