Diane Peters' articles
Published On: April 20, 2021
The pandemic has driven a rise in ridership — and experts say that might give Ontario a needed financial boost and help its economic recovery post-pandemic.
Published On: December 16, 2020
As cities across the province battle rising COVID-19 numbers and lockdowns, experts are making a case for more winter-friendly and pandemic-safe activities to see us through the holidays.
Published On: October 05, 2020
EV sales have been up and down in the province — but experts say that they’re poised to accelerate.
Published On: August 27, 2020
OPINION: Parents, kids, teachers, and school staff will be on the front lines this fall. But the way it plays out will affect everyone.
Published On: August 06, 2020
By the end of 2021, a new facility in London is set to start producing 9,000 tonnes of the insects a year — another sign that the province is increasingly crazy for crickets.
Published On: July 07, 2020
The pandemic has made more people aware of how few places there are to go — and advocates say it’s time to embrace bathrooms as public-health infrastructure.
Published On: June 18, 2020
With telecommuting on the rise, realtors say more and more urbanites are looking to escape the noise, crowding, and traffic that come with city life.
Published On: May 19, 2020
Companies across the province are pivoting to fill the need for a different kind of PPE: medical gowns. Here’s how
Published On: May 06, 2020
OPINION: The indefinite closure of the Stratford Festival will have creative and financial consequences for my family — and for the province.
Published On: April 16, 2020
When you put a cleaning wipe or a baby wipe or a bathroom wipe down the toilet, it doesn’t just disappear — and, during COVID-19, that’s creating big smelly problems for sewers across Ontario.
Published On: March 25, 2020
Many organizations are struggling with tight budgets and new restrictions — here’s how they’re finding new ways to feed their communities.
Published On: March 06, 2020
Job openings. Decent wages. Experts say the skilled trades have a lot to offer women — and vice versa. So how do we encourage more women to get into them?
Published On: January 20, 2020
Inspired by Andreescu and Raonic, more and more people want to hit the ball around in the winter. There are few covered courts in the province, but tennis boosters are hoping to change that.
Published On: November 20, 2019
For those who live in a smaller communities, a car can seem like a necessity. A growing number of smaller centres across the province is trying to change that.
Published On: October 08, 2019
A growing number of businesses in the province are doing away with oh-so-easy disposable packaging — and trying to promote a waste-free culture.
Published On: July 29, 2019
Across the province, turtle populations are threatened by car accidents and habitat loss. The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre is working to save them — and it wants you to help save them, too.
Published On: July 23, 2019
The assumption used to be one home, one family. But as the population ages and home prices skyrocket, more Ontarians are considering the benefits of co-living.
Published On: May 09, 2019
ANALYSIS: The province will be home to millions more people in the decades ahead — but many existing residents don’t want new neighbours. Here’s why it can be good thing when strangers move in on your block.