Day: January 13, 2021

Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, a silent epidemic armed with an unregulated poison has been killing Ontarians at a horrifying rate. Multiple health officials have sounded the alarm about the effect of border closures on the Ontario illicit drug supply, particularly opioids. Closed borders means drug manufacturers can no longer access smuggled substances, […]

No changes to CXC SBAs

News Rhianna Mc Kenzie 3 Hrs Ago Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly – ROGER JACOB Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly said on Wednesday that the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has not made a final decision on changes to the number of practical school-based assessment (SBA) assignments for the 2021 CXC exams. Newsday received reports […]

Federal government lists COVID-19 testing services abroad after new rule strands many travellers

Transport Canada is offering more details this week about where travellers can get a COVID-19 test abroad — and what happens if they’re caught using a fake one — after a new testing rule for passengers flying to Canada caused widespread confusion and anxiety. The new government policy, which took effect Jan. 7, requires that all air passengers five years and older […]

Coronavirus: Union calls for online learning extension across Ontario during state of emergency

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 13, 2021 3:43 pm     Updated January 13, 2021 3:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union that represents teachers in Ontario’s Catholic school boards is calling for a provincewide extension of online learning during the province’s […]

Shares plunge, analysts scratch heads after Couche-Tard makes $25B offer for grocery chain Carrefour

Alimentation Couche-Tard’s $25-billion potential play for French-based grocery chain Carrefour SA is getting a thumbs down from its own investors and skeptical analysts. The Quebec-based company’s shares plunged 10.5 per cent, or $4.35 at $36.96 in midday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Analysts questioned the rationale for the non-binding takeover offer at a price of […]

Coronavirus: Guelph police to maintain ‘education-first’ approach during stay-at-home order – Guelph

Guelph police say the service will continue to maintain its “education-first” approach during the stay-at-home order, as it has since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Ontario government declared a state of emergency — the second during the pandemic — and issued the stay-at-home order. Read more: Ontario declares 2nd state of […]

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