Day: January 27, 2022

Windsor-Essex paramedics’ union tweets opposition to vaccine mandates; says they are based on lies

In a series of tweets, the union representing Windsor-Essex paramedics suggest that people who support a vaccine mandate are “authoritarian” and have a “propensity for evil.”  The strongly worded tweets reject vaccine mandates, calling the policies an attack on freedom, say they are based on lies and tell people to oppose them.  CUPE local 2974 president James Jovanovic confirmed […]

Former Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen charged with sexual assault

The Vancouver Police Department says Jake Virtanen, a former Vancouver Canucks forward, has been charged with one count of sexual assault following an investigation. The department says the B.C. Prosecution Service approved the charge following an investigation into an incident that occurred in Vancouver on Sept. 26, 2017. Virtanen, 25, was playing for the Vancouver Canucks at the time.  […]

Boards take non standard approach to Ontario’s standardized high school math test

There’s nothing standard about Ontario’s provincewide high school math test this year. Some school boards are asking the province’s permission to cancel the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s Grade 9 Math Assessment, while others are acting without seeking the government’s blessing. Read more: Some Ontario teachers refuse work over school COVID concerns Still, many are […]

Interior Fraser steelhead face extinction, fishery and conservation groups warn

Fishery and conservation groups in British Columbia warn a unique species of ocean-going trout faces a “severe conservation crisis” and must be added to Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Fifteen groups, including the B.C. Wildlife Federation and the Steelhead Society of B.C., have written to the federal environment and fisheries ministers urging immediate action on […]

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