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ONTARIO: Amid shortage, nursing programs see record applications

ONTARIO: Amid shortage, nursing programs see record applications

Thousands of people applied for a spot at an Ontario nursing school this fall, as some programs report a record number of applicants
BEYOND LOCAL: 17-year-old pilot sets record for solo flight around world

BEYOND LOCAL: 17-year-old pilot sets record for solo flight around world

Mack Rutherford, a Belgian-British dual national, landed on an airstrip west of Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, to complete his task and to claim two Guinness World Records
ONTARIO: COVID-19 science table being dissolved

ONTARIO: COVID-19 science table being dissolved

Group's advice and guidance at times during the pandemic have run contrary to government actions
ONTARIO: Province to bypass public hearing stage for LTC bill

ONTARIO: Province to bypass public hearing stage for LTC bill

Legislation would allow hospital patients to be moved to a temporary long-term care home without their consent while they await a bed in their preferred facility
CANADA: Group challenges ArriveCan app in Federal Court

CANADA: Group challenges ArriveCan app in Federal Court

Notice of application alleges the federal health minister has failed or refused to provide evidence that ArriveCan’s data collection is legal or secure
CANADA: Arrest made in jet ski human smuggling attempt

CANADA: Arrest made in jet ski human smuggling attempt

Officials say two Brazilian men got off the watercraft in Michigan
Michelle O'Bonsawin appointed first Indigenous justice on Supreme Court

Michelle O'Bonsawin appointed first Indigenous justice on Supreme Court

She comes to the court after spending five years as a judge at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa
BEYOND LOCAL: Ontario sees slow forest fire season a year after record-setting fires

BEYOND LOCAL: Ontario sees slow forest fire season a year after record-setting fires

Ontario is seeing far fewer forest fires this year than the 10-year average, and only a fraction of what it experienced last summer, when fires tore through a record amount of land in the province, according to the provincial government.
CANADA: Sex assault rate in 2021 highest since 1996: Stats Can

CANADA: Sex assault rate in 2021 highest since 1996: Stats Can

There were more than 34,200 reports of sexual assault countrywide in 2021, an 18 per cent increase from 2020
BEYOND LOCAL: Mustard seed shortage sends prices up, curbs supply

BEYOND LOCAL: Mustard seed shortage sends prices up, curbs supply

A drop in the number of acres planted last year in Saskatchewan and Alberta combined with a severe summer drought means crop yields are far lower than usual