Unofficial ban on critiquing minority cultures allows dictators to flourish: Banoo Zan
By Saloni Bhugra Three years after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated, an “unofficial ban” on critiquing minority cultures is allowing dictators to flourish, says Iranian-born poet and author Banoo Zan. On Dec 7, 2021, a suspect in the murder of Khashoggi was arrested in France. The arrest took place... Read more
Cricket added to Ontario’s phys-ed curriculum
Cricket is now officially a part of Ontario’s physical education curriculum. The Ontario Schools Cricket Association (OSCA) has provided equipment and teacher training to 50 schools that will implement the sport in their curriculum this fall. The provincial government announced in September that it is officially adding cricket to... Read more
Podcast: Movember, November – Raising awareness for men’s health
Every November, men grow moustaches and sport them all month long. That’s because those who participate raise money for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health for the Movember foundation. According to the Movember website, one in nine Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.... Read more
BMO invests $750,000 into Humber students’ entrepreneurship skills
BMO Financial Group (BMO) has donated $750,000 to help Humber students’ in their entrepreneurial careers and cultivate a diverse and inclusive business community across Canada. Cheryl Mitchell, the Centre for Entrepreneurship director at Humber College, said the donation would give students’ business ideas and solutions a serious consideration, driving... Read more
Homebuyers demand for pre-approved loans high despite chaotic market
Home buyers are rushing into loan pre-approvals, fearing the overheated market will be aggravated by a sharp rise in housing prices and mortgage interest rates. MNP, Canada’s leading accounting and business consulting firm, has recently released a Consumer Debt Index Report that reads 31 per cent of Ontarian homeowners... Read more
Restaurant and bar industry still trying to rebuild after mass staff exodus
The restaurant and bar industry continues to face struggles in the wake of restrictive COVID-19 policy that led to the departure of thousands of servers and other staff. The industry lost roughly 180,000 workers nationwide, according to Statistics Canada, with many showing no interest in returning to their former... Read more
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