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Schools in Toronto's at-risk neighbourhoods improving
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:00 EST
There are more declining schools than there are improving in this year’s Fraser Institute Secondary School Report Card, but 10 out of 16 — over 60% — of the ones that are steadily scoring higher are in Toronto, and of those, half are in “priority” neighbourhoods.
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Rankings expose deficiencies in education system
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:00 EST
There’s one thing besides the constant whining of teachers’ unions for more pay and benefits that has remained constant in the more than 20 years I’ve kept an eye on Ontario’s education system.
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Rankings bring hard results, mixed emotions
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:00 EST
Fifty-nine Ontario secondary schools have picked up their game when it comes to student standardized test results.
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Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from ISIS
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:02:53 EST
BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group.
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Mahovolich sings praises of Red Kelly as four worthy names added to inductees list
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:21:10 EST
Nearly 60 years since Red Kelly seamlessly switched from defence to centre and helped the Maple Leafs win four Stanley Cups, Frank Mahovlich is still amazed how he did it.
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McCain cautions Trump on muzzling press: 'That's how dictators get started'
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:14:37 EST
Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital “to preserve democracy as we know it.” And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying “that’s how dictators get started.”
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Raptors’ Lowry finishes dead last in three-point contest
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:52:29 EST
The second time was not the charm for Kyle Lowry, but he’s not counting out a third.
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Convicted triple murderer Douglas Garland attacked by multiple inmates in Calgary remand centre
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:51:28 EST
Sources say convicted triple murderer Douglas Garland was allegedly assaulted by fellow inmates hours after being sentenced to 75 years without parole.
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Family Day in Toronto: What to do and what’s open/closed
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:42:24 EST
Here’s what happening this Monday for Family Day 2017 in Toronto.
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Marner-less Maple Leafs fall in Battle of Ontario [Photos] [Video]
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:32:44 EST
If the Maple Leafs can’t win the Battle of Ontario, they won’t likely thrive in the Battle of the Atlantic.
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Homan stays frosty in win over Canada to open Scotties
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:38:25 EST
The ice got a little frosty Saturday afternoon during the opening draw of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
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Trump tears into ’dishonest media’ at campaign rally
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:53:39 EST
MELBOURNE, Fla. — Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day, complete with promises to repeal the health care law, insults for the news media and a playlist highlighted by the Rolling Stones.
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Father, son killed in head-on collision with each other
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:21:40 EST
WINFIELD, Ala. — Authorities say a father and son have been killed in a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County, Alabama.
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Trump motorcade hit by 2x4, 5 middle schoolers face charges
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:16:41 EST
Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade was struck by a “2x4” and five middle school students are now facing charges.
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Simmons Says: Julien owes Babcock huge debt for big-money deal
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:16:20 EST
Claude Julien owes a tip of the cap and maybe a whole lot more than that to his friend, Mike Babcock, for the $25-million deal he just signed with the Montreal Canadiens.
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NBA’s biggest names not afraid to wade in on social issues
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:01:55 EST
We’re in an era where it’s not just OK for professional athletes to speak out about the world around them but a perceived responsibility.
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Ontario AG questions Liberals' accounting practice
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:29:25 EST
Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk says she won’t give her “seal of approval” to an Ontario government accounting practice that might generate about $3 billion to balance the budget right before a provincial election.
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'Sharkwater' director funeral in T.O.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:20:32 EST
TORONTO — A Toronto filmmaker who died while diving off the Florida coast was mourned by hundreds at his funeral today.
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'Ghost writing’ prohibited in court
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:11:18 EST
Does Donald Trump author all of his own tweets?
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My flight with Durst
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:10:05 EST
He was a frail-looking, disheveled, blinking mess.
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Toronto needs a war on the streetcar
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:00:42 EST
It’s amusing to hear that, as the city prepares to launch a pilot project on King St. to give cars the lowest priority compared to streetcars and pedestrians, there is no “war on the car” in Toronto.
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Trudeau sings blue-collar blues to black-tie crowd
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:59:49 EST
It was a bit rich coming from a trust-fund kid, but there was our prime minister nonetheless — guest speaker at Germany’s most prestigious black-tie fete, and lecturing a rich-beyond-rich audience on how to deal with the growing anger among the working class.
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Cupid gets new skis [Photos] [Video]
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:54:38 EST
Slow and steady wins the race.
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The case for unilingualism
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:50:54 EST
The recent movement to teach aboriginal languages, plus the release of Statistics Canada population projections showing first languages other than French and English are on the rise, has raised the anxiety level of some Canadians.
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Jays' Donaldson suffers possible calf injury
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:34:38 EST
Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson left the Jays’ training site on Saturday after he “felt something in his right calf.”
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