Behind closed doors: The labour shortage in food service industry is about more than the Canada Recovery Benefit; it’s about bad working conditions
Many say the federal benefits such as the Canada Recovery Benefit are keeping restaurant workers off the job but workers like Rachel Morgan says it’s also about poor or even toxic work environments.
Climate change and biodiversity need to be tackled in tandem to effect real change, experts say
A recently released report brings together two of the most daunting environmental challenges — climate change and biodiversity loss.
Heatwave and severe storms to roil Ontario
Experts caution residents to stay inside during the province’s hottest heatwave this summer.
City developing new climate strategy but some say it’s just a start
The city of Ottawa is preparing a new strategy to combat climate change at the community level.
Earth Overshoot Day drifts back to July 29
Earth Overshoot Day, which measures the calendar point in which Earth can not regenerate resources to meet humanity’s demands, is July 29 in 2021.
Capturing carbon: West Carleton high school grad hopes to use seawater to slow climate crisis
A recent graduate from West Carleton Secondary School has big plans for his project to remove carbon dioxide from the air and the oceans.
With a smile? Step 3 of reopening in Ontario is angst ridden for servers
As Ontario enters Step 3 of reopening, servers in restaurants will be facing customers indoors for the first time in months. It’s a bit scary.
Ontario to implement first of its kind anti-human trafficking protocol in schools
Ontario will spend $2.4 million to implement a strategy in schools to combat human trafficking.
Very hungry caterpillars ravage the capital region’s trees
LDD caterpillars are stripping leaves from trees across the region.
COVID consequences: Patio season isn’t all wine and roses for the servers
The pandemic has made work in the food service industry more complex for the servers at your patio table.
Caterpillars cause threat to Ontario trees
We’ve all seen them crawling around. The fuzzy, black, spotted caterpillars that seem to be falling from the sky. The ubiquitous larvae that latch on to everything. The ravenous army that eats the leaves on our trees. And this year is poised to be the worst yet. This is the LDD moth caterpillar. Why the LDD moth The European gypsy…
Ontario gives $10 million for investigation of unmarked graves at former residential schools
Ontario will spend $10 million to help Indigenous nations find and commemorate unmarked burial sites at former residential schools in the province. The Ford government made the announcement Tuesday morning. The money will be granted over a three-year period. The federal government has set aside $27.1 million to assist Indigenous communities in identifying unmarked burial sites at former residential schools. Tuesday’s…