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BEYOND LOCAL: Are we doing enough to 'data-proof' our kids?

BEYOND LOCAL: Are we doing enough to 'data-proof' our kids?

Google has recently agreed to pay a US $170M fine for illegally gathering children's personal data without parental consent
CANADA: How sports and arts can help prevent youth homelessness

CANADA: How sports and arts can help prevent youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is a complex social issue affecting people between the ages of 13-24 who are living independent of parents or caregivers and do not have the means to acquire safe and secure housing
ONTARIO: Province to ban promotion of vaping products in gas stations, convenience stores

ONTARIO: Province to ban promotion of vaping products in gas stations, convenience stores

The changes will take effect January 1st
BEYOND LOCAL: Chinese takeout, tacos or curry? The implications of a multicultural marketplace

BEYOND LOCAL: Chinese takeout, tacos or curry? The implications of a multicultural marketplace

A new study says a multicultural marketplace inadvertently turns visible minorities’ cultures into fetishized consumption objects
CANADA: Culture of perfectionism, fear of litigation may be reasons why your doctors struggle to apologize

CANADA: Culture of perfectionism, fear of litigation may be reasons why your doctors struggle to apologize

A culture of perfectionism that begins in medical school is one reason why doctors and other medical professionals struggle to apologize for their mistakes
BEYOND LOCAL: Debunking myths surrounding self-injury

BEYOND LOCAL: Debunking myths surrounding self-injury

Self-injury is associated with underlying psychological distress, and increased suicide risk. But people who self-injure aren’t always doing it to end their life, psych prof says
ONTARIO: Energy board hikes electricity prices for households, small businesses

ONTARIO: Energy board hikes electricity prices for households, small businesses

The agency says rates are scheduled to increase by about $1.99 or 1.8 per cent for a typical residential customer who uses 700 kilowatt hours per month
BEYOND LOCAL: Always removes female symbol from pads to be more inclusive to trans, non-binary users

BEYOND LOCAL: Always removes female symbol from pads to be more inclusive to trans, non-binary users

Some health advocates applaud the move
BEYOND LOCAL: What is our health data really being used for?

BEYOND LOCAL: What is our health data really being used for?

Health data can be collected with and without patient consent, and can produce significant research outcomes
ONTARIO: Premier Ford announces new grant using crime money to fight crime

ONTARIO: Premier Ford announces new grant using crime money to fight crime

The $6 million grant over three years is earmarked for crime-fighting initiatives targeting gun and gang violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault