The Van Attack: One Year Later

A year ago, I witnessed one of Toronto‚Äôs greatest tragedies, an event that altered my view of the world. This is what I saw. By Victoria Silman | Featured images courtesy of Victoria Silman | April 23, 2019 One year ago, the unfathomable hatred of a lonely man changed my life. For as long as… More

Tough Love, Jamaican Style

Many Jamaican parents believe that to spare the rod is to spoil the child. Are they right? By Bria Barrows | Featured image courtesy of David Peterson via Pixabay | Updated April 20, 2020 My dad, Charles Barrows, leans his back against the ledge of our kitchen sink in Toronto as he recalls growing up… More