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College strike cancels classes for half-a-million students across Ontario

TORONTO - Classes were cancelled for about half-a-million students in Ontario on Monday as faculty at the province's colleges went on strike.

The labour dispute involving more than 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians began late Sunday, after the two sides couldn't resolve their differences by a deadline of 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Both sides say there are...

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Friends of Hamilton Aviary have month to find new home for birds

Council is giving volunteers a month to come up with an alternative to closing the Hamilton Aviary.

A city report Monday recommended closing the well-known Westdale facility and "rehoming" 65 birds based on the failing condition of the building and pending orders from the provincial Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The longstanding bird sanctuary...

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Families of crash victims make plea to council for Red Hill barriers

Councillors will see a report on parkway safety in December that will include the cost and feasibility of installing centre median barriers.

Traffic and engineering staff confirmed the report is on the way following an emotional series of delegations from family members of "crossover" crash victims along the Red Hill Valley and Lincoln Alexander parkways. It's...

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