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Accessible vehicles still needed for Parapan Am Games
Pan Am / Parapan Am organizers are still looking for a few more accessible vehicles for the Parapan Am Games from Aug. 7 – 15. Anyone with available equipment should contact Dean Wright at 416-936-8617 or at
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Kathleen Wynne: Temporary HOV lanes installed for Pan Am Games could be turned into toll lanes
National Post
The temporary High Occupancy Vehicle lanes set up in the Toronto and Hamilton area for the Pan American Games will not become permanent, but they will likely return in the form of toll lanes. Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wants to apply lessons learned from the HOV lanes set up this summer on the Queen Elizabeth Way, some 400-series highways, the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway to creating toll lanes.
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Politicians: New York Region Transit/Viva facility represents boost to quality of life
After something of a false start in April, a new $135-million York Region Transit/Viva transit facility has officially opened in Richmond Hill. Transport Canada sent out a press release three months ago trumpeting the completion of the operations, maintenance and storage facility in the Headford Business Park near Leslie Street and 16th Avenue.
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Northwestern Ontario highway upgrades planned
Daily Commercial News
Two Highway 11/17 projects in Ontario are in the works thanks to joint funding under the New Building Canada Plan. These upgrades will help increase mobility between Thunder Bay and Nipigon, ON, and will significantly benefit northwestern Ontario for years to come, explains a release.
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After hosting 2015 Pan Am Games, Toronto could 'endear itself to the country' if it won an Olympic bid
National Post
Hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics would finally help Toronto "endear itself to the country," according to the former leader of Vancouver's Olympic committee, who suggested the city's handling of the Pan American Games this summer would be a boost for any potential bid. John Furlong said the experience from hosting the multi-sport event, which is open to 41 competing Pan Am nations, is something other bid cities such as Rome, Paris and Boston could not easily match.
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Secondary school teachers join ranks of teachers in strike position
Ottawa Citizen
Sports and other extra curricular activities could be at risk at high schools across the province this fall as tens of thousands of secondary school teachers join the ranks of Ontario educators in a legal strike position. Unless contracts are reached before then, September could be a labour nightmare in Ontario's schools with work-to-rule campaigns continuing and the possibility of full walkouts, although none are currently planned.
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Parents, students should brace themselves for school year without trips, teams or clubs, experts warn
At the mid-point of summer and with no labour negotiations scheduled, parents and students should brace themselves for a school year without field trips, teams and clubs and even the possibility of a full strike, experts say. "I think parents need to understand, unfortunately, it will not be business as usual and may get quite difficult. I have no reason for optimism at this point," David Clegg, York Region president of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, said.
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MTO wants to know why Ontario's roads are crumbling
The fact that some roads are cracking prematurely in Ontario isn't news to anyone, but problems are emerging with roads that have been built using new specifications designed to make them last longer. Simon Hesp, a polymer chemist and a forensic researcher at Queen's University, made headlines recently when he pointed out that at least some of the issues are related to the use of recycled motor oils in asphalt cement.
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Motor Coach Industries inks huge deal with New Jersey Transit
Winnipeg Free Press
Motor Coach Industries has signed a massive deal with New Jersey Transit for the sale of 772 commuter coaches to be delivered over the next six years. The deal is valued at about $395 million and is one of the largest the industry has seen for some time.
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