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BEYOND LOCAL: Teachers worry about conflicts with students over cell phone ban

BEYOND LOCAL: Teachers worry about conflicts with students over cell phone ban

Many questions still linger at local school boards about the province's ban on cell phones
BEYOND LOCAL: Toronto judo athlete Nigara Shaheen named to Olympic refugee team for Paris

BEYOND LOCAL: Toronto judo athlete Nigara Shaheen named to Olympic refugee team for Paris

She's among 36 athletes from 11 countries chosen to compete in Paris this summer under the acronym EOR (Equipe Olympique des Refugies) and under their own flag featuring a heart surrounded by arrows to symbolize finding their way home
BEYOND LOCAL: Grocery co-ops an alternative to corporate grocers amid anger, mistrust: experts

BEYOND LOCAL: Grocery co-ops an alternative to corporate grocers amid anger, mistrust: experts

Co-operatives are found in many forms, from agricultural co-ops to grocery stores, gas stations and car-shares
BEYOND LOCAL: Gen Zers and millennials are still big fans of books – even if they don’t call themselves ‘readers’

BEYOND LOCAL: Gen Zers and millennials are still big fans of books – even if they don’t call themselves ‘readers’

In other words, young people who don’t identify as readers are reading books at a higher rate than their generational cohorts as a whole
BEYOND LOCAL: Should I invest with a human or a robot? Traditional firms vs. robo-advisors

BEYOND LOCAL: Should I invest with a human or a robot? Traditional firms vs. robo-advisors

Investors considering where to park their money have a choice: go with a traditional financial adviser or trust in an algorithm
BEYOND LOCAL: Project ACL launched to help understand, reduce knee injuries in women's footballers

BEYOND LOCAL: Project ACL launched to help understand, reduce knee injuries in women's footballers

Project ACL will work proactively with the 12 clubs and approximately 300 players in the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) "to better understand their current working environment, identify best practice and provide solutions to support the reduction of ACL injuries." 
BEYOND LOCAL: Sourdough under the microscope reveals microbes cultivated over generations

BEYOND LOCAL: Sourdough under the microscope reveals microbes cultivated over generations

Sourdough is the oldest kind of leavened bread in recorded history, and people have been eating it for thousands of years
BEYOND LOCAL: Canada women to host Mexico twice in June as part of Olympic soccer preparation

BEYOND LOCAL: Canada women to host Mexico twice in June as part of Olympic soccer preparation

The matches are part of Canada's preparations for defence of its title at the Paris Olympics in July
BEYOND LOCAL: 'Nessie' sighting vaults Canadian couple into media spotlight after photo in Scotland

BEYOND LOCAL: 'Nessie' sighting vaults Canadian couple into media spotlight after photo in Scotland

Malm and Wiseman have been thrust into the limelight after a photo they took during their family vacation showed a shadowy figure poking above the waterline, something that the couple's children — and others — firmly believe is the latest sighting of the famed Loch Ness Monster
BEYOND LOCAL: 'A little wacky': Tim Hortons to stage theatrical production called 'The Last Timbit'

BEYOND LOCAL: 'A little wacky': Tim Hortons to stage theatrical production called 'The Last Timbit'

The production is loosely based on a 2010 snowstorm that was so bad, drivers on a highway east of Sarnia, Ont., were forced to hunker down in cars and others had to wait out the inclement weather at a local Tim Hortons.