Quispamsis mayor ‘extremely disappointed’ in Saint John’s hockey player user fee

The mayor of a community impacted by a new non-resident user fee for hockey players at rinks in Saint John says he’s “extremely disappointed” the city has taken this step. Saint John Common Council voted this week to charge players…

OSAP trends on Twitter as student outrage grows over loan and grant estimates

The changes to the way post-secondary student loans are handed out in Ontario are being felt this week. On Tuesday, there was a flurry of tweets from angry students saying they have received estimates informing them they don’t qualify for,…

Alberta government looking to speed up job accreditation for foreign workers

The Alberta government wants to ensure that foreign-trained professionals and tradespeople will be dealt with quickly when they seek accreditation to work in the province. “We will remove unfair barriers while maintaining the high professional standards all Albertans have come…

‘It is possible:’ Victoria mayor says fossil-free future not optional

Victoria’s mayor says cities need to move to a fossil-free future — at the same time as they protect jobs. Lisa Helps says her city is working hard to get there. “City by city, if people turns their minds to…

Montreal creates committee to curb climate change, reduce carbon footprint

A new consultation committee has been created as part of the City of Montreal’s ongoing efforts to curb climate change and reduce its carbon footprint. New partners are joining the fight, announced Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, including the Caisse de…