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
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
“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
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
Video: Toronto Argonauts clinch playoff spot, prepare to host CFL eastern final
The Toronto Argonauts have clinched the top position in the eastern division of the CFL. The Argos defeated rivals the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by 31-12 at BMO Field on Friday, Nov. 12 to win a playoff birth. They finish their regular season with a 9-5 record. Up next, the Argos... Read more
New women’s shelter opening in Peel Region
A new women’s shelter, Women & Children Precious Shelter, is set to open early next year in Brampton, just as studies have shown violence against women and children on the rise due to the isolation and quarantine measures created by the pandemic. Tamara Whilby, a nurse and director of... Read more
Toronto restaurant preserves 5,000 year-old culture with Egyptian cuisine
By Saloni Bhugra Maha Barsoom is preserving Egyptian culture in Toronto by using ingredients that were a part of ancient Egyptian cuisine 5,000 years ago. Barsoom opened Maha’s Fine Egyptian Restaurant in 2014 with the help of her son, Mark, and daughter, Monika. “The Egyptian cuisine’s history goes back... Read more
After vaccine requirements, restaurant staff face customer complaints
Ever since the proof-of-vaccine policy was implemented in Ontario on Sept. 22, staff at many establishments have been dealing with backlash from the public. Hosts and front of house staff are the first to deal with upset and difficult customers. “I only recently started working at a restaurant, so... Read more
“It’s my way of paying it forward”: Former Humber Hawk prepares for 60 km charity run
After a five-year varsity sports career at Humber College, 2020 graduate Andrew Blakey is set to take on his biggest athletic challenge yet. The former Humber Hawks baseball and volleyball star is set to run from Kleinburg, a town just north of Toronto, to Barrie on November 6 in... Read more
U.S. film crew members vote to strike over working conditions
Canadian screen productions could be affected by American film and television crews voting to strike over unfair working conditions. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)) and its 36 local unions, which represents 60,000 workers across the U.S, voted on Oct. 1-3 to take strike action. More than... Read more