News and Events
From the CBC, more news about the impending Express Entry visa:
The federal government is addressing one of the main criticisms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program through a new immigration system it plans to launch in 2015.
Due to a number of lawsuits involving high profile sports leagues, including the NFL and NHL, head injury research is becoming a regular feature in the news. Now, the Toronto Star reports on a new study that is taking this research to a whole new level:
It’s not every day that someone asks me to lend my brain to science and offers me a lumbar puncture to extract spinal fluid for research.
June 3, 2014: The CBC highlights a new campaign called #PracticeSafeText which seeks to stop distracted driving:
Sending a text message while behind the wheel and other forms of distracted driving can be devastating to families, a group of Ontario teens heard Monday as part of a new national awareness campaign called #PracticeSafeText.
A report from CTV notes that while warmer weather means the return of motorcycle season, it also means the return of motorcycle accidents. Riders and drivers take heed:
While blues skies and warmer weather may mean the start of motorcycle season for many riders, a rash of deadly motorcycle accidents across the GTA serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that exist when cars and motorcycles share the road.
The Toronto Star has an interesting opinion piece that says Ontario, like Quebec, should have its own immigration program:
The Constitution grants concurrent power to the provinces and Ottawa over immigration. Quebec wisely took full control over immigration in 1991. It is time for Ontario to do likewise.
May 16, 2014: With the May long weekend upon us, no doubt many of us are heading to the cottage to enjoy some fun on board fishing and ski boats. Unfortunately, when boating season starts, so do the boating accidents. Remember to be careful out there. As this report from the OPP points out, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from death is wear your lifejacket:
May 15, 2014: Barrie police are taking a hands-on approach to show drivers just how dangerous impaired driving and distracted driving actually is:
The Barrie Police Traffic Unit held an event to demonstrate the dangers at the Georgian Mall parking lot as an event to mark Canada Road Safety Week.
Drivers were encouraged to try and make their way through a course in the parking lot with goggles to simulate impaired driving.
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