Even Canadians accustomed to the vagaries of Arctic weather systems contended with a long list of extremes, including cold that “freezes flesh in minutes.”
Tag Archives: Ontario (Canada)
Indigenous Communities in Canada Still Await Safe Drinking Water
A legal victory last December raised hopes for an accelerated path to clean drinking water on Canadian reserves. But for many, the wait drags on.
The Disease Took Zara, Then Sara. Could Ayla Be Saved?
Two sisters in one family died from a genetic disorder. Before a third child with the disease was born, doctors hatched a plan to spare her of its effects.
Where Have All the Cèpes Gone?
This year, for the first time, I found only a few of these wild mushrooms.
Getting People Back on Trains, After the Pandemic Turned Many to Cars
While the federal government is committed to a multibillion-dollar improvement to train service, an already long schedule may face delays.
The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?
The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.
New Coronavirus Lineage Discovered in Ontario Deer
Scientists also found signs of possible deer-to-human transmission, but there is no evidence that the new lineage poses an elevated risk to people.
Putin’s critics call for boycotts of Russian vodka.
The governors of New Hampshire and Ohio announced measures aimed halting the sales of Russian-made and Russian-branded spirits.
Using Science and Celtic Wisdom to Save Trees (and Souls)
Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist and author, has created a forest with tree species handpicked for their ability to withstand a warming planet.
The Ottawa Trucker Protest Is Both Giddy and Terrifying
Pandemic misery has swelled the ranks of a right-wing protest.
Defiant Protesters in Canada Brace for a Clampdown
The response of law enforcement in the nation’s capital has been painfully sluggish for many residents. But police signaled they may finally be ready to move in.
Ontario will no longer require people show proof of vaccination to enter any indoor spaces.
Doug Ford, the premier, said that the change was based on the diminishing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, and was not a concession to the protester.
Auto Production Restarts After the Ambassador Bridge Is Cleared
But the industry might not return to normal for days, and it still faces a chronic chip shortage that has stunted global production.
Canada Border Blockades Leave Automakers Scrambling
Some companies are resorting to U.S.-Canada crossings hundreds of miles from the bridges that protesters have blocked.
How The Trucker Protests Are Snarling the Auto Industry
Blockades of U.S.-Canada border crossings could hurt the auto industry, factory workers and the economy, which are still recovering from pandemic disruptions.
Source of Mysterious Gas Leak Explosion in Canadian Town Stumps Officials
An explosion last summer in an Ontario community built on 19th-century gas wells has left locals searching for answers and some certainty that their town will ever recover.
Rosalie Trombley, Who Picked Hits and Made Stars, Dies at 82
As music director for CKLW, a major radio station in the Detroit market, she furthered the careers of Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, the Temptations and many others.
In Buffalo, Waiting for the Canadians
So far, relaxed travel restrictions between the United States and Canada have not led to a big influx of tourists on either side of the New York-Ontario border. Both sides are waiting, not so patiently.
Beavers Misbehave. Canadians Love Them Anyway.
Blamed for flooded fields, damaged roads and the occasional death, the beaver, which has played a seminal role in Canadian history, is now viewed by many as a problem, not a point of national pride.
House Hunting in Canada: A Lakeside Super-Cottage in the Muskoka District
Pent-up demand has exploded in Ontario’s ‘cottage country,’ with pandemic buyers seeking turnkey or newly built homes.
Truck Attack That Killed a Muslim Family in Canada Was Planned
The police in London, Ontario, say that a 20-year-old driver planned the killings and picked the family because of its faith.
Two Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept Its Promises?
Legal pot has made Canadian justice a little fairer, with “heavily racialized” arrests for possession mostly ending. But vows on amnesty, illicit sales and Indigenous inclusion are works in progress.
How Canada Has Become a Pilgrimage Site for ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Fans
The hamlet that was the backdrop for the hit television series Schitt’s Creek has become a pilgrimage site for fans, to the joy and consternation of locals.
How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories
Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.
Virus Hits Foreign Farmhands, Challenging Canadians’ Self-Image
Outbreaks at farms have made Canadians question how well their system is really protecting vulnerable migrant workers.
An Indigenous Canadian Journalist Was Covering a Protest. Then He Got Arrested.
He is one of four reporters arrested while covering Indigenous affairs in a country that has been trying to make amends for its colonial past.
Canadians Rejoice as ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Sweeps 2020 Emmy Awards
The Canadian series took top honors in all seven categories in which it was nominated.
Canada’s Largest Newspaper Changes Hands Amid Vow to Keep Liberal Voice
The Toronto Star’s new owners pledged to keep its tradition of championing liberal causes in a news market dominated by conservative views. Less clear? The plans for fixing the paper’s financial woes.
Canada Will Have a Big Say on the Return of Major Sports in the U.S.
President Trump is pushing for the return of sports soon in the United States. Up in Canada, that’s not happening.