Sunday, February 10, 2013

OSSTF Releases Aboriginal Curriculum Resource

The Director of Education with the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is tipping his hat to the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation. The OSSTF has released a new curriculum resource called "Full Circle: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Ways of Knowing". Jack McMaster says it's a great thing for area schools, considering there is a large number of Aboriginal students. McMaster says the curriculum will be able to be infused into all classrooms.

MP Rafferty Says EI Complaints More Frequent

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty believes too many people are being denied employment insurance benefits. Rafferty says complaints to his office have been more frequent since the federal government made recent changes to the E-I system. Rafferty says many of the complaints have come from workers employed on a seasonal basis.

Provincial NDP Leader in Town

 The leader of the provincial NDP is making another visit to the city, the first of 2013.   Andrea Horwath is going to be in Current River at 2 o'clock this afternoon to attend a winter carnival and then meet with young people later on at the Victoria Avenue Youth Centre.

Entrepreneurial Hopefuls Audition for Dragon's Den

Entrepreneurial hopefuls in the city are crossing their fingers for a callback for CBC's Dragon's Den following auditions in the city yesterday. Sam Alexander, a business student at LU, volunteered to man the sign-up table as well as pitch an idea. Alexander thinks it's a great advertising opportunity whether or not you make it to the top. Associate Producers for the show are touring 40 Canadian cities ahead of the next season.