CBC: 3 Ontario nurses disciplined for social media posts related to pandemic launch $1M libel suit

CBC: 3 Ontario nurses disciplined for social media posts related to pandemic launch $1M libel suit. “Three Ontario nurses who have faced discipline for their stances on the pandemic are suing the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and a media outlet in British Columbia, with the libel suit seeking $1 million. Kristen Nagle of London, Kristal Pitter of Tillsonburg and Sara Choujounian of Toronto have been investigated by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) for sharing their controversial views about the pandemic on social media.”

CBC: Twitter account hopes to be like Vaccine Hunters — but for COVID-19 rapid testing

CBC: Twitter account hopes to be like Vaccine Hunters — but for COVID-19 rapid testing. “A Kitchener, Ont., doctor is behind a new Twitter account that hopes to be the next Vaccine Hunters — but instead of helping people find COVID-19 vaccines, it’ll help them find rapid tests to detect the virus. Dr. Dalia Hasan started the COVID Test Finders account about three months ago. She has since recruited about 25 volunteers to tweet out information about testing and where to find rapid tests.”

University of Guelph: U of G Launches Multimedia Digital Archive of Rural and Northern Ontario Stories

University of Guelph: U of G Launches Multimedia Digital Archive of Rural and Northern Ontario Stories . “Collecting and sharing first-person stories about the experiences of Ontario rural residents will be the focus of a new online University of Guelph archival project. The People’s Archive of Rural Ontario (PARO) will use various digital formats to share stories of rural residents who are often under-represented in media.”

Toronto Star: SDG Counties digital newspaper archives launched

Toronto Star: SDG Counties digital newspaper archives launched. “It was an apropos launch for a digital newspaper archive, to host an online launch event. That was the case as the SDG Newspaper Digitization Project, with over 200,000 pages of history, hit the internet with a celebratory online launch held May 3rd.” SDG stands for United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, a municipality in Ontario Canada.

Global News: Ontario reports more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

Global News: Ontario reports more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths. “Ontario is reporting 1,829 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the largest single-day increase since early February, bringing the provincial total to 327,083. Saturday’s case count is higher than Friday’s which saw 1,745 new infections. On Thursday, 1,553 cases were recorded and 1,508 on Wednesday. It is also the highest daily increase in cases since Feb. 1 when 1,969 new cases were reported.”

‘One fire away’: Why Ontario communities are digitizing their newspapers (TVO)

TVO: ‘One fire away’: Why Ontario communities are digitizing their newspapers. “In the spring of 2017, Allan J. MacDonald set out to preserve fragile copies of Glengarry County’s newspapers in a more permanent location: the internet. With 25 years of experience at the Archives of Ontario behind him, MacDonald had the right skills for the delicate task. So, nearly a decade into his retirement, he tackled the job as Glengarry’s county archivist — a volunteer role.”

CBC: Ontario police used COVID-19 database illegally, civil rights groups find

CBC: Ontario police used COVID-19 database illegally, civil rights groups find. “Police forces across Ontario engaged in broad, illegal searches of a now-defunct COVID-19 database, two civil rights groups alleged Wednesday, claiming the use of the portal violated individual privacy rights for months. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) said in separate reports that many services used the database to look at COVID-19 test results for wide geographic areas and sometimes pulled up personal information unrelated to active calls.”

Ontario Historical Society: OHS Launches Ontario History Journal Digital Archive

Ontario Historical Society: OHS Launches Ontario History Journal Digital Archive. “The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) is excited to announce that, for the first time, the entire run of over 120 years of the Society’s Ontario History journal is now available online. The OHS has digitized the full text of over 2,000 articles and book reviews, making the archive the largest single collection of stories about Ontario’s history.”

Preserving Queer Life in Southwestern Ontario: UWindsor digital archive project shared with international audience (University of Windsor)

University of Windsor: Preserving Queer Life in Southwestern Ontario: UWindsor digital archive project shared with international audience. “Taught by Dr. Renée Bondy, Queer Activism engages students to research and explore the past and present issues surrounding LGBTQ+ activism. In addition to learning how queer communities are created and sustained, the students also contributed to an experiential learning collaboration project with Leddy Library to build Queer Life in Southwestern Ontario, a digital exhibit and archive to preserve local queer history.”

The Star: Online registry aims to crowdsource tracking of Toronto evictions for landlords’ personal use

Kind of a limited scope, but I wanted to include it here because it’s not something I’ve seen often: Online registry aims to crowdsource tracking of Toronto evictions for landlords’ personal use. “A new crowdsourced online database aimed at tracking one of the only ways Ontario tenants in good standing can be evicted is drawing praise from a prominent tenants’ advocate, who says it can help determine if a landlord is abusing the process to jack up rent. But it’s also causing some alarm among landlords who fear the unverified information could be misinterpreted or used, itself, in bad faith.”

ROM: The Royal Ontario Museum Launches Digital Collection Online

Royal Ontario Museum: The Royal Ontario Museum Launches Digital Collection Online. “The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) today announced the launch of its digital collection, an online presentation of objects from the Museum’s encyclopedic collection of art, culture and nature. This new digital initiative gives audiences greater access to the Museum’s collections and the opportunity to explore, discover and research its digitized collection at any time of day, and from anywhere in the world. Featuring 10,000 digitized objects, the online collection will grow to 80,000 by the year 2022.”