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October 1, 2018 9:00 AM Child poverty plagues every corner of Toronto, census data shows

Ten city wards — almost half in the new 25-ward system — have child poverty rates between 30 per cent and 45.2 per cent. But at the census tract level, rates soar as high as 72.3 per cent. The report shows children in Indigenous, racialized and newcomer families are struggling the most, with child poverty rates of 84 per cent, 33 per cent and 40 per cent respectively 6

June 25, 2018 9:00 AM Students in poorer neighbourhoods may miss out on ‘vital programs,’ report says

The number of Ontario schools offering before- and after-school care has jumped dramatically in the last six years — but families in the poorest neighbourhoods are less likely to benefit, a new report shows. While school boards must provide child care for elementary students where there is a demand, “there may not be equitable access to these vital programs 24

June 9, 2018 9:00 AM Here's how Doug Ford's political views measure up against the PC voters who elected him

How conservative is the Progressive Conservative leader? And how conservative are his supporters? What kind of conservative is Doug Ford? That is the question on the minds of many voters in Ontario as the Toronto businessman and his Tories prepare to form a majority government at Queen's Park. The former city councillor is often painted with a populist 30

April 19, 2018 4:39 PM NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarks on ‘Goldilocks’ planet search

Discoveries by Tess will bring us closer to answering age-old questions such as ‘Does life exist beyond Earth?’ The most promising candidates will be studied by bigger, more powerful observatories of the future, including NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, due to launch in another few years as the heir to Hubble. These telescopes will scour the planets’ 32

March 14, 2018 1:02 PM ECMA nomination withdrawal highlights debate of who is Métis

Maxim Cormier's nod in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category was withdrawn last week The East Coast Music Awards decision to withdraw the nomination of a Cape Breton guitarist in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category is drawing criticism from a group that says the association has no business deciding who is Indigenous. The ECMA's board of directors 58

February 19, 2018 9:43 PM New Pennsylvania congressional map could benefit Democrats

Republican lawmakers expected to challenge congressional district map in Federal Court Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in Federal Court 47

February 7, 2018 7:56 PM Consumer prices in Alberta rise higher than Canada

Consumer prices in Alberta showed the highest annual increase in October than any other province, says Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported Friday that the Consumer Price Index in Alberta rose by three per cent, after a 2.6 per cent annual hike in September. Prices in the Calgary census metropolitan area were up by 3.3 per cent following a 3.2 per cent annual 49

February 4, 2018 2:00 PM Mixed emotions for Labrador Inuit 5 years into caribou hunting ban

Scientists say there are fewer than 9,000 George River caribou left The George River caribou hunting ban brings out a mix of emotions for Labrador Inuit. Beneficiaries haven't been able to practise an important part of their culture for five years. Many people deeply miss eating caribou in a region where buying food comes at a great expense. The province 27

October 26, 2017 9:43 AM Trump coy on release of files concerning JFK assassination

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump is playing it coy on what people will see from long-secret JFK assassination-era files. He's been caught between students of the killing who want every scrap of information out on that crucible of history and intelligence agencies that are said to be counselling restraint. How that plays out should be known Thursday 54

October 25, 2017 11:08 PM Share of new immigrants in Sask. climbs upward: StatsCan

Share of recent immigrants in Prairie provinces has doubled in past 15 years The number of new immigrants landing in Saskatchewan jumped in the last 15 years. According to Statistics Canada, the provincial share of Canada's recent immigrants grew from just under one per cent in 2001 to four per cent in 2016. The climb is part of a larger trend. During 45