Gas prices in Toronto expected to go up
Gasoline prices are on the rise in Toronto, and experts predict they will go even higher. Roger McKnight, chief petroleum analyst with En-Pro International Inc., says the energy situation globally will drive the gas prices even higher in coming weeks. “This is going to be a very difficult winter,”... Read more
School board issues warning about TikTok challenge to slap teachers
The Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) has issued a warning against any students taking part in a new monthly TikTok challenge calling on students to slap a teacher. The DPCDSB reminded students that taking part in this type of activity is acting against their code of conduct.... Read more
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Service industry workers face harassment by anti-vax protestors
After the first few weeks of the vaccine passport system enforcement, service workers in Ontario speak up against harassment caused by anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers. The manager at Nadege Patisserie, Lauren Shelton said her staff has faced serious aggression by anti-vaccine protesters. She said there are regular instances of people... Read more
Movie theatres welcome audiences back with safety measures
After a year of streaming at home, people are excited to be able to go out to the movies again. “I missed it so much,” says Alex Arena, an avid movie-goer and singer. “There’s a huge energy and atmosphere difference when you’re at home alone or with a loved... Read more
Provincial vaccine passport causes chaos, confusion for businesses
Since Ontario’s vaccine passport inception last week, it has caused a lot of chaos and confusion for both business owners and patrons alike. Matthew Percy, catering manager at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, says it’s often the businesses who end up dealing the short end of the... Read more
Toronto arts club introduces vaccine passport and waiver for extra safety
Vaccine passports have been the cause of division and major controversy for a lot of Canadians since the federal election was announced. For Matthew Percy, it’s a sense of extra protection. “I have felt it offers a safer environment to be working in and certainly in this initial phase... Read more
Impact of disability on Canadian families needs to be a priority for government
Parents, educators and advocates for children with disabilities are hoping the upcoming federal election will put a priority on families and women in the workplace. Students across Canada have been struggling with consistent shutdowns throughout the past year and a half. The transition to online learning was especially challenging,... Read more
Electrification, service capacity at the transit forefront ahead of federal election
With the Canadian federal election rapidly approaching, funding for public transportation is back in the headlines, as people look for more efficient, greener ways of getting from Point A to Point B. A major topic around public transit and the election on Sept. 20 is the electrification of transit... Read more
Employees hoping federal candidates will prioritize small business recovery
During 2020 and into this year, small businesses struggled because of the pandemic. Business owners were forced out of work and thousands of employees suffered unexpected temporary or permanent job losses. “Being out of work for almost a year made it difficult to stay motivated and stay positive and... Read more