“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
Etobicoke school returns to in-person classes after COVID outbreak
Toronto Public Health says in-person classes can resume at Etobicoke’s Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, ending a brief switch to online learning prompted by a COVID-19 outbreak last week. It is the first of the two Toronto District School Board (TDSB) schools to close its doors in Etobicoke due to 11... 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
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
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
Blue Jays beat Yankees, remain one game back in wild card race
An eighth inning home run from Bo Bichette was the difference on Wednesday night, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-5, keeping them in the hunt for an American League wild card spot. Marcus Semien’s first inning home run got the Blue Jays off to... Read more
Impact of disability on Canadian families needs to be a priority for government
Parents, educators and advocates for children with disabilities are hoping the upcoming federal election will put a priority on families and women in the workplace. Students across Canada have been struggling with consistent shutdowns throughout the past year and a half. The transition to online learning was especially challenging,... Read more
Electrification, service capacity at the transit forefront ahead of federal election
With the Canadian federal election rapidly approaching, funding for public transportation is back in the headlines, as people look for more efficient, greener ways of getting from Point A to Point B. A major topic around public transit and the election on Sept. 20 is the electrification of transit... Read more