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<b>CANADA:</b> Feds spent $17.7M on 'public awareness campaigns' in lead up to advertising blackout

CANADA: Feds spent $17.7M on 'public awareness campaigns' in lead up to advertising blackout

Canadians can expect an onslaught of political advertising this fall as parties compete for their votes
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> No vacation this summer? Let a book transport you to foreign lands

BEYOND LOCAL: No vacation this summer? Let a book transport you to foreign lands

If you can’t get to Venice, Italy, allow a book translated from Italian to transport you there
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Government apologizes, backtracks on autism changes

ONTARIO: Government apologizes, backtracks on autism changes

Ontario will go back to a needs-based funding system, says social services minister
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Math can be imaginative and meaningful, so let's teach it that way

BEYOND LOCAL: Math can be imaginative and meaningful, so let's teach it that way

It doesn't have to be a boring subject
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> We need to start calling fossil fuels what they are - ugly

BEYOND LOCAL: We need to start calling fossil fuels what they are - ugly

Climate protests are helping raise awareness about the ugliness of fossil fuels, and so too should the language we use
<b>CANADA:</b> National pharmacare plan would be an ounce of cure, pound of prevention, expert says

CANADA: National pharmacare plan would be an ounce of cure, pound of prevention, expert says

Many people are prevented from taking a prescribed medication due to its cost
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> War on rats not necessary if we simply cohabitate with the rodents

BEYOND LOCAL: War on rats not necessary if we simply cohabitate with the rodents

Rats are part of the urban ecosystem and an urban ecology approach to managing their populations may involve learning to share the city
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Does eliminating competition in youth soccer build better skills?

BEYOND LOCAL: Does eliminating competition in youth soccer build better skills?

Or is it a sign of coddled kids?
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Misconceptions about autism means companies miss out on quality employees

BEYOND LOCAL: Misconceptions about autism means companies miss out on quality employees

Providing workers who have autism with a quiet workspace and detailed instructions on tasks are among several accommodation strategies for employers
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> The ugly side of Snapchat and Instagram filters

BEYOND LOCAL: The ugly side of Snapchat and Instagram filters

Technology is making people more aware of what is possible, but at a personal and physical cost