Why a Waterloo, Ont., school board has emerged as a battleground for ideological politics

Why a Waterloo, Ont., school board has emerged as a battleground for ideological politics

jeewan chanicka, Director of Education for the Waterloo Region District School Board, at the Waterloo Collegiate Institute on Sept. 26.Cole Burston/The Globe and Mail Whenever jeewan chanicka got out of his car to visit a school in the last academic year, his first as education director at the Waterloo Region District School Board in Southwestern … Read more

Why these food items are still cheap

Why these food items are still cheap

Even though Canadian grocery prices are rising at the fastest pace in more than 40 years, bananas are still cheap. According to Statistics Canada, average retail prices for bananas in July 2022 remained relatively stagnant when compared to the last few months. At $1.68 per kilogram, bananas are one of the few fruits that are … Read more

Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

Canada sailed a warship through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday as the vessel joined the ongoing effort to enforce United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The Department of National Defense says the frigate HMCS Vancouver sailed through the narrow passage between China and Taiwan alongside the American guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins. A … Read more

‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced for fatally shooting mother

‘Riverdale’ actor sentenced for fatally shooting mother

A young BC actor who fatally shot his mother in their Squamish home has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 14 years. Ryan Grantham, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for pulling the trigger on March 31, 2020. Justice Kathleen Ker handed down the sentence in a Vancouver courtroom Tuesday, … Read more

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

The second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is approaching in Canada, and while it is not a statutory holiday in Ontario, there are some things you should know about. Sept. 30 is observed in Ontario only as a federal holiday, which means provincially regulated businesses are not required to give employees the day off … Read more

Lisa LaFlamme’s ousting has nothing to do with age, gender or gray hair: Bell Media head – National

Lisa LaFlamme’s ousting has nothing to do with age, gender or gray hair: Bell Media head – National

The decision to end Lisa LaFlamme’s contract with CTV National News had nothing to do with her age, gender or gray hair, the head of Bell Media’s parent company said. “The narrative has been that Lisa’s age, gender or gray hair played into the decision,” Mirko Bibic, president and CEO of BCE Inc. & Bell … Read more

Bell Media news executive to take leave after Lisa LaFlamme’s departure – National

Bell Media news executive to take leave after Lisa LaFlamme’s departure – National

Bell Media’s vice president of news Michael Melling will be taking leave from the company following the exit of Lisa LaFlamme, an internal memo obtained by Global News says. In the memo, Karine Moses, senior vice president of content development and news, said Melling “has decided to leave from his current role effective immediately to … Read more

CTV’s Michael Melling to take leave after Lisa LaFlamme ouster

CTV’s Michael Melling to take leave after Lisa LaFlamme ouster

The vice-president of news for Bell Media, Michael Melling, is taking a leave from his job to spend time with family, according to an internal memo from Bell Media, as the company continues to weather criticism sparked by the termination of national CTV anchor Lisa LaFlame. It’s been two weeks since LaFlamme was terminated, a … Read more

Wendy’s mascot goes grey, joining chorus of support for Lisa LaFlamme

Wendy’s mascot goes grey, joining chorus of support for Lisa LaFlamme

Wendy’s Canada updated its logo in support of CTV News’ former host Lisa LaFlamme and others who choose not to hide their gray hair, Aug. 25, 2022.Twitter Wendy’s Canada is the latest brand showing its support for Lisa LaFlamme in the wake of CTV News ousting the host after 35 years with the network. On … Read more

Omar Sachedina: Who is CTV News’s new anchor?

Omar Sachedina: Who is CTV News’s new anchor?

In April, Omar Sachedina did something unusual while reporting from Kukhari, a village outside the Ukrainian capital. A bridge connecting the village to Kyiv had been destroyed, so civilians descended a ladder to get to the other side. That included an 87-year-old man who Sachedina interviewed. In the clip, Grigory Lukianenko talks about how horrible … Read more