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 The lesson plan, meant to temporarily replace a now-repealed modernized version put in place by the former Liberal government in 2015, was delivered to school boards and posted online Wednesday after repeated requests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


Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Ben Cousins, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:40AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:40PM EDT The two officers who were killed in last week’s deadly shooting in Fredericton are being remembered as dedicated officers with a passion for policing. Fredericton Police constables Robb Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43, were fatally shot last week while responding to a call outside an apartment complex in the city’s north end. During a regimental funeral Saturday in front of thousands of friends, family members and first responders from acrossRead More


Navan family fundraising to cover costly cancer treatment in Germany

Hope for Sarah

Four years after receiving her first cancer diagnosis, Navan’s Sarah Haddad is getting set for a journey she hopes will end her breast cancer battle once and for all. “It was just too painful to watch and know there was another thing out there that we could try,” said Sarah’s husband Matt Haddad. Sarah was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2014. She was 26. After six months of intense chemo, a lumpectomy, and 29 rounds of chemo, she was declared cancer free. Her cancer came back in 2018,Read More


Disney announces new Star Wars ‘Clone Wars’ episodes

Star Wars

SAN DIEGO — Disney says it will release new episodes of the Star Wars animated series “The Clone Wars” on its upcoming streaming platform. The 12-episode run was announced Thursday during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. In an announcement, Disney says the show will continue the story lines of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker before he turns into Darth Vader, and the young Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano. The show is set between two of “Star Wars” prequel films: “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.” The originalRead More


Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

SURREY, B.C. — The wife of a man gunned down in what police say was a case of mistaken identity is pleading for any information that would solve the murder the family is struggling to understand. Paul Bennett, 47, was shot in his driveway in Surrey, B.C., on the afternoon of June 23. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday he was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting. Darlene Bennett described her husband as the kind of man who wore his heart on his sleeve, volunteered his time freely,Read 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


Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

Phil Mickelson

GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving golf ball at the U.S. Open. “But there’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson said on Thursday at the Scottish Open. In his most extensive comments since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson said whatever backlash he receives from players and the public was his own doing. Mickelson was sliding far out of contention inRead More


Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Cape Breton man in critical condition after falling from cliff

Cape Breton Regional Police

A man is in critical condition after falling from a cliff in Cape Breton. Cape Breton Regional Police and emergency crews responded to the scene near Park Street in Dominion, N.S., around 4 p.m. Monday. Police say the Dominion man, who is in his late 20s, was taken to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Police are investigating the incident but don’t suspect foul play at this time. 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 NewsRead More


Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Cigarette in flower pot causes building fire

Residents of an 11 storey building in Old Montreal were forced to leave their homes overnight for what is becoming an increasingly common problem. Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday the fire department rushed to 1 McGill St., near De la Commune St., when the roof of the building caught on fire. Dozens of people rushed out of the building, some with assistance, as emergency crews rushed inside to put out the flames. Some residents initially stayed in their homes, thinking it was a false alarm, until they realized it wasRead More