Experts say B.C. floods highlight need for better planning to avoid climate displacement
After thousands of people were temporarily displaced from their homes in the aftermath of the B.C. floods, experts are calling for better planning to prepare for future displacement related to climate change. Embed from Getty Images An expert who studies human displacement caused by climate change says climate scientists... 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
Coffee prices are going up — here’s why trouble’s brewing
The price of a cup of coffee could get even higher. A devastating frost in Brazil — a top producer of coffee beans — is driving up farming costs, and it might cause a hike in prices at local cafes and grocery stores by the end of this year.... Read more
“We’re hosting as a legitimate soccer country”: 2026 World Cup preparation crucial to Canadian soccer
FIFA officials were in Canada over the past few weeks to check out two potential host cities for the Canadian matches during the 2026 World Cup, Toronto and Edmonton. The 2026 tournament will be hosted across three countries: Canada, Mexico and the United States, with Canada expected to host... Read more
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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
Explainer: why we mark Remembrance Day on Nov 11
In many countries around the world, November 11 marks a day of commemorating the fallen soldiers who died in the first world war and subsequent wars that followed. On Monday, Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. the Treaty of Versailles was signed, bringing an end to World War I,... Read more
Advocates call for safer public spaces for gender minorities
By Saloni Bhugra On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, a woman was harassed, groped, and raped in a SEPTA train near Philadelphia. Initial reports indicated that it happened in the presence of other passengers that filmed the incident and failed to intervene, though Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer later... 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
Podcast: Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together… already? Thomas Hall and Devin Heroux talk back-to-back Olympics
For the first time since the Summer and Winter Olympics began alternating every two years in the 1990s, the athletic world is set to have two Games very close together as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic pushing back Tokyo 2020 to this past summer. Those Olympics just wrapped... Read more