Olivia Bowden

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Access to grants, ability to transition online makes all the difference for Black-owned businesses

For Black-owned businesses in Toronto during the second lockdown, the ability to succeed in 2020 is around a successful transition to online platforms, reaching clients and accessing grants that aren't always available.

Hundreds rally outside Indian consulate in solidarity with protesting farmers

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Indian consulate in downtown Toronto on Saturday to show their support for farmers in India who are protesting new laws they say will destroy their livelihoods.

Premier urges residents not to panic buy as some crowds seen at GTA malls

Premier Doug Ford asked residents in Peel and Toronto not to panic buy ahead of Monday's lockdown.

COVID-19 and gun violence creating a two-front battle for Jane and Finch residents

Jane and Finch residents challenged Mayor John Tory to provide more supports to the community, as the neighbourhood is dealing with gun violence and COVID-19 at the same time.

Here's what you need to know about 2 federal byelections in Toronto today

Two federal byelections are being held in Toronto on Monday and residents will head to the polls amid the COVID-19 pandemic to choose two new MPs.

Majority of gun-related deaths in Ontario are suicides, new report shows

Over a 15-year period, more than two-thirds of gun-related deaths in Ontario were suicides and the majority of injuries caused by guns were classified as self-harm, according to a report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Toronto's top doctor announces 350 new COVID-19 cases, says new restrictions give city chance to curb spread

The City of Toronto announced Friday that it is suspending some recreation programs as the city had 350 new COVID-19 infections in the past day. 

A second wave of COVID-19 has hit Toronto, but here's why the first wave never ended in some neighbourhoods

While Toronto is reporting an alarming resurgence of COVID-19 infections following a summer of eased restrictions — the first wave never ended in some neighbourhoods. Community workers are concerned about a number of factors fueling the spread of the novel coronavirus in York University Heights.

Multiple provinces are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. What needs to be done now?

Several provinces including B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec are seeing a resurgence of the novel coronavirus, with new daily average cases at least doubling since last month in many regions.

Hospitalizations steady despite rising COVID-19 cases. But this could change quickly, experts say

Despite a spike in COVID-19 cases across Canada, hospitalization rates in most provinces have remained steady. Younger people bear the brunt of new infections in the country, but the virus will likely spill over to other demographics if cases continue to increase, according to infectious diseases specialists.

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