With climate change being a major problem many people want to do what they can to become more environmentally friendly. One concern is that too many emissions are being used to transport food from place to place. The solution to the problem can be summed up by the Oxford American dictionary 2007 word of the […]
The Ontario government put the cherry on top of the Earth Day cake, with new legislation regulating the use of pesticides across the province. On April 22 Environment Minister John Gerretsen proposed the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act. The legislation provides universal guidelines clarifying the current format of individual municipal bylaws pertaining to pesticide use.
Once you put your key in the ignition, you are losing money. This is the consensus of many taxi drivers who are involved in the fight to raise fares. Taxi drivers in Toronto are having a harder time making a living because of the rising gasoline prices and plan to bring this issue to the […]
Starting May 1, there will be a new way to get around the downtown core of Toronto. A new transportation service – a hybrid of a rickshaw and a taxi – called the EcoCab will be available. And the best part about the EcoCab? It’s free to riders. Not to mention environmentally friendly. GO Mobile […]
Toronto’s new recycling bins have received mixed reviews from users since hitting the streets. While some seem to be happy with the new larger bins, others say the size of the containers make it more difficult for them to be moved around, or easily stored. Robert Orpin, Director of Collection Operations for the city of […]
Although the Supreme Court of Canada legalized the medical use of marijuana in 1999, activists and lawyers say too many obstacles remain for sick and dying patients in need. Currently, people who have a Health Canada medical exemption can grow their own supply, designate a third-party grower or place an order with the government-contracted supplier, […]
According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), incidents of binge drinking among men and young people between the ages of 15 and 25 remain at elevated levels. Justin Woodgett, a 20-year-old student at the University of Waterloo has experienced first hand, the effects of nightly binge drinking.
From a distance, a Grade 12 student makes his way to the lobby. While standing 6’5″ he appears as a man among boys when the hallway fills with students and their dreams at the sound of the lunch bell. This face however does not need to dream, as he worked hard at school and basketball […]
An Ontario college student doesn’t think that one Earth Hour is enough. On March 29 citizens around the world turned off their lights for one hour at 8 p.m. to raise awareness about global climate change. The event, sponsored by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), has inspired many to take further action.
At a Toronto District school board meeting on April 16, trustee Bruce Davis recommended keeping the Junior-Kindergarten-to-Grade-6 schooling model. All 22 trustees gathered at the 5050 Yonge St. building to discuss the recommendations from the General Asset and Program Planning (GAPP) group. It recommended that the board aim to eventually have 450 pupil places from […]