What’s happening on August 15th?

Top Reads: 

1. Soccer league bans B.C. pre-teens from tournaments because team is too diverse

2. How can teachers and parents work together to help students learn?

3. Canada may limit study permits and visas of foreign students

To…Youth:

Health unit wants under-18 tanning ban 4
By Alison Shouldice
Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/14/health-unit-want-under-18-tanning-ban

Odd Life of Timothy Green shows ‘unknowableness’ of children
CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/126455-odd-life-of-timothy-green-shows-unknowableness-of-children

Designers work to bring costs for kids clothes to somewhat less lofty heights
ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/126461-designers-work-to-bring-costs-for-kids-clothes-to-somewhat-less-lofty-heights

Fonda’s latest chapter is book telling kids about sex
NICK PATCH
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/126791-fonda-s-latest-chapter-is-book-telling-kids-about-sex

Vancouver teens can find drugs on the street in 10 minutes, study says
Petti Fong
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1241595–for-vancouver-teens-it-takes-less-time-to-find-drugs-than-alcohol

Quebec youth should be more like their Asian counterparts, says CAQ’s François Legault
Allan Woods
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1241640–quebec-election-2012-quebec-youth-should-be-more-like-their-asian-counterparts-give-up-search-for-the-good-life-says-francois-legault

Leader of new Coalition party to Quebec kids: Be more like Asians
Alexander Panetta
The Canadian Press
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/critical+condition+after+being+struck+falling+bricks+Montreal/6630831/story.html#ixzz23cFiknr6

Regina RCMP Depot hosts youth camp
Tonaya Marr
The Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Regina+RCMP+Depot+hosts+youth+camp/7089285/story.html#ixzz23cFq0JRG

Making progress, one kid at a time
Don Marks
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/making-progress-one-kid-at-a-time-166226476.html

Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children Lasts for 10 Years: Study
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/hepatitis-a-vaccine-for-children-lasts-for-10-years-study-166190816.html

Ontario changes age recommendations for cervical cancer screening
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Ontario+changes+recommendations+cervical+cancer+screening/7088942/story.html

Soccer league bans B.C. pre-teens from tournaments because team is too diverse
Brian Hutchinson
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/13/soccer-league-bans-b-c-pre-teens-from-tournaments-because-team-is-too-diverse/

Generation Fat: Parental paranoia killing Canadian kids
Joe O’Connor
National Post
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/05/29/generation-fat-parental-paranoia-killing-canadian-kids/

Babysitting turns pro: Parents expecting more from caregivers
AMANDA KWAN
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/babysitting-turns-pro-parents-expecting-more-from-caregivers/article4478632/

To…K-12 Schools:

Cost of government-appointed trustee in Cowichan Valley school district
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/13/cost-of-government-appointed-trustee-in-cowichan-valley-school-district/

How can teachers and parents work together to help students learn?
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/13/how-can-teachers-and-parents-work-together-to-help-students-learn/

Extended school year: More of the same not good enough
PAUL W. BENNETT
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/126390-extended-school-year-more-of-the-same-not-good-enough

Let kids choose from range of healthy snack-style choices for school lunch
LOIS ABRAHAM
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/kids+choose+from+range+healthy+snack+style+choices+school+lunch/7087835/story.html

New gym announced for Eskasoni school
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2012-08-15/article-3052980/New-gym-announced-for-Eskasoni-school/1

Dwight Duncan slams teacher union over criticism
Rob Ferguson
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1241884–dwight-duncan-slams-teacher-union-over-criticism

School bus drivers may strike
Nick Martin
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/school-bus-drivers-may-strike-166226576.html

School levy gets overhaul to raise more funds
David Hutton
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/School+levy+gets+overhaul+raise+more+funds/7085706/story.html#ixzz23cCVn9dK

Contract road map an ‘attack’ on public sector, Ontario teachers union head says
KATE HAMMER
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/contract-road-map-an-attack-on-public-sector-ontario-teachers-union-head-says/article4479753/

To…University Students:

Feds must lead recruiting effort
THE STAR PHOENIX
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Feds+must+lead+recruiting+effort/7091684/story.html

Student confrontations possible on Friday in Montreal
René Bruemmer
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Student+confrontations+possible+Friday+Montreal/7090494/story.html#ixzz23cMLEjyl

‘Back to school’ means goodbye
Jeanne Beker
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1241672—back-to-school-means-goodbye-jeanne-beker

Canada may limit study permits and visas of foreign students
Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1241802–canada-may-limit-study-permits-and-visas-of-foreign-students

Foreign students wanted
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/foreign-students-wanted-166226786.html

Why U.S. student loans are not the next financial bubble
John Shmuel
Financial Post
http://www.timescolonist.com/business/fp/student+loans+next+financial+bubble/7083306/story.html#ixzz23WnPtIsh

What’s happening on August 13th?

Top Reads:

1. Friends with benefits ‘new form of dating’

2.B.C. government spends $3 million on JobFest promotional swag bags

3. Quebec students return to class vowing to teach top political parties a lesson at the polls

To…Youth:

Friends with benefits ‘new form of dating’
Misty Harris
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/friends-with-benefits-new-form-of-dating-165829116.html

Oakville bars teens from tanning beds
Tess Kalinowski
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1241545–oakville-bars-teens-from-tanning-beds

Toronto budget: Free recreation for more poor families, but less for others
Daniel Dale
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1241438–toronto-budget-free-recreation-for-more-poor-families-but-less-for-others

Dieting and binge drinking linked in SFU study of ‘drunkorexia’
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Dieting+binge+drinking+linked+study+drunkorexia/7079202/story.html#ixzz23Ql7RHlH

Summer Jobs Series: Building fences and developing a thicker skin on a job site
Jason Smith
Special to National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/12/summer-jobs-series-building-fences-and-developing-a-thicker-skin-on-a-job-site/

Technology detects infections before doctors know preemies are sick
TAMARA BALUJA
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/technology-detects-infections-before-doctors-know-preemies-are-sick/article4473808/?cmpid=rss1

B.C. government spends $3 million on JobFest promotional swag bags
Michael Smyth
The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/government+spends+million+JobFest+promotional+swag+bags/7074206/story.html#ixzz23QwekcMZ

Innovation will transform traditional education
Geoff Johnson (Guest column)
The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Guest+column+Innovation+will+transform+traditional+education/6697952/story.html#ixzz23R1TpFt6

Kids pick nutritional Happy Meal when no toy offered with less healthy option: study
Sheryl Ubelacker
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Kids+pick+nutritional+Happy+Meal+when+offered+with+less+healthy+option/7081965/story.html#ixzz23RvrF7sI

Finding the perfect after-school-care balance a challenge for parents
CHRIS ZDEB
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Finding+perfect+after+school+care+balance+challenge/7079596/story.html

Shake up dating life with summer sports
MANISHA KRISHNAN
EDMONTON JOURNAL
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Shake+dating+life+with+summer+sports/7079602/story.html

‘Rich Kids of Instagram’: The moronic excesses of teenage socialites
ZOSIA BIELSKI
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/rich-kids-of-instagram-the-moronic-excesses-of-teenage-socialites/article4478931/?service=mobile

To…K-12 Schools: 

The three-school solution 2
Lindsay Davidson
The Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/13/the-three-school-solution

Ontario government extends carrot to younger teachers
Jonathan Jenkins
The Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/13/ontario-government-extends-carrot-to-younger-teachers

Catholic boards confident of agreements with teachers
Matthew Pearson
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Catholic+boards+confident+agreements+with+teachers/7084539/story.html#ixzz23Tndyvku

Elementary teachers will take their chances with individual boards
Tanya Talaga and Raveena Aulakh
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/education/article/1241537–elementary-teachers-will-take-their-chances-with-individual-boards

Back-to-school sales to edge up
The Canadian Press
http://www.thetelegram.com/Business/2012-08-13/article-3051213/Backtoschool-sales-to-edge-up/1

King George school marks 100th birthday
Charles Hamilton
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/King+George+school+marks+100th+birthday/7080729/story.html#ixzz23Tptceim

To…University Students:

Blame all around for lousy student housing 13
Alison Shouldice
The Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/13/blame-all-around-for-lousy-student-housing

Quebec students return to class vowing to teach top political parties a lesson at the polls
Allan Woods
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1241476–quebec-election-2012-quebec-students-return-to-class-vowing-to-teach-top-political-parties-a-lesson-at-the-polls

A PQ government would strengthen Quebec language laws within 100 days: Marois
With files from Jocelyne Richer, Alexandre Robillard and Martin Ouellet
The Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/12/a-pq-government-would-strengthen-quebec-language-laws-within-100-days-marois/

Foreign students add up to big money for Canada
Barbara Yaffe
The Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Yaffe+Foreign+students+money+Canada/7072656/story.html#ixzz23RvjplA3

Quebec schools reopen under cloud of uncertainty as CEGEPs vote to end protests
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec-schools-reopen-under-cloud-of-uncertainty-as-cegeps-vote-to-end-protests/article4478582/

Second company plans high-rise next to proposed U of T residence
JULIANNA CUMMINS TORONTO
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/second-company-plans-high-rise-next-to-proposed-u-of-t-residence/article4479535/

What’s happening on August 12th?

Top Reads:

Québec Solidaire vows free tuition, more tax on rich
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/story/2012/08/10/quebecvotes-quebec-solidaire-budget.html

Where to stash your cash: RRSP or TFSA?
Brenda Spiering
Brighter Life
http://brighterlife.ca/2011/09/26/where-to-stash-your-cash-rrsp-or-tfsa/?wt.mc_id=en-ca:SEM:Linkgen:OutBrain:BLGeneral:RRSP_TFSA

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/ontarios-deal-with-english-catholic-teachers-union-starts-to-crumble/article4462698/

To…Youth:

Brighter employment picture masked by loss of part-time jobs
ORA MORISON
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/jobs/brighter-employment-picture-masked-by-loss-of-part-time-jobs/article4472921/

Summer jobs: Modern red coats defend York for $10.70 an hour
Natalie Alcoba
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/11/summer-jobs-modern-red-coats-defend-york-for-10-70-an-hour/

Where to stash your cash: RRSP or TFSA?
Brenda Spiering
Brighter Life
http://brighterlife.ca/2011/09/26/where-to-stash-your-cash-rrsp-or-tfsa/?wt.mc_id=en-ca:SEM:Linkgen:OutBrain:BLGeneral:RRSP_TFSA

A summer camp with a can-do approach for youth with autism
Pauline Tam
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/summer+camp+with+approach+youth+with+autism/7073364/story.html#ixzz23Ka0r9Tb

How can the province afford child care costs?
Randall Denley
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/province+afford+child+care+costs/7067079/story.html#ixzz23KaDPWW9

Magnificent women’s soccer team will inspire Canadian girls
Marvin Matthews
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Magnificent+women+soccer+team+will+inspire+Canadian+girls/7076445/story.html#ixzz23KSsDJNM

Extension to “life-changing” project will help aboriginal children
CAILYNN KLINGBEIL
Edmonton Journal
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Extension+life+changing+project+will+help+aboriginal/7073684/story.html

PQ plan to offer $500 tax rebate to for families to enroll children in sports
Linda Gyulai
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/plan+offer+rebate+families+enroll+children+sports/7077311/story.html#ixzz23KbWZmiK

Parrsboro youth centre built on heartache, hope
AARON BESWICK
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/125712-parrsboro-youth-centre-built-on-heartache-hope

Hero app designed to find missing kids
Andrew A. Duffy
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Hero+designed+find+missing+kids/7076088/story.html#ixzz23KQIERwx

To…K-12 Schools:

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/ontarios-deal-with-english-catholic-teachers-union-starts-to-crumble/article4462698/

Timing of by-elections should give Ontario teachers pause
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/timing-of-by-elections-should-give-ontario-teachers-pause/article4475531/

Questions about George Abbott’s recent email to B.C. teachers
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/09/questions-about-george-abbotts-recent-email-to-b-c-teachers/

McGuinty urges school boards to sign agreements with teachers, or else
Keith Leslie
The Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/10/mcguinty-urges-school-boards-to-sign-agreements-with-teachers-or-else/

U.S. back-to-school shoppers not ready to splurge
Dhanya Skariachan
Reuters
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/back+school+shoppers+ready+splurge/7077147/story.html#ixzz23KT0vgWB

Premier wants advice on teachers’ dispute
Jonathan Jenkins
Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/10/premier-wants-advice-on-teachers-dispute

School boards will pay price if there’s no deal, Laurel Broten says
Louise Brown and Kristin Rushowy
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/education/article/1240546–school-boards-will-pay-price-if-there-s-no-deal-laurel-broten-says

How to Quell 9th-Grade Angst
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/how-to-quell-9th-grade-angst-165838826.html

Maybe we should be cheering high-school victory lappers
Elizabeth Payne
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Maybe+should+cheering+high+school+victory+lappers/7067053/story.html#ixzz23KaIiL6s

B.C. appoints first Superintendent of Aboriginal Achievement
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/09/b-c-appoints-first-superintendent-of-aboriginal-achievement/

To…University Students:

Molson aims to be ‘one of the world’s leading business schools’
JENNIFER LEWINGTON
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/business-education/molson-aims-to-be-one-of-the-worlds-leading-business-schools/article4473430/

UBC has become a school for foreigners not locals, Vancouver father says
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/10/ubc-has-become-a-school-for-foreigners-not-locals-vancouver-father-says/

Animal House
Editorial
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/Editorial+Animal+House/7072585/story.html

Quebec election 2012: Striking students could be curse, or blessing, for Pauline Marois
Allan Woods
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1240626–quebec-election-2012-striking-students-could-be-curse-or-blessing-for-pauline-marois

Pauline Marois in Laval: Repeal of Bill 78 will be first act of a PQ government
Linda Gyulai
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Pauline+Marois+Laval+Repeal+Bill+will+first+government/7078114/story.html#ixzz23KbLVcU8

Québec Solidaire vows free tuition, more tax on rich
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/story/2012/08/10/quebecvotes-quebec-solidaire-budget.html

Quebec student groups meet to ponder election tactics
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/story/2012/08/11/quebec-student-group-meetings.html

Cégep St. Laurent students narrowly vote to continue class boycott
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/C%c3%a9gep+Laurent+students+narrowly+vote+continue+class+boycott/7077716/story.html#ixzz23KbRksfY

 

What’s happening on August 10th?

Top Reads: 

Opinion: University is a privilege, not a right
Claude Montmarquette
Special to The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Opinion+University+privilege+right/7067040/story.html#ixzz23AVYYmgz

Rock-star approach promotes careers
Les Leyne
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Rock+star+approach+promotes+careers/7063697/story.html#ixzz239dQV099

Ontario Liberals could trigger election with teachers wage freeze legislation
Maria Babbage and Keith Leslie
The Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/09/ontario-liberals-could-trigger-election-with-teachers-wage-freeze/

To…Youth: 

Sask. Drug Plan to cover girl’s treatment
Joe Couture
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Sask+Drug+Plan+cover+girl+treatment/7061919/story.html#ixzz23AIUM8l2

Is my teen depressed or just moody?
ANTHONY E. WOLF
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/is-my-teen-depressed-or-just-moody/article4472196/

It’s vital to raise level of reading
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/vital+raise+level+reading/7057082/story.html#ixzz239dKdwnE

Rock-star approach promotes careers
Les Leyne
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Rock+star+approach+promotes+careers/7063697/story.html#ixzz239dQV099

Local Mason helps raise funds for kids’ hospital
Richard Watts
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/Local+Mason+helps+raise+funds+kids+hospital/7057102/story.html#ixzz239eMGY1V

Young Lethbridge archeologist’s golden touch rivals Indiana Jones
Richard Cuthbertson
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/Young+Lethbridge+archeologist+golden+touch+rivals+Indiana+Jones/7067672/story.html#ixzz23AGKkFTn

Blowing a hole in marijuana ban
The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/Editorial+Blowing+hole+marijuana/7062383/story.html#ixzz23AGZeDC3

No ‘hug-a-thug’ here: Centennial course puts high-need youth back on the college track
Louise Brown
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/education/article/1239830–no-hug-a-thug-here-centennial-course-puts-high-need-youth-back-on-the-college-track

Young keyboarders go to C-A-M-P
Sarah-Taïssir Bencharif
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1239715–young-keyboarders-go-to-c-a-m-p

To…K-12 schools:

Ontario francophone school boards reject union deal
KATE HAMMER
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-francophone-school-boards-reject-union-deal/article4472807/

Residential school survivors hope to see bad memories go up in smoke
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/residential-school-survivors-hope-to-see–bad-memories-go-up-in-smoke-165604926.html

Dalton McGuinty gets tough on teacher talks
Tanya Talaga
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1240192–dalton-mcguinty-gets-tough-on-teacher-talks

9-5 school could curtail Quebec’s high dropout rate: CAQ
Tristin Hopper
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/09/caq-hoping-9-5-school-would-curtail-quebecs-high-dropout-rate/

Learning 9 to 5: Quebec party wants longer school day
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/learning-9-to-5-quebec-party-wants-longer-school-day-165699416.html

Bright is right for back-to-school wear
Samantha Critchell
Associated Press
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/08/10/bright-is-right-for-back-to-school-wear/

Ontario Liberals could trigger election with teachers wage freeze legislation
Maria Babbage and Keith Leslie
The Canadian Press
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/09/ontario-liberals-could-trigger-election-with-teachers-wage-freeze/

Early bedtimes could help teens in class, study suggests
Lauren La Rose
The Canadian Press
http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/08/09/early-bedtimes-could-help-teens-in-class-study-suggests/

Province inks third deal with French teacher’s union AEFO
Tanya Talaga and Kristin Rushowy
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1239311–ontario-government-secures-third-deal-with-provincial-education-union

Ontario’s largest teachers’ unions refuse to budge despite AEFO deal with province
Mohammed Adam
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Ontario+largest+teachers+unions+refuse+budge+despite+AEFO+deal+with+province/7067255/story.html#ixzz23ATihB7E

French teachers’ union AEFO agrees to Ontario government’s contract terms
Jonathan Jenkins
Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/09/french-teachers-union-aefo-agrees-to-ontario-governments-contract-terms

N.S. teachers’ lives aren’t a walk in the park
Lezlie Lowe
The Chronicle Herald
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/125465-lowe-ns-teachers-lives-aren-t-a-walk-in-the-park

More yoga could soon be coming to schools
Gary Kean
The Western Star
http://www.thewesternstar.com/News/Local/2012-08-10/article-3049678/More-yoga-could-soon-be-coming-to-schools/1

Drawings Unveiled of the future K-12 Souris School
The Journal Pioneer
http://www.journalpioneer.com/News/Local/2012-08-10/article-3050130/strongDrawings-Unveiled-of-the-future-K12-Souris-Schoolstrong/1

To…University students: 

Concordia University’s new president brings forward-looking approach to troubled school
JAMES BRADSHAW
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/concordia-universitys-new-president-brings-forward-looking-approach-to-troubled-school/article4472306/

Want to study real estate? Queen’s aims to please
BRENDA DALGLISH
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/business-education/want-to-study-real-estate-queens-aims-to-please/article4471249/

First Nations college calls for return of sacred meteorite from Alberta museum
Jen Gerson
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/08/first-nations-college-calls-for-return-of-sacred-meteorite-from-alberta-museum/

Queen’s staff ratify first agreement
Danielle VandenBrink
Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/09/queens-staff-ratify-first-agreement

Charest unveils $50-million remote-training plan for regions
Roberto Rocha
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Charest+unveils+million+remote+training+plan+regions/7071266/story.html#ixzz23AVP7NLM

Opinion: University is a privilege, not a right
Claude Montmarquette
Special to The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Opinion+University+privilege+right/7067040/story.html#ixzz23AVYYmgz

Three CEGEPs vote to return to class
René Bruemmer
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Three+CEGEPs+vote+return+class/7067474/story.html#ixzz23AVIlW8B

Quebec student activists hope for reinforcements
The Canadian Press
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1239857–quebec-student-activists-hope-for-reinforcements

Police brace for CEGEP students’ return, consider Bill 78
Jacob Serebrin
Open File Montreal
http://www.openfile.ca/bill-78-montreal-quebec-police-cegep

What’s happening on August 9th?

Top Reads: 

Young adults, here’s how to find your financial footing
PREET BANERJEE
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/young-adults-heres-how-to-find-your-financial-footing/article4451477/

Geeks: take down the ‘no girls allowed’ sign
Kate Heartfield
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Geeks+take+down+girls+allowed+sign/7059016/story.html#ixzz23492Ocx1

Some students declare tuition truce
KAREN SEIDMAN
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Some+students+declare+tuition+truce/7060407/story.html#ixzz234YsJ4hm

To…Youth:

New programs target Metis women and youth entrepreneurs
Scott Larson
The Star Phoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/programs+target+Metis+women+youth+entrepreneurs/7061982/story.html#ixzz233wDzCBA

New crop of experts say it’s best to “underparent”
GLENDA COOPER, THE TELEGRAPH
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/crop+experts+best+underparent/7053433/story.html

Newfoundland should hold the line on minimum wage hikes, business group says
The Telegram
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2012-08-09/article-3048860/Newfoundland-should-hold-the-line-on-minimum-wage-hikes-business-group-says/1

Young adults, here’s how to find your financial footing
PREET BANERJEE
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/young-adults-heres-how-to-find-your-financial-footing/article4451477/

Geeks: take down the ‘no girls allowed’ sign
Kate Heartfield
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Geeks+take+down+girls+allowed+sign/7059016/story.html#ixzz23492Ocx1

Day camp investigates summer learning
Nick Martin
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/day-camp-investigates-summer-learning-165549986.html

Federal funds to help young offenders cut
Mia Rabson
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/federal-funds-to-help-young-offenders-cut-165550106.html

Sudbury youth program catches on in Timmins
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/08/08/sby-youth-rocks-program.html

Art of bicycle maintenance puts young workers on a new path
Laurie Monsebraaten
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1238983–art-of-bicycle-maintenance-puts-young-workers-on-a-new-path

Turning passion into a career: Use your talents to do what you love
Lisa Taylor
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/business/smallbusiness/people/article/1236593–turning-passion-into-a-career-use-your-talents-to-do-what-you-love

Calypso Waterpark was under investigation before chlorine leak, safety watchdog says
Peter Henderson
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Calypso+Waterpark+under+investigation+before+chlorine+leak+safety+watchdog+says/7058474/story.html#ixzz2348MJ19w

To…K-12 Schools:

Catholic teacher deal could affect student achievement, school boards say
Louise Brown and Kristin Rushowy
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/education/article/1239086–catholic-teacher-deal-could-affect-student-achievement-school-boards-say

Scant information on B.C.’s plan to improve K-3 reading
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/index.html

Quebec’s Francois Legault wants kids to stay at school until 5 p.m.
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/quebecs-francois-legault-wants-kids-to-stay-at-school-until-5-pm-165576096.html

Back-to-school sales to edge up 2.5 per cent this year, analysts predict
Alexandra Posadzki
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Back+school+sales+edge+cent+this+year+analysts+predict/7057951/story.html#ixzz233kjeVXw

Ontario government secures third deal with provincial education union
Tanya Talaga and Kris Rushowy
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1239311–ontario-government-secures-third-deal-with-provincial-education-union

Symbolic boat to aid healing of Residential School memories
Ryan Pilon
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/08/08/sk-symbolic-boat-residential-schools-120808.html

Government ignored warning signs about Ottawa Montessori school’s finances, parents say
CHRIS COBB
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Government+ignored+warning+signs+about+Ottawa+Montessori+school+finances+parents/7060570/story.html#ixzz2348RHZ00

To…University Students: 

Some students declare tuition truce
KAREN SEIDMAN
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Some+students+declare+tuition+truce/7060407/story.html#ixzz234YsJ4hm

Quebec student group spokesman quits
The Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/09/head-of-quebec-student-group-quits

Radical Quebec student group spokesman quits, citing Charest ‘attacks’
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/elections/radical-quebec-student-group-spokesman-quits-citing-charest-attacks/article4471021/

Nadeau-Dubois resigns from CLASSE
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/08/09/montreal-gabriel-nadeau-dubois-resigns-classe.html

Riot police break up student protest in Montreal
PETER RAKOBOWCHUK
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/elections/riot-police-break-up-student-protest-in-montreal/article4469923/

Charest takes ‘wait and see’ approach as schools set to reopen
DANIEL LEBLANC AND RHÉAL SEGUIN
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/elections/charest-takes-wait-and-see-approach-as-schools-set-to-reopen/article4469500/

Changing postsecondary education must be a collective process
DANIEL WOOLF
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/columnists/changing-postsecondary-education-must-be-a-collective-process/article4470492/

Push for foreign students doesn’t seem necessary
Barbara Yaffe
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Push+foreign+students+doesn+seem+necessary/7062790/story.html#ixzz233kctR7d

Poor, students to suffer from Maritime bus line closure
Karissa Donkin
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1239188–poor-students-to-suffer-from-maritime-bus-line-closure

Kids who pay attention, persist at age 4 more likely to complete university
Debra Black
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/healthzone/news%20&%20features/article/1238793–kids-who-pay-attention-persist-at-age-4-more-likely-to-complete-university

What’s happening on August 8th?

Top Reads:

Jean Charest’s plan to steal from children to bribe their parents
Jesse Kline
National Post
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/08/08/jesse-kline-jean-charests-plan-to-steal-from-children-to-bribe-their-parents/

Maritimers soon to be stranded as inter-city bus routes to close in fall
JOSH O’KANE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/maritimers-soon-to-be-stranded-as-inter-city-bus-routes-to-close-in-fall/article4467955/

Students vow an end to election apathy
Christopher Curtis
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Students+election+apathy/7055143/story.html#ixzz22xoXpQfQ

To…Youth:

How to use LinkedIn to get a job
Sheryl Smolkin
Moneyville.ca
http://www.moneyville.ca/article/1235395–how-to-use-linkedin-to-get-a-job

Evergreen Brick Works programs help combat Toronto kids’ ‘nature deficit’
Kristin Rushowy
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/education/article/1238313–evergreen-brick-works-programs-help-combat-toronto-kids-nature-deficit

New York launches privately funded program to rehabilitate young offenders
Carol Goar
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1238495–new-york-launches-privately-funded-program-to-rehabilitate-young-offenders

Tim’s camp gets Sagkeeng’s OK
First Nation threatened to block children’s foundation project
Bruce Owen
The Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/tims-camp-gets-sagkeengs-ok-165391766.html

Youngster donates to nature reserve effort
Labiba Haque
Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/07/youngster-donates-to-nature-reserve-effort

Urgent need for more child care spaces across city
Matthew Pearson
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Childcare+modernization+plan+receives+mixed+reviews/7049364/story.html#ixzz22xo0UlJx

Homework for Edmonton hockey parents unwelcome but worthwhile
DAVID STAPLES
Edmonton Journal
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/Homework+Edmonton+hockey+parents+unwelcome+worthwhile/7054696/story.html

B.C. mom’s dream comes true as EI benefits extended for parents of sick kids
Cassidy Olivier
The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/health/dream+comes+true+benefits+extended+parents+sick+kids/7054716/story.html#ixzz22xeBHL7M

A matter of scale
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/Opinion/Editorial/2012-08-08/article-3047943/A-matter-of-scale/1

EI benefits expanded for parents with sick children
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ei-benefits-expanded-for-parents-with-sick-children/article4467253/

For young job seekers, no relief in sight
ORA MORISON
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/jobs/for-young-job-seekers-no-relief-in-sight/article4464246/

Fewer U.S. kids with high cholesterol, even as obesity holds steady: study
Associated Press
http://www.capebretonpost.com/Living/Health/2012-08-07/article-3047837/Fewer-US-kids-with-high-cholesterol-even-as-obesity-holds-steady-study/1

Teens and zzzs: Inadequate sleep can impact performance in the classroom
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/Living/Education/2012-08-07/article-3047527/Teens-and-zzzs-Inadequate-sleep-can-impact-performance-in-the-classroom/1

To…K-12 Schools: 

Jean Charest’s plan to steal from children to bribe their parents
Jesse Kline
National Post
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/08/08/jesse-kline-jean-charests-plan-to-steal-from-children-to-bribe-their-parents/

Labour strife looms for McGuinty as lone Catholic board accepts deal
KATE HAMMER AND CAROLINE ALPHONSO
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/labour-strife-looms-for-mcguinty-as-lone-catholic-board-accepts-deal/article4468819/

Toronto Catholic board approves teacher deal
Kristin Rushowy
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/education/article/1238593–toronto-catholic-board-approves-teacher-deal

Teachers doing harm to the environment, spreading invasive species, study says
Michelle McQuigge
Canadian Press
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Teachers+doing+harm+environment+spreading+invasive+species+study+says/7056535/story.html#ixzz22xdFVwPe

Province criticized for “irresponsible” new school planning
Richard Cuthbertson
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Province+criticized+irresponsible+school+planning/7054896/story.html#ixzz22xhSQmtS

To…University Students: 

Only select media welcome as Quebec student group votes on whether to end strike
The Canadian Press
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Only+select+media+welcome+Quebec+student+group+votes+whether/7054691/story.html#ixzz22xcO005i

Leaders weigh in on student crisis
Wendy Gillis
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1238196–quebec-election-2012-jean-charest-calls-on-students-to-respect-the-right-to-attend-classes

Road scholars: B.C.’s cash-strapped students take to living in their cars
ALEKSANDRA SAGAN
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/road-scholars-bcs-cash-strapped-students-take-to-living-in-their-cars/article4468327/

Maritimers soon to be stranded as inter-city bus routes to close in fall
JOSH O’KANE
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/maritimers-soon-to-be-stranded-as-inter-city-bus-routes-to-close-in-fall/article4467955/

Greyhound service cuts leave rural Alberta marooned, NDP says
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/greyhound-service-cuts-leave-rural-alberta-marooned-ndp-says/article4468777/

Entrepreneurs will step up to serve communities abandoned by Greyhound, province says
Annalise Klingbeil
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Entrepreneurs+will+step+serve+communities+abandoned+Greyhound+province+says/7054835/story.html#ixzz22xhXu8WE

Financial crime common in Canadian universities
JAMES BRADSHAW
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/financial-crime-common-in-canadian-universities/article4457004/

Quebec needs a hero, but CLASSE isn’t it
Christopher Nardi
The National Post
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/08/08/chris-nardi-quebec-needs-a-hero-but-classe-isnt-it/

Make Canada the choice of Asian students, says UBC’s Stephen Toope
Janet Steffenhagen
Vancouver Sun
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/08/07/make-canada-the-choice-of-asian-students-says-ubcs-stephen-toope/

CBU not thinking Cape Breton first
Letter to the Editor
Cape Breton Post
http://www.capebretonpost.com/Opinion/Letters%20to%20the%20Editor/2012-08-08/article-3047777/CBU-not-thinking-Cape-Breton-first/1

Students vow an end to election apathy
Christopher Curtis
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Students+election+apathy/7055143/story.html#ixzz22xoXpQfQ

Student boycott voting poorly attended
KAREN SEIDMAN
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Student+boycott+voting+poorly+attended/7054369/story.html#ixzz22xqJOkHb

 

 

What’s happening on August 7th?

Top Reads: 

Rethinking the infamous ‘culture of contest’
Paul Hanley
Special to The StarPheonix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Rethinking+infamous+culture+contest/7049802/story.html#ixzz22sZeURd7

Teachers need the carrot first, not at the end of a stick
MICHAEL KESTERTON
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/teachers-need-the-carrot-first-not-at-the-end-of-a-stick/article4465692/

Quebec election 2012: Léo Bureau-Blouin ‘too young’ to be in cabinet, says Pauline Marois
Allan Woods
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1237980–quebec-election-2012-leo-bureau-blouin-too-young-to-be-in-cabinet-says-pauline-marois

To…Youth:

Boot camp for starting your own business
Rick Spence
Financial Post
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Boot+camp+starting+your+business/7049852/story.html#ixzz22sZm2AJY

Youth centre ups security after rash of break-ins
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/08/06/north-inuvik-youth-centre-thefts.html

What are some kids’ video games that carry positive messages?
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/giving/what-are-some-kids-video-games-that-carry-positive-messages/article4465504/

Friends are a girl’s best gem
Gina Barreca
Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/friends–are-a-girls-best-gem-164986366.html

To…K-12 Schools: 

Rethinking the infamous ‘culture of contest’
Paul Hanley
Special to The StarPheonix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Rethinking+infamous+culture+contest/7049802/story.html#ixzz22sZeURd7

Teachers need the carrot first, not at the end of a stick
MICHAEL KESTERTON
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/teachers-need-the-carrot-first-not-at-the-end-of-a-stick/article4465692/

Sleep patterns: Bedtime routine key in prepping kids for school return
Lauren La Rose
The Canadian Press
http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Sleep+patterns+Bedtime+routine+prepping+kids+school+return/7052085/story.html#ixzz22saOgbZX

To…University Students: 

Turnout small for first of student votes to resume strike
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/08/07/quebec-student-vote-return-to-class.html

Alberta college launches Western Canada’s first pipeline safety program
Marty Klinkenberg
Edmonton Journal
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Portage+College+launched+Western+Canada+first+pipeline+safety+program/7045655/story.html#ixzz22sXHwhqZ

With ‘truce’ call, Pauline Marois tries to have it both ways
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/editorials/with-truce-call-pauline-marois-tries-to-have-it-both-ways/article4461894/

5 must-have back-to-school items for post-secondary students
ALEXANDRA POSADZKI
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/6-must-have-back-to-school-items-for-post-secondary-students/article4465414/

Quebec election 2012: Léo Bureau-Blouin ‘too young’ to be in cabinet, says Pauline Marois
Allan Woods
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1237980–quebec-election-2012-leo-bureau-blouin-too-young-to-be-in-cabinet-says-pauline-marois

Quebec election 2012: Charest will not repeal Bill 78 if re-elected
Wendy Gillis
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1237956–quebec-election-2012-charest-will-not-repeal-bill-78-if-re-elected

U de M students vote to renew boycott of classes
Laura Beeston
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/students+vote+renew+boycott+classes/7049013/story.html#ixzz22sd4srIR

Student leader Leo Bureau-Blouin won’t be named minister, still praised by Marois
Catherine Solyom
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Student+leader+Bureau+Blouin+named+minister+still+praised+Marois/7048558/story.html#ixzz22sdAY4xn

UQÀM letter gives students an ultimatum
KAREN SEIDMAN
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/UQ%c3%80M+letter+gives+students+ultimatum/7048466/story.html#ixzz22sdFtqJ6

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

 

 

What’s happening on August 2nd?

Top Reads: 

One-third of young Canadians have no retirement savings
ROMA LUCIW
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/home-cents/one-third-of-young-canadians-have-no-retirement-savings/article4453200/

High costs, poor job prospects deter studies
Don Cayo
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/High+costs+poor+prospects+deter+studies/7028650/story.html#ixzz22OrrHF8v

Premier agrees to look into treatment for girl
Joe Couture
The StarPhoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Premier+agrees+look+into+treatment+girl/7027898/story.html#ixzz22OxUDdLz

To…Youth:

Premier agrees to look into treatment for girl
Joe Couture
The StarPhoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/Premier+agrees+look+into+treatment+girl/7027898/story.html#ixzz22OxUDdLz

Regimented youth programs take flight: Aboriginals, army, RCMP mix it up
Kerry Benjoe
Leader-Post
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Regimented+youth+programs+take+flight/7004733/story.html#ixzz22OxctYct

China’s child-fuelled medal machine keeps cranking out Olympic gold
Bill Schiller
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/sports/london2012/article/1235702–china-s-child-fuelled-medal-machine-keeps-cranking-out-olympic-gold

One-third of young Canadians have no retirement savings
ROMA LUCIW
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/home-cents/one-third-of-young-canadians-have-no-retirement-savings/article4453200/

Study: Young people want to retire early and spend, too
LINDA NGUYEN
THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/canada/123107-study-young-people-want-to-retire-early-and-spend-too

The bullying gender gap: Girls more likely to be targets
CARLY WEEKS
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/the-bullying-gender-gap-girls-more-likely-to-be-targets/article4456321/

Mentors are essential. How to choose one
STEVE MARTEL
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-managing/leadership/mentors-are-essential-how-to-choose-one/article4452922/

Teens still trade sex for drugs, booze
Boys, girls almost equally likely to do it; having close family tends to limit poor sexual choices
Tamsyn Burgmann
Canadian Press
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Teens+still+trade+drugs+booze/7028566/story.html#ixzz22Oryn48z

Police should stop using dogs to apprehend youth: legal group
Tiffany Crawford
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Police+should+stop+using+dogs+apprehend+youth+legal+group/7028579/story.html#ixzz22Os8K4s9

RCMP criticized for using dogs against youth suspects after 12-year-old suffers bite
Tiffany Crawford
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/RCMP+criticized+using+dogs+against+youth+suspects+after+year+suffers+bite/7023868/story.html#ixzz22OsEdLmH

To…K-12 Schools: 

Full-day kindergarten means more jobs at board 7
Peter Hendra
Kingston Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/2012/07/31/full-day-kindergarten-means-more-jobs-at-board

Educational mediocrity
John Ferguson
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Educational+mediocrity/7020942/story.html#ixzz22P09d9GY

School bus companies taking Ontario to court
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/1235632–school-bus-companies-taking-ontario-to-court

‘Double dipping’ hurts young teachers
The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/1235548—double-dipping-hurts-young-teachers

Questions asked about principal’s transfer
Jenny Ford
The Winnipeg Free Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/questions-asked-about-principals-transfer-164727786.html

Like lunch, writing isn’t free
JOHN DEGEN
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/like-lunch-writing-isnt-free/article4456483/

Summer ends early for Calgary Catholic year-round students
Richard Cuthbertson
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/education/Summer+ends+early+Calgary+Catholic+year+round+students/7026505/story.html#ixzz22Ou9r5mW

To…University Students: 

Older students propel growth of online MBAs
JENNIFER LEWINGTON
Special to The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/business-education/older-students-propel-growth-of-online-mbas/article4449969/

Student protesters target Liberals as Quebec election kicks off
NELSON WYATT
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/elections/student-protesters-target-liberals-as-quebec-election-kicks-off/article4457186/

High costs, poor job prospects deter studies
Don Cayo
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/High+costs+poor+prospects+deter+studies/7028650/story.html#ixzz22OrrHF8v

Student protest leader to speak at UQO
Chloé Fedio
Ottawa Citizen (With Files From Postmedia News And The Canadian Press)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Student+protest+leader+speak/7027420/story.html#ixzz22P03ZwMh

Student needs to sort through funding options
Scott Hannah
The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/business/Student+needs+sort+through+funding+options/7010245/story.html#ixzz22OsnzCDz

Former student leader at Calgary university pleads guilty to robbing bank
The Canadian Press
The Journal Pioneer
http://www.journalpioneer.com/News/Canada%20-%20World/News/2012-08-01/article-3044003/Former-student-leader-at-Calgary-university-pleads-guilty-to-robbing-bank/1

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/