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Ontario’s interim sex-ed curriculum vague and confusing, experts and board say

Lisa Thompson

Paola Loriggio and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:26PM EDT TORONTO — The Ontario government’s newly released sexual-education curriculum is stirring up fresh confusion about what teachers can and cannot tell students when classes resume next month, experts said Thursday as school boards reviewed the document. The lesson plan, meant to temporarily replace a now-repealed modernized version put in place by the former Liberal government in 2015, was delivered to school boards and posted online Wednesday after repeated requests from educators who sought clarity onRead More


Documentary to feature North Bay WWII vet

Documentary to feature North Bay WWII vet

A Vancouver filmmaker is documenting Canada’s last remaining World War II veterans, including one from North Bay. Eric Taschner reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Ian Tyson bows out of upcoming Drumheller performance due to serious health concerns

Ian Tyson

In an email to ticket holders for the sold out ‘An Evening of Cowboy Songs and Stories’ in Drumheller, 84-year-old Ian Tyson announced he would not be performing as he is experiencing heart problems. The August 25 concert at the Badlands Amphitheatre was to include performances by Tyson and Corb Lund. In a letter to his fans shared on social media on Friday morning, Lund says he will still take to the stage on August 25 and ‘honour the intended spirit of the evening’. “Ian and I hope to doRead More


Ontario adding $100M to battle forest fires across province

Ontario forest fire

TORONTO — The Ontario government is adding $100 million to funds available to fight forest fires in the province. The Progressive Conservative government made the announcement on Wednesday and says the money is on top of base funding of almost $70 million to battle the blazes. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 116 active fires, including 73 in the northwest region and 43 across the northeast. That compared to 120 active fires on Tuesday afternoon. The ministry says the largest fire in the northeast, known as “North BayRead More


Police investigating armed robbery in Barrie

Robbery suspect

Police are looking for four suspects after an armed robbery at a gas station convenience store in Barrie. Barrie police say four suspects entered the Circle K Gas Station on Mapleview Drive East just after 2 a.m. Friday. According to police, one of the suspects was armed with a hand gun and another suspect was armed with a knife. The suspect armed with the handgun demanded money and cigarettes, while the other three suspects ransacked the store, police said. The suspects fled the store on foot with a quantity ofRead More


Senior attacked and robbed outside northeast casino, surveillance stills released

Persons of interest - senior robbed outside casino

The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public as investigators attempt to identify a woman who robbed an 88-year-old man in the parking lot of a northeast casino. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, an 88-year-old man left Casino Calgary, in the 1400 block of Meridian Road N.E., and entered his car. Police say a woman approached the man’s vehicle and attempted to sell him some jewelry. The senior refused the offer and the woman allegedly reached into the car and attacked the man. AnRead More


Nova Scotia government to unveil Mi’kmaq licence plate in Truro

Mi'kmaq licence plate

TRURO, N.S. – Nova Scotia is set to unveil a new Mi’kmaq licence plate today. Deputy premier Karen Casey and Chief Wilbert Marshall of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton will officially release the new plate during a ceremony in Truro. The design for was selected by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’Kmaq Chiefs last September. The province also recently unveiled licence plates celebrating the Gaelic and Acadian cultures. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News HeadlinesRead More


CBC ends ‘On The Money’ program due to budget constraints

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TORONTO — CBC says it’s cancelling its afternoon business program “On The Money” due to budget constraints as it focuses resources on digital platforms. CBC News general manager Jennifer McGuire said in a note to staff Wednesday that investments such as enhancing the digital presence of “The National” and expanded podcasting has created pressure in its operational budgets. She says that along with cancelling “On The Money,” CBC has in recent months found savings through discretionary spending, the closing of an international bureau, changes to workflow and technology, and largelyRead More


Trump doubles down on criticism of Canada

Trump doubles down on criticism of Canada

Ken Thomas, Catherine Lucey and Rob Gillies, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 11, 2018 1:51AM EDT WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal.” Trump roiled the weekend Group of Seven meeting in Canada by agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while flying to Asia.Read More


Train derails near Rosser during thunderstorm

Train derailment near Rosser

CTV Winnipeg Published Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:15PM CST Last Updated Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:46PM CST CP police are investigating after approximately 13 train cars derailed Tuesday evening. It happened shortly after 6 p.m. on the CP Rail line near Rosser, RCMP said. A spokesperson for CP Rail said the train was heading eastbound, carrying shipping containers on flatcars. they said no one was injured and there were no environmental concerns. Cleanup efforts were getting underway Tuesday night. RCMP couldn’t say what caused the derailment, but noted a strongRead More