Food

Published On: May 26, 2021
OPINION: Restaurants are still in crisis. When public-health officials say it’s safe, make it easy for them to serve food outside.
Published On: April 27, 2021
OPINION: With restaurants generating a quarter of their usual revenue during COVID-19, a subminimum wage subsidized by tips just doesn’t make sense for workers.
Published On: April 12, 2021
OPINION: Talent drain was a problem even before the pandemic. If restaurants want to reverse it, they’ll have to become better places to work.
Published On: April 05, 2021
OPINION: Federal rent and wage supports are set to expire in June. But restaurateurs are still struggling — so what comes next?
Published On: March 17, 2021
OPINION: Many got laid off. Some found new jobs in sales or delivery. Some collected CERB. All of them are traumatized.
Published On: February 17, 2021
With takeout and delivery booming, single-use plastics are becoming an even bigger problem. These Ontario companies think they have a solution.
Published On: February 10, 2021
OPINION: The temporary-foreign-worker program is built on contradictions and hypocrisy — and, eventually, it’s going to collapse on us.
Published On: January 20, 2021
In December, North Kawartha Township's only grocery store burned down — so locals stepped up.
Published On: January 06, 2021
Abattoirs have been shutting down across the province — now the pandemic is putting pressure on an already strained system.
Published On: December 04, 2020
Many restaurants in the province are fighting to stay open. In Thunder Bay, some restaurants are shutting their dining rooms even though they don’t have to.
Published On: November 23, 2020
OPINION: Companies such as Uber Eats and DoorDash charge ruinous commissions. It’s time for Premier Ford and Mayor Tory to stand up for the small businesses being destroyed.
Published On: November 02, 2020
Experts say that a technology developed for space travel could help good things grow right here at home.
October 30, 2020
Container and vertical farming initiatives have cropped up in Ontario during the pandemic.
Published On: October 29, 2020
For many English-speaking Ontarians, opening presents marks the start of Christmas. But for francophones, the celebrations start much earlier — and go much later.
Published On: October 27, 2020
Meat-packing plants and farms saw some of the province’s most substantial outbreaks. Some say that automating systems could be one way to address the issue — and, ultimately, create more jobs.
Published On: October 23, 2020
To get fresh produce, Sheshegwaning First Nation turned to a technology initially developed for growing food in space. But is it a real solution for food insecurity?
October 21, 2020
How differently are people buying and eating food during the pandemic.
Published On: October 21, 2020
Many Ontarians struggled to put food on the table before COVID-19 — and the pandemic has made things worse. Advocates say that more local planting, harvesting, and selling could help.