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BEYOND LOCAL: Small green spaces can cut through urban heat

BEYOND LOCAL: Small green spaces can cut through urban heat

Concrete and asphalt roads, and other built materials readily absorb, store and release heat, raising city temperatures, a phenomenon called the urban heat island
BEYOND LOCAL: Making video games can help support addiction recovery

BEYOND LOCAL: Making video games can help support addiction recovery

Game jams are powerful spaces for galvanizing creativity in disenfranchised communities
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> New tech could allow chewing to charge hearing aid batteries

BEYOND LOCAL: New tech could allow chewing to charge hearing aid batteries

Whenever we eat, speak or yawn, the movement of our jaw deforms the ear canal. These deformations could be converted into electrical energy used to power in-ear technology
BEYOND LOCAL: D-Day: The politics involved in how war should be remembered

BEYOND LOCAL: D-Day: The politics involved in how war should be remembered

While not the only contribution by Canadian service men and women, D-Day takes a prominent place in Canada’s cultural memory of the Second World War
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Remote work creating schism as popular option unavailable to all

BEYOND LOCAL: Remote work creating schism as popular option unavailable to all

While 40 per cent of work in Canada can be done remotely, experts say, that means 60 per cent of workers are unable to access this benefit
<b>CANADA:</b> Random COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travellers suspended

CANADA: Random COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travellers suspended

The government previously said current public health measures would remain in place until the end of June
ONTARIO: Election result prompts new calls for electoral reform

ONTARIO: Election result prompts new calls for electoral reform

Many would like to see a proportional representation system, under which the percentage of seats a party holds in the legislature would reflect the popular vote
Village Media expands again, launches news site in Halton Hills

Village Media expands again, launches news site in Halton Hills

Unveiled Monday morning, HaltonHillsToday.ca joins Village Media's growing network of hyper-local news websites across Ontario
BEYOND LOCAL: Roadside safety messages distract drivers

BEYOND LOCAL: Roadside safety messages distract drivers

Road signs often display safety messages in an attempt to reduce road crashes
BEYOND LOCAL: Youth-oriented comics with LGBTQ+ positive characters are busting binaries

BEYOND LOCAL: Youth-oriented comics with LGBTQ+ positive characters are busting binaries

Positive role models and experiences of belonging in community matter