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.
Start small, dream big is mantra for those looking to be urban homesteaders
During the pandemic, more and more people have been moving towards homesteading as a lifestyle. A lot of those people are living in cities, and looking for a way to live more sustainably.
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…
Toronto school board creates guidebook to combat anti-Asian racism as pandemic fuels bigotry
The cover illustration for Addressing Anti-Asian Racism:A Resource for Educators. Artwork created by Meera Sethi. She explains in the package that
“Sethi wished to show a sense of connectedness between
humans and everything else in the world: the wind, the oceans, the waterways, the fish and the trees. To invoke diverse Asian identities, she has used patterns, motifs from
Asian communities and a maximalist sense of colour from Japanese poster design”
It’s #Patioszn again: People in Ottawa heading outdoors to meet for a meal despite rising COVID cases
Ottawa went into the red-control zone on March 19 with cases rising but despite this, restaurants were able to open their patios up to the public. With the sun out over the weekend, patios were a busy spot. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson fast-tracked the reopening of patios to help restaurants…
City to double fleet of rentable e-scooters after successful 2020 pilot project
The City of Ottawa approved 1,500 scooters for this upcoming summer after last summer’s pilot project proved to be successful.
Ottawa’s drag queens have kept their art alive during COVID-19
Ottawa’s drag queens have used the pandemic to practice and improve their art form and to test out online performance.
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.