“It’s been good for us to learn how to adapt:” Religious leaders reflect on the second Holy Week under lockdown
Religious leaders find silver linings and deep meaning as they celebrated holy days during the lockdown.
OPP finds missing toddler alive and well
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say Jude Walter Leyton, who has been missing since 11 a.m. Sunday, has been found alive and well and has been reunited with his happy family. OPP East Region tweeted the good news at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday afternoon saying the three-year-old had been found by four…
Vaccinating Ottawa’s homeless population poses unique problems
As the vaccine rollout proceeds in the city, Ottawa Inner City Health is leading the charge to get vaccines into the arms of the homeless population. This group was initially scheduled for shots in the second phase of vaccination but city officials moved them up the queue after outbreaks spread…
Party time: Event planners adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19
With a pandemic, physical distancing restrictions, and most of life moving online, event planning and entertainment businesses have made some big changes this year.
Peel Region celebrates first ever virtual Black History Month concert
The Peel Region’s 20th Black History month concert celebrated the community and highlighted the need to address anti-Black racism.
COVID crisis adds new challenges for mother coping with child’s sickle cell disease
One family with a child with sickle cell disease shares challenges of living with serious illness, and how COVID has affected their situation.
Supreme Court declares federal carbon pricing constitutional and climate change a national concern
The Trudeau government is moving ahead with a national regime to ensure every province and territory has legislation in place to impose minimum carbon pricing standards to limit greenhouse gas emissions after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a federal law is constitutional. In its decision, the 6-3 majority…
Student groups hope to win appeal of Ontario’s university fee ‘opt out’ measure
As the Doug Ford government prepares to appeal the Student Choice Initiative this month, student advocacy organizations are better prepared.
Increased demand for puppies is leading to rise in dog thefts
Dog thefts are rising as some try to capitalize off the increased demand for puppies.