Criminal justice advocates question Ontario’s decision to shut down prison oversight boards
Critics say the Ontario government hasn’t adequately why they eliminated Community Advisory Boards that oversee provincial jails were shut down in June.
Second Backyard BioBlitz connects people with nature
This weekend the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is hosting a second straight Backyard BioBlitz which is a virtual event encouraging people to connect and take pictures of nature. People can now register for the BioBlitz to receive instructions on how and where to submit photos and to learn about…
‘We need to learn to live with fire,’ say experts, as Ontario faces its busiest forest fire season yet
Wildfire smoke from northwest Ontario moved into the rest of the province this past week, experts say we must learn to live with wildfire and make adjustments to our existing infrastructure to mitigate the impact on communities.
Frustration brewing as border confusion continues for people in Niagara region
Even though Canada will allow fully vaccinated Americans to visit starting Aug. 9, there is still frustration and confusion about who can cross.
Climate crisis costs: Ontario cities projected to spend at least $276 million against flooding in next five years
According to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities’ Initiative, Ontario communities are set to spend at least $276 million to combat damage from flooding. Learn more here.
The battle over Hwy. 413: Transportation, environmental visions clash on GTA’s northwest frontier
The Doug Ford government has proposed the development of a new 400-series highway that would run through the Caledon. The community is split over the plan.
Online and in-person students in university classrooms cause concerns for teachers, teaching assistants and students
UOttawa and Carleton are offering students the opportunity to take courses online or in-person this fall and this lack of clarity about these options is concerning professors, TAs and some students.
Ontario to implement first of its kind anti-human trafficking protocol in schools
Ontario will spend $2.4 million to implement a strategy in schools to combat human trafficking.
Save for Waterloo region, Ontario to enter Step 3 five days early
Ontario will enter Step 3 of reopening five days early on July 16.