EQAO testing under review with public input

From CTV Northern Ontario: The Ministry of Education is reviewing student assessments to modernize the province’s curriculum. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

City forced to remove enormous tree after man pours gasoline on it

A Barrie man fed up with an enormous soft maple tree took matters into his own hands to get it removed by pouring gasoline all over it. Earlier this week, Chris Peyton witnessed his neighbour approach the large tree on the corner of Belcourt Avenue with several white pails. “I witnessed my neighbour from on the other side of the fence on my front yard with a couple of big white 20 litre pails of gasoline splashing on the tree,” says Peyton. The gasoline was enough to do damage toRead More

Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:44AM EST NEW YORK — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since revelations about Harvey Weinstein exploded in October. Accusers of politicians, actors, comedians, singers, producers, directors, other media powerhouses and assorted business moguls have takenRead More

Festive fender-bender as Santa float strikes car

It looks like the jolly man may need to get his brakes checked prior to Christmas Day. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Searchers looking near Revelstoke for missing plane carrying 2 people

Searchers are combing a mountainous area near Revelstoke, B.C. for any sign of a missing single-engine aircraft carrying two people that took off from Penticton en route to Edmonton on Saturday. The white and burgundy striped Mooney airplane left Penticton around 2:30 p.m. Saturday and was reported four hours overdue from Edmonton around 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. Searchers started looking immediately with a Hercules aircraft, and on Sunday several more helicopters joined the effort. “We’ve had aircraft out searching today under challenging conditions to the best of their ability,” saidRead More

Ontario allowing several water bottling companies to take water on expired permits

Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:37AM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:38AM EST TORONTO — Ontario is allowing several bottled water companies to take up to 7.6 million litres of groundwater per day on expired permits, as it gives them time to amend renewal applications in light of new rules. Premier Kathleen Wynne last year imposed a two-year moratorium on new and expanded permits to take water for bottling, effective Jan. 1, 2017. That came after bottled water giant Nestle purchased a wellRead More

Adidas apologizes for Montreal store language flap

Two days after a Montreal Adidas store manager drew fire for comments made about French to a crowd of customers, the sporting goods company has apologized. At an inauguration ceremony, done almost exclusively in English, the manager said a few words in French to “accommodate the City of Montreal and the French-language media.” His remarks drew attention from Premier Philippe Couillard, who described them as “unacceptable.” In an email to La Presse, Adidas said the company is “deeply sorry” about the comments and said they are committed to respecting theRead More

Ottawa mother finds needles in new jacket from Sears

An Ottawa mother says her 12-year-old daughter’s new winter coat from Sears came with a little more than what was advertised. Nathalie Major tells Newstalk 580 CFRA she bought the coat at the Sears at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre Wednesday evening. When her daughter put it on Thursday morning before school, Major says she found two white, plastic hypodermic needles in the pocket. The orange caps were still on, and the girl wasn’t hurt. “I was in complete shock,” Major says. “I had no idea what to expect, soRead More

City to present final bid to host Police and Fire Games

CTV Windsor Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:17PM EST Last Updated Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:11PM EST After hosting a number of high-profile sports tourism events like the FINA world swimming and diving championships and the Memorial Cup. Now, Windsor is looking at the next big opportunity. The City of Windsor is hoping the selection committee for the CAN-AM Police and Fire Games chooses Windsor — over Lethbridge, and Lubbock, Texas for the right to host the event in 2022. “We’re getting close to the final step in that process,Read More

Brutal Honesty: Summer chat with Travis Green pushed Canucks rookie Brock Boeser

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 20, 2017 6:36PM EST VANCOUVER — Travis Green pulled Brock Boeser aside at the Vancouver Canucks’ development camp in early July for a frank and honest discussion. During the course of that talk, the first-year head coach explained in no uncertain terms what the rookie winger needed to work on in order to have a chance of sticking in the NHL this season. “I was brutally honest with him,” Green recalled. The owner of a lethal shot — perhaps already the bestRead More