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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> We need to change how we assess literacy, experts say

BEYOND LOCAL: We need to change how we assess literacy, experts say

Large-scale literacy testing has not kept pace with how literacy is practiced in classrooms, assessed by teachers and mandated by curriculum
<b>BEYOND:</b> Immigrant children's health declines rapidly upon arrival in Canada. Why?

BEYOND: Immigrant children's health declines rapidly upon arrival in Canada. Why?

The findings seem counter-intuitive when you consider that Canada offers relatively abundant food, accessible healthcare, and a high standard of living
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ottawa's Byward market fire 'worst in decades'

ONTARIO: Ottawa's Byward market fire 'worst in decades'

Ottawa Fire Chief Kim Ayotte says he hasn't seen a blaze as bad as the one at Vittoria Trattoria in his 16 years in the city
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> ‘Trivago Guy’ Tim Williams arrested for driving while intoxicated

BEYOND LOCAL: ‘Trivago Guy’ Tim Williams arrested for driving while intoxicated

He was found behind the wheel of a car Wednesday afternoon in a live lane of traffic with his foot on the brake
<b>CANADA:</b> 20,000 new workers needed by 2022 to keep the lights on

CANADA: 20,000 new workers needed by 2022 to keep the lights on

A new report suggests that Canada's electricity providers need to appeal to a younger and more diverse workforce
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> It's time to rethink charitable contributions at the checkout, professor says

BEYOND LOCAL: It's time to rethink charitable contributions at the checkout, professor says

The fundraising strategy is particularly popular at grocery stores, where cashiers often ask customers if they'd like to donate a dollar or two
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Tories don't plan to balance books until 2023-24

ONTARIO: Tories don't plan to balance books until 2023-24

The Tories peg the current deficit at $11.7 billion
<b>CANADA:</b> American man wants to exhume unidentified Titanic victims

CANADA: American man wants to exhume unidentified Titanic victims

Two local Titanic experts are against a proposed plan to dig up victims buried in Halifax
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Expert says parents need to be careful about gifting money or a house

BEYOND LOCAL: Expert says parents need to be careful about gifting money or a house

Buying a home is big step - financially and psychologically
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> School threats often linked to attention seeking, says criminologist

BEYOND LOCAL: School threats often linked to attention seeking, says criminologist

Criminologist Frank Cormier offers insights into repeated anonymous threats against Hammarskjold High School