Toronto city council has voted to rename Dundas Street, as well as other civic assets tied to the name.
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Shallima Maharaj is a general assignment reporter for Global News Toronto.
Having spent the last seven years honing her career in western Canada, Shallima is thrilled to be back home and telling stories that resonate with the community.
The youngest of four children, Shallima grew up a hop, skip and a jump away from Toronto’s Corso Italia neighbourhood.
She earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University. After completing her post-secondary studies, Shallima interned with international news agency Reuters.
Her career began in Prince Albert. She accepted a full-time video journalist position with CTV News where she reported, shot, wrote and edited stories daily.
She officially joined the Global News team in Saskatoon and she worked as a weekend anchor and a weekday reporter.
Most recently, she worked as a reporter and anchor with Global Edmonton. As part of the RTDNA award-winning news team on the ground during the Fort McMurray wildfire, she had the privilege of telling the stories of survivors who were forced to flee with little more than the clothes on their backs.
During the worst mass murder in Edmonton’s history, Shallima was on the ground at one of three crime scenes, delivering live coverage and filing stories.
She also covered Rachel Notley’s ascent to leader of the Alberta NDP and subsequent victory that would change the political landscape for the first time in more than four decades.
When she’s not in the field, Shallima is exploring the hottest brunch spots in the city, indulging her caffeine addiction and spending downtime with her husband.
She loves Trinidadian, Indian and Italian food, and baking is her preferred form of stress relief. For Shallima, ball games in the summer are a must.
“I think people forget that colonization isn’t simply a feature of the past. It’s a ubiquitous feature of the present.”
As more Ontarians continue to get immunized against COVID-19, some are finding it difficult booking an appointment at their pharmacy.
“We do have to balance not only making sure that parents are informed … but also with the privacy of that specific student or staff member.”
As of Thursday morning, York Region residents aged 75 and older became eligible to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments, part of a regional ramp-up to get shots into arms.
The COVID-19 immunization pilot project officially launched Friday in Toronto, Windsor-Essex, and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington public health units.
On Thursday, seniors over the age of 80 attempted to get their vaccinations at Ray Twinney Recreation Complex. Instead, many endured lengthy waits in bone-chilling temperatures.
Thousands of seniors were able to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments in the GTA this week, but many others were not. That’s prompting more questions about the rollout.
A report by the Toronto District School Board’s Human Rights Office has highlighted a troubling increase in anti-Black racism over the last few years.
An Ontario Ministry of Health spokesperson tells Global News the provincial government, along with its partners, developed a portal for “eventual mass vaccination appointments.”
Toronto men’s fashion icon Saul Korman died on Sunday. An unwavering champion of his community, Korman was dubbed the ‘Duke of the Danforth.’
“Even just giving people the leeway of just a few days can create a massive amount of mobility.”
“We probably get 10 to 20 calls a day asking about Nordic ski equipment. Unfortunately, the supply is empty, so we’re having to say to the customer to keep shopping elsewhere.”
Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital will not only address Mackenzie Health’s own backlog, but it will provide assistance to William Osler Health System and Southlake Regional Health Centre.
In “Aftermath: A Firefighter’s Life,” Bryan Ratushniak delves into the highs and lows of fighting fires in Toronto.