What’s happening on August 6th?

Another weekend, another apology for a (very) delayed post. This time your two authors were off at a rock-climbing festival, clambering around on some very tall boulders. We’ve come back with a renewed desire to get a grip (a climbing pun!) on the current events that matter to young Canadians. Hopefully posts should be more regular in the future. 

– E + G

Top Reads: 

Pivotal week ahead for Quebec’s student strikes, with return-to-school votes
Sidhartha Banerjee
The Canadian Press
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Pivotal+week+ahead+Quebecs+student+strikes+with+returntoschool/7044726/story.html#ixzz22lhsGf5q

Age collides with politics in today’s fractured Quebec
KONRAD YAKABUSKI
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/age-collides-with-politics-in-todays-fractured-quebec/article4462141/

Fat? We are fit. Get over it, say women athletes
Belinda Goldsmith
Reuters
http://www.leaderpost.com/sports/2012-summer-games/over+women+athletes/7047029/story.html#ixzz22oGRXhgu

To…Youth: 

Are our pampered kids under too much pressure?
JUDITH TIMSON
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/are-our-pampered-kids-under-too-much-pressure/article4459296/

Sugary Sports Drinks Plentiful at U.S. Schools: Study
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/sugary-sports-drinks-plentiful-at-us-schools-study-165183356.html

Rates rise at licensed day cares
Charles Hamilton
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Rates+rise+licensed+cares/7041383/story.html#ixzz22oF2znC0

Immunization still important
THE Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Immunization+still+important/7027922/story.html

Athletes’ parents deserve a podium too
ELIZABETH PAYNE
POSTMEDIA NEWS
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Athletes+parents+deserve+podium/7046216/story.html

Age collides with politics in today’s fractured Quebec
KONRAD YAKABUSKI
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/age-collides-with-politics-in-todays-fractured-quebec/article4462141/

Parents can help with their girls’ depression
DENISE BALKISSOON
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/conditions/parents-can-help-with-their-girls-depression/article4461132/

Young women increasingly accident-prone
Henry Aubin, The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Henry+Aubin+Young+women+increasingly+accident+prone/7039530/story.html#ixzz22oMSi3FZ

A summer job with hand grenades
Richard Raycraft
Special to National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/05/a-summer-job-with-hand-grenades/

Fat? We are fit. Get over it, say women athletes
Belinda Goldsmith
Reuters
http://www.leaderpost.com/sports/2012-summer-games/over+women+athletes/7047029/story.html#ixzz22oGRXhgu

Kid entrepreneurs bring ‘Screamin Brothers’ ice cream to southern Alberta
Amanda Stephenson
CALGARY HERALD
http://www.calgaryherald.com/entrepreneurs+bring+Screamin+Brothers+cream+southern+Alberta/7039237/story.html#ixzz22o8rJyFg

Teens trading sex for drugs, booze often live at home: B.C. study
Tamsyn Burgmann
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Teens+trading+drugs+booze+often+live+home+study/7033300/story.html#ixzz22o6K1wft

To…K-12 Schools:

Quebec Liberal leader Jean Charest promises $100 per primary school-age child for school supplies
Roberto Rocha
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Quebec+Liberal+leader+Jean+Charest+promises+primary+school+child+school+supplies/7047264/story.html#ixzz22oM9CGFn

Quebec election: Charest promises $100 per child to help with back-to-school expenses
Wendy Gillis
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1237834–quebec-election-charest-promises-100-per-child-to-help-with-back-to-school-expenses

Fuzzy standards in schools
M.L. CLARK
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Fuzzy+standards+schools/7046205/story.html

Ontario’s deal with English Catholic teachers’ union starts to crumble
KATE HAMMER AND KAREN HOWLETT
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/mcguinty-tells-teachers-to-sign-deal-or-face-legislation/article4462698/

Mandarin bilingual program links students to their heritage
CANDICE SO
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Mandarin+bilingual+program+links+students+their+heritage/7032777/story.html

School board transparency concerns raised as Arabic report kept private
Richard Cuthbertson
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/School+board+transparency+concerns+raised+Arabic+report+kept+private/7045475/story.html#ixzz22o68UtIH

As the suburbs boom, so too will busing to school
Richard Cuthbertson
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/suburbs+boom+will+busing+school/7045416/story.html#ixzz22o6Ez3BW

To…University Students:

PQ to student protesters: Truce is best way to derail Charest
RHÉAL SÉGUIN
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/elections/pq-to-student-protesters-truce-is-best-way-to-derail-charest/article4458216/

Parti Quebecois promises to scrap Jean Charest’s tuition hike plan if elected
National Post Staff
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/02/parti-quebecois-promises-to-scrap-jean-charests-tuition-hike-plan-if-elected/

Tuition conflict isn’t the only issue in Quebec election, student groups say
Karen Seidman,
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Tuition+conflict+only+issue+Quebec+election+student+groups/7047231/story.html#ixzz22oMGk9Sh

Students want Glen Murray to “tweet me maybe”
Jacques Gallant
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1236785–students-want-glen-murray-to-tweet-me-maybe

Pivotal week ahead for Quebec’s student strikes, with return-to-school votes
Sidhartha Banerjee
The Canadian Press
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Pivotal+week+ahead+Quebecs+student+strikes+with+returntoschool/7044726/story.html#ixzz22lhsGf5q

 

 

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