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Oakville’s small businesses brace for minimum wage hike

Small business owners in Oakville are looking at their operating costs and scratching their heads. How are they going to manage the 7.3 per cent minimum wage increase that comes into effect on June 1? (more…)

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Behind enemy lines in El Salvador

In the aftermath of the massacre, the small town was left bloody and raw. Ana Ponce, a human rights delegate, visited the wreckage looking for anyone who’d managed to escape the Salvadorian army’s bullets. She did find survivors — women malnourished and breastfeeding, young girls pregnant, men who’d cut off their own arms and legs […]

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Crimea and the media – it’s all about the headlines

ANALYSIS: Mainstream media companies are finding it difficult to remain neutral when it comes to reporting on the crisis in Ukraine. (more…)

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Sheridan students had a rough ride home

Sheridan College’s decision to close during the winter storm on Mar. 12 left many students wondering why the school was open at all. A heavy blast of wintery weather made roads hazardous and visibility poor while many students were forced to try and make it to class. Many students had assignments due, presentations to give […]

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Sheridan students ticked off with late decision to close

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GTA house prices hit new record amid warnings of bubble

The cold weather hasn’t cooled interest in Toronto’s housing market. Buyers drove the average house price in the GTA to $553,193 in February, an 8.6 per cent surge from the the previous year, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. (more…) Image Sources House price data: http://www.torontohomes-for-sale.comToronto house for sale: http://www.primetorontoneighbourhoods.com/is-this-the-last-good-spring-housing-market-toronto-homes-for-sale/

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Canada’s role in Afghanistan: from freedom fighter to developer

ANALYSIS Since 2001, Canada’s role in Afghanistan has changed. Canada originally entered the war to help the United States fight the Taliban and find Osama Bin Laden, according to CBC News. But in 2009 the Harper government changed Canada’s mission. Instead of combating militants and insurgents, the Canadian Armed Forces would help stabilize and develop […]

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Women still struggling in the GTA

A new report reveals that women in the Greater Toronto Area have lost substantial ground in the workplace and are now attempting to cope with insecure jobs and uncertain futures. Working Women, Working Poor is a study done by Prabha Khosla for the Women and Work Research Group, which highlights the struggles of diverse working […]

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