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Maggie MacDonnell, Teacher wins $1m best-teacher prize in Dubai

Maggie MacDonnell, Teacher wins $1m best-teacher prize in Dubai

Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the third annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. Her victory – which brings with it a prize of $1 million – was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai by an astronaut in the International Space Station, and Ms MacDonnell was congratulated via video message by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Ms MacDonnell ... Read More »

Two small planes collide over mall near Montreal, one dead

Two small planes collide over mall near Montreal, one dead

One person is dead, another is injured and two people are in hospital to be treated for shock after two planes collided above Promenades Saint-Bruno shopping centre, according to Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux. One plane fell on the roof of the shopping mall after the planes collided in the sky. The other crashed in the parking lot. Police evacuated ... Read More »

Sara Manitoski: Courtenay teen dies on overnight school outing

Sara Manitoski: Courtenay teen dies on overnight school outing

Sara Manitoski, a Grade 11 student in the integrated studies outdoor education program, died in her sleep Tuesday night, during a scheduled midweek overnight excursion to Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island. The girl, a student at G.P. Vanier Secondary in Courtenay, was part of an overnight trip to the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, said Paul Berry, ... Read More »

Aydin Coban gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case

Aydin Coban gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case

The man charged in connection to the death of Amanda Todd has been sentenced in The Netherlands. Aydin Coban has been found guilty, and will serve a sentence of 10 years and 243 days. The cyberbullying of Todd was brought to mainstream attention after she posted a Youtube video depicting her story with handwritten signs. Read More »

Transport truck flips on side on 401 near Chatham (Photo)

Transport truck flips on side on 401 near Chatham (Photo)

All westbound collectors lanes on Highway 401 between Allen Rd. and Avenue Rd. are closed due to a rollover coach bus Thursday morning, Ontario Provincial Police say. The accident happened at Allen Road at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16. “It’s a single motor vehicle collision involving the bus,” OPP Const. Ian Michel said. “For unknown reasons he lost control, ... Read More »

Police: Highway 401 closed in both directions after chemical spill

Police: Highway 401 closed in both directions after chemical spill

One person has died and 28 others are being treated in hospital following a massive pileup that involved a hazardous chemical spill on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario. It happened at about 2:00 p.m. on Highway 401 westbound, in Leeds and the Thousands Township. Police say there were two separate collisions, the first one occurred just east of Highway 137 ... Read More »

Truck Plunges Through Lake Winnipeg Ice (Video)

Truck Plunges Through Lake Winnipeg Ice (Video)

Two people are lucky to be alive after their truck fell through the ice while they were attempting to drive across Lake Winnipeg Tuesday afternoon. Manitoba RCMP said the incident happened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. They received a call that a truck had gone through the ice on the lake near Hecla, Man. Emergency crews arrived to find a man ... Read More »

Police: Toyota stolen with 4-year-old girl inside

Police: Toyota stolen with 4-year-old girl inside

A Toyota Camry was stolen from in front of a Weston-area home Friday morning with a 4-year-old girl still inside. A vehicle was stolen with the child inside just after 6 a.m. from the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue area, Toronto police said. The car, a 2008 Toyota Camry with the licence plate BHVH392, was later seen near Highway 401 ... Read More »

Bruce McCallum, Toronto Teacher killed in Costa Rica

Bruce McCallum, Toronto Teacher killed in Costa Rica

A Toronto teacher has been killed in what is believed to have been a violent robbery in Costa Rica. Bruce McCallum, 58, who worked at Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute, near Finch Avenue East and McCowan Road, was fatally stabbed on Sunday, March 5 in what appears to be a botched robbery attempt, according to that country’s Judicial Investigation Police. Read More »