Articles by Meredith Omstead

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Funeral Lakes band redefining climate activism

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.

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Major 3-alarm fire destroys house in Midtown

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…

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Toronto Holocaust survivor Max Eisen reflects on a divided world

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.

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The spirit of Terry Fox lives on

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.