What’s happening on August 25th?

A note: A new section as of today, in order to recognize all the incredible stories about young people doing inspiring things. In particular, check out the news story from the Chronicle Herald about Sarah Atwell, a courageous young teen from Halifax who is taking a stand against bullying. 

–  E.P

 

Top Reads: 

1. Finding strength within painBullied teen copes with growing tumours, taunts; offers courageous video

2. Students fear work-to-rule by teachers angry at wage-freeze legislation

3. Thinking about education

To…Young Leaders: 

Two girls, 16, raise more than $50,000 for Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
Kamila Hinkson
The Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/girls+raise+more+than+Pharmaprix+Weekend+Women+Cancers/7141740/story.html#ixzz24am2S6uM

Finding strength within pain
Bullied teen copes with growing tumours, taunts; offers courageous video
Kelly Shiers
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/129829-finding-strength-within-pain

Teen Googles his way to new cancer testing method
Lauren O’Neil
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/08/teen-googles-his-way-to-new-cancer-testing-method.html

Summer Jobs: As a young man, Peter MacKay learned to appreciate Arctic life working as a stevedore
Peter MacKay
Special to National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/25/summer-jobs-as-a-young-man-peter-mackay-learned-to-appreciate-arctic-life-working-as-a-stevedore/

To…Youth:

A overdue discussion about how we treat junior hockey players
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/a-overdue-discussion-about-how-we-treat-junior-hockey-players/article4497913/

Police take on teens in Bonnie Doon
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/08/24/edmonton-police-street-hockey-bonnie-doon.html

The political party about nothing: Quebec’s “Parti nul” promotes spoiled ballots
Nelson Wyatt
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/the-political-party-about-nothing-quebecs-parti-nul-promotes-spoiled-ballots-167417235.html

Bulk of Youth Action Plan money headed to Toronto
Jayme Poisson
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1246850–bulk-of-youth-action-plan-money-headed-to-toronto

To…K-12 Schools:

Ontario PCs will help Liberals pass bill forcing controversial teachers contract
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-pcs-will-help-liberals-pass-bill-forcing-controversial-teachers-contract/article4496844/

Hamilton teachers ‘disgusted’ by legislation to freeze their pay
Kate Adach
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2012/08/24/hamilton-teachers.html

Asbestos clean up delays school opening
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/08/24/asbestos-john-kennedy-high-school-delay.html

Edmonton teachers offer two perspectives on education
Chris Zbed
Edmonton Journal
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Edmonton+teachers+offer+perspectives+education/7141932/story.html

Making Parental Peace With Kids’ Homework
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/making-parental-peace-with-kids-homework-167418955.html

Tories pushing for changes to bill that would force new contracts on teachers
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/tories-pushing-for-changes-to-bill-that-would-force-new-contracts-on-teachers-167425795.html

School turns 80, holding forum
Emma Graney
Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/School+turns+holding+forum/7137692/story.html#ixzz24afn8hod

Students fear work-to-rule by teachers angry at wage-freeze legislation
Louise Brown
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1246876–students-fear-work-to-rule-by-teachers-angry-at-wage-freeze-legislation

Teachers’ wage freeze bill will pass, Tim Hudak says
Rob Ferguson
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1246607–teachers-wage-freeze-will-pass-tim-hudak-says

Bankrupt Ottawa Montessori school owes parents almost $400,000
Chris Cobb
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Questions+raised+over+Montessori+school+collapse/7061752/story.html#ixzz24aiFiCbM

Back to COOL
Julie BEUN, Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Back+COOL/7139879/story.html#ixzz24aiitBTt

Raising critical thinkers
Joanne Laucius
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/health/Raising+critical+thinkers/7139816/story.html

Thinking about education
Joanne Laucius
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Thinking+about+education/7139890/story.html#ixzz24ajFVcCN

Avoid backpack hunchback
Janet Wilson
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/Life/Fashion-Beauty/Avoid+backpack+hunchback/7139802/story.html

To…University Students:

Plane tickets, encyclopedias and other things freshmen have never seen
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-video/video-plane-tickets-encyclopedias-and-other-things-freshmen-have-never-seen/article4495189/

Mohawk College students face strike threat
Adam Carter
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2012/08/24/hamilton-college-strike.html

B.C. Transit adding buses to busy UVic, Camosun routes
Bill Cleverley
The Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Bus/7142967/story.html#ixzz24Z6U1Fmz

Tuition costs must be curbed
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/Tuition+costs+must+curbed/7144676/story.html

New one-day UBC courses feature Leonard Cohen prose and Japanese tea ceremonies
Janet Steffenhagen
The Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/courses+feature+Leonard+Cohen+prose+Japanese+ceremonies/7142257/story.html

How to spruce up a dreary dorm: get the look
Angela Koszuta
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/fashion/article/1243245–how-to-spruce-up-a-dreary-dorm-get-the-look

Students over 19 must still buy adult OC Transpo passes, transit commission says
Neco Cockburn
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Transit+commissioners+soundly+rejected+Friday+proposal+give+discounted+passes+full+time/7142680/story.html#ixzz24aiNlKT3

Dioramas to dorms
Lydia Louli
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/sports/Dioramas+dorms/7139867/story.html

The long goodbye
Joanne Laucius
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.canada.com/Life/All/long+goodbye/7139808/story.html

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