February 17, 2023 |

Tory officially resigns following affair announcement

John Tory officially resigned as Toronto mayor on Wednesday after confirming last week that he had an affair with a former staffer.

This means a byelection has to be held within 60 days.

The tenured mayor shocked Torontonians on Friday by stepping down after the Toronto Star reported he had had an improper relationship with a 31-year-old former employee.

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Friday 4 p.m. deadline approaches for students to choose between IGNITE insurance plans

Humber and Guelph-Humber students have until this Friday to choose between three insurance plans through IGNITE.

Students are automatically enrolled in the “balanced plan” but an “enhanced dental plan” or “enhanced drug plan” are also available.

Students starting their academic year in January have until Feb. 17 at 4 p.m to opt out, otherwise, they are automatically charged the fee.
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‘No one can influence the Fords,’ as stag and doe battle brews

Ford once again defended developers attending his daughter’s stag and doe party, where guests were asked to provide gifts up to $1,000.

“We’ve known tens of thousands of people over the years, and I don’t sit there with a checklist as they’re coming through the door,” Ford said in a back and forth with a reporter. Opposition leaders continue to call on Ford to backtrack on his plans to develop the Greenbelt.
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Doc film Not Just Words exposes biases held against accents

Humber students have produced a documentary film titled "Not Just Words" that aims to raise awareness of linguistic discrimination in Toronto.

The film follows two Spanish speakers as they recount their struggles with being perceived as having an accent in Toronto. The documentary challenges people's subconscious ideologies about accents and seeks to promote compassion when communicating with people who speak differently.
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Humber’s curling star wins CCAA Athlete of the Week 

The Humber women's curling team won the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) provincial championship for the fourth time, with Meaghan Mallett as MVP. Mallett, a student in Humber North Campus' social science program, was named Athlete of the Week by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

Her impressive skills on the sheet helped secure the victory in the championship game against the Niagara Knights. Mallett credited her success to her teammates and coaches’ support and guidance.
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Hawks men’s volleyball coach Wayne Wilkins celebrates his 400th win

Humber Hawks men’s volleyball head coach, Wayne Wilkins, stood up from the bench as Humber was losing by seven points when playing the Mohawk Mountaineers.

He chanted and instructed his players on the side, only sitting back down only after the Hawks returned the serve.

He is the second coach to hit 400 in Humber’s history.

“Of those 400, there’s probably half of those [frustrating moments],” he said.
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