The union representing education support workers is questioning staffing levels following the death of a five-year-old boy near a Saskatoon school. Meanwhile, CBC News has learned the boy and his family arrived recently from Somalia and spoke limited English. "If you don't have enough adults supervising, you're setting up a tragedy like what happened," said Jackie Christianson, chair of the education workers committee for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. "My heart is just breaking.
The five-year-old boy who died Monday after wandering from his Saskatoon school yard into a pond needed specialized supervision due to his autism and lack of English-language skills, says the daycare worker who dropped him off that morning. "We never let him go without supervision," daycare worker Eman Arslan told CBC News. Arslan dropped the boy off at Ecole Dundonald School at 9 a.m. Monday. It was his first day.
A Hindu spiritual leader from India will pay a visit to Saskatoon this week. University of Saskatchewan professor Braj Sinha says, despite so much negative news in the world, there are many people devoting their lives to peace and helping others and Shri Gurudev is one of them. He will be in the city Wednesday, to speak during a meal and program at Saskatoon's Hindu temple. It's one of only two stops on his Canadian tour.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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