Local teacher removed from school board meeting for ‘transphobic comments’

The teacher told the public school board that a book available in school libraries make 'very serious medical interventions seem like an easy cure for emotional and social distress'

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Waterloo Region risks losing affordable housing as mortgages end

With the Region seeing soaring home costs, declining rental vacancy and more than 6,500 families on the wait-list for an affordable unit, housing officials want to do everything they can to retain existing affordable units and encourage new ones, said Jennifer Murdoch-Martin, manager of housing programs and development at the Region

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Martin Luther King family urges U.S. Senate to pass voting rights legislation

Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr., said U.S. President Joe Biden

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Ontario’s plan to use internationally-educated nurses will still leave some on the sidelines

As hospitals and long-term care homes face staffing shortages and a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, health-care professionals have been speaking out about the internationally-trained talent sitting on the sidelines due to lengthy licensing programs. Internationally-educated nurses will now be able to put on their scrubs and start working in the field right here in Ontario.

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Ontario is trying to replicate full school-day with online learning. But a computer screen cannot replace a classroom

Ontario now needs to shift its virtual learning strategy away from attempting to replace the classroom with a computer screen to a more innovative strategy, teacher Adam Dharsee writes. Just a week in, online learning has proved to be tumultuous for parents, education workers, and of course students. As a elementary school teacher, it’s been very clear that in-person learning is best for all students and creates a safe space where children can learn and grow both academically and socially.

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Students not going to school might well be the right call

Doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result defines idiocy. And yet, as schools stay closed, here we are.
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Leadership by example in 2022

As a boy during the civil war in Lebanon, he spent many nights in a bomb shelter with his family. The minutes could feel like hours. They were afraid for their lives.

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How Ontario should tackle the high cost of a home, according to the opposition parties

The soaring cost of buying or renting a home in Ontario — and what to do about it — is likely to be a major theme in the 2022 provincial election campaign.

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