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Innovation, collaboration, education emerged as themes of the NWT climate conference

To tackle our climate crisis, Richard Nerysoo says we can’t be paralyzed by fear. Nerysoo, a former NWT politician, is now an “energy champion” with a federal initiative that supports remote Indigenous communities to reduce their reliance on diesel. He participated in a three-day conference this past week engaging residents, government and industry representatives on […]

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Education assistant with racy OnlyFans account fired for what employer calls ‘egregious’ conduct

A Maple Ridge education assistant who says she was struggling to make ends meet has been fired over her second job: posting racy content online, including on OnlyFans. Kristin MacDonald, 35, has posted titillating photos and videos for about a year under the name Ava James on the website known for custom pornography. That drew

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Cuts slice into Saskatoon Public Schools education funding as the budget balances out

Saskatoon Public Schools has approved the operating budget for the upcoming school year, but cutbacks have come down to make ends meet. “We’re appreciative of the additional funding we’ve received,” said SPS board chair Colleen MacPherson. “That said, there is still chronic underfunding pressures throughout the division we will need to address but the focus

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No more A, B or C: Public schools in BC moving from letter grades to ‘proficiency scale’

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 23, 2023 4:28 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size All students from kindergarten to Grade 9 in British Columbia public schools will now be assessed with a proficiency scale instead of letter grades. A statement from the Education Ministry says that starting in the 2023-24

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Ministry rejects Ottawa school board plan for 4-day week

An Ottawa-area school board said it would not move to a four-day schedule at two of its elementary schools this fall after Ontario’s Education Ministry refused to approve the plan. In March, the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) announced the pilot project would begin this fall at École élémentaire catholique l’Étoile-de-l’Est in Orléans

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Ontario scrapping post-secondary education requirements for police recruits

The Ontario government said Tuesday it is introducing a number of new measures to boost lagging police recruitment numbers, including eliminating a post-secondary education requirement to be hired as an officer and covering the costs of mandatory training. “We need more police officers on our streets, more boots on the ground,” Premier Doug Ford said

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The 4th annual First Nation Education Conference wraps up in Whitehorse

It was day one of the First Nation Education Conference in Whitehorse when Melanie Bennett started to relax and enjoy herself. Bennett is executive director of the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate (YFNED), which organized the conference. The event is in its fourth year, but she still gets nervous before it all comes together. “We’ve

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Unqualified teachers in Quebec can take a fast-track course in September

The fast track for non-legally qualified teachers who want to further their education is taking shape, with TÉLUQ University set to accept its first cohort of candidates in the fall. TÉLUQ says it will offer a 30-credit “100 per cent distance learning” Diplôme d’études supérieures specialisées, which is aimed at practicing preschool and elementary school

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Orlando Bloom Lists Modern Beverly Hills Home for Rent at $35,000 a Month

Once again, Orlando Bloom is listing his modern Beverly Hills pad, this time as a rental for $35,000 a month, according to Mansion Global. The contemporary-style four-bedroom and four-bathroom home was listed by Eric DeAngelis of the Oppenheim Group (of Selling Sunset fame) on Wednesday as a furnished rental. Bloom previously listed the property for sale in 2019 with a

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