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EDITORIAL: When “expert” plans look more like a gamble (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: When “expert” plans look more like a gamble (Aug. 2020)

It’s a plan created by experts, and teachers need to step-up. That’s what Premier Ford and his ministers are saying about their back-to-school plan for Ontario students. The plan, which deserves some praise for permitting some two dozen school boards across the province to have their high school students take half their courses online, effectively reduces class sizes. The elementary school strategy, however, has garnered a less than enthusiastic response from school boards, teachers, parents, and – experts. Five hundred new nurses, and thirteen hundred additional custodians are being hired, but this will do nothing to reduce direct transmission between students or between students and staff. Let’s take a closer look.

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FOCUS: Former lingerie maven makes masks for neighbours (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Non-medical masks can help everyone stay safer

Shana Tilbrook and her daughter making non-medical masks at home in the Annex. COURTESY BILL BEDFORD

By Nicole Stoffman

It’s week three of the global coronavirus pandemic and Shana Tilbrook has distributed over 100 handmade cloth masks in ten days. 

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