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Lockdowns are for the birds: New research shows the benefit of reduced human activity

In the News   |   September 23, 2021

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University of Manitoba research shows about two-thirds of North American bird species changed their behaviour as humans stayed close to home during the pandemic’s early months. Birds are just not that into us. That’s the... read more

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Financial services powerhouses, led by former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, commit to net-zero push

In the News   |   September 22, 2021

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Big-name stock exchanges, rating agencies, auditors and index providers have banded together in a group led by former central banker Mark Carney to focus their operations on achieving net-zero carbon emissions as countries prepare to meet... read more

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Canada federal election results: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third consecutive election, fall short of a majority

In the News   |   September 21, 2021

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a third straight election on Monday, but fell short of the majority they sought in the snap vote and will return to government with what will effectively be a status quo Parliament. The... read more

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Canada’s inflation explained: How the surge affects you and what you can do about changing prices

In the News   |   September 16, 2021

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After a slump in consumer prices during the pandemic, they’ve come roaring back as demand increases and supplies of some goods get scarce. Here’s what you need to know. WHAT IS DRIVING INFLATION? Probably the... read more

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Three-year-old Afghan boy reunited with his father in Toronto after two weeks alone in Qatar

In the News   |   September 14, 2021

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Ali got through his 14-hour flight to Toronto using the same coping mechanisms as three-year-olds everywhere: scribbling in colouring books and watching favourite movies. On this trek, he watched Cars 3 over and over. But the reason... read more

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At Fairy Creek, a war in the woods as police seek more power to clear blockades

In the News   |   September 13, 2021

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Little sign of lengthy battle over old-growth logging letting up, and the RCMP says it is losing against a sophisticated, well-funded movement. Watch: Police arrest more than 70 people at the Fairy Creek blockade near... read more

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The father-daughter relationship behind the success of Leylah Fernandez

In the News   |   September 9, 2021

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Rising Canadian tennis star Leylah Annie Fernandez talks to her father, Jorge, three or four times a day. They are close, even if the man who doubles as her head coach is home in Boynton... read more

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Universities are open for in-person classes, but much of the curriculum is still only online

In the News   |   September 7, 2021

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Postsecondary students are heading back to campuses this week after a year of studying remotely, but many of them are finding much of their course work is still only available online. Surging case counts driven by the... read more

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How two women founded a female-centred real estate startup after struggling to find a safe place to rent

In the News   |   September 5, 2021

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When Sheryl Song first moved to Canada in her 20s, she didn’t think finding a safe place to live would be a struggle. But when she turned to online marketplaces such as Craigslist, Kijiji and... read more

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The make-up test: When Canada’s schools open again, how will they catch students up after a year of lost learning?

In the News   |   September 3, 2021

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After multiple waves of COVID-19 outbreaks and school closings, some students are months behind in the curriculum – so educators are changing it. Here’s how. Pointers for parents on the COVID-19 learning gap When students... read more

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Vaccine protests threaten to disrupt essential services as crowds gather outside hospitals, police headquarters

In the News   |   September 2, 2021

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Indy Sahota, a Toronto physician, was on his way to work at Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency department on Wednesday afternoon when he came upon a large protest outside the building. As he got closer, he... read more

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Ryerson University decides to change name amid reckoning on Indigenous residential schools

In the News   |   August 27, 2021

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Ryerson University will change its name following a recommendation from a special task force that examined the legacy of its namesake, Egerton Ryerson. The task force concluded the university should be renamed to better reflect... read more

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Only a big price drop will restore housing affordability. No federal party will acknowledge this

In the News   |   August 25, 2021

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The federal Liberals have finally found the hammer in their housing affordability toolbox. We can debate how directly responsible they are, but the Liberals have presided over what could very well turn out to be... read more

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Back-to-school anticipation has become a time of great anxiety for many families

In the News   |   August 24, 2021

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Only days after Brampton, Ont., mother Arvinder Singh responded to a Peel District School Board e-mail confirming she would send both of her children back for in-person learning next month, she began to feel uneasy.... read more

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The fourth wave is here – what does this mean for kids heading back to school?

In the News   |   August 19, 2021

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Children and teenagers account for about one in five COVID-19 cases across Canada since the start of the pandemic, and some experts anticipate that figure could rise during the fourth wave as millions of unvaccinated... read more

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