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PDAC is the nations largest mining conference, attracting geologists and investors from all over the globe. Our very own science reporter, Alexa D’Addario received the opportunity to attend and get the buzz on what’s happening in the mining industry. Let’s dig a little deeper, shall we?

Deborah Newman is a trailblazer in the Canadian Correctional Services. Beginning in the late 1970s as a probation and parole officer in the male-dominated industry, she faced a barrage of sexism and sexual harassment as she made her way up the force. Over decades, she went from officer, to manager, to superintendent and finally, Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Correctional Services and Community Safety. Once at the top, she helped make change – helping the women who would join the industry in the years to come. This is her story:

Many Torontonians are flocking to The Dirty Bird, a popular fried chicken and waffle chain started right here in Toronto.  

They have coined the term “Northern Fried” which they claim is the first Canadian-style fried chicken.  

Matthew Chin went to The Dirty bird near Bathurst and Bloor, their second location, to learn about how they set themselves apart from other fried chicken joints.

What does it take to be a member of the Canadian Armed Forces? David Almonia wasn’t sure, but he always knew he wanted to serve.

Growing up in the Philippines, he saw some of the benefits soldiers had on his community.

However, the road to serving Canada and realizing his dream wasn’t an easy one. Listen in as he talks about the challenges he faced along the way, as well as what its like living on base, and what he does when he’s not at work.

Finding your way into the career field of your dreams is a commonly-shared struggle, but what does it take to get into the media industry and what is it like once you are in? Chelsea Lecce sat with three individuals: a media student, graduate and professional to hear their perspectives about the field.

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