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With kids back in school, EMSB parents still being charged hidden fees

With kids back in school, EMSB parents still being charged hidden fees

Back to school means arranging carpools and after-school activities for some parents, but for others whose children attend English Montreal School Board facilities, it also means hidden fees. Earlier this year, 16 of Quebec’s school boards were ordered to pay back $150 million to parents after a class-action lawsuit alleged that fees violated the Education Act, which states that public elementary and high school in the province must be free. The court ordered the boards to pay parents back $28 per student, per year they were enrolled. But on Tuesday,Read More


Two men accused of robbery in Newmarket wanted by police

York Region Police Cruiser Generic

Police are searching for a wanted man and another suspect in connection with a robbery and assault in Newmarket. Officers were called to Kingsmere Avenue and Ivesbridge Boulevard on Thursday just before 4 p.m. after an 18-year-old man was approached by two men on bicycles. According to police, the suspects wanted his backpack and when the victim refused and tried to run they followed him.  Police say one of the men pulled out a knife and cut the victim’s hand and then cut his backpack off of him before fleeingRead More


Car smashes into two houses on South Shore

A car went through a house

Chateauguay police are investigating an amazing car crash that saw a vehicle go through a house and smashed into a second home. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Lac Saint Louis Rd. in Lery. The occupant of the home was awake, but those living nearby were woken up by what they said sounded like an explosion. Police said a man in his twenties lost control of his car and drove entirely through a house, only coming to a stop with the vehicle partway into a second house. NoRead More


Wild police chase involves three counties, helicopter and spike belt

Police chase

It was like a scene out of a movie, a helicopter police chase, a spike belt and a dramatic arrest. Around 11 a.m. Friday. a black 4-door sedan failed to stop for OPP in the westbound lanes of the 401. The car exited at Highway 19 and made its way through Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin Counties. At one point, a spike belt was deployed and the car’s tires deflated, but the driver kept going, driving on the rims for quite a distance. The driver finally stopped the car in TalbotvilleRead More


Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Granby mayor logs of Facebook, citing cruel comments

Having had enough of the negativity of Facebook, Granby’s mayor has vowed to log off for good. In a post on his public page, Pascal Bonin said cruel comments have led him to permanently shut the page down. “For over five years, I have produced thousands of post on Facebook, I have responded to several tens of thousands of messages and I have invested a phenomenal amount of hours,” he wrote. “I really thought that being open about my life would be positive, but the reality was something else. SeveralRead More


Manziel picked off four times in CFL debut as Ticats down Alouettes 50-11

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel called it a humbling experience. The much-hyped CFL debut of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was a disaster as everything went downhill after his first pass was picked off by Larry Dean and his Montreal Alouettes were trounced 50-11 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night. It wasn’t all Manziel’s fault, but he was intercepted four times in the first half and put up only 104 yards on 11 completions before he was replaced by backup Vernon Adams in the fourth quarter. He wasn’t buying theRead More


‘Hamilton’ creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The “Hamilton” playwright said he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He added that he will donate all funds from the Broadway hit when it is performed January in Puerto Rico. “The goal wasn’t just artistic satisfaction, but how canRead More


5 things to know on Wednesday, July 11 on CTVNews.ca: NATO, subway, interest rates

Authorities say the 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave are recovering and in good health. In other news, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will take command of a new NATO training mission. 1. Troop commitment: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq. 2. Subway save: Three men have been honoured by the City of Toronto and given free public transit for a year as a reward for helping a visually impaired man who fell onto theRead More


Stratford, Ont. mayor wants Justin Bieber to hold wedding in his hometown

Bieber Baldwin

TORONTO — Justin Bieber’s hometown of Stratford, Ont. is prepared to host the pop star’s wedding — should he decide to hold it there. Dan Mathieson, mayor of the southwestern Ontario city, said Tuesday he hopes Bieber includes the picturesque region in the nuptial conversations with his new fiancee Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old singer confirmed his engagement to the American model in an Instagram post on Monday, sparking instant speculation about where they might hold the event. “We would be happy to host that and do whatever we had toRead More


Doubt about North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo trip

Doubt about North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo trip

Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 2, 2018 9:57PM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Three weeks after the U.S.-North Korea summit and ahead of an impending trip to North Korea by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a leaked U.S. intelligence report and an analysis of satellite data suggest the North may be continuing its nuclear and missile activities despite a pledge to denuclearize. North Korea has been showering the United States and South Korea with goodwill gestures in recent months, including the shutdownRead More