Safety a major concern after sexual assault reports at Western
Warning: This piece includes descriptions of sexual assault. During the weekend of Sept. 10, social media reports circulated that more than 30 students at Western University were sexually assaulted and/or drugged at a first-year residence. The issue of female safety on university and college campuses remains a major concern.... Read more
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
It might be time for a new party to vocalize BIPOC concerns, says poet George Elliott Clarke
As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals return to parliament with a minority government, some communities might be looking for a new party prioritizing agendas of equality and protection of ecology, says George Elliott Clarke, former poet laureate for the City of Toronto and the Canadian Parliament. In an email... Read more
Canada taking leadership role in carbon pricing, says sustainability director
First-time home buyers hopeful election will cool hot real estate market
House hunters who are tired of bidding wars, prices way over asking, and a lack of proper home inspections are hoping this federal election will tame the country’s real estate market According to data released by The Canadian Real Estate Association, as of July 2021, Canada has an average... Read more
A nation on edge: Americans anxiously await election outcome
After President Donald Trump prematurely declared himself the winner of the 2020 presidential elections early this Wednesday morning, activists on both sides of the race ramped up public demonstrations as key swing states worked to finish the vote count. Trump declared the election a “fraud” and called for the... Read more
2020 U.S. elections: Republicans cling to Senate majority in a tight race.
By Saloni Bhugra, Nov 3 In an echo of the tight presidential race, the Republican Party was leading a tight race to hold on to its slim Senate majority. The Republicans held southern Senate seats as expected, while Democrats won the northern states with little competition. Going into the... Read more
Democrat Hickenlooper flips key Senate seat
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has ousted Republican Cory Gardner from the state senate seat with 54.6% percent of votes, the Associate Press reports. This loss is significant for the Republican Party as Gardner was known as a vocal critic of China. Gardner assembled several hearings investigating China during... Read more
Too close to call: The presidency hinges on results from Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania
Trump, Biden race still far from resolution With almost all polls closed, the race for the presidency is still too close to call. In some cities, results may not be announced until at least later in the day.  Former Vice President Joe Biden had a narrow lead as election... Read more
Life (doesn’t) begin on Opening Day
AUDIO OpEd – It shoulda been Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, but today, fans are crying the blues. A month ago, supporters across the globe were looking forward to watching the boys of summer light it up. For one thing, many wanted to see the Houston Astros get their... Read more