Perfect weather driving massive crowds to apple orchards, forcing managers to tighten COVID rules
Apple picking season has successfully kicked off, but massive crowds and lack of masks pose problems.
Tracking COVID-19: Sept. 25
Ontario’s daily case count surged to 409, raising the total to 48,905. The death toll rose by one to 2,837. There are 87 people in hospital in the province, with 25 in intensive care, 13 on a ventilator. There are 3,899 active cases in the province. There are 204 new cases in…
In climbing, a push to change derogatory route names is underway
For the voice of each man pretending offensive climbing route names are not a problem, there are plenty of others that buoy the need for a widespread effort to change the names of climbing routes across North America. After a broader reckoning with how we name monuments to problematic historical figures, change is coming to both online and physical guidebooks thanks in part to women organizing and pushing for change.
Governments ‘not doing enough’ to control Canada’s worst invasive plant, experts say
Experts say Ottawa is not doing enough to control the spread of Canada’s worst invasive species, despite economic incentives
Home for the High Holidays: Synagogues adapt services for pandemic times
The Jewish High Holiday season is here. But like most things in the times of coronavirus, holiday traditions and celebrations will look very different this year.
Ontario to begin largest flu immunization campaign in ‘Canadian history’
The province will spend $70 million in the country’s largest flu immunization campaign, ordering 5.1 million flu vaccines.
Documentary holds a mirror up to the issue of skin lightening
Since the 1970s, Fair & Lovely has been a popular face cream in many countries around the world. It’s especially well-known in South Asia, and throughout the South Asian diaspora. It isn’t sold directly by the company in Canada, though consumers in this country can obtain the cream from product…
‘We trust our students:’ Ottawa universities reopen residences during COVID-19
Dorm living will be different in Ottawa this year as the universities must adhere to public health guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
In the News Monday Aug. 31
5 restaurant workers test positive for COVD-19 in Gatineau Five employees of Shaker Cuisine and Mixologie in Gatineau, Que., have tested positive for COVID-19. The company made the announcement on its Facebook page Sunday afternoon, adding that the employees are self-isolating for 10 days. CBC has more. Demonstrators protest pandemic safety…