Articles by Arsheen Shamaila

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Toronto restaurant workers pivot from COVID-19

When Ontario went into lockdown in mid-March, 2020 due to the pandemic, bartender Marko Yovanovich lost his full-time job. He had worked at Trinity Common in Toronto’s Kensington Market for a year. The next day, Yovanovich started his own business: Food Group Catering. The restaurant industry, which had to shut down in March and April, still had 250,000 people out of work in October, 2020 according to a recent study. Ontario and Quebec were impacted most drastically.

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Body of missing teen Siem Zerezghi found in Bradford

South Simcoe police said they discovered Siem Zerezghi’s body Friday evening in a pond near 8th Line and Professor Day Drive in Bradford.  “As a result, the Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit was…

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Courage Beats Fear: ‘Try like Terry’

Glemena Bettencourt, the organizer of the annual Oak Ridges Terry Fox Run, ran with Fox forty years ago. Since then, the fundraiser has become her life’s purpose. “Me helping Terry changed my life, I believe he saved my life,” Bettencourt said. “For me, meeting him and knowing him, gave me hope.”Fox started his marathon in 1980, committing to run across the country to raise money for cancer research. The marathon ended on September 1, 1980, when the primary cancer spread to his lungs.