School board makes singing O Canada mandatory Students at Toronto Catholic schools will now have to deliver an a cappella rendition of the national anthem every morning, according to a 7-3 Thursday night vote by the Toronto District Catholic School Board.
The new requirement is intended to “encourage authentic patriotism” and satisfy “veterans who have fought for our freedom [and] would appreciate that students sing from their heart,” according to the motion put forward by trustee Angela Kennedy. (Andy Clark/Reuters)
The Slave Lake Fire Department proudly flies a giant Canadian flag from their ladder truck, May 25, 2011. (John Lucas/Edmonton Journal)
Slave Lake residents prepare to head home Surrounded by firefighters, police officers and local politicians, the mayor of Slave Lake finally said Wednesday what the evacuees of her fire-ravaged town have been waiting anxiously to hear — they can go home.
Q&A: Slave Lake mayor on getting the town back Ten days after a wildfire destroyed one third of Slave Lake, Alta., 7,000 evacuees were told Wednesday they could begin returning to their homes. Mayor Karina Pillay-Kinnee spoke to the Post by phone from the town’s newly-opened Support Centre just minutes after making the announcement.