smiling man and woman in front of a large truck from the article ‘Constant anxiety’: What it’s like for essential workers crossing the border
Rules unevenly applied. Frustrating apps. The fear of quarantine. For Ontarians who commute to the U.S., the pandemic has brought a host of new challenges.
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What's it been like for people navigating the Canada-U.S. border for work during COVID-19?
smiling man in field with sunflowers from the article Roundup roundup: How Ontario uses the controversial herbicide — and what could take its place
The chemical remains legal and popular in agriculture and forestry. But critics argue that its widespread use creates health and environmental risks and that the province must change course.
a stretch of highway by a greenhouse from the article Has Ontario changed its approach to migrant-worker housing?
Moving into the second summer of the pandemic, there’s some new guidance — but advocates say more is needed to keep migrant workers safe during COVID-19.

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Published On: April 07, 2021
COVID-19 is driving interest in new modes of transportation, e-scooters among them. But some argue they can be a nuisance — and even a hazard.
Published On: March 26, 2021
Virtual athletic training is keeping Ontario students active during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published On: March 22, 2021
Opportunities to play sports have disappeared over the past 12 months. That’s why the Red Shirt Effect is working to turn the pandemic year into a training year.
Published On: March 17, 2021
Some London councillors are pushing to introduce an expanded rental-licensing system. Here’s what proponents and critics have to say.
Published On: February 26, 2021
An increase in use of Canada's parks and greenspaces may be disrupting precious ecosystems.
Published On: February 22, 2021
Public-health restrictions have boosted interest in outdoor activity — and experts say that could threaten the health of environmentally sensitive areas.
Published On: February 03, 2021
TVO.org speaks with personal support worker Beth Kyle about the hardships and heroes that inspire her work during COVID-19.
Published On: January 22, 2021
What is lost when landlord-tenant hearings go virtual?
Published On: January 22, 2021
In response to COVID-19, the board shifted to phone and online hearings — and advocates say that jeopardizes access to justice for vulnerable tenants.
Published On: January 06, 2021
TVO.org speaks with bird ecologist Sonya Richmond about why she and her partner quit their jobs, sold their house — and set out to explore the world’s longest recreational trail.
Published On: December 30, 2020
As organizations providing free meals in Bruce and Grey Counties saw demand increase during the pandemic, Dean and Maxine Benders opened their church doors to lend support.
Published On: December 18, 2020
Taking a street-medicine approach, Sanguen Mobile Health Clinic aims to treat patients where they are most likely to be rather than the emergency room.
Published On: December 11, 2020
How are children with complex needs having them met during COVID-19?
Published On: December 10, 2020
Some respite services have been deemed inessential during the pandemic — and that’s leaving many Ontario families struggling to cope.
Published On: November 24, 2020
The Tories changed provincial regulations with the aim of getting people into housing faster — but advocates say the new approach could create new issues and exacerbate homelessness.
Published On: November 13, 2020
Southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter discusses a municipal controversy in Collingwood.
Published On: November 12, 2020
Last week, a judicial inquiry released a report on transactions in Collingwood — and highlighted serious issues with lobbying. Should more municipalities establish registries?
Published On: November 09, 2020
Hospices have had to find ways to deliver crucial services for patients and their loved ones. Experts say the changes will endure post-pandemic.