Parenting & Relationships
 

October 25, 2020

 

It’s official – trick-or-treating is cancelled in Ontario COVID-19 hot spots, though health columnist André Picard argues the little ghouls and goblins deserve a night of fun after this nightmare of a year. Also in this week’s newsletter, an ode to the cheesiness of school photos, a love story that started on a cruise ship, and a look at home ownership versus renting for millennials. If this newsletter was forwarded to you and you'd like to subscribe, please visit our newsletter signup page. Lori Fazari

 
Relationships
 
Match: They fell in love while working on the Love Boat cruise ship
 

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Match: They fell in love while working on the Love Boat cruise ship
 

Gayle MacDonald

 
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How do I get my neighbour to take down his backyard TV?
  How do I get my neighbour to take down his backyard TV?
 

David Eddie

 
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Halloween
 
Cancelling Halloween is an act of ghoulish politics
 

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Cancelling Halloween is an act of ghoulish politics
 

André Picard

 
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‘It doesn’t make sense’: Backlash grows after Ontario’s advice for Halloween trick-or-treating in hot spots
 

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‘It doesn’t make sense’: Backlash grows after Ontario’s advice for Halloween trick-or-treating in hot spots
 

Laura Stone and Dave McGinn

 
Queen's Park Reporter
 
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‘Not going to let COVID take this holiday’: Haunted houses find new ways to scare amid pandemic
 

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‘Not going to let COVID take this holiday’: Haunted houses find new ways to scare amid pandemic
 

 
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School
 
Say cheese and embrace the tradition of school photos
 

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Say cheese and embrace the tradition of school photos
 

Dave McGinn

 
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Parents cope with slow coronavirus test results, mixed messaging from schools and officials
 

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Parents cope with slow coronavirus test results, mixed messaging from schools and officials
 

Les Perreaux

 
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Alberta First Nation uses puppets to promote coronavirus safety messages
 

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Alberta First Nation uses puppets to promote coronavirus safety messages
 

Carrie Tait

 
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School boards struggle with software tech issues as teachers adapt to virtual learning
 

Jill Mahoney

 
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Pandemic worsens shortage of French-immersion teachers across Canada
 

Caroline Alphonso

 
Education Reporter
 
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Money matters
 
The truth is that renting is a smart option
 

Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail

The truth is that renting is a smart option
 

Rob Carrick

 
Personal Finance Columnist
 
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There’s a cost in money, isolation and family stress when seniors choose to remain in their own private homes
 

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There’s a cost in money, isolation and family stress when seniors choose to remain in their own private homes
 

Rob Carrick

 
Personal Finance Columnist
 
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Workplace life
 
Want to be more persuasive? Become more likeable
 

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  Want to be more persuasive? Become more likeable
 

 
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First Person
 
I’ll tend my garden while I wait for a baby to take root in me
 

Illustration by Chelsea O'Byrne

I’ll tend my garden while I wait for a baby to take root in me
 

 
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