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Signs of the Times: COVID-19’s Impact on Business in Small City Ontario in Pictures

Signs of the Times: COVID-19’s Impact on Business in Small City Ontario in Pictures

| April 20, 2020 | 2 Comments

No one and nothing are left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. A well-distanced walk around a downtown business area in a small Ontario city delivers direct proof. Oshawa, the only “real” city in Durham Region, has a gritty rep. Its urban challenges are not fictional, but neither are its prospects for comprehensive renewal in its […]

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COVID-19 Offences in Ontario: Enforcing Orders in a Pandemic

COVID-19 Offences in Ontario: Enforcing Orders in a Pandemic

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, forget a dystopian future. The future is now. It is hard and growing morbidly harder every day. Governments abroad and at home have been asking us to stick with the program. Follow the advice of our public health officials. Draw upon our emotional intelligence to consider the impact […]

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From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “a dark boy”, “Indian Jim Thorpe”, and “the Licorice All-sorts”

From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “a dark boy”, “Indian Jim Thorpe”, and “the Licorice All-sorts”

| August 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

The 1936 Berlin Olympics was the “mega-event” that had almost been a non-event.[1] The Nazi rise to power in Germany meant the party’s anti-Olympic perspective could have led the National Socialists to cancel the games themselves (Berlin was awarded the ’36 Games over Barcelona before the Nazi’s took power) or invite some in the international […]

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From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “The Negro as an Athlete”

From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “The Negro as an Athlete”

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the official opening of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympics, media reports are filled with stories about infectious water and air, social unrest and dangerous streets, Russian doping, and the risks of the Zika virus. 80 years ago, the context for Toronto newspapers writing about the 1936 Berlin Olympics was […]

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