2 Toronto hospitals declare COVID-19 outbreaks after multiple units see positive cases

2 Toronto hospitals declare COVID-19 outbreaks after multiple units see positive cases

Two Toronto hospitals have declared COVID-19 outbreaks as the city continues to record high case numbers.  A hospital announces an outbreak status when a unit has reported at least two COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period and where both cases could likely have been acquired at the hospital. On Sunday, Toronto Western Hospital confirmed at least […]

This 23-year-old recent grad is unemployed and job searching amid COVID-19. He lives with his parents and has no debt. But he wants to move out on his own. How can he start?

This 23-year-old recent grad is unemployed and job searching amid COVID-19. He lives with his parents and has no debt. But he wants to move out on his own. How can he start?

Millennial Money is a weekly submission-based series that provides financial advice to millennials in the GTA. Read the full series here. It’s been a little over a year since 23-year-old Priyank graduated university — but transitioning into the “career world” has been difficult in a pandemic. “I’m unemployed on CERB, living at home with my […]

Outbreak at Edmonton homeless shelter grows to 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Outbreak at Edmonton homeless shelter grows to 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases

EDMONTON—The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 stemming from Edmonton’s largest emergency homeless shelter has more than doubled since an outbreak was declared on Sept. 22. Alberta Health Services said Wednesday a total of 15 cases have been linked to the Hope Mission emergency shelter in downtown Edmonton, the first outbreak reported in the city’s […]

Nutckracker COVID-19 cancellations hit Canadian, U.S. dance companies hard

Nutckracker COVID-19 cancellations hit Canadian, U.S. dance companies hard

For many, it’s not Christmas without the dance of Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince. But this year the coronavirus pandemic has cancelled performances of The Nutcracker around the U.S. and Canada, eliminating a major and reliable source of revenue for dance companies already reeling financially […]

Ontario tourism industry needs urgent support to survive COVID-19, survey finds

Ontario tourism industry needs urgent support to survive COVID-19, survey finds

Ontario businesses in the hard-hit tourism and hospitality sector are demanding urgent government support to cope with “massive” revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey from the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) calls the situation “dire” and says it’s only getting worse for businesses that rely on restricted activities like travel, […]

Guest starring COVID-19: How TV shows are addressing the pandemic

Guest starring COVID-19: How TV shows are addressing the pandemic

Many of us turn to the TV to escape to a place where everybody knows your name — or maybe an orderly realm where crimes are solved and sickness cured, all in a tidy 42 minutes, plus commercials. But as TV productions begin filming again, an increasing number of TV programs are finding the consequences of COVID-19 […]

During COVID-19, there's an environmental case for taking the stairs

During COVID-19, there's an environmental case for taking the stairs

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: During COVID-19, there’s an environmental case for taking the stairs The future of the Amazon rainforest Cleaning forests could help […]

COVID-19 has doggy demand soaring and scammers taking advantage

COVID-19 has doggy demand soaring and scammers taking advantage

Wendy Hamilton-Petkau has been breeding golden retrievers for 38 years, but she’s never seen the kind of demand inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s crazy,” said the owner of the Auburnmist kennel in De Winton, Alta. “I was getting three, four, five emails a day inquiring about puppies. I’ve got a waiting list with 30 names on it.” […]

This 36-year-old Toronto bartender lost his job due to COVID-19. His goal of saving to buy a home has been wiped away. Now, he’s just in survival mode

This 36-year-old Toronto bartender lost his job due to COVID-19. His goal of saving to buy a home has been wiped away. Now, he’s just in survival mode

Millennial Money is a weekly submission-based series that provides financial advice to millennials in the GTA. Read the full series here. First, Bob, 36, was temporarily laid off from his bartending job in March due to COVID-19. Then, the pandemic forced the closure of the bar he worked at, shutting out his prospects to return. […]

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