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How product delivery has changed for local craft beer and cannabis companies

In the midst of this global health crisis, many local companies have had to find alternative ways to adjust to the circumstances in terms of product delivery.  While the province has moved towards phase two of reopening earlier this month, these alternatives are still necessary for some companies, more specifically, for craft beer and cannabis shops in the region.  John […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
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How our social lives will look after the pandemic

One can only imagine how dating, partying and bar life will look after the pandemic. The bars are already disgusting. God only knows how many viruses were devised between the cocktail of germs and disease on the Phil’s stripper pole. Dating life is no better. The constant fear of STIs is a strong enough deterrent on it’s own — now […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Gardening: a relaxing and practical quarantine hobby

With everything being shut down a lot of people have been left to their own devices. There’s basically nothing to do except panic-buy groceries, and, well, just panic.   But do you wanna know who’s not panic-buying groceries? People who have gardens. Why would you need to panic-buy when you can do your produce shopping straight from your backyard?   So if you’re looking for […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Due to the latest public health recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies, both small and large are seeing the need to engage in significant business changes.  On March 23, Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered that all non-essential businesses close their doors in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, effective on March 24, at 11:59 pm.  Despite […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
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Filling hangover fixes

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, it would seem to be appropriate to prepare students on how to best cope with their post-Ezra hangovers via greasy and filling fast food.  All things considered — i.e. the whole suspended classes, social isolation thing — condoning large gatherings isn’t exactly a morally, ethically, or hygienically sound idea.  That’s why this article […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
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What to do if you want to change programs

University itself is stressful, but it’s even more stressful if you’re unsure of your program. You could always stick it out, but if you’re not all the way in on your degree, you might feel like you’re wasting your time with a program you have no interest in. Sometimes considering your options is the best course of action, so here […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Cheap and local trips for a budget-friendly getaway

If there’s anything I’ve learned as a student, it’s how to save money where I can. At the same time though, there’s no reason not to make every effort to have fun and enjoy yourself even when you’re living frugally. With the combination of reading week and slightly warmer weather (we’re in the positives now), I couldn’t help but think […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Life ·