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This parent is choosing home-school this year, ahead of province’s back-to-school details

Uncertainty around government’s back-to-school plans and the potentially deadly and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus has some parents looking to educate their kids from home this year.  Terri Kelly of Grand Falls-Windsor is among those choosing that option.  Kelly told CBC News her youngest son is considered high risk if he were to contract the coronavirus.  “We’re […]

This parent is choosing home-school this year, ahead of province’s back-to-school details

Uncertainty around government’s back-to-school plans and the potentially deadly and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus has some parents looking to educate their kids from home this year.  Terri Kelly of Grand Falls-Windsor is among those choosing that option.  Kelly told CBC News her youngest son is considered high risk if he were to contract the coronavirus.  “We’re […]

This parent is choosing home-school this year, ahead of province’s back-to-school details

Uncertainty around government’s back-to-school plans and the potentially deadly and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus has some parents looking to educate their kids from home this year.  Terri Kelly of Grand Falls-Windsor is among those choosing that option.  Kelly told CBC News her youngest son is considered high risk if he were to contract the coronavirus.  “We’re […]

This parent is choosing home-school this year, ahead of province’s back-to-school details

Uncertainty around government’s back-to-school plans and the potentially deadly and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus has some parents looking to educate their kids from home this year.  Terri Kelly of Grand Falls-Windsor is among those choosing that option.  Kelly told CBC News her youngest son is considered high risk if he were to contract the coronavirus.  “We’re […]

School plans in wings as N.L. marks a COVID-free day

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with recommendations for the upcoming school year expected to be released within the next few days, according to the province’s chief medical officer.   The province is less than a month away from beginning a new school year, and parents and teachers are raising concerns […]

N.L. reports no new cases of COVID-19 as court arguments conclude on travel ban

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.  The province’s total caseload remains 268, with 263 people having recovered and three deaths since March.  As of Wednesday, 27,668 people have been tested for the virus, with an additional 289 in the last day.  This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this […]

This couple gave up their MCP cards to winter in Ontario. Now they can’t return to St. John’s

A retired couple from St. John’s who winter in Ottawa are now spending the summer there, after being denied a travel exemption that they say shows the cracks in Newfoundland and Labrador’s pandemic policymaking. Retired professors Jean Brown and her husband Lloyd never gave up their house in St. John’s when they decided, like so […]

To tackle internet troubles, N.L. school district pledges every trick in the book

It might take every trick in the book — including an old-fashioned phone call — but the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is pledging a better experience for students if classes are forced online again in the upcoming school year. Although in-class instruction is the district’s stated preferred option, it has invested in professional development and training […]

COVID-related travel ban arbitrary, violates mobility rights, St. John’s court told

Lawyers in the St. John’s courtroom prepared for the day’s proceedings on Tuesday morning. (Ted Dillon/CBC.) Lawyers contesting Newfoundland and Labrador’s travel ban say the policy is arbitrary and violates mobility rights guaranteed in the charter. Closing arguments began Tuesday in provincial Supreme Court in a challenge of restrictions imposed last spring to limit the […]

COVID-related travel ban arbitrary, violates mobility rights, St. John’s court told

Lawyers in the St. John’s courtroom prepared for the day’s proceedings on Tuesday morning. (Ted Dillon/CBC.) Lawyers contesting Newfoundland and Labrador’s travel ban say the policy is arbitrary and violates mobility rights guaranteed in the charter. Closing arguments began Tuesday in provincial Supreme Court in a challenge of restrictions imposed last spring to limit the […]

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