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Public high school sports return at some schools
When the principals at Hamilton’s public high schools asked their teachers if they were interested in resuming varsity coaching, the response was less than enthusiastic.
Hamilton trustees eye options to 'mitigate' extracurricular boycott
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board will explore alternative options for offering extracurricular activities if teachers continue their boycott to protest the province’s use of Bill 115 to impose contracts on them.

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Sunday, December, 07, 2014 - 7:07:36 PM
FAITH MATTERS: Worth the wait "Let me get this straight. God does nothing in your life. Utter silence for your whole life and suddenly something happens that you then attribute to this specific god who sent himself down to be tortured to death for sins you never committed... F"
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Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - 3:03:04 AM
PARLIAMENT HILL: New benefits boost vets and families "On the surface $200 Million sounds like a great deal of money, a significant investment the government is making to those that have and who are serving in our Armed Forces. What most people may not be aware of (the smoke) is that the funding is to be"
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Friday, November, 14, 2014 - 6:06:35 PM
Reader questions choice of federal Liberal candidate "I AM a member of the Liberal Party who was present and voted at the nomination, and advocated for local Liberal candidate Ian Dunlop, who spoke in English and French, a well-spoken author experienced in our local affairs and schooled in economic deve"
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McMeekin expects changes from new Liberal leader
Hamilton Liberal cabinet minister Ted McMeekin is expecting his party will change how it governs, including its relationship with public school teachers, after the Liberal leadership contest picks a new premier this weekend.
Educators need our support now
Many of us have read 1984 by George Orwell.
Teachers join in solidarity to form union
In his letter, Mr. Powell basically insults all teachers in Ontario and seems naive to the fact that teachers have brains and can think on their own.
Dianne Cornish • Review
Teachers stage protest at MPP McMeekin's office
About 80 teachers and support staff from Hamilton-Wentworth staged an after-hours protest against the controversial Bill 115 outside MPP Ted McMeekin’s office Wednesday afternoon. The protest involved members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3396 representing educational support staff with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.
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Teachers protest at MPP McMeekin's office
About 80 teachers and support staff from Hamilton-Wentworth staged an after-hours protest against the controversial Bill 115 outside MPP Ted McMeekin’s office Wednesday afternoon.
Attendance at Hamilton elementary schools took a tumble Jan. 11
Attendance at Flamborough and area public schools dropped dramatically last Friday as a result of the uncertainty surrounding elementary teachers and whether they would hold a planned one-day political protest that day over the provincial government’s Bill 115.
Hamilton students can switch school boards, but may miss their sport
Student athletes thinking about switching to Catholic high schools so they can play sports are being advised to think twice.
Karla Menke Boizo • Special
Hamilton elementary schools open today
Hamilton public elementary schools are open today, according to an "urgent" message posted on the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board web site.
Support teachers, rights
I wish people would do a little research before they rant about something.
Karla Menke Boizo • Special
Walkouts will shut down schools across province
Public elementary schools across Hamilton and Halton will be closed Friday because of a one-day walkout by elementary teachers and education workers. And, Ontario high school teachers announced late Wednesday they too will walk off the job for a day on Jan. 16, five days after the elementary teachers. The move will close schools for more than 400,000 students in the province's public English-language high schools.
Extracurricular boycott continues
As Hamilton’s public elementary and secondary students headed back to their classrooms this week after the Christmas break, the fate of teacher involvement in extracurricular activities remained uncertain.
Karla Menke Boizo • Special
Elementary teachers to stage protest Friday
Tens of thousands of elementary teachers and education workers are planning to walk off the job on Friday, shutting down public schools around the province.
Karla Menke Boizo • Special
Criticisms fly as government imposes teachers' contracts
The Ontario government’s pledge to repeal Bill 115 after using it Thursday to implement contracts with all teachers and support staff in the province isn’t getting a passing grade from Ontario’s two major teachers’ unions, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
Karla Menke Boizo • Special
Minister of Education set to impose contracts on Ontario teachers
Education Minister Laurel Broten will impose contracts on public school teachers under the minority Liberal government’s controversial Bill 115 before classes resume Monday, the Toronto Star has learned.
Implement Bill 115
Let’s see if I got this right.
Teachers, unions 'balanced'
We disagree with Wayne Powell’s letter in your Dec. 13 issue, which states that teachers’ unions are playing a “dangerous game.”
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