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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 The lesson plan, meant to temporarily replace a now-repealed modernized version put in place by the former Liberal government in 2015, was delivered to school boards and posted online Wednesday after repeated requests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


Colchester Beach not recommended for swimming

Beach report

If you want to swim this weekend, health officials in Windsor-Essex suggest you avoid one beach. The Health Unit says Colchester Beach is not recommended for swimming due to high E. Coli bacteria found in the water. All other public beaches have acceptable levels of bacteria in the water and are considered safe for swimming. 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″]


‘We’re keeping the barn’: City reverses decision to take barn from Heritage Festival

heritage fest storage

The Heritage Festival will be allowed to use the barn where it stores its equipment year-round after all. The City of Edmonton and Heritage Festival officials met Friday to discuss the eviction notice issued by city administration, and the decision was reversed.   We’re keeping the barn! Thanks #yeg, @Paulatics @doniveson and more, for huge support. Late Fri afternoon mtg with @CityofEdmonton officials resulted in removal of eviction notice, plus agreement to explore longer-term initiatives such as new off-site storage facility. — Heritage Festival (@EdmHeritageFest) August 13, 2018 Mayor DonRead More


Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Teenage shooting victim attends sold-out Danforth benefit concert

Olivia Bowden, The Canadian Press Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:12AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:59PM EDT TORONTO — A young victim of the mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood was among the crowd at a benefit concert held Saturday night to raise money for those impacted by last month’s violence. Samantha Price, a recent high school grad, said she was on Danforth Avenue eating ice cream with 18-year-old Reese Fallon and some other friends on the night of July 22 when a gunman opened fire intoRead More


‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

An estimated 250 people converged on West Edmonton Mall’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday, for the first of a two-day conference on an issue that was settled by science hundreds of years ago. The event is billed as the first Canadian Flat Earth International Conference. Organizers said within the room, there were a number of differing views about the nature of the world we call home. “You’re going to find so many various beliefs here, but the one thing that we all kind of agree on is that we don’t believe we’reRead More


Pirate ship for sale in Vancouver: 600 square feet for $550K

Pirate ship for sale in Vancouver: 600 square feet for $550K 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″]


Court agrees to review decision to reopen ‘Serial’ case

Adnan Syed

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling. But the state’s top court has now agreed to consider whether Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. A Thursday court document says the case will be set for argument during a December session. Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing hisRead More


Bridgewater residents don’t like decision to grant leaves to mom who murdered daughter

Bridgewater residents don't like decision to grant leaves to mom who murdered daughter

The news that the Parole Board of Canada has granted Penny Boudreau temporary leaves to attend church is opening old wounds in the community of Bridgewater, N.S. Friday, there were still teddy bears posted to a tree 10 years after Karissa Boudreau’s body was found along the bank of the LaHave River. Boudreau was convicted of killing her 12-year-old daughter and is serving a 20-year sentence for a crime that shocked the South Shore community. “Everybody in the town was struck by it one way or another, it was unbelievableRead More


CTV Northern Ontario: Volunteer Help

CTV Northern Ontario: Volunteer Help

An army of volunteers is helping the second Stars and Thunder in Timmins run smoothly. 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″]


Local company fined for damaging toad habitat

Fowler's toad

A Blenheim company has been fined for disturbing a toad habitat. RED Bulldozing Service and  Robert Parsons, of Port Carling, pleaded guilty to damaging the habitat of an endangered species. The bulldozing company was working for Parsons at the time. Court heard a bulldozer was regrading and leveling the surface of a waterfront property in Erieau. The Ministry of Natural Resources says the sandy dune was removed and the sand compacted which is harmful to the habitat needed by the Fowler’s species of toads. Fowler’s toads are protected by theRead More