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November 13, 2018 6:03 PM TDSB student census reveals higher stress levels, greater sense of disconnect

There was a decline of 4 to 7 per cent in the number of Grades 7 to 12 students who feel a sense of belonging in school, and a 10 to 14 per cent drop in the number of kids who enjoy school. Just 49 per cent of high school students, and 59 per cent of Grades 7 and 8 students said they like school; and 62 per cent of secondary students, and 69 per cent in Grades 5

November 8, 2018 8:01 PM Mayor of P.E.I. community maintains role into 2022, but reluctantly

There were no mayoral candidates in Monday’s province-wide municipal elections, so the provincial government simply appointed the outgoing mayor, Alcide Bernard, to a four-year term. Bernard had not run for re-election — he decided he had done his time, and he “wanted to leave the opportunity for others this time.” Wellington — with a population of 400 — is nestled 13

November 8, 2018 3:30 PM Ottawa will bankroll some climate change programs left after Ford ends Ontario’s cap-and-trade

Ottawa is stepping into the breach to bankroll some of the climate change programs left after Premier Doug Ford ended Ontario’s cap-and-trade environmental alliance with Quebec and California. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Thursday announced that small- and medium-sized Ontario businesses as well as community organizations and non-profit 15

November 6, 2018 2:03 PM Canada Post rotating strikes continue in five southern Ontario communities

OTTAWA—The union representing Canada Post employees says workers in five Ontario southern communities have walked off the job as rotating strikes across the country enter the third week. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the workers in Amherstburg, Delhi, Owen Sound, Sarnia and St. Thomas began striking just after midnight today. CUPW says employees 10

November 5, 2018 2:08 PM Canada Post employees continue rotating strikes in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador

OTTAWA—The union representing Canada Post employees has launched a new round of rotating strikes in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the latest Ontario operations targeted for job actions are in Toronto’s east end, as well as London, Barrie, Brantford, Fort Erie, Guelph, Simcoe, St. Catharines, and Welland 9

November 1, 2018 12:25 PM Canada Post workers in Hamilton, La Mauricie, join rotating strikes

OTTAWA—More than 1,800 Canada Post workers have walked off the job in Hamilton and La Mauricie, Que., as the union’s overtime ban becomes effective across the country. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the walkout in La Mauricie began Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. and in Hamilton just after midnight on Thursday. The Ontario communities of Arnprior-Renfrew 14

October 31, 2018 6:24 PM Alberta premier tells B.C. steelworkers jobs at risk without Trans Mountain

“It should be our money that is in our economy. Not the Americans’. It should be invested in Canadian priorities, not border walls and private prisons. Notley said the Trans Mountain project would bring $400 million in construction activity to the Kamloops area alone, as well as an added $6 billion in revenue to the British Columbia government over 20 years 16

October 30, 2018 11:52 AM Montreal hit with rotating Canada Post strike, 6,000 workers walk off job

MONTREAL—The union representing Canada Post workers says 6,000 members in Montreal walked off the job Monday night as part of its countrywide rotating strikes. CUPW says walkouts continue in Lloydminster, Sask., Peterborough, Ont., and in the B.C. communities of Royal City, Upper Valley, Fraser Valley West, Squamish and Prince George. Last week, 9,000 workers 11

October 27, 2018 10:56 PM Toronto police increase security around places of worship in wake of Pittsburgh shooting

In response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Saturday, those living in the Greater Toronto Area can expect an increase in police visibility around places of worship, York Regional police said. After a man allegedly shouting anti-Semitic slurs opened fire inside the Tree of Life Congregation in east Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and wounding six, Toronto 15

October 18, 2018 12:16 PM Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

JAKARTA, INDONESIA—Helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighbourhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities, Indonesia’s disaster agency said Thursday. The agency said that 430 hectares (1.7 square miles) of land and nearly 3,500 homes 18