Environmentalists are tirelessly battling the effects of fast fashion. As the $2.5 trillion industry continues to rise, the importance of achieving fashion sustainability is more prominent than ever before.
Author: Madi Brunetta
“It’s all about keeping items out of landfills and not producing new stuff that is detrimental to our environment,” said Stephanie MacNeil, a Kitchener-based fashion designer.
The Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) says that approximately one in five Canadians are currently reporting high levels of mental distress. This distress consists of moderate to severe levels of anxiety along with frequent feelings of depression.
“People are suffering and looking for resources to help them,” said Greg Klym, Waterloo-based life and wellness coach. According to Ipsos, 54 per cent of Canadians currently feel lonely or isolated as a result of COVID-19.
According to Statistics Canada, nearly 17,000 new businesses opened in December. For three consecutive months, this figure has remained stronger than pre-COVID levels. Between 2015 and 2019, the monthly average was 15,725 new businesses created.
According to Comprar Acciones, an interactive educational platform based in Spain, the global consumer spend on health and fitness apps grew by nearly 50 per cent in 2020. Local behavioural changes and business strategies, prove this global trend to be present in the Waterloo Region.
Dealing with our mental health issues isn’t an impossible endeavour. It can take as little as 15 minutes of commitment a day.
According to psychologists, increasing COVID-19 numbers are linked to psychological habituation. When we are exposed to something consistently, people can experience emotional desensitization.
This new form of dining allows restaurant guests to safely and comfortably dine outside throughout the winter in a heated, plastic shaped dome.
While COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the region, some Kitchener residents have started their Christmas shopping nearly five months early in the event of mall shutdowns.
According to Leger and Association for Canadian Studies, 52 per cent of Canadians will not let their children trick-or-treat amid the COVID-19 pandemic and think governments should step in and cancel Halloween this year.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, the OCAA officially announced the cancellation of varsity sports and recreation activities for the winter semester.
While his father is sick back in Colombia, Cambridge resident Guillermo Wilches longs to travel home to take care of his parents.
With Canadians reporting increased mental health problems since the COVID-19 pandemic began, local wellness experts are highlighting the practice of mindfulness to reduce stress.