York school board trustee criticized for racially offensive Facebook posts sworn in despite protests

Elizabeth Terrell-Tracey was elected to the York Region District School Board earlier this year despite racially offensive postings that appeared on her Facebook account during the campaign.But at her swearing in Monday [Read entire story]

Battling one of the worst fire seasons, Ontario commits millions more to the fight

Dry conditions and frequent lightning have led to one of the province’s worst fire seasons, prompting the Ontario government to spend an extra $100 million to battle the blazes.“This is an additional amount [Read entire story]

‘I’m worried in a hopeful way’: GE Peterborough workers’ cancer cases get second look

After 26 years, Roger Fowler finally has hope. The retired General Electric worker, who believes his cancer was caused by the two decades he spent working among toxic chemicals in the company’s Peterborough plant, [Read entire story]

Catholic school students earn volunteer hours for anti-abortion activities

Catholic high school students in Hamilton can earn volunteer hours by attending anti-abortion prayer demonstrations — but both the premier and education minister say such activities are not appropriate for the [Read entire story]

$54,000 Canada Goose parka purchase by Ontario government ruffles feathers

The government has ruffled feathers by spending $54,000 on pricey Canada Goose jackets for youth correctional staff working in Northern Ontario.“It’s clearly a luxury item and I don’t understand how [Read entire story]

Biggest school board draws highest pay, Sunshine List shows

He heads the province’s — and the country’s — biggest school board, and earns the highest pay.But after John Malloy, director of the 246,000-student Toronto District School Board, the next top [Read entire story]