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Contract talks resume between province, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
CP24
Contract negotiations are set to resume between the province and the union representing elementary school teachers in Ontario. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) represents 76,000 public elementary school teachers in the province and has been in a legal strike position since May 10.
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New Ontario traffic laws
CTV News
The province of Ontario has launched a new set of traffic laws as part of its Making Ontario Roads Safer Act. Bill 31 came into effect recently, two months after being unanimously approved at Queen's Park. The new legislation means changes to existing traffic laws, and stiffer fines and penalties for those who break them.
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John Tory focused on Toronto Olympic bid despite council detractors
CBC News
Mayor John Tory says he's spoken with the prime minister and the premier about Toronto's potential bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, even as councillors in a potential rival city, Los Angeles, vote on whether to submit a bid. To start the bid process, Tory would would have to submit a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) expressing Toronto's interest in hosting the Games.
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Welcome HOT lanes to Ontario
Toronto Star
It may not be popular, but when it comes to moving traffic this idea is HOT — as in High Occupancy Tolling. Ontario transportation officials are fine-tuning a plan to introduce the concept to selected highways in the Greater Toronto Area. And it's a development that should be welcomed as a practical, high-tech method of easing traffic gridlock.
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Fridays free on Cambridge express buses
The Record
The Region of Waterloo will offer free rides on express buses in Cambridge in an attempt to build ridership along a new 17-kilometre route. From Sept. 11 to Dec. 18, express buses will be free on Fridays if passengers board at stops between the Ainslie Street Terminal in Cambridge and Fairview Park mall in Kitchener.
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Toronto council set to approve downtown East Bayfront LRT stop
Metro News
City council has yet to find money for the East Bayfront LRT line, but councillors are ready to reserve space that could become a platform for one of its stations. The GO bus station at 45 Bay St. is being redeveloped with a 48-storey tower, and the developer has agreed to include a structure within the underground parking area that's expected to someday serve as an LRT platform, Coun. Pam McConnell said.
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Driver and vehicle licence fee increases come into effect
Government of Ontario
Driver and vehicle licence fee increases come into effect on Sept. 1, 2015, in order to help maintain Ontario's road safety, support key services and improve crucial transportation infrastructure. Fees for driver licences, renewals, replacements and commercial permits are among those increasing.
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Science behind the latest hospitality trends
Hotel News Now
The hospitality industry has been evolving into a much more scientific industry for several years. The combined impact of shifting demographics and new technologies are the primary catalysts for this metamorphosis. The Internet provides consumers an opportunity to think of hotels as commodities, but there are ways to mitigate that for more sophisticated operators.
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Wisconsin governor: Building a wall along Canadian border a legitimate issue
Toronto Star
A prominent U.S. presidential candidate appeared to entertain the idea of building a border wall with Canada when pressed recently in an interview about national security. The issue was raised with Republican contender Scott Walker in a talk-show interview.
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Greyhound cuts bus service in city
North Bay Nugget
Greyhound Canada is cutting in half the number of bus arrivals and departures in North Bay, part of an overall reduction in Northern Ontario service. Spokesperson Lanesha Gipson said the number of buses serving the Ottawa-Sudbury corridor is being cut to 14 a week, down from 28.
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Are companies going too far in trying to provide the ultimate customer experience?
4Hoteliers
Would it creep you out if your flight attendant walked up to you and wished you a happy birthday out of the blue? That's precisely what a Gawker article claims is happening on United Airlines thanks to an app loaded on the iPhones each and every one of them carries on flights.
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Performance paramount if guests pay for Wi-Fi
Hotel News Now
One of the key technology issues facing hoteliers revolves around tiered Internet access — but it's not the only thing on the minds of the industry tech experts speaking during the Southern Lodging Summit at Memphis.
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