Tracking COVID-19: Sept. 26
Ontario’s daily case count surged to 435, raising the total to 49,340. The death toll remained at 2,837. There are 100 people in hospital in the province, with 28 in intensive care, 15 on a ventilator. There are 3,996 active cases in the province. There are 131 new cases in Toronto with…
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
Drone-assisted ‘virtual field trips’ offer way to teach science online as universities adapt to pandemic times
Science instructors across the country are having to adapt their hands-on courses and fieldwork for online instruction.
‘Ad Feminam:’ No let up in attacks against female politicians
Catherine McKenna’s office was recently the target of a verbal attack. It is just one in a string of misogynist attacks that have happened throughout her political career.
‘It’s crucial that we get it right’: Quebec minister says confident in province’s new plan to reopen schools
Mandatory masks, classroom bubbles await Quebec students when they go back to school on Aug. 31, however, not everyone is in favour of this plan.
‘A little nervous:’ One passenger’s reaction to flying in Canada during the pandemic
Though flying can still be a stressful experience, there are now more guidelines and safety measures in place to ensure travellers are as safe as possible.
Opioid overdose crisis outstrips COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, frontline workers say
The rules of physical distancing and recommended isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a spike in overdoses across the country. According to drug policy experts and advocates, the opioid epidemic has overshadowed the pandemic while also increasing the risks faced by drug users.
Smaller fields, more biodiversity, research by Carleton professor shows
Lenore Fahrig, a biology professor at Carleton University, has found that dividing large fields into smaller ones helps provide habitat for native wildlife.
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….