a woman and a man holding a dog stand in front of a mountain backdrop from the article How COVID-19 slammed the brakes on almost 300,000 road tests
DriveTest delays and cancellations are creating serious complications for Ontarians — and many are calling on the province to clear the backlog.
Waubageshig in Ottawa in 2021 from the article Waubageshig’s half-century championing Indigenous students
How Waubageshig launched the country’s first Indigenous-studies program — and helped shape the teaching of Indigenous history and culture
three people dressed up as colourful animals hold anti-MZO signs from the article The rise and fall of the Duffins Creek MZO
Less than a year ago, Pickering city council voted to request the zoning edict. This week, it voted in favour of asking the government to rescind part of it. So what changed?
closeup of a young man wearing a blue jacket from the article ‘There for each other’: Youth supporting youth during COVID-19
Zoom cooking sessions. Talent-not-required shows. Candid talks. In response to the pandemic, these youth groups went online to foster connection.

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Published On: August 20, 2020
In the spring, TVO.org spoke to cottage-country business owners afraid that COVID-19 would harm their summer prospects. This week, we check back in.
Published On: July 03, 2020
How have gig economy workers protected themselves during the pandemic?
Published On: June 29, 2020
A new resource from Queen’s University aims to demystify the legal world — and give workers access to informed advice.
Published On: June 22, 2020
No visits. Deteriorating mental health. Extended isolation. Spouses of inmates are sounding the alarm — as a new report points to the suspension and violation of basic human rights.
Published On: June 10, 2020
TVO.org is speaking to protestors across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Mofi Badmos and Lavie Williams of Black Luck Collective.
Published On: June 10, 2020
Harvesting is celebrated as a way to reconnect with nature and food — but does it put wild plants at risk?
Published On: June 09, 2020
Provincial and federal government have offered some funding for non-profits during COVID-19 — but experts say it won’t come close to being enough.
Published On: June 01, 2020
OPINION: I grew up in Kingston. It’s a beautiful and historic city — but it has problems with racism. And I’m over making everyone feel comfortable by not calling it out.
Published On: May 29, 2020
At last count, 125 of Ontario’s roughly 200 fairs had been cancelled due to the pandemic — and a number of them may never return.
Published On: May 28, 2020
TVO.org speaks with City of Kawartha Lakes mayor Andy Letham about cottagers, public safety — and concerns about “plague-infested zombies” from the GTA.
Published On: May 14, 2020
Across the province, companies are transforming existing shows and creating new ones to bring onstage action to the internet.
Published On: May 07, 2020
Daily phone calls. Language classes on Zoom. With much of the province shut down, organizations are working to find new ways to keep seniors engaged.
Published On: April 29, 2020
Institutions have introduced new measures to guard against the coronavirus — but inmates and their loved ones are raising concerns about “inhumane” conditions.
Published On: April 21, 2020
The province classes community gardens as recreational outdoor spaces — but advocates say they play a vital role in local food-supply chains.
Published On: April 17, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Colonel Jason Adair about constant readiness, the Canadian Forces’ response to the pandemic — and the meaning of morale.
Published On: April 07, 2020
Drive-thru absolution. Online prayer. Across Ontario, faiths are adjusting to unprecedented times.
Published On: April 02, 2020
The pandemic has brought physical isolation and service disruptions — and a new set of challenges for those with substance-use disorders.
Published On: March 26, 2020
In the 1840s, thousands of Irish emigrants contracted typhus on their journey to Canada. When they got here, they were met with quarantine — and public fear.