How do you Choose an Ontario Mayor | Opinion from the Publisher

    It doesn’t matter if the mayor oversees a large urban centre, regional district or a small rural area, the role is the same, but the priorities are more locally centred. And the compensation varies. The mayor is not an emperor, the single arbiter of public safety, or princess charming looking after her flock
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Is standardized testing effective in Ontario? Let’s examine this. The entire process for requiring testing in grades 3, 6, 9 and 10, in the areas of math and literacy, was legislated in Ontario in 1995.  The premise was valid insofar as there were so many differing outcomes in schools across the province, in these areas
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With our weekly newspaper Brant News closing, it is NOW dead… consumed by a desperate province-wide agreement between Post Media and TorStar headquarters. Radio news, ‘The Jewel’ is a shadow of its former presence as an understaffed news department with two excellent News Reporters, John Wehrstein and Rob Curwain, combined broadcasting on air around 20
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It could be police knocking at the door in the middle of the night…or a neighbour’s scream… footsteps squeaking in the dark…glass shattering in the back door…or the deafening silence in the baby’s crib…the trees groaning with the excessive weight swinging from feeble branches…the explosion, and that incessant ringing that follows…tires screeching, metal twisting, a
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