Success for the men’s national soccer team is no coincidence
Canadian pride runs deep when the country is represented on the world stage. Whether it be Bianca Andreescu, who won the US Open in 2019, or Sidney Crosby’s golden goal, scored in the 2010 Olympics, Canadians are always there to support their athletes and celebrate their triumphs. The men’s... 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
Beijing Olympic spokesperson denies human rights criticism
Beijing, China (REUTERS) – Olympic spokesperson Zhao Weidong says the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics will turn attention away from criticism surrounding the host country’s human rights record. Several countries including the United States and Britain have announced a diplomatic boycott of the Games over China’s rights... Read more
Max Verstappen debuts F1 car in Austrian alpine ice race
Austria (Reuters)- 2021 F1 World Champion Max Verstappen’s first taste of live racing in 2022 was not his usual experience as the Dutch driver took to the ice in an Alpine racetrack in the Austrian mountains. Verstappen, displaying the number 1 on his livery for the first time since... Read more
Snowboard veteran athletes crowned
in Natural Selection Tour
Jackson Hole, WYO (Reuters) – After 100 individual runs and 22 incredible head-to-head match-ups over two days of bluebird conditions, the first stop of this year’s Natural Selection Tour lived up to its reputation, with Sage Kotsenburg and Elena Hight taking the backcountry contest crowns in Jackson Hole. Two... 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
New Music: Brian Johnson on upcoming remix album ‘That Culture’
Toronto-based artist Brian Johnson is set to release a new full-length album named “That Culture” next year. While studies have shown that mental health issues during the pandemic have contributed to a lack of motivation and difficulty concentrating, Johnson says he was able to be productive during lockdown. “The... Read more
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