Toronto & GTA

Some TTC bus drivers refuse to work over COVID-19 safety

The Toronto Transit Commission said 38 of its bus drivers refused to work on Wednesday over safety concerns linked to COVID-19. TTC spokesman Stuart Green said in an email that 33 drivers initiated work refusals Wednesday evening. He said the Ontario Ministry of Labour is reviewing what happened to determine if their actions were justified. …

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Help the bats, says the Canadian Wildlife Federation

Bats get a bad rap. Whether they’re in the belfry or portrayed as flying bloodsuckers in pop culture, humans generally don’t feel warm and cozy about the creatures of the night. “It’s absolutely true,” said Carolyn Callaghan, the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s senior conservation biologist, terrestrial wildlife, down the line from Luskville, Quebec. “We associate them …

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