Paving paradise? Ontario’s Bradford Bypass a dead end, critics say, while premier says it will ease traffic
The controversial Bradford Bypass has environmentalists up in arms over damage to wetlands and the Ford government touting an end to traffic congestion. Capital Current examines the arguments.
Ontario nursing shortage could worsen as many young nurses now say they want out: survey
A survey shows that many young nurses in Ontario are fed up with their profession and intend to leave, something that would dramatically impact an existing shortage of qualified care-givers.
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.
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.
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.
Ontario breaks ground on new $55 million LTC home in North Bay
Ontario government officials gathered in the empty lot of what used to be the old St. Joseph’s McLaren Hospital site overlooking downtown North Bay to break ground on one of the province’s newly announced long-term care projects. “We are going to build the nicest long-term care home this town has…
Grassroots group helps people navigate Ontario’s complex vaccination appointment system
An organization in Toronto is trying to get vulnerable people in the community vaccinated by helping them overcome the confusion many are facing while booking appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.
UPDATE: Hamilton school board votes to rename Ryerson Elementary School because of connection with residential school system founder
A trustee for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is pushing for local Ryerson Elementary School to be renamed.
Student groups hope to win appeal of Ontario’s university fee ‘opt out’ measure
As the Doug Ford government prepares to appeal the Student Choice Initiative this month, student advocacy organizations are better prepared.
Plan to scrap ‘racist’ streaming in Grade 9 hailed as major step for Black students in Ontario
Beginning in Grade 9, all the way through his high school career, Ethan Itwaru had a ritual of visiting the guidance counsellor once a year. His annual battle to secure the grades he needed to earn in some of his classes had him regularly questioning whether to switch to the…