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More restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike in B.C.’s Okanagan: top doctor
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More restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike in B.C.’s Okanagan: top doctor

VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials announced circuit-breaker restrictions in the central Okanagan region amid a surge of COVID-19 cases driven by the highly infectious Delta variant. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the Delta variant is driving the rapid spread in the area, accounting for 80 per cent of the COVID-19 cases among...

International students navigate numerous barriers as they look to begin fall classes
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International students navigate numerous barriers as they look to begin fall classes

VANCOUVER — A prospective student from Pakistan who will be enrolling in Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University says she’s “freaking out step-by-step” as she navigates hurdles to get her education, made far more difficult by COVID-19. Zohra Shahabuddin said she spent sleepless nights worrying about putting together her documents for her student visa application to Canada....

Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools
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Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools

TORONTO — Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools in the provinces and territories: Newfoundland: Is looking to explore making the topic of residential schools “more explicit.” The most in-depth examination now occurs in social studies in Grade 7. Higher grades receive some instruction on the topic. Nova Scotia: Students must...

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Enhanced Safety Measures in Place as In-Person Learning Resumes Across Ontario

TORONTO – Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced the dates for the return of in-person learning in all remaining Ontario public health units (PHUs). The government’s decision was based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the unanimous recommendation of the Council of Medical Officers of Health, and with the support of local...