Podcast: Across continents, my family copes with COVID times
Capital Current reporter Aimee Veiner interviews three members of her family who live overseas and shares their experiences of living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Retail therapy’ is not real therapy in a dark COVID winter
The upcoming season can seem like a drag. With winter, the pandemic and not being able to visit family and friends, you may be feeling down. You are not in this alone.
For the love of Ontario Parks, pick up your garbage
As more people discover a love for camping during the pandemic, Capital Current’s Samantha Pope writes let’s all remember the basics of helping preserve nature: leaving no trace.
Weighty decision: I feel safe back at the gym, but I’m not working out quite as much as I used to
With gyms reopening in Ontario over the last few weeks, people are wondering how safe that can be. I went to my local gym to find out what safety measures they have in place.
COVID-19 consequences: Reduced air pollution, less waste, fresh insights
More than 20 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally to date. There is no overstating of the scope of the pandemic tragedy for humanity. However, it is also important to recognize that it has resulted in some unexpected environmental benefits — especially when it comes to air pollution and waste management. The World Health Organization estimates that there…
As COVID-19 spreads in baseball, it seems clear hockey, basketball ‘bubbles’ best way to get pro sports back
The NHL’s two hub cities have created secure “bubbles” where players and staff are isolating, and it seems the safest option.
I downloaded the ‘COVID Alert’ app: Here’s how it went on the first day
Tracking whether you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 in Canada became a lot easier on Friday. Well, only if you’re in Ontario. On Friday, the federal and Ontario governments launched COVID Alert, the app which notifies users if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days. “Together, let’s limit the spread of COVID-19 and prevent future…
‘I’m not embarrassed or ashamed’: Talking about mental health in the world of sports is a winning strategy
For far too long there has been a stigma around the discussion of mental health in sports. Some people still feel that opening up about their struggles equates to weakness. Others who hear about those struggles too often reinforce judgmental attitudes and outdated stereotypes. After all, in the world of professional sports, the most important thing to a lot of…
Canada Day isn’t for me — and it’s not for many others
I’m not celebrating Canada Day this year. And I’m not alone.