What’s happening on August 1st?

Sorry for the delay in getting posts up recently. We’ve been out of town enjoying the real world (and the sunny summer weather.) Luckily, since today is pouring rain, here is another installation in This Matters to You(th)

Without further ado…What’s been happening the past few days?

Top Reads: 

Tall order for school boards
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Tall+order+school+boards/7018595/story.html#ixzz22IcWReen

To…Youth:

National Post reporter Kathryn Blaze Carlson goes undercover as a Starbucks barista
Kathryn Blaze Carlson
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/29/summer-jobs-series-national-post-reporter-kathryn-blaze-carlson-goes-undercover-as-a-starbucks-barista/

How working at a McJob can be the starting point for success
Armina Ligaya
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/28/how-working-at-a-mcjob-can-be-a-starting-point-for-success/

B.C. families are the big losers on Family Day
Taxpayers, workers and business will foot the bill
Niels Veldhuis and Amela Karabegovic
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/Opinion+Editorials+Columns+list+Editorials+first/1515461/story.html#ixzz226z2v1FW

Social programs can’t replace parenting
Donna Yawching
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1233361–social-programs-can-t-replace-parenting

A bar mitzvah is about more than just a party
CRAIG AND MARC KIELBURGER
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/giving/a-bar-mitzvah-is-about-more-than-just-a-party/article4449633/

Teach kids to save more than they spend
The Globe and Mail
VIDEO
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/video/video-teach-kids-to-save-more-than-they-spend/article4234683/

Transcript: A passion for breaking the poverty cycle
Karl More
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/careers-leadership/transcript-a-passion-for-breaking-the-poverty-cycle/article4452302/

Parents’ approach to children’s nutrition could affect kids’ weight, fruit and vegetable consumption later in life, study shows
Ann Douglas
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/parent/article/1234067–parents-approach-to-children-s-nutrition-could-affect-kids-weight-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-later-in-life-study-shows

Families taking a stand
Barbara Turnbull
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/healthzone/news%20&%20features/article/1231762–families-taking-a-stand

Scientists’ gene discovery could help reverse childhood blindness disease
Stephanie Law
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1233799–science-a-new-gene-discovery-could-help-reverse-a-rare-hereditary-disease-which-causes-blindness

B.C. teens, twenty-somethings turn to Botox for forever 21 look
CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS
POSTMEDIA NEWS
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/national/teens+twenty+somethings+turn+Botox+forever+look/7006503/story.html

We make our own social programs
CRAIG CHRISTIE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/we-make-our-own-social-programs/article4443227/

Hundreds gather for funeral of teen killed in Toronto mass shooting
ADAM MILLER
The Canadian Press
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/hundreds-gather-for-funeral-of-teen-killed-in-toronto-mass-shooting/article4446821/

‘We have a lot of work left to do’: Child AIDS advocate
ANDRÉ PICARD
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/we-have-a-lot-of-work-left-to-do-child-aids-advocate/article4446468/

Teen fire videos a troubling trend on YouTube, study says
Tom Blackwell
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/28/teen-fire-videos-troubling-trend-on-youtube-study-says/

Psychological maltreatment can be as harmful to kids as physical abuse: report
Sheryl Ubelacker
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Psychological+maltreatment+harmful+kids+physical+abuse+report/7011085/story.html#ixzz22IdN2USE

To…K-12 Schools: 

Tall order for school boards
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Tall+order+school+boards/7018595/story.html#ixzz22IcWReen

Taxpayer-funded Bruce Carson school spent $1.3 million on salaries, travel, office in 2011
Mike De Souza
Postmedia News
http://www.canada.com/business/Taxpayer+funded+Bruce+Carson+school+spent+million+salaries+travel+office+2011/7019569/story.html#ixzz22IcQfymW

Ontario Liberals may use legislation to prevent school year delay
Keith Leslie
The Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/30/ontario-liberals-may-use-legislation-to-prevent-school-year-delay/

New program helps teens adjust from jail to school
Louise Brown
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1234308–new-program-helps-teens-adjust-from-jail-to-school

32,000 take to Hong Kong streets to protest Chinese patriotism classes
The Associated Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/29/32000-take-to-hong-kong-streets-to-protest-chinese-patriotism-classes/

Start of Ontario’s school year in jeopardy if labour talks stall
CAROLINE ALPHONSO AND KAREN HOWLETT
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/start-of-ontarios-school-year-in-jeopardy-if-labour-talks-stall/article4449756/

Broten warns Ontario teachers to negotiate before school starts or face legislation
Tanya Talaga and Kristin Rushowy
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1234214–negotiate-or-face-legislation-broten-warns-teachers

To…University Students:

CAQ leader Legault suggests ‘compromise’ on tuition
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/caq-leader-legault-suggests-compromise-on-tuition/article4449166/

U of A students protest changes at Lister Hall
ANDREA SANDS
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/students+protest+changes+Lister+Hall/7009044/story.html

Feds to crack down on fraud, human trafficking among international students
Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News
http://www.canada.com/news/Feds+crack+down+fraud+human+trafficking+among+international+students/7019790/story.html#ixzz22IcKvdI1

Ottawa tackles fraudulent use of Canadian student visas
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/07/31/ottawa-tackles-fraudulent-use-of-canadian-student-visas/

 

 

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