Final 2022 Skedlive show Thursday, Nov. 24
Staff shortage in Ontario Hospitals is worse than you think
A crisis is an ambiguous word which defines the condition of thousands of hospitals, medical clinics, doctors’ offices, and long-term care homes face which is rising to unprecedented levels. It is hard to undermine the situation of these facilities until you are face-to-face with an emergency or medical illness.... Read more
Grocery prices I never anticipated as an international student
Never did I think that I would be spending up to $150 per week to stock my kitchen. Grocery prices after the pandemic have been ruthless towards the City of Toronto, the one segment of the society that suffers from these would be students. On top of that, if... Read more
Torontonians struggled with mental health issues during COVID-19 first wave
The COVID-19 pandemic has marked a before and after in the social perception of mental health. A study made by the Wellesley Institute shows that Torontonians suffered high rates of need for access to mental health support during the first wave of the pandemic. In 2020, Findhelp Information Services... Read more
Humber College’s Daniel Bear leads research initiative to “Weed Out” Misinformation
TORONTO – Humber College faculty and researchers have launched an initiative on March 8 that provides an inclusive and modern approach to cannabis education. The campaign, cleverly titled Weed Out Misinformation, strives to rectify the narrative surrounding cannabis consumption by providing evidence-based public education materials to young cannabis users.... Read more
COVID-19 brings to light 
flaws in long-term care homes
TORONTO – Poor working conditions and the surge of the Omicron variant has caused a severe staff shortage in long-term care homes in Toronto. While more than 90 per cent of Ontario’s LTC residents are vaccinated with their fourth shot, and testing requirements among workers have helped bring the... Read more
Researchers try to cure diabetes, still a health crisis
A century after Frederick Banting and Charles Best’s insulin discovery in the U of T lab, Toronto’s Sunnybrook researchers are working on a new approach to cure Type 1 diabetes. Insulin discovery in 1921 turned diabetes from a deadly disease into a manageable one for millions of people worldwide.... Read more
Ontario optometrist resume eye exams for OHIP-insured patients as job action paused
Optometrists in Ontario have resumed eye exams for children and seniors. On Sept. 1 optometrists withdrew services to OHIP-insured patients in a funding dispute with the Ontario Government. The Ontario Association of Optometrists has now agreed to enter negotiations with the Ministry of Health. The OAO paused its job... Read more
Podcast: Quick Fix – Productivity hacks to make it through the rest of the term
Skedline reporter Natashia Wynter speaks to Executive Coach, Organizer, and Productivity Expert Clare Kumar. A study conducted by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the United States found an increased concern about the mental health of students in college during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCBI indicated that 71... Read more
More couples finally saying “I do” as Ontario COVID restrictions lift
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced couples to postpone and adjust wedding plans depending on restrictions in place, but things are starting to look up for winter nuptials. Winter brides and grooms are feeling better knowing that restrictions and limits of guests in Ontario have been changed and capacity limits... Read more