Category Archives: Education

Ontario reports fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for sixth day in a row

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death related to the virus today. Health Minister Christine Elliott says it marks the sixth consecutive day the province has reported fewer than 100 new cases of the vir...

‘Divisive conversation:’ Saskatchewan premier understands back to school worries

REGINA — Concerns about Saskatchewan's back-to-school plan are legitimate, the premier said Friday as doctors added to calls for more safety measures when schools reopen in September. Premier Scott Moe said the province's chief medical officer and...

In Canadian libraries, the era of late fees may be headed to history books

HALIFAX — The era of the stern Canadian librarian peering at a patron's record of late items and announcing the amount owed appears to be headed for the history books. All of Nova Scotia's libraries are going fine-fre...

Ontario reports fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for fifth day in a row

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 88 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths related to the virus today. Health Minister Christine Elliott says it marks the fifth consecutive day with fewer than 100 new cases of the virus. The total number of

Ontario, federal governments announce $234.6M in new funding for child care

TORONTO — Ontario's child-care centres will be receiving about three per cent of a major influx of cash from the federal government meant to help cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the province's premier said Friday. Doug Ford said ...

Toronto Public Health criticizes public school board’s reopening plan

Toronto's public health agency is calling on the local public school board to reduce class sizes in September, suggesting the province's back-to-school plan doesn't go far enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a letter to the Toronto District Sc...

Answers to 5 common questions facing families for the COVID-19 school year

Questions abound as families prepare for an unprecedented school year that will be shaped by pandemic precautions. Is it safe? What happens if there's an outbreak? How do I screen my child for COVID-19? Each province has their own re-entry framework, b...

A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

OTTAWA — A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020: WE Charity staff prepare a concept paper on ...

B.C. premier says return to class a ‘challenge,’ but students will be safe

SURREY, B.C. — Sending British Columbia's students back to class in September will be "an unprecedented challenge" during a pandemic, but Premier John Horgan said he's confident children will be safe. Some parents and teachers have ...

Alberta school curriculum to focus on basics, keep out political bias: minister

EDMONTON — Students in Alberta will see a new curriculum going forward that focuses on literacy, numeracy and Canadian history — while keeping out political bias, the province's education minister said. Adriana LaGrange signed a ministerial o...