Grants to help parents get involved in their children’s learning

Grants to help parents get involved in their children’s learning

Ontario is making it easier for more parents to take part in their children’s learning and well-being inside and outside the classroom, with funding for thousands of local projects across the province. Applications are now open for Parents Reaching Out Grants for the 2017-18 school year, and will be accepted until May 25th. Grants are […]

Windsor man arrested in homicide investigation

Windsor man arrested in homicide investigation

On Tuesday, February 21st, shortly before 5:30 p.m. patrol officers were dispatched to a Windsor hospital in regards to a 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators say the shooting occurred at a residence located in the 700 block of University Avenue East. The scene was contained. The victim succumbed to his injuries at […]

Ontario introduces legislation to protect human trafficking survivors

Ontario introduces legislation to protect human trafficking survivors

As part of Ontario’s Strategy to End Human Trafficking, Minister of the Status of Women, Indira Naidoo-Harris, introduced legislation yesterday that would, if passed, increase protection for survivors and those at risk of human trafficking. The Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017 would create two statutes, Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking Act, 2017 and Human […]

Dairy farm worker found dead in manure holding tank in Middlesex Centre

Dairy farm worker found dead in manure holding tank in Middlesex Centre

The Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate after the body of a dairy farm worker was found in a manure holding tank Monday afternoon. The Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident at a rural property on Woodhull Road at approximately 1:42 p.m. Police say a worker at the […]

More than $17 million lost in romance scams in 2016

More than $17 million lost in romance scams in 2016

In 2016, 748 victims lost over $17 million to romance scammers. According to Royal Canadian Mounted Police, scammers create fake online profiles on dating websites and social media, and attempt to gain their victim’s affection and trust. They develop the relationship over an extended period of time, increasing their victim’s trust. Typically, the higher the […]

Province working to eliminate systemic racism

Province working to eliminate systemic racism

Ontario is formally recognizing the United Nations'(UN) Decade for People of African Descent. This declaration acknowledges that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. “People of African descent are still among the most marginalized and discriminated against groups in our society. While many know this to […]

Truck carrying carbon dioxide tips onto its side on Highway 40 in Sarnia

Truck carrying carbon dioxide tips onto its side on Highway 40 in Sarnia

Yesterday at 4:30 p.m. members of the Lambton Ontario Provincial Police responded to Highway 40 northbound in the area of Degurse Drive in Sarnia to investigate a single motor vehicle collision. Investigators say a transport truck and trailer loaded with carbon dioxide was travelling north bound on Highway 40 in the area of Degurse Drive […]

New amendments to the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act

New amendments to the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act

Yesterday, Education Minister Mitzie Hunter introduced several proposed amendments to the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014, including: Allowing collective agreements to be extended; Giving students and parents more notice of labour disruptions; Ensuring all education workers’ unions participate in central bargaining. “The School Boards Collective Bargaining Act is a ‘made-in-Ontario’ approach to collective bargaining […]

Ontario’s economic growth outpaces G7 countries

Ontario’s economic growth outpaces G7 countries

For the eighth year in a row, Ontario is projecting to beat its deficit target. Today the Ontario government released the 2016-17 Third Quarter Finances. The report projects a $1.9-billion deficit in 2016-17, a $2.4-billion improvement compared to the 2016 Budget. “Ontario’s GDP growth outpaced Canada’s and all G7 countries’ over the first three quarters […]

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