Salmaan Farooqui

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Remote workers finding more employment as COVID-19 pandemic drags on

The pandemic has brought an unexpected boom to remote workers who were used to working from home for employers far away even before COVID-19 hit.

Smaller crowds appear at popular Toronto park where thousands gathered last weekend

The scene at a downtown Toronto park was much calmer on Saturday than a week earlier when thousands of people defied physical distancing rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic forcing changes to ancient Ramadan customs

The month of Ramadan, when Muslims go without food or drink from sunrise to sunset every day, then gather to break their fast and pray together, will look very different this year.

Doctors' association says help from government not enough to survive COVID-19

The association representing Ontario doctors says a proposal from the provincial government to offer advance payments will not be enough to keep clinics open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Refugee shelter in Toronto reports outbreak of COVID-19

A refugee shelter in Toronto is reporting four cases of COVID-19, and the organization that manages the facility says multiple other cases of the virus have appeared at other shelters in the city.

How the discourse has changed around defining topics of the decade

The last decade in Canada has been one of seismic social changes. We've changed how we talk about gender, global politics, drugs and what it means to be a Canadian.

Protests against Indian citizenship law as divisive politics play out in Canada

As hundreds of people gathered in Toronto on Friday to protest a controversial citizenship law in India, some members of the city's Indian community say a rise in divisive politics have created tensions here in Canada.

Sportsnet, Ron MacLean apologize for Don Cherry's 'discriminatory' remarks

Sportsnet, as well as Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean, both apologized Sunday after commentator Don Cherry complained on national television on Saturday that he rarely sees people he believes are immigrants wearing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.

Iconic Sam the Record Man sign to shine over Yonge-Dundas Square this fall

A restoration project is underway on a giant neon sign that once drew visitors to Toronto's landmark Sam the Record Man store in the city's downtown, with plans to have the flashy installation on display by the fall.