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/ February 3, 2012 2:36 pm

ORNGE founder Chris Mazza terminated

Kevin Donovan Staff Reporter Ontario’s health ministry and the province’s financial investigations team were warned of serious problems at ORNGE three years ago, documents reveal. An ORNGE accountant blew the whistle in 2008, telling the province that the publicly funded ORNGE was “handing out money like water.” ORNGE founder Chris Mazza terminated In an interview audio taped in 2008 by [...]

/ February 3, 2012 2:30 pm

Toronto Zoo ready for China’s pandas

Donovan Vincent Staff Reporter The Toronto Zoo would have no problem attracting the private sponsorship needed to help pay for a new panda exhibit, says the vice-chair of the zoo’s board. Commenting on reports that an announcement is expected as early as next week about when Toronto will be getting two pandas from China, city councillor Paul Ainslie, vice-chair of [...]

/ February 3, 2012 2:08 pm

Black History Month

Black History Month February 2012 WHEREAS Black History Month affirms the importance of Black history and heritage which span thousands of years and include some of the greatest, most advanced and innovative societies in world history. Black History Month is a time to honour and celebrate the achievements of Canadians of African descent and their contributions to the social, economic, [...]

/ February 2, 2012 11:29 pm

Toronto transit: How to pay for the Sheppard subway

The dream of building a Sheppard extension and more subway lines will come at a significant cost in new tolls, taxes and fees, according to Gordon Chong’s report. Michael Woods Staff Reporter Gordon Chong’s 188-page report on ways to finance a Sheppard subway extension suggests a variety of revenue-generating tools. Almost all of them are contradictory to Mayor Rob Ford’s [...]

/ December 20, 2011 5:35 pm

Students Toronto

Each teenager has his or her own unique interests, goals and strengths. Yet, every student should have the same opportunity to succeed and graduate from high school. That’s why the Ontario government is working with you to improve the learning experience for Grade 7 to 12 students. We share a common goal — to help all students build a promising [...]

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