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Quebec Teen Says Smartphone Rules Are Too Tough in Letter to School Board

Quebec Teen Says Smartphone Rules Are Too Tough in Letter to School Board

By The Canadian Press

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A photograph of the security feature on a smart phone is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

SAGUENAY, Que. – A Quebec teen thinks his school’s policy of seizing smartphones belonging to students caught using them in class goes too far.

Vincent Duguay, 15, challenged his school’s cellphone policy with a cease-and-desist letter sent to the local school board this week.

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Scotiabank Donates $500K to U of M’s Front and Centre Campaign

Scotiabank Donates $500K to U of M’s Front and Centre Campaign

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The University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign has received a $500,000 donation from Scotiabank.

Part of the donation will be used to enhance dentistry student training, while the rest will establish the Scotiabank Scholarship in Data Analytics in the Asper School of Business.

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New Kind of Club Emerging in Canadian High Schools

New Kind of Club Emerging in Canadian High Schools

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While there are many high school clubs fostering student creativity and social skills and creating fond memories for them to look back on, one group in particular — the Student Nutrition Program — is aiming to provide students with a different form of nourishment: healthy meals.

Over 1.1 million children in elementary and high schools in Western Canada and Ontario partake in student nutrition programs. Millions of breakfasts and snacks are served every single year and there are still many clubs on the wait list to receive funds to enable more programs across the country.

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Expanded UWinnipeg Daycare Makes Room for 32 More Children

Expanded UWinnipeg Daycare Makes Room for 32 More Children

By Sarah Klein

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UWSA Daycare staff and children play in one of the daycare’s new infant rooms. (CLEO CURTIS / UWSA)

WINNIPEG — Fewer children are on the waitlist to join daycare at the University of Winnipeg following the recent opening of a new building expansion.

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Daycare added 2,370 sq. ft. of space earlier this month to accommodate up to 128 infants and pre-schoolers and adds eight early childhood educators to the centre’s full-time staff. The new addition adds room for 32 more children.

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Bisons Rally Against Bullying at Local Schools

Bisons Rally Against Bullying at Local Schools

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — University of Manitoba student-athletes are rallying against bullying to a group of Winnipeg students today.

The Bisons are speaking to Grade 4, 5 and 6 students at Gladstone School to deliver a message of anti-bullying, marking the 200th local school the Bisons have visited since the program began in 2006.

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Major Addition Slated for Miles Macdonell Collegiate

Major Addition Slated for Miles Macdonell Collegiate

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WINNIPEG — Six new classrooms and a gymnasium are planned for Miles Macdonell Collegiate after the province announced a major investment in the French immersion high school on Friday.

The school’s existing gym will be renovated into four new classrooms, while a 13,000-sq.-ft. gym addition will replace it.

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Manitoba Teacher Charged with Sexting Student

Manitoba Teacher Charged with Sexting Student

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A teacher at a Grade 6-12 school in Hamiota, Manitoba is accused of sending inappropriate sexual text messages to a female student.

RCMP were alerted on November 8 that the student had received such messages from a male teacher at Hamiota Collegiate.

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Two People Stabbed at University of Winnipeg

Two People Stabbed at University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo people were stabbed at the University of Winnipeg Thursday night.

Police say a 19-year-old man was approached by another man with a knife who demanded his laptop at around 8:20 p.m. The victim held onto his computer, but the suspect took his cell phone instead and stabbed him in the upper body before walking away.

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