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Highlights/Ontario

High-speed rail promised for Canada,…again.

Canada is the only G7 country without a high-speed rail system, and this in spite of the fact that the huge distances between cities make it a worthwhile endeavour. Ontario is now once again talking about a high-speed rail line with» 

Society

Positive change for black youth in Ontario is project goal

The Toronto company, Urban Rez Solutions has launched a three-pronged project as part of a province of Ontario government campaign to reduce violence for its black citizens. The government has committed $47 million over four years to its Black Youth» 

Environment

Ontario colleges funded to cut carbon emissions

Colleges in the province of Ontario are praising the provincial government’s gift of up to $200 million to reduce carbon emissions in the college system and up to $300 in interest-free loans to retrofit college and university facilities. The announcement» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

BHM- Breaking a colour barrier in sports

The year was 1934 in the central province of Ontario, and the sport was baseball. Baseball was the huge major summer sport in North America and stadiums were always filled. Long before Jackie Robinson would break the colour barrier in» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Scientific anger over college degree in homeopathy

A number of medical and scientific personnel are expressing their shock at an Ontario Community College. Starting this fall, Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, will offer a diploma in homeopathy, a practice the critics says is mere quackery. The critics are also» 

Society

Ontario acts on violence against blacks

Three groups are getting government funding to help reduce violence for black children, youth and families in the province of Ontario. The campaigns will work on prevention by looking at the root causes of violence. One project called Innovate Inclusion» 

Health

High-dose opioid prescriptions decrease, but not much

More than 40,000 people in the province of Ontario were given new prescriptions for high doses of opioid drugs in 2016, despite Canada’s worsening opioid crisis. That was a decrease of 25,000 new starts, or two per cent, from 2013.» 

Environment

Plan to allow logging threatens caribou, say environmentalists

A U.S. environmental group is accusing the province of Ontario of enabling rampant logging in the habitat of its declining boreal caribou. The Natural Resources Defense Council says there was no meaningful consultation before Ontario proposed to extend logging industry» 

Society

Police in school programme: study shows many benefits

The programme is called the School Resource Officer (SRO). Shortly after a student was shot and killed at a Toronto school in 2008 the idea to place armed officers in schools was created in Toronto One of the biggest school» 

Economy, Society

David vs Goliath: anger grows over business vs low wage employees

Ontario minimum wage increase: Protests grow over business cutting employee benefits Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, has raised the minimum wage paid to workers to $14/hour as of January 1, an increase of $2.40 over the previous minimum hourly wage»