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It’s cold, it’s dark, we’re tired. Canada, meet the COVID-19 wall

Friends pressed close together for a selfie. Groups out celebrating. People visiting each other’s homes. When scrolling through Instagram these days, Sukhmeet Singh Sachal sees what look like scenes from another era. “I think a lot of people have been feeling the COVID-19 fatigue, especially now; it’s almost been a year,” says Sachal, a medical…

This bar manager has been laid-off twice and is now working as an UberEats driver to make ends meet. Since COVID-19, he’s accumulated $10,000 in debt. Now what?

Millennial Money is a weekly submission-based series that provides financial advice to millennials in the GTA. Read the full series here. It’s been a difficult year for 38-year-old Shawn. In the first wave, he was laid off as a bar manager after his place was shuttered. Relying on Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for several…

Plants ‘operating 24/7’ to meet consumer demand for food amid COVID-19

Campbell Soup Company’s production goes into overdrive during what executives dub “soup season.” Starting in October and ending with the close of winter, Campbell’s manufacturing centres run non-stop, staffed by extra employees. Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer demand has soared, eclipsing that of the company’s busiest time. In March, there were more…

Meet the man who kept Bob Dylan’s thunder rolling

The Rolling Thunder Revue was a ragtag circus of misfit musicians, counterculture freaks, folk legends and rockabilly ravers, a travelling onstage party picking up more hangers-on with each stop. Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Joni Mitchell, T-Bone Burnett, Gordon Lightfoot, Ronnie Hawkins and more. There was a sultry violinist named Scarlet Rivera and…