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The Link

The LINK Online, Jul 5.6.7, 2019 : recycling, music, cost of living

Your hosts, Lynn, Terry and Marc (Note the show will be taking a break during the summer- other interesting subjects will be available on the weekends; Video of this week’s show at bottom.  As always, full versions of the show» 

Society

Pupil’s song inspires Quebec premier to rebuild flooded school

A municipality in Quebec’s Beauce region will be getting a new elementary school after a student’s song about its sorry state drew the attention of the province’s Premier Francois Legault. Legault said today the 84-year-old l’Accueil school in the town» 

Society

Sexual, ritualized abuse all too common, says advocate

Students arrested, expelled at exclusive private school Allegations of assault and sexual assault by students at a private boys’ school in Toronto have dominated the news in Canada this week. Videos have surfaced which have resulted in the arrest of» 

Society

New Ontario teachers must pass math test

Teachers in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province will soon face new requirments. Legislation was introduced yesterday (Thursday) which is called the  ”Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act”, primarily because it would require the revocation of the licence for any teacher found» 

Health, Society

Breakfast emphasized for back to school

Children are now heading back to school after a couple of months of summer vacation and dietitians are reminding people how important it is for them to have a nutritious breakfast. Often both parents work and mornings are very rushed,» 

Health, International, Society

Canadian schools: Report on violence against teachers

“(The teachers) are in the line of fire daily and this does not bode well if we continue the same path we’re on” M Ramsankar Schools aren’t what they used to be even as little as ten years ago. That’s» 

Society

School’s out, keep the kids busy, advises author

Schools close in June for summer vacation in Canada and younger children often go to day camps that may involve sports, music, computer skills, drama or other activities. Most parents get only two or three weeks of vacation which they» 

International, Society

NGOs sound alarm over increase in ‘deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on schools’

A global coalition of non-governmental organizations and human rights groups working to protect the rights of children and promote education is sounding the alarm over a dramatic increase in “deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on schools and universities, their students, and» 

Health, Society

ADHD support in schools is lacking: survey

In a Canadian survey, 45 per cent of parents of children with ADHD said their children were not getting support for their disability in their schools. The main characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. These» 

Society

Group urges a return to school equity

Officially, public education is free in Canada but, in recent decades, parents have raised money for enhancements and there is concern that means some schools are able to offer more to students than others. Equity ‘since the very beginning’ “Canada…was»