South Dundas - Feb. 24, 2015: There are many issues facing parents in Ontario when it comes to education. The most recent of those is the upcoming changes to the sex-education curriculum, the first update to this curriculum since 1998.
Proponents of the update state that it is a long-needed modernization that takes into account that puberty has been starting earlier and earlier in youth, and that helps youth deal with our modern age of pressures such as the internet and dangers of sexting. FULL STORY
Windsor - Feb. 23, 2015: The Windsor Police Service is posting on social media, looking for the public's assistance to help them find a missing female. They have posted the following on both Facebook and Twitter:
Missing female white, 65yrs, blonde hair driving a silver Subaru Impreza. Contact Windsor Police 519-258-6111 if you have information. FULL STORY
Toronto - Feb. 21, 2015: A fundraiser to help cover the costs of the Elijah Marsh funeral has exceeded expectations. The target was initially $20,000 and as of 8:15 this morning a total of $143,756 had been raised. The initiative is hosted on Tilt.com and is being spearheaded by Justin Kozuch (@jkozuch on Twitter). Last evening, Kozuch tweeted that he would work with the Toronto Police Service and Victim Services Toronto to ensure funds are delivered as respectfully as possible.
Cornwall - Feb. 20, 2015: Elections Ontario CEO Greg Essensa’s report concluded that the Premier’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Patricia Sorbara, and provincial appointee to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board, Gerry Lougheed Jr, apparently violated the Elections Act by offering a job or appointment to Andrew Olivier if he would withdraw from becoming a candidate for the recent Sudbury by-election.
South Dundas - Feb. 20, 2015: County Councillors at the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, agreed this week to go with a two per cent increase in taxes this year. A "modest" and inflationary increase over last year. This, combined with a savings in policing costs from the Ontario Provincial Police, means more money for the roads budget and more construction being done this year.
Windsor-Essex - Feb. 17, 2015: Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday or Paczki Day ... today Tuesday, February 17th indulge before the start of Lent. This was a day for feasting and having a good time.