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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


Parks Canada cuts dozens of trees to build bike path along Lachine Canal

Parks Canada cuts dozens of trees to build bike path along Lachine Canal

Parks Canada has cut down nearly a hundred trees along the Lachine Canal to make way for a bike path.  Residents who live around the area were shocked to see that 70 trees were cut over the course of three days.  Only a few stumps remain.  “There seemed to be no concern about what was going to go down,” said Lawrence Kuntz, a Little Burgundy resident. “We talked to someone who was working here and he said they’re all going to go away. They’re all going to be cut. WeRead More


Two men accused of robbery in Newmarket wanted by police

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Police are searching for a wanted man and another suspect in connection with a robbery and assault in Newmarket. Officers were called to Kingsmere Avenue and Ivesbridge Boulevard on Thursday just before 4 p.m. after an 18-year-old man was approached by two men on bicycles. According to police, the suspects wanted his backpack and when the victim refused and tried to run they followed him.  Police say one of the men pulled out a knife and cut the victim’s hand and then cut his backpack off of him before fleeingRead More


Pop star Demi Lovato vows to keep fighting addiction

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LOS ANGELES – In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction. “I will keep fighting,” Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram. She also thanked her fans, family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She reportedly overdosed on drugs at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24. She said she’s learned that the illness of addiction doesn’t fade and is something she “must continue to overcome,” and needs time to healRead More


Free Sault Ste. Marie sports camp gets kids active

Free Sault Ste. Marie sports camp gets kids active

Sault Ste. Marie program held Thursday nights aims to get kids outside, active and having fun. Jairus Patterson 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″]


Police conduct high risk takedown near LHSC

Police conduct high risk takedown near LHSC

CTV London Published Friday, August 3, 2018 2:59PM EDT Last Updated Friday, August 3, 2018 4:53PM EDT For the second time this week officers with guns drawn conducted a high risk arrest at a busy London intersection in broad daylight. The arrest took place at the intersection of Baseline and Wellington right near the Victoria campus of London Health Sciences. Police have released little information about the arrest other than to say it was high risk. No one was reported injured in the incident. A video of the arrest providedRead More


Chatham-Kent police force mourns loss of fellow officer

CTV Windsor: Arms Out for Andrew

CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:54PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4:59PM EDT A Chatham-Kent police officer has lost his battle with cancer. Const. Andrew Gaiswinkler passed away Tuesday following a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia. The 57-year-old had been with the police service since 2000 and was a member of the traffic unit, acting as a collision reconstructionist. Canadian Blood Services held multiple ‘Arms Out For Andrew’ blood drives earlier this year. Gaiswinkler leaves behind a wife and three kids. Friends and relatives areRead More


Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees

Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada's Walk of Fame inductees

TORONTO — Movie star Seth Rogen, Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield are joining Canada’s Walk of Fame. The organization said Monday its latest cohort of influential Canadians will also include a posthumous honour for Montreal singer Leonard Cohen. In total, 10 people will be recognized at a ceremony slated for December, which also marks the event’s 20th anniversary. Also joining the club is Rogen’s frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg, a writer, director and childhood friend who rose alongside Rogen to the upper echelons ofRead More


Man charged after large quantity of fentanyl seized in Brantford, Ont., motel

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BRANTFORD, Ont. — Police say a man is facing charges after officers seized a large quantity of fentanyl in Brantford, Ont. They say officers investigating drug activity at a Brantford motel on Wednesday arrested two men wanted on outstanding warrants. One was additionally charged with assaulting police after allegedly attempting to spit on an officer and with possession for the purpose of trafficking after prescription pills were seized. Investigators say the motel room used by one of the accused was searched on Thursday and officers seized more than 76 gramsRead More


Feeling like survivors will be key to rescued Thai boys’ emotional well-being: psychologist

Feeling like survivors will be key to rescued Thai boys' emotional well-being: psychologist

The boys who were rescued after spending two weeks inside a flooded cave system in Thailand could initially struggle with their emotions and the symptoms of acute stress disorder, says an Ottawa child psychologist. “You’ve gone through something traumatic and your emotions are high and you’re experiencing all sorts of different things, usually flashbacks and nightmares, emotional ability, tearfulness, sometimes regression,” Jennifer Vriend told CTV News Channel Monday. “All of those things we expect are probably going to occur.” It’s important to allow the boys to experience and express theRead More