Pesticide ban meets with widespread approval

The Ontario government put the cherry on top of the Earth Day cake, with new legislation regulating the use of pesticides across the province. On April 22 Environment Minister John Gerretsen proposed the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act. The legislation provides universal guidelines clarifying the current format of individual municipal bylaws pertaining to pesticide use.

Medical marijuana users call for compassionate grow-ops

Although the Supreme Court of Canada legalized the medical use of marijuana in 1999, activists and lawyers say too many obstacles remain for sick and dying patients in need. Currently, people who have a Health Canada medical exemption can grow their own supply, designate a third-party grower or place an order with the government-contracted supplier, […]

TDSB debates blueprint for early grades

At a Toronto District school board meeting on April 16, trustee Bruce Davis recommended keeping the Junior-Kindergarten-to-Grade-6 schooling model. All 22 trustees gathered at the 5050 Yonge St. building to discuss the recommendations from the General Asset and Program Planning (GAPP) group. It recommended that the board aim to eventually have 450 pupil places from […]