Can Ontario be regulated with another mask mandate amid higher respiratory illnesses?
In recent months as respiratory illness rises across the country, many Canadian healthcare experts have been asking the provincial governments to bring back mask mandates again. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore in a recent press conference ‘strongly recommended’ Ontarians to wear masking in public indoor settings.... Read more
Humber one of 76 schools to receive NSERC grant
Humber College has just received almost $3.5-million in funding for three initiatives which will support industry partners and provide healthcare services from COVID-19 effects. The grant for Humber total is $3.25-million and will be dispersed over a five-year span. The funds will go towards health, economic and environmental impacts... Read more
Toronto’s upcoming election could result in a congestion tax for downtown area
Toronto residents are returning to the polls this month for the municipal and school board elections on Oct. 24. With the upcoming election, depending on the results, some significant changes could be seen in notable ridings around the city. Ward 10, also known as Spadina-Fort York, is one of... Read more
High Park weekend road closures spark criticism from Ward 4 residents
Toronto city council is testing a new project called the High Park Movement Plan, geared toward educating cyclists on road safety and providing a safe space for cyclists to ride freely on the road. The High Park Movement Strategy launched this past summer to an overwhelmingly positive reaction from... Read more
Citizens reflect on Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa
Canada’s freedom convoy protest first made headlines on Jan. 23 when messages about protesting anti-vaccine mandates for truckers crossing the U.S-Canada border started gaining traction. As a result, various participants from across the country gathered and made their way to the nation’s capital in Ottawa, arriving on Jan. 28.... Read more
More couples finally saying “I do” as Ontario COVID restrictions lift
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced couples to postpone and adjust wedding plans depending on restrictions in place, but things are starting to look up for winter nuptials. Winter brides and grooms are feeling better knowing that restrictions and limits of guests in Ontario have been changed and capacity limits... Read more
Liberals highlight agenda in “historic” throne speech from GG Mary Simon
The Liberal government made promises on COVID-19 pandemic recovery, fighting climate change, moving forward on reconciliation and growing the economy in the throne speech delivered Tuesday. “The decade got off to an incredibly difficult start, but this is the time to rebuild,” Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon said, reading... Read more
Focus on Beijing Olympics shifts from sports to pressing political issues
The 2022 Olympics, set to take place in Beijing, China in February, are surrounded by controversy and concerns about the policies and actions of the host nation’s government. Some Canadians want a boycott of the games to protest the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granting legitimacy to the Chinese government... Read more
Patients worry as provincially-insured eyecare in Ontario remains on hold
Ontario optometrists continue to withhold all services covered by OHIP as they push the government to increase payment after claims of underfunding. In March, 96 per cent of optometrists in the province voted to withdraw OHIP services, according to a statement posted on the website for the Ontario Association... 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