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Author: Ananya Vaghela

Dead birds at the annual bird collision display, held at the Ottawa City Hall.

Ottawa finally considers bird-friendly building guidelines 15 years after Toronto, Vancouver

Ottawa City Council is set to approve guidelines for protecting birds, almost 15 years after Toronto and Vancouver adopted their own. This move comes one year after a 2019 report by the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative showed a 30 per cent decline in populations across North America. It’s estimated that 1 billion birds die per year as a result of humans, with collisions being the second largest human-related causes of death besides pet cats.

A masked woman sits alone on benches in a Hindu temple.

Altered state: Places of worship cope with reopening during COVID-19

VAUGHAN, Ont. — As Ontario allows places of worship to reopen at 30-per-cent capacity across the province Friday, religious communities in the Greater Toronto Area are coping with the challenging and changing realities posed by COVID-19. Premier Doug Ford has outlined plans to permit social gatherings of up to 10 people, along with the restricted reopening of shopping malls, personal…