Category: Education

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North 11 School Bus Cancelled

North 11 School Bus Cancelled

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay is reporting a driver shortage this morning. They say that the North 11 bus will be impacted this morning (November 18th). Two schools will be impacted: Ecole Gron Morgan PS Algonquin PS The service is working hard to make arrangements to have the high school portion...

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Education Workers Strike Update

Education Workers Strike Update

(ONTARIO) – After an intensive weekend of negotiations, a tentative deal has been reached for a new central agreement, following talks between CUPE, the provincial government and the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA). The new deal secures services for Ontario students and improves working life for 55,000 education workers, who are represented in central bargaining by CUPE’s...

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Strike Averted, Education Workers & Province Make Deal

Strike Averted, Education Workers & Province Make Deal

(ONTARIO) – Successful last minute talks have averted an ontario wide strike of CUPE education workers. The 55,000 or so workers will work Monday, not strike. A tentative deal was reached between CUPE and the province of Ontario on Sunday evening. This will allow public schools to resume as normal on Monday. A news conference is...

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Education Workers Prepare to Strike 93% in Favour

Education Workers Prepare to Strike 93% in Favour

(ONTARIO) – Below is the release from CUPE regarding the education workers strike. Against a backdrop of crowded classrooms, fewer opportunities for learning and less support for students, Ontario education workers represented by CUPE have voted in record numbers to deliver a strike mandate of 93 per cent in favor of job action, as part of...

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Why Am I Waiting? – Emergency Department

Why Am I Waiting? – Emergency Department

(THUNDER BAY, ON) –Over 300 patients visit the Emergency Department at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre every day. Despite being one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the province, our wait times are lower than most other hospitals and our patient satisfaction scores continue to improve. Why do some people have to wait longer...

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HOLD & SECURE: Westgate CVI High School

HOLD & SECURE: Westgate CVI High School

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – As students enter the school year fresh from summer break, a familiar situation is unfolding. An official with Westgate CVI tells TRCCTB.COM that the school is in a “Hold and Secure”. No reason was provided at this point. Last school year, repeated threats had schools across the city put in lockdowns...

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St Ignatius Perceived Threat

St Ignatius Perceived Threat

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The start of the school year appears to be ringing a few bells in some students minds as a perceived threat to St Ignatius chimes on social media. Below is the police release. Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch responded to complaints regarding a perceived threat against...

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April 16th – Hammarskjold Closed Due To Threat

April 16th – Hammarskjold Closed Due To Threat

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – For the 14th time, Hammarskjold High School has been closed due to an anonymous threat. The reward for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible has increased to over $15,000 due to donations from the public. Below is the statement released by Lakehead Public...

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School Threat Reward Now Over $15,000

School Threat Reward Now Over $15,000

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Lakehead Public Schools has announced even more donations to the reward which will be given to anyone who supplies information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is pulling off the threats at Hammarskjold High School. Below is the statement released today by the Lakehead Public Schools. The City...

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Police Recieve New Type of School Threat

Police Recieve New Type of School Threat

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Police are investigating threats involving Superior CVI and Hammarskjold high schools. The Thunder Bay Police Service was made aware of a threat involving Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute and Hammarskjold High School after 8 am. on Tuesday, April 9. EXCLUSIVE BREAKING INFO Multiple students have told TRCCTB.COM that this time the threat...

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April 5th: Another School Threat Made

April 5th: Another School Threat Made

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another school threat has been made this week. Schools have been placed on a “Hold and Secure”. If consistent with previous threats, it was likely made anonymously and directed towards Hammarskjold High School. (Update: This has been confirmed.) Hammarskjold has been closed for the day. Students and staff are sick...

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April 2 Hammarskjold Threat

April 2 Hammarskjold Threat

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Hammarskjold High School is closed again due to an anonymous threat. Below is the statement made by Lakehead Public Schools. “Due to an anonymous threat received by Thunder Bay Police, Hammarskjold High School will be closed for the entire day today, Tuesday, April 2. All efforts will be made to reopen on...

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ANOTHER Threat At Hammarskjold High School

ANOTHER Threat At Hammarskjold High School

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yet another threat has closed down Hammarskjold High School. Class is closed for the day and students are being diverted back home. This has happened numerous times this year. At least one previous threat involved a firearm. The following schools were on a “hold and secure”, but have since been lifted. Algonquin...

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Hammarskjold High School Law Class Takes Field Trip to thr Courthouse.

Hammarskjold High School Law Class Takes Field Trip to thr Courthouse.

GRADE 12 LAW STUDENTS FROM HAMMARSKJOLD HIGH SCHOOL TAKE FIELD TRIP TO THE THUNDER BAY COURTHOUSE. It was a great pleasure for The Inside Edition to meet all the Grade 12 Hammarskjold Law Students last week. All you students are truly fortunate to have such a caring, involved and experienced teacher like Mr. Scott Whitaker....

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ONTARIO EDUCATION CHANGING

ONTARIO EDUCATION CHANGING

(ONTARIO) – Today, Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement on the provincial EQAO results: “The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario. For the last five years, we have seen an overall decline in EQAO math scores. Half...

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ONTARIO TO STARTS PARENT CONSULTATION ON EDUCATION

ONTARIO TO STARTS PARENT CONSULTATION ON EDUCATION

(ONTARIO) – Parents from across Ontario will finally have the opportunity to have their voices heard on the kind of curriculum their children are taught in school. Today, Premier Doug Ford and Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education, announced the scope of an unprecedented parental consultation into Ontario’s curriculum. “We promised to deliver an education system that...

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TBAY SCHOOL THREATS

TBAY SCHOOL THREATS

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – A REAL Concerned Citizen who is a parent of a student at St Patrick’s high school has reached out to us regarding a situation. The parent, who wishes to remain anonymous so their child doesn’t get bullied, has claimed that there was a written threat in a bathroom stall at the...

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BATTERIES DEAD? RECYCLE INSTEAD!

BATTERIES DEAD? RECYCLE INSTEAD!

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Have you received your battery bag yet? Thunder Bay Curbside Waste Collection would like to remind the public that starting June 5th to 15th, battery pickup will be taking place on your regular recycling day. Fill up your battery bag with your old batteries and put them on the curbside with...

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LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – An unfortunate turn of events at Lakehead University roughly around 12:45 pm this afternoon, caused a building to be cleared out. The 1294 Balmoral Building, formerly known as the Northern Ontario Innovation Centre, is currently sorting out a hazardous spill scenario, which sparked a 911 call, leading to several Superior North...

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FIRST NATIONS LEADERS SLAM NEW DEAN CHOICE

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS SLAM NEW DEAN CHOICE

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Leaders of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) are calling on Lakehead University to rescind the appointment of provincial Justice George Patrick Smith, who sentenced First Nations leaders to prison for protecting their lands, as interim dean of the university’s embattled law school. “It is an insult for Justice Smith...

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Justice George Patrick Smith Named Law School’s Interim Dean

Justice George Patrick Smith Named Law School’s Interim Dean

Lakehead University’s Acting Provost & Vice-President (Academic), Dr. David Barnett, is pleased to announce that The Honourable Mr. Justice George Patrick Smith has been named as the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law’s Interim Dean. A resident of Thunder Bay, Justice Patrick Smith is recognized for his judicial expertise and understanding of Canadian Indigenous and Aboriginal...

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FIRST NATIONS NOT HAPPY WITH LU

FIRST NATIONS NOT HAPPY WITH LU

First Nations are not happy with Lakehead University lately. The dean of the Faculty of Law, Angelique Eaglewoman resigned over her claims of systemic racism she faced in her position. First Nations leaders will be speaking out at a conference this morning to talk about what they believe the university’s board of governors should do...

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