a man standing by a lake from the article How to save Lake Erie’s disappearing shorelines
New research suggests that the rate of erosion will spike in the next 60 years, putting wildlife, property, and people at risk — and experts say we need to act now.
a man showing smart home devices from the article How ‘smart homes’ could help Ontarians with mental illness
A pilot project underway in London is setting patients up with a suite of smart devices — and paving the way for high-tech mental-health treatment.  
shopping carts from the article How zoning bylaws created a food desert in Guelph’s east end
Residents in the east end of the city have no local grocery store — and the only commercially zoned property there sits vacant. So how do you fix a food desert?  
coach from the article The greatest Canadian athlete you’ve never heard of
Fred Thomas played baseball in the Cleveland Indians farm system and football with the Toronto Argonauts. He was also one of Canada’s greatest basketball stars. But racism kept his story on the sidelines.  

Most Recent in Southwestern

Published On: January 14, 2019
A new project led by researchers at Western University aims to collect data on every tornado in Ontario this year. We talk to Professor Gregory Kopp about his team’s unique New Year’s resolution — and about the risks and rewards of storm-tracking.
Published On: January 03, 2019
New Statistics Canada numbers shows a substantial increase in reported hate crimes. We talk to UOIT professor Barbara Perry about right-wing populism, the reliability of data, and how police can do more.
Published On: December 10, 2018
Vomitoxin is exactly what it sounds like — and it’s turning up in corn throughout southwestern Ontario.
Published On: November 26, 2018
Bill C-75 could strip law students of opportunities to gain practical experience. It could also deny some Ontarians their best shot at legal representation.
Published On: November 12, 2018
Ontarians are confronting a problem with blue-green algae in Lake Erie. Learn about the causes, and the role phosphorus plays in the problem.
Published On: November 08, 2018
Thousands of Japanese Canadians were interned in B.C. and sent to do menial jobs in other provinces. Stony Nakano, now 97, looks back at his postwar life in Chatham-Kent.
Published On: November 07, 2018
Street parties broke out. Effigies of the kaiser were burned. But in Kitchener, the celebrations had a darker side.
Published On: November 05, 2018
In 1916, army recruiters scoured communities across Ontario looking to enlist volunteers for the Great War. Here's why dozens of teamsters, farmers, and blacksmiths in the tiny township of East Flamborough signed up to fight.
Published On: November 02, 2018
University of Guelph researchers are harnessing the power of hexanal to fight food waste across the globe.
Published On: October 31, 2018
Ontario is the world’s largest exporter of American ginseng to China — but disease and trade disputes are putting the lucrative industry at risk.
Published On: October 29, 2018
Canada may suspend armoured-vehicle exports to Saudi Arabia. That has some in London — where those vehicles are assembled — again wondering how to balance economics and human rights.
Published On: October 24, 2018
There are dozens of boil-water advisories on reserves across the country. Can one research team’s innovative approach help fix that?
Published On: October 11, 2018
With a Twin Otter and vanilla-scented packets, the province is winning the battle against the disease.
Published On: October 04, 2018
Remote electronic voting will be the only option in more than 150 municipalities this October — but experts say security and accessibility are still major concerns.
Published On: October 01, 2018
Scientists are warning that the province may not be able to meet phosphorus-reduction targets for the lake — so what’s putting Ontario behind schedule?
Published On: September 06, 2018
On October 22, London will become the first city in Ontario to use the ranked-ballot system — whether voters are ready for it or not.
Published On: August 29, 2018
OPINION: Couples once used the prenuptial event to set themselves up for married life. Now the Ontario custom seems more about financing a dream wedding, writes Mark Crawford.
Published On: August 27, 2018
ANALYSIS: Municipalities across Ontario want to attract them — but university and college campuses are not a cure-all for ailing downtowns, writes Norma Zminkowska.