Drive-in film series just one of the initiatives aiming to give Canadian culture a boost
The Summer Blockbuster Series will be popping up in cities across several provinces, and the event will give Canadians a chance to enjoy free movies while maintaining physical distance at a drive-in. It will also be a celebration of Canadian film, an industry that has been hit hard by pandemic restrictions.
Climate change creating unpredictable future of ‘extremes’ for people living in Ontario floodplains
Climate change is fuelling extreme weather events such as flooding and governments are acting slowly in helping people adapt to this new reality.
Waiting for Stage 2: Toronto and Peel to move on, Windsor-Essex fails to meet reopening criteria
With Ottawa and other Ontario regions wrapping up their first week in Stage 2 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan, three regions in the province — as of Monday, June 22 — remained stuck in Stage 1 because of concerns about continued transmissions of the virus. The regions initially left out…
Teachers, parents, health experts share mixed feelings about plans to reopen Ontario schools in September
As the talks about reopening schools in September are underway, teachers and parents try to figure out what’s best for students and society.
‘Do I pay the rent, do I take the internet?’ Protesters demand free online service
With the pandemic magnifying the need for internet access, ACORN Toronto rallies for Internet for All and the University of Toronto implements a new service to help students.
‘Russell’ slavery storm reaches Ottawa via Russell Road: ‘To preserve Black history, we need to re-write it’
A controversy over the historical namesake of Russell Township just east of Ottawa has reached the nation’s capital along Russell Road — the route that runs between urban Ottawa and the nearby rural area named for a slave owner. Peter Russell was also a top Upper Canada administrator in the…
Circle Concerns: Some Ontarians are wary of expansions to social gatherings
With Ontario allowing residents to form social circles without social distancing with up to 10 people, some Ontarians are wary of a potential COVID-19 spread.
Struggling small businesses thankful for eviction ban to Aug. 31 but wonder about future
Small business owners are struggling, and the moratorium on commercial evictions may not do much to help.
BIPOC students want action at Carleton’s J-School, not just words — and I’m one of them
While it’s nice to see Carleton University’s journalism programs vowing to make courses more inclusive for BIPOC students, we need to see action first.