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.
An unceremonious goodbye: graduating in a pandemic
For those of us graduating this June, so much feels uncertain. And alongside the practical concerns, there’s a sadness about the way school ended.
COVID-19 cycling surge leads to more riders — and potentially more accidents without safer infrastructure
Ottawa is seeing a surge of cyclists on the roads, with bike shops struggling to service them and city council struggling to keep them safe.
Nature’s baby season during COVID-19 leads to rekindled love of wildlife — and a spike in unnecessary ‘rescues’
With ‘baby season’ in full swing across Ontario, experts are sharing their advice for reconnecting with urban wildlife while dealing with the realities of COVID-19.
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.
The price of protection: The physical toll of PPE on health care workers
Health care workers in Ontario are wearing more PPE to protect against COVID-19, but all that extra equipment can take a toll on their well-being.
Nothing to cheer about: U Sports puts Canadian varsity athletics on ice for the rest of 2020
University coaches and players react to news that fall championships have been cancelled.
Payment, enforcement issues linger as OC Transpo requires face masks, resumes front-door boarding
Face masks will be mandatory on OC Transpo as of June 15, amid spiralling deficits for the transit service. But some are concerned about the practicality and accessibility for lower income riders of mandating face masks.
Ontario dental offices reopen, but ‘it’s not like flipping the switch’
An Ottawa dental clinic is ready for regular procedures during COVID-19, but an Albertan hygienist says returning to normal work isn’t simple.