Ontario government to put $1.6B towards ensuring no teacher layoffs due to larger class sizes

TORONTO – The Canadian Press has learned that Ontario will put $1.6 billion toward ensuring school boards don’t have to lay off teachers as a result of increasing class sizes. Senior government sources say the attrition protection money will be…

Federal funding to back 2 new University of Lethbridge projects

The University of Lethbridge announced Monday that it is receiving more than $1.6 million in funding for a pair of projects that aim to support sustainable and culturally respectful resource development. The bulk of the investment is almost $1.2 million…

CBE responds to the death of 9-year-old student but refuses to comment on specific case

April 22 2019 7:31pm Calgary Board of Education chief superintendent Christopher Usih attempts to answer questions from reporters on Monday about a nine-year-old girl who died by suicide. It’s the first time someone from the CBE has spoken publicly about…

Calgary’s new children’s festival announces local lineup

One of the city’s most popular kid-friendly events is back on the calendar. The lineup for Create, Calgary’s new children’s festival, was announced Sunday. This comes less than a year after the Calgary International Children’s Festival folded because of financial…

Community of Iron Springs breaks ground on replacement for Huntsville School

The atmosphere in Iron Springs, a small community about 50 km east of Lethbridge, was one of excitement on Thursday as contractors officially broke ground on the construction of a new school. “I think it’s a community that has shown…

Legault admits Riverdale school transfer could have been handled better — but doesn’t apologize

The Quebec government is doubling this year’s budget for the Support Program for Organizations and Institutions administered by the Anglophone Secretariat to more than $4 million, up from approximately $2 million last year. On Thursday, Premier François Legault went head…