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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


Plenty of jobs in Windsor-Essex, but economic growth slowing

CTV Windsor: Auto industry concerns

While most employers in Windsor-Essex seem to be in a hiring mood, there appears to be economic caution in the wind. A quarterly survey of 68 businesses by Workforce Windsor-Essex found more than 70 per cent of owners planned to hire someone over the summer month. More than 60 per cent still have hard-to-fill positions that are open. The survey also said 86 per cent of posted jobs were for full-time positions. However, the Conference Board of Canada expects Windsor’s annual three per cent economic growth rate to taper offRead More


Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka

Doug Ferguson, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 7:14PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:57PM EDT ST. LOUIS — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead Sunday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise. First, real time. Seconds later, another burst from patrons watching on TV in chalets. Then, distant cheers from every cornerRead More


Six people killed in crash on Alberta highway

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:00AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:50AM EDT Six people were killed in a collision on a highway between Jasper and Banff, Alta., adding to what has been a deadly week on the province’s roads. Alberta Health Services says the crash occurred Tuesday evening on Highway 93 in Jasper National Park. Information on the number of vehicles involved and the identity of the six people killed was not available. Two other people were taken to hospital as a result of theRead More


Scientists use whale calls to coax lone orca from B.C. harbour

Scientists use whale calls to coax lone orca from B.C. harbour

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:00PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 2, 2018 9:30PM EDT COMOX, B.C. — Scientists have coaxed a large male killer whale out of a British Columbia harbour by playing recorded sounds of other orcas to the animal. Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials say the transient killer whale known as T73B immediately responded to the recorded sounds of whales likely familiar to him and left the harbour and was last seen heading for open ocean. DFO spokesman Paul Cottrell says the loneRead More


Two youths charged with manslaughter in Raymond Beaver’s death

Raymond Beaver

London police have charged two youths with manslaughter in connection to the October 2017 murder of Raymond Beaver The two London youths, aged 15 and 17, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, have been charged. The pair will appear in court on Tuesday to answer to the charge. On Oct. 2, police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Lansdowne Avenue around 11:40 p.m. Police found a man who had been stabbed to death. Several days later, police announced that Daniel Cavanagh, 32, Melissa George,Read More


Sorry, commuters: Train officials just can’t guarantee punctuality

Years of weekend commuter train disruptions begin

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:07PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:50PM EDT Commuters using train service in the Montreal area can’t expect their transit to be on time right now, officials with Exo, the regional train service, say. In a news release Tuesday evening, Exo said that work on the REM light-rail system means they can’t guarantee punctuality on the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines. They say the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Vaudreuil-Hudson and Saint-Jérôme will not be affected. Since June 25, the Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche lines have beenRead More


Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Tourism heats up along Georgian Bay

Many businesses along Georgian Bay are thriving so far this summer because of the hot temperatures and sunny conditions. “The weather will dictate your income.  Just look outside and see if you’re going to make money or not,” says Wasaga Beach business owner Mohammed Mosadeq. This summer has already surpassed seasonal norms.  The Barrie area typically gets about 10 days of 30-degree weather between May and September.  Already this year, we’ve had 12 days where the mercury climbed over the 30 C mark and that has given many businesses aRead More


Pilot dies in small plane crash in Markham, Ont.

Buttonville Airport

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:30PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:58PM EDT MARKHAM, Ont. — One person is dead after a small plane crashed near a municipal airport north of Toronto on Thursday evening. York Region police say the pilot was killed when a plane went down at about 8 p.m. near Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham, Ont.. Insp. Lesley Weller says the crash occurred in an open area just west of the airport, away from any buildings or roads. She says there wereRead More


Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander headed to Los Angeles Clippers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:36PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:49PM EDT TORONTO – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander followed a path to the NBA paved by the Canadian players that went before him. And he made a fashion statement while doing it. The 19-year-old, whose draft night attire had social media buzzing, is headed to the Los Angeles Clippers, originally selected No. 11 by Charlotte in Thursday night’s NBA draft before he was traded to the Clippers. He became the eighth Canadian lottery pickRead More