Four dead, 12 injured in gun fight at Mexico music festival
MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) – At least four people were killed and 12 injured when a gunman opened fire outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Mexico‘s Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, organizers said in a statement. The shooting on Monday Jan. 16 represents a blow... Read more
Bill C-16  debated at University of Toronto
Psychology Professor Jordan Peterson defended his refusal to use gender neutral pronouns during a debate at the University of Toronto. The debate was set to discuss the legal implications of Bill C-16, following controversy over the use of gender neutral pronouns. In September, Peterson published a lecture on YouTube... Read more
Panel discussion tour to end violence against women amplifies Indigenous voices
A year into the federal government’s national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, many families remain disappointed and desperate for answers. To put the spotlight on this important set of issues, Canadian social justice group Kairos and Indigenous rights groups have teamed up with an international partner from... Read more
Fantastic Beasts spotted in Toronto
Toronto was hit with magic on as muggles, wizards and the creatures of the city gathered at Yonge and Dundas Square for the premiere of the Fantastic Beasts exhibit, Newt’s Case. The cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them walked the red carpet and wowed the fans, who waited... Read more
Tracking women’s attitudes in the deep American divide
As a young, female journalist, one of the things that confused me most in this election is the divide that became so quickly visible between women. There were women who loved Donald Trump despite his blatant disrespect of their gender. These women continued to build him up while he... Read more
TTC proposes increased fares in 2017
(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons) The TTC is proposing an increase to fares for the sixth year in a row. The 10-cent increase comes as the transit agency faces a struggle to balance their books with lower ridership numbers and increasing operating costs. The TTC has released a report... Read more
NoDAPL at Nathan Phillips Square on National Day of Action
First Nations people gathered at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday afternoon to vocalize a lack of faith in political leaders during their demonstration of solidarity with the land-defenders in Standing Rock. Singers, drummers, students, clergy, mothers, children and babies in strollers listened to words from Aboriginal fashion designer Suzanne... Read more
My U.S. experience as a black female journalist
Our journey back from Cleveland, Ohio after covering the presidential election was a huge contrast to our cheerful and optimistic journey there. The outcome of Donald Trump being elected President of the United States was one none of us expected. Our emotions were not entirely intensified by our personal... Read more
Trump’s win reveals deepening divide
Five of us student journalists climbed into an SUV on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 8, not thinking we would be covering the election of Donald J. Trump that night. It seemed to me the general consensus of the Western consciousness was Hillary Clinton was going to win. Most... Read more
Lessons learned on the I-90 for Election 2016
After a long day of covering the U.S. election results, I couldn’t wait to get back home to Canada. I was the driver for our team of five student journalists assigned to travel the interstate to gather people’s feelings on election day and then the day after when the... Read more