Maureen Taylor was a leading health journalist during the SARS pandemic. Now, in the era of COVID-19, she’s working on a different front line as a Physician’s Assistant in Infectious Diseases at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.
Articles by Meredith Omstead
An inside look at how East York’s thriving convenience store, Old’s Cool General Store is giving back to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has paused the resettlement of refugees bound for Canada. Caught up in the delay are 200 refugees who’ve lived in migrant centres in Libya.
City councillors deliberated the new funding model for Toronto Community Housing at their November 26, 2019 meeting. (Meredith Olmstead/Toronto Observer) Toronto city councillors unanimously approved a new funding model for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation…
Funeral Lakes will have their album-release show on January 17, 2020, at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto.The partners in life and music released their first album in December. Their apocalypse-folk-rock band, Funeral Lakes, sings about climate activism.
A major fire broke out at a three-storey house on Keewatin Avenue near Yonge and Eglinton early Tuesday. Fire officials siad that the blaze began at the back of the building and eventually spread to…
Max Eisen stood at the podium delivering a talk about surviving the Holocaust. There were screens to either side of him showing photos of his life before, during, and after living at Auschwitz II-Birkenau during the last year of the Second World War. Eisen paused the slideshow at a picture of a poster of him that was vandalised in 2018, beside a synagogue in Toronto.
Erika Emerson-Wiley has been participating in the Terry Fox Run at High Park in Toronto ever since she can remember. However, for the last 13 years, she has joined as a survivor.