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Serial trouble tenant Nina Willis gets jail time for fraud and false pretenses

thestar.com — A Toronto tenant with a long history of not paying rent, who was found guilty of defrauding two of her landlords, has been sentenced to six months in jail. Nina Willis is expected to begin serving her sentence in about two weeks.

Students, teachers at North Albion Collegiate say roof repairs making them sick

thestar.com — Students and teachers at North Albion Collegiate Institute are calling on the Toronto District School Board to stop work on their school's roof done during class time and repair a string of problems at the school, after students reported feeling sick, seeing water leak through the roof of a computer lab, and enduring upstairs classrooms hitting temperatures of 40 C.

Asphalt work at school makes students sick, say parents

thestar.com — Students at an Etobicoke school suffered burning throats, nausea and aggravated asthma, their parents say, after the Toronto District School Board allowed the spread of hot asphalt on the school's roof during class time. At Lambton-Kingsway Junior-Middle School, where the work was being done, the asphalt was being heated in a kettle next to a door where students arrived by bus Friday morning.

Kathleen Wynne unveils 3-year plan to curb sexual assault

thestar.com — Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced sweeping measures to curb sexual assault and violence including a new law forcing colleges and universities to step up efforts to tackle the issue. Wynne said Friday that a new $41-million, three-year initiative would help to deal with the problem. "Many women in the province do not feel safe .

Ontario colleges create sex assault policy

thestar.com — Ontario's colleges have created a sexual assault policy that will soon be implemented provincewide. The presidents of 24 public colleges have voted to endorse a uniform policy that provides a clear path for victims of sexual violence and clearly outlines a school's responsibility.

Queen's launches sexual assault protocol

thestar.com — Queen's University has launched a sexual assault protocol for students, following a Star investigation into how schools tackle the issue of sexual violence on campus.

Ontario student group pushes Kathleen Wynne for sexual assault policies

thestar.com — Ontario's largest student group is asking Premier Kathleen Wynne to push universities and colleges into adopting stand-alone sexual assault policies as well as mandatory education programs for students. Members of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students met with Wynne at Queen's Park on Wednesday evening to talk about the problem of sexual violence on campus and how schools can better prevent and respond to it.

Tenant with long history of abusing landlords found guilty of fraud

thestar.com — A Toronto tenant who used publically-funded systems to stall evictions, causing serious financial harm to a string of landlords in the process, has been convicted of fraud. Justice Alphonse Lacavera found Nina Willis, 50, guilty of defrauding two former landlords, or lying during the rental application process.

Ontario universities commit to multi-prong sexual violence plan

thestar.com — Ontario's universities have begun implementing a multi-pronged plan to ensure they are doing everything possible to tackle the issue of sexual violence on campus. "It is such a complicated issue and so many people are hurt that we have to take it seriously," said Wilfrid Laurier president Max Blouw, who recently chaired a conference call meeting on the issue with the presidents of 20 publicly funded universities, in which they discussed steps forward.

Universities vow to ‘prevent and respond’ to sexual assault

thestar.com — Senior administrators from each of Ontario's publicly funded universities are vowing to "prevent and respond to sexual assault" on campus and are taking steps to fix systems that are not working. Each of the 20 provincial universities will create a special sexual assault website that lays out rights and options for students in distress.
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Apr 11, 2015

RT @fkelly25: Great reporting @PattyWinsa on fundraising gap in Toronto schools on.thestar.com/1CsSYo3 via @torontostar

Apr 04, 2015

RT @JQStar: Everyone should expect a fab picture of our @RGriffinStar in tomorrow's @StarSports section. We're so proud of his @CDNBaseballHOF honour!

Mar 31, 2015

RT @henderstu: This is a hell of a story. Buried alive: An avalanche survivor breaks his silence macleans.ca/news/canada/bu… via @macleansmag

Mar 31, 2015

RT @colette_murphy: 30% of workers in Ontario exempted from job protected sick days. How is this possible in 2015? #time4decentwork

Mar 22, 2015

RT @liamdevlincasey: MNR investigating after three pairs of dead coyotes found in London area -- one pair found without heads blackburnnews.com/london/london-…

Mar 21, 2015

RT @bruce_arthur: This column reminds me of a doctor friend of mine, brilliant guy, wise and calm, who didn't quit smoking. theplayerstribune.com/why-i-play-foo…

Mar 18, 2015

RT @josh_wingrove: Congratulations to all the NNA nominees, humbled to be in your company.

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