Indian Domestic Helpers Considered “Dirty”: 70 years after untouchability was banned
By Saloni Bhugra At five in the morning, Sandhya Karwal, 16, woke up to get ready and cook breakfast for her husband. She wore pink trousers with a yellow and green kurta — a long shirt. She then walked 20 minutes to the house that she worked at as... Read more
International students remain in Canada due to Travel Restrictions
On January 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that major airlines in Canada have suspended their service to sun destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. This left thousands of international students stuck in Canada and away from their families. Skedline’s Emma Harris has the full story. Featured photo by... Read more
Ford gov’t deal in Foundry case upsets activists, city officials
By Krystyna Shchedrina News that the provincial government tried to sell Toronto heritage buildings known as the Foundry last September has community activists and city officials upset about the lack of consultation. The news comes after a month of a contentious battle between Toronto communities who took a stand... Read more
Genealogists work to preserve history
By Nick Barnsdale As provincial registry offices go all-digital, genealogists in Ontario are trying to preserve land ownership documents – and maintain important pieces of history. “We’re really working to preserve the documents and make sure that they are available in as many localities as possible to ensure that... Read more
Dwayne Johnson tests political waters in new NBC sitcom Young Rock

A new sitcom, full of stories about the childhood of wrestling sensation the Rock, also known as actor Dwayne Johnson, takes an unexpected turn when he runs for president in 2032

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Life as an “essential worker” in the time of COVID-19
While many people across Canada are staying home, and the government institutes new measures to keep people safe, some employees still have to go to work. The government has indicated that members of essential services must stay and continue their work. These essential services include the LCBO, grocery store... Read more
Ontario government shuts down “non-essential services”
Ontario Premier Doug Ford held a press conference on Tuesday, to give an update on measures the provincial government is taking to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak.  Ford announced that “non-essential” services would be shut down by midnight Tuesday. The government released a list that determines what is considered an... Read more
Public school teachers speaking out after Minister of Education calls on teachers unions
“They haven’t made any concessions.” BY: IRELYNE LAVERY AND SARAH TAHER Bonita Turner, 58, has been teaching for 27 years. She sat on the executive of ETFO (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario) in York Region for six years and has been a steward for 14. Turner currently teaches in... Read more
Inside a Trump rally: Talking to the president’s supporters
Last Monday, Feb. 10, President Donald Trump filled the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH with his supporters. Some people camped outside the 12,000-seat venue for hours and, in some cases, days, so they could get into the building where they filled almost every seat to see Trump in person. ... Read more
First Nations protests shut down major railways
By Jacob Brooks and Mariana Belham  UPDATE: Feb. 13 2020. VIA Rail has cancelled all service nation wide due to an advisory from CN, their infrastructure provider. Pro-Wet’suwet’en protestors, comprised of Indigenous rights activists and members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory,  are continuing to block CN and Via Rail... Read more