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“It’s not the scenicest day,” I said to Aina, looking out the train window at a cloudy sky as we headed to Niagara for some wine and walking.* 675 more words

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English-language learners add complexity, diversity and resiliency to schools

Principal Melina Akins laughs as she seeks shelter from a light rain, as a recess at her school ends on a drizzly morning.

A mosaic of multicultural students surrounds her, exchanging smiles and hugs. 828 more words

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Watchwords: Why has this idiom taken off? Because brevity

“My boyfriend dumped me precisely two weeks into the first term of our first year of university,” a Toronto novelist named Caitlin Sweet wrote last November. 622 more words

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A whole nother thing

Originally published on The Editors’ Weekly, the national blog of Editors Canada

As editors, we pay attention to the written form of our language. Its relation to the spoken form is a whole other thing. 493 more words

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No French immersion for Edmonton's Oliver school

Parents in central Edmonton who’d hoped for a nearby public French immersion program won’t get their wish this year.

Fewer than 10 families signed up when Edmonton Public Schools put out a call for kindergartners interested in French immersion at Oliver school, district spokeswoman Raquel Maurier said. 163 more words

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Dan Delmar: Here's why I speak French with an English accent

As Quebec again strengthens language laws, members of minority communities are reminded, even subtly, that in the eyes of their government, they are not quite equal in standing to their francophone counterparts. 650 more words


Welcome to Ottawa's Little Syria: 400 refugees create new community on Donald Street

Their apartment is strikingly bare, but Shikh Omar Jalal, his wife, Eman Aarabi, and their five children feel comfortable in their new home on Donald Street. 2,070 more words

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