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Highlights, Society

University creates online tool for students now at home to keep up math skills

With schools closed across the country due to the pandemic, parents are concerned about children falling behind on lessons. While schools and teachers are trying in most cases to provide online lessons, additional resources are always helpful. To that end, »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Jobs threatened, jobs created, the future of employment in 2030

Many reports suggest that technology and AI will threaten vast numbers of typical job categories we know today. A new report notes that other factors will also come into play in both eliminating and in creating jobs by 2030 including »

Economy, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Canadian non-profit agency says literacy should be a right

It seems shocking but in a developed country with a well-established education system, about a fifth of the population has serious problems with literacy, and almost half the population is below the international average standard for literacy. That’s according to »

Society

Penitentiary farms to reopen with goats and cows

The Canadian government will reopen two farm operations in the province of Ontario to employ and instruct prison inmates. The farms were started in the 1880s but were shut down by the conservative government in 2010. Hundreds of people campaigned »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Test helps immigrants get trucking jobs

An association of trucking companies has developed a skills testing tool to help immigrants get jobs as truck drivers. The BC Trucking Association in the western province of British Columbia says it is seeking ways to address a shortage of »