Small-town and rural Ontario mayors want school closings halted until after a review of a widely-criticized process used to weed out doomed schools.
Kelly Pedro, The London Free Press
Kelly Pedro has been with the London Free Press since 2002, covering various beats in the newsroom including crime and education. She is now primarily a general assignment reporter.
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When Ontario gambled on full-day kindergarten in 2010, critics called it costly babysitting the deficit-plagued province couldn’t afford.
Thousands of Grade 8 students will soon choose between taking academic or applied courses in high school next September, but a parent advocacy group is pushing the province to hold off on forcing young teens to make those types of choices.
If you struggled with math, reading and writing in elementary school, chances are you struggled in high school as well.
Ontario’s third-largest school board has said no thanks to provincial cash to install security cameras and locks on elementary school front doors, saying it’s unwelcoming and would cost the board $514,433.
A teacher, lawyer and North America’s first known black woman to publish a newspaper.
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London ER doctor Tarek Loubani and Toronto filmmaker John Greyson have posted a YouTube video from Egypt thanking supporters for helping them get out of prison.
Two Ontario men jailed in a Cairo prison will be there for at least a few more days after a planned meeting between their lawyer and the Egyptian prosecutor was delayed.
Strike threats, worries about a stripped-down school year, many after-school sports and clubs yanked — parents and kids had a rough ride last year, as public teachers’ unions rebelled against the Liberal government’s wage-austerity drive hammered home with legislation that imposed contracts on them.
Police confirmed the tot who died in an apparent backyard drowning in London, Ont. Friday night was a little boy.
Plans for the new Detroit-Windsor bridge cleared another hurdle Friday when it got a much-anticipated presidential permit.
Monday marked the start of a new normal for Ontario’s horse racing industry.
Ontarians are spending $400 million every year on off-shore gaming sites and the government wants a piece of the action.
It’s a sure bet that when Ontario recasts its gambling industry there will be winners and losers. The horse-racing industry, and municipalities stripped of their casinos and slot lounges, will be the big losers. Ready to cash in their chips are the Ontario government and municipalities that would get new gaming facilities.
When Ontario’s first casino opened here in 1994, the provincial government was deep in the red and looking for a way out. It found its gold mine in the form of gambling-starved American tourists, who leveraged a weak Canadian dollar and open borders to test their luck here.
Police in this southern Ontario city say they've arrested a 51-year-old man wanted for abducting his three young daughters 20 years ago.
People in Ontario are taking easier breaths today than they did a decade ago because of the Liberal government's commitment to clean energy and clean air, Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley told an industry conference in London Monday.