Halloween isn’t cancelled, Ford insists — ‘just don’t go door-to-door’ in Ontario hotspots
Premier Doug Ford is recommending that children in Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa refrain from door-to-door trick-or-treating this year, but that doesn’t mean the spooky day is cancelled.
Tam gives general go-ahead to trick-or-treat, but Etches says COVID hotspot Ottawa needs safer Halloween
With Halloween fast approaching, many families are still wondering what their Oct. 31 will look like this year as they wait for official guidelines from the province about a COVID-safe Halloween.
Ontario students face critical gaps in Holocaust education and awareness
In the wake of a widely shared report on Holocaust awareness in the U.S., there are growing calls for what many have been saying for years: there is a desperate need for comprehensive Holocaust education in schools.
Faces of change: Louisa Taylor helps newcomers navigate 2020, COVID-19
This Ottawa refugee advocate is working to ease newcomers into a post-COVID Canada.
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….
Amid COVID devastation, staffing crisis, ‘unacceptable’ service in Ontario’s long-term care homes persists, survey shows
Ninety-five per cent of respondents in a new survey of long-term care homes in Ontario say they’re short staffed and therefore unable to properly care for residents.
As thefts surge, police remind cyclists to lock up and upload
Bike theft is on the rise, and the city is hoping people will register for a program aiming to have their bikes returned to them.
Comic relief: Local comedians happy to be back with live performances under Ontario’s Stage 3 reopening
As comedy clubs begin to reopen during Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening, comedians must start getting used to the new normal when it comes to performing.