Ontario university students, Alberta family among Iran plane crash victims

Early Wednesday morning, a passenger jet heading to Ukraine from Iran crashed minutes after taking off in the Iranian capital of Tehran, killing 176 people on board, including 63 Canadians and several people with connections to Canada, according to Ukrainian officials and friends of the victims. Ukrainian International Airlines has released a list of the…

Vapes, edibles, tea coming to Ontario Cannabis Store next week

Dozens of new marijuana products will be available in retail shops in Ontario starting next week, the province’s cannabis distributor said Friday, warning supplies would be limited and the newly legalized edibles could sell out within a week. The Ontario Cannabis Store said 59 new products, including a variety of vapes, edibles and a tea,…

Teachers rally outside TDSB office as public secondary schools shut down for the day

Hundreds of teachers and support staff rallied Wednesday outside the Yonge Street office of the Toronto District School Board, demanding an end to the government’s ongoing labour impasse with their union. Public secondary schools across the province were shuttered for the day after last-ditch talks with the government failed to reach a deal. The daylong…

Ontario education minister deletes tweet after social media backlash

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce has deleted a tweet posted Thursday after intense backlash on social media. The tweet, which featured images of Lecce with children using technology, read: “We are positioning our students for success in life and work by embracing technology and STEM in the classroom. We are listening to parents & being…