Like nearly everyone else right now, the staff of The Uniter is stuck at home. Social distancing, self-quarantine and the sudden global aversion to human contact all make it particularly tricky to put together a newspaper.
As we keep self-isolating and practicing social distancing, the apocalyptic jitters can rise to a fever pitch. We are being warned by many mainstream media outlets, health experts and government officials that this is just the beginning, and that, especially if people keep going out and about and conducting business as usual, this new reality could last for months – if not an entire year. So, how do we deal?
Making a newspaper during the COVID-19 pandemic requires constant updating to accommodate the ever-changing atmosphere. Stories pitched weeks ago, which initially had nothing to do with public health, suddenly change on a dime. The pandemic affects every aspect of social life. Organizations and individuals have had to act quickly to adapt to the crisis.
New campus hours // City events postponed amid pandemic // Still safe to donate blood // Library launches new program // Mutual Aid Society // Oral history grant
Local brewery Wolseley Kombucha opened their storefront at 749 Wall St. on Jan. 1, joining Prism Kombucha as the only commercial kombucha breweries in town. Kombucha is a fermented drink touted for its many health benefits and made from caffeinated tea with the help of a SCOBY, which is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.
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The capacity of Canadians to access, realize and exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) has been influenced by the changing tides of the nation’s politics and the shifting configurations of beliefs and customs throughout the years.
The idea of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes is a common metaphor for how people should empathize with one another. I see this show up in little ways in my everyday conversations. When a friend tells me something they’re struggling with, I find myself responding with a story of a situation I’ve been in that is comparable in order to identify with their struggle.
In the age of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, an offline dating service may seem like an antiquated concept, but singles like Karen O’Reilly say internet dating lacks the facetime many folks feel they need to make a connection.
It’s 2020, and certain bloggers and cultural commentators have become obsessed with the question of whether “callout culture” has gone too far.
One year ago, I sat on the streets of Hunan, China, eating barbeque rabbit and drinking Tsingtao beer with friends. I had no idea that I was one hour away from the city of Wuhan: a place that would become the centre of the virus outbreak COVID-19 (coronavirus) in December 2019.
You may have plenty of images in your head already after reading that headline. When you think about bipolar disorder, what first comes to mind? Let me guess: probably someone with two personalities, right?
Throughout history, there have always been standards of beauty, particularly for women. In ancient Egypt (c. 3150 to 332 BCE), the ideal woman was slender, youthful, and heavily made up. Society promoted a sex-positive environment. Premarital sex was entirely acceptable, and women could divorce their husbands without shame.
Pallister’s healthcare cuts are killing us. This isn’t a metaphor. This is an emergency.
A familiar and innovative new family support project opened up in the North End two weeks ago: Granny’s House, or Kookum’s House (“Kookum” means “grandmother” in Cree), a home that fosters community and where parents or caregivers can drop off their kids for a few hours, secure in the knowledge that a team of “grannies” and “aunties” will take good care of them.
Sara Usman, co-founder of The Shameless Circle, is not ashamed to tell her story.
While Manitoba Health officials say the chance of catching the virus is low in the province, there have already been four confirmed cases in Canada as of Jan. 31.
Is this teaching me how to make things better, or is this making me more afraid – and who benefits from me being afraid? Who is this fear-based narrative serving, and why is this being presented in lieu of something that will empower me to make things better in my community?
Community organizations are coming together to make needle disposal beautiful.
The centerpiece of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign was Jan. 29, but the public awareness campaign stretches from early January well into March.