Highlights / Ontario

Economy, Health, International, Religion

Quebec rules for safety over turbans, religious beliefs

After years of litigation that began in 2006, the highest court in the province of Quebec has ruled workplace safety comes before religious beliefs. The ruling concerns Sikh truckdrivers who had challenged a requirement to wear safety helmets when leaving» 

Health, Society

Schoolteachers suffer rapidly increasing violence

It’s getting harder to be a schoolteacher in Canada, and less safe even for school educators of very young students in elementary school. A new study on the issue of violence against elementary school teachers in Canada’s most populous province,» 

Health, Society

Ontario government releases new sex-ed curriculum

Ontario’s Progressive-Conservative government unveiled a new sex-ed curriculum Wednesday, a year after repealing a previous curriculum introduced by the preceding Liberal government, which had included lessons on sexting, same-sex relationships and gender identity, raising concerns of many parents. Under the» 

Society

Tiny homes for homeless youth

Groups fighting homelessness in Lanark County (Ontario) plan to house youth in tiny homes on private property CBC News, first published on July 24, 2019 Two-hundred square feet may sound small, but advocates for homeless youth are hoping it will» 

International, Society

Meteor hunters are on the move to find Ontario fireball

On Wednesday night, many Canadians saw a bright light in the sky. From Lake Ontario to Peterborough, Ont., to Montreal, surveillance cameras captured the violent end of the meteor’s journey that took billions of years to complete. Some people have» 

Health, Society

Study shows dramatic rise in binge drinking by young women in Ontario

Canada’s largest province has seen a dramatic increase in the number of young people – especially young women – who end up in hospital emergency rooms because of excessive drinking, according to a new Canadian study. The article published in» 

Economy, Politics

Bombardier plans to lay off 550 workers trigger political sniping

Federal Liberals and the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario took pot shots at each other Wednesday over looming layoffs at Bombardier’s railway car plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., that could see nearly half of the employees lose their jobs. The» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Another statue controversy in Canada: Samuel de Champlain

The 17th century French explorer Samuel de Champlain has long been lauded in Canadian history books as opening up Canada through his travels into the then unexplored interior of the country. In the quiet and picturesque city of Orillia, Ontario,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Sculptor helps gold mining town celebrate 100 years

Northern Ontario’s history is tied to that of mining. It was back in 1919 that a rush for silver in the north led instead to a discovery of gold and a another sort of rush. This led to the development» 

Environment, Society

Some waterways in Canada’s Great Lakes region now as salty as ocean: study

Road salt levels have hit new record levels in Canada’s Great Lakes region, making some waterways as salty as the ocean according to new chloride maps revealed by environmental advocates. WWF-Canada’s Great Lakes Chloride Summer Hot Spot Map reveals that»