Category: Education

‘Ignorant minority’: London, Ont. MP speaks out after office targeted by anti-vaxxers – London

Enough is enough for London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos after an attempted break-in a few weeks back and a graffiti incident, both of which he said were motivated by anti-vaxxers. Fragiskatos voiced his frustration on Twitter Wednesday after the sign outside his office was vandalized with what he described as anti-vaccine messaging. “We have […]

Ontario school boards call on government to report and track COVID once again

School boards in Ontario are calling on the provincial government to reinstate COVID-19 reporting and tracking when schools reopen next week, with some saying they will release available data to families. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees sent a letter to Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Wednesday expressing “grave concern, disappointment, and frustration” over […]

COVID-19: MLHU clarifies new rules on reporting absenteeism in schools – London

Regional health officials are shedding light on how a number of Ontario’s recently announced return to in-person learning preparations will play out in London and Middlesex County. On Wednesday, Education Minister Stephen Lecce unveiled the province’s latest plans for getting kids back in classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them were new rules for reporting […]

COVID-19: Vaccine campaign passes 1M mark in London and Middlesex County – London

Just over a year into its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has announced a new milestone for the region after it administered its 1,000,000th dose on Wednesday. The MLHU’s vaccination efforts in London, Ont., and Middlesex County officially began on Dec. 23, 2020 when the first dose was administered to Karen Dann […]

Laurentian University need not hand privileged records over to AG, Ontario court rules

An insolvent university under investigation by Ontario’s auditor general need not hand over privileged information as part of the probe, the province’s superior court ruled Wednesday. But auditor general Bonnie Lysyk said she plans to appeal the decision, saying Laurentian University’s unwillingness to provide “unfettered access” to emails is hampering the analysis she launched last […]

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