What’s happening on August 21st?

Top Reads:

1. Youth should target voters, not Tories

2. Age of Majority: blunt instrument to gauge maturity

3. Girls encouraged to pursue careers in trades and technology
To…Youth:

Girls encouraged to pursue careers in trades and technology
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2012-08-19/article-3056004/Girls-encouraged-to-pursue-careers-in-trades-and-technology/1

How Todd Akin revived medieval beliefs about rape and pregnancy
SHARON BEGLEY AND SUSAN HEAVEY
Reuters
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/how-todd-akin-revived-medieval-beliefs-about-rape-and-pregnancy/article4490867/

Republican’s ‘legitimate rape’ gaffe fuels divide in U.S. sexual politics
OLIVER MOORE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/republicans-legitimate-rape-gaffe-fuels-divide-in-us-sexual-politics/article4489809/

Why Pussy Riot honours the struggles of women everywhere
LYNN CROSBIE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/why-pussy-riot-honours-the-struggles-of-women-everywhere/article4490370/

Ruling carries beyond Russia
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Ruling+carries+beyond+Russia/7120581/story.html

Razor blades found at Dewdney pool
Terrence Mceachern
The Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/Razor+blades+found+Dewdney+pool/7118599/story.html#ixzz24BAgCqWT

Youth should target voters, not Tories
Barbara Yaffe
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Yaffe+Youth+should+target+voters+Tories/7119166/story.html#ixzz24B5G0iNA

Working-class parents coach kids to problem-solve, middle-class promote asking for help
ZOSIA BIELSKI
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/working-class-parents-coach-kids-to-problem-solve-middle-class-promote-asking-for-help/article4490450/

Unintentional injuries twice as prevalent in aboriginal children than in others, study finds
Canadian Press
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/08/15/unintentional-injuries-twice-as-prevalent-in-aboriginal-children-than-in-others-study-finds/

DHX Media to acquire Cookie Jar, creating Canada’s largest kids’ entertainment company
Christine Dobby
Financial Press
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Media+acquire+Cookie+creating+Canada+largest+kids+entertainment+company/7116315/story.html#ixzz24B7qaHuU

Clearasil offers tips to help improve skin in as little as two weeks
Irene Seiberling
Leader Post
http://blogs.leaderpost.com/2012/08/20/clearasil-offers-tips-to-help-improve-skin-in-as-little-as-two-weeks/

Southdale centre hits families with hike
Building overruns, city neglect to blame
Dan Lett
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/southdale-centre-hits-families-with-hike-166859596.html

Kids’ show producer goes for bigger share of digital market
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/kids-show-producer-goes-for-bigger-share-of-digital-market-166859296.html

Exhausted, but jubilant Annaleise Carr completes Lake Ontario crossing
Tim Alamenciak
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1243772–lake-ontario-swimmer-reaches-50-000-donation-goal-keeps-swimming

Lake Ontario swimmer, 14, raises $115K to send kids with cancer to camp
Adam Miller
Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/lake-ontario-swimmer-14-raises-115k-to-send-kids-with-cancer-to-camp/

To…K-12 Schools:

Public wants K-12 schools more flexible, dynamic
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Public+wants+schools+more+flexible+dynamic/7118858/story.html#ixzz24B56l4Lj

Changes to curriculum, assessment in B.C. schools – official comment
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/20/changes-to-curriculum-assessment-in-b-c-schools-official-comment/

Edmonton’s Concordia High School closing permanently, effective immediately
SARAH O’DONNELL
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Edmonton+Concordia+High+School+closing+permanently/7117096/story.html

Regina-Fujioka student exchange program offers a life-changing experience
Vanessa Brown
Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/test3665/7115958/story.html#ixzz24BC57N5Q

5 tips for a better back to school
Lisa Evans
Special to the Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1234437–5-tips-for-a-better-back-to-school

Ontario Liberals recall MPPs to Queen’s Park to legislate teacher contracts
Matthew Pearson
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Ontario+Liberals+recall+MPPs+Queen+Park+legislate+teacher+contracts/7116801/story.html#ixzz24CWlbMw0

Back-to-school trends for tweens (VIDEO)
Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/VIDEO+Back+school+trends+tweens/7094723/story.html

Schools are ‘germ factories’ in fall
Helen Branswell
The Canadian Press
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/128521-schools-are-germ-factories-in-fall

New USDA nutritional guidelines for school lunch menus taking effect in 2012-2013 school year
The Canadian Press
The Western Star
http://www.thewesternstar.com/News/Canada%20-%20World/Society/2012-08-21/article-3057162/New-USDA-nutritional-guidelines-for-school-lunch-menus-taking-effect-in-20122013-school-year/1

Ontario Liberals recall legislature early in move to impose contract on teachers
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/ontario-teachers-liberals/

Young athletes commemorate fallen Canadians of Dieppe Raid
Cassandra Bernard
The Guardian
www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-08-20/article-3056162/Young-athletes-commemorate-fallen-Canadians-of-Dieppe-Raid/1

Education minister refutes Opposition claims
The Telegram
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2012-08-21/article-3057511/Education-minister-refutes-Opposition-claims/1

Ontario’s teacher wage freeze bill could spark costly Supreme Court challenge
Rob Ferguson
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1244484–ontario-s-teacher-wage-freeze-bill-could-spark-costly-supreme-court-challenge

Liberals recall legislature in bid to pass bill freezing teachers’ wages
Rob Ferguson, Tonda MacCharles
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1243978–liberals-recall-legislature-in-bid-to-push-through-bill-freezing-teachers-wages

To…University Students:

Student strikes heated issue in one-on-one debate between Charest and Marois
Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/quebec-election-2012-one-on-one/

Students may struggle to find housing post-flood
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/08/20/tby-student-housing-post-flood.html

Some students stressing most about debt
Ontario Finance Minister says ‘pay it off’
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/08/20/wdr-student-debt-stress.html

Last CÉGEP strikers return to class
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/08/20/montreal-student-strike-last-cegeps-return.html

Binge-drinking students are happier than their non-binge-drinking peers, study finds
Theresa Boyle
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/health/article/1244246–binge-drinking-students-are-happier-than-their-non-binge-drinking-peers-study-finds

Facebook campaign to keep English CEGEPs available gets over 42,000 Likes
RENÉ BRUEMMER AND BRENDA BRANSWELL
The Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Facebook+campaign+keep+English+CEGEPs+available+gets+over+Likes/7118308/story.html#ixzz24CXg0u1Q

Waterfront Campus on time and on budget, college says
Stephen Brun
The Journal Pioneer
http://www.journalpioneer.com/News/Local/2012-08-20/article-3056713/Waterfront-Campus-on-time-and-on-budget%2C-college-says/1

Student strikes heated issue in one-on-one debate between Charest and Marois
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/20/quebec-election-2012-one-on-one/

Holland College Waterfront campus on time and on budget, college says
Stephen Brun
The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-08-21/article-3057289/Holland-College-Waterfront-campus-on-time-and-on-budget-college-says/1

Les touristes n’ont pas fui Montréal
Pierre-André Normandin
La Presse
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/dossiers/conflit-etudiant/201208/20/01-4566694-les-touristes-nont-pas-fui-montreal.php

Le conflit étudiant a coûté 15 millions au SPVM
Pierre-André Normandin
La Presse
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/dossiers/conflit-etudiant/201208/21/01-4566891-le-conflit-etudiant-a-coute-15-millions-au-spvm.php

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