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TDSB votes to remove skill-based assessments for specialized schools, programs

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 08:05

Toronto’s public school board trustees voted Wednesday night to replace ability-based assessments with an interest-based application.
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French face-off: How the six Conservative leadership candidates made the case for themselves, and against each other

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 06:29

Party members will vote using a mail-in ballot and the winner will be declared on Sept. 10 at an event in Ottawa.
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Uxbridge, Ottawa balancing storm cleanup, school closures days after storm destruction

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 04:06

The province will be picking up bill for Ottawa’s cleanup, according to mayor Jim Watson.
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‘I didn’t think I was gonna make it’: Man who shot two Métis hunters tells court he was rushing to save his father and brother

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 02:28

Anthony Bilodeau testifies in his own defence at second-degree murder trial in March 2020 deaths of two hunters.
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Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard admits lying to complainants, but denies lying in court

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 01:40

In court Wednesday, Jacob Hoggard testified that the encounters with the complainants were consensual, though he did not have a complete memory.
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In gun-loving America, another episode of the horror show that never ends

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 01:27

People in Uvalde say that although they’d seen these mass-shooting scenes in other places on the news, they cannot believe it happened here, Edward Keenan writes.
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Canadian abuse charity cuts ties with Q107 radio host John Derringer following verbal abuse allegations

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 00:18

Abuse Hurts CEO says the organization is severing ties with Derringer in light of abuse allegations from the radio host’s former co-workers.
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Justin Trudeau cancels B.C. appearance after protesters gather carrying noose

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 21:26

Trucks with horns blaring and a noose dangling from a prop gallows were the backdrop of a protest outside a Liberal party fundraiser in Surrey, B.C.
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Bob Hepburn: Time for Steven Del Duca to go negative — or lose badly to Doug Ford

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 21:24

While voters despise negative advertising, the dirty secret in politics is they work. Del Duca needs to hold his nose and go on the attack.
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Doug Ford accuses Liberals of ‘desperation’ after questions about Tory MPP’s financial dealings

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 21:19

Amid questions swirling around a Toronto Progressive Conservative MPP, Doug Ford is accusing the Liberals of “desperation” because “their campaign is falling apart.”
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I fact checked everything NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said for a week. Here’s what I found

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 19:00

How factual is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party? The Star is documenting false claims and stretched truths in the lead-up to the provincial election.
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Tamara Lich won’t return to jail after accepting award for role as trucker convoy protest leader, judge says

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 17:16

The decision means Lich will stay out of jail after she was granted bail on March 7.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reports 1,082 COVID hospitalizations, with 160 in intensive care

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 12:48

Meanwhile, Germany has not had any countries on its list of “high-risk areas” for the coronavirus since early March.
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Deadly Ontario storm aftermath: 150,000 still without power; eight Durham schools closed

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 19:42

Hydro One said crews have restored power to more than 479,500 but it will take a few more days help fix damage.
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‘I felt like I was going to die’: Ticks that cause red-meat allergy are in Canada

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 17:25

Lone star ticks, which can cause a rare allergy to red meat called alpha-gal syndrome, are expanding into Canada as temperatures rise.
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Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard testifying in sex assault trial

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 15:48

The jury is expected to hear whether the defence will be calling any witnesses to testify, including Hoggard himself.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reporting 890 hospitalizations, 157 in ICUs with COVID-19; Airbnb ends rentals in China over border measures

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 13:18

Meanwhile, Sweden also recommends another booster shot for people over 18 in the risk groups.
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More federal government workers were exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations for religious reasons than medical concerns, data shows

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 13:00

Workers were exempt from the vaccination requirement if they had a “sincerely held individual belief... rooted in religion.”
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Parents denounce admissions lottery for specialty high schools as TDSB set to vote on changes

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 13:00

The TDSB says the new policy, if approved Wednesday, will remove long-standing barriers and improve access to programming.
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NDP gaining at Liberals’ expense, but PCs still on track to win another majority in Ontario election

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 12:00

The Progressive Conservatives appear to be maintaining an unassailable lead in the last full week of campaigning.
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