Coronavirus: Peel Region clarifies student isolation policy following online backlash

Coronavirus: Peel Region clarifies student isolation policy following online backlash

Peel Region Public Health is in damage control mode after fierce backlash erupted online over a policy regarding the self-isolation of asymptomatic students after a cohort was sent home. Children in several school districts that have recently returned to in-school learning have been separated into student cohorts, grouping both students and teachers together. When…

How a Toronto neighbourhood called a coronavirus hotspot is pushing back against COVID-19

How a Toronto neighbourhood called a coronavirus hotspot is pushing back against COVID-19

The Thorncliffe Park community says it’s pushing back against COVID-19 and the “unfair” designation that they’re a coronavirus hotspot, after three schools were forced to temporarily shut down due to an outbreak. “We are worried and anxious,” said Ahmed Hussein with community group The Neighbourhood Organization. “We are worried people will think we are…

Montreal high school student builds coronavirus care package business to help grandfather

Montreal high school student builds coronavirus care package business to help grandfather

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March and students suddenly stopped going to school, many lost their social networks, motivation and essentially ended up wasting a lot of time online, at least according to their parents. But over time, some brilliant ideas also emerged in some young minds. One Montrealer and his father took…

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

An Okanagan student topped the field this week at a national website design competition. Aidan Eglin, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, competed in the technology division at the Skills Canada event in Halifax. His website entry on a maritime seafood restaurant was judged the best of all the…