Quebec floods: What schools are closed Thursday, May 11?

The Ministries of Public Security and Education have issued notices to Montreal-area school boards to keep certain buildings closed for Thursday, May 11.

READ MORE: Floodwaters keeping many Île-Bizard residents from going home

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB)

The following schools will be closed:

Terry Fox ElementaryPierrefonds Comprehensive High SchoolWest Island Career Centre

The latter two are being used as emergency centres for Pierrefonds-Roxboro.

Bus transportation may experience delays due to flooded streets and detours.

The following bus routes are cancelled:

46, 49, 307, 404, 406, and 501 to Kingsdale Academy28 and 42 to St. Charles Elementary School29 to John Rennie High School35, 37, 404, and 502 to Riverdale High School

READ MORE: Can future flooding be prevented in the province?

Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board (CSMB)

The following schools will be closed:

Jacques-Bizard ElementaryJonathan-Wilson ElementarySaint-Geneviève Ouest ElementaryMurielle-Dumont ElementarySaint-Gérard ElementaryÉcole du SAS (Pierrefonds campus)Jeanne-Sauvé Adult Education Centre

The school board warns that bus routes will also be delayed and Bois-de-Liesse Elementary will not have bus services.

For students attending school in Ile-Bizard and who are registered for school busses, a shuttle bus will be set up from Fairview Pointe-Claire at 8:40 a.m. and return around 4:45 p.m.

Trois-Lacs School Board

The following schools will be closed:

Cité des Jeunes High SchoolPaul-Gérin-Lajoie Career CentreBelles-Rives Educational Centre (including Ile-Perrot satellite centre)

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John Oakley Show – Wednesday May 10, 2017

Putting words in your mouth! The big stories of the day include TTC workers drinking, Freshii calling calories on menu boards simplistic, and Ontario nursing homes serving healthier foods to seniors. Feast your ears on the show and hear it again!

TTC worker fails random alcohol test

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Brad Ross TTC Executive Director of Corporate Communications discusses the results of random alcohol and drug test that started monday. The first day of testing resulted in two employees being suspended with pay for positive test results. The employees were not passenger vehicle operators.

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2 TTC workers fail random alcohol, drug tests

Nursing home residents get 67 cents a day more for food from province

Back in March we told about the fight by several long-term care associations, hoping to raise the amount of money allotted to meals for seniors in nursing homes. Today we announce that there will be an increase starting July 1st of this year. Cathy Gapp is the CEO of AdvantAge Ontario. She explains that the 67-cent increase to $9 per day is double the amount requested. It comes after she and other advocates lobbied the government and media, including the John Oakley Show, about the cheap, processed food that seniors in nursing homes were served.

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Outbreak of respiratory virus linked to six deaths at Halifax nursing home

Federal judge rules stripping people of Canadian citizenship without a hearing is unfair

In a key decision, Judge Jocelyne Gagne struck down provisions of the Citizenship Act enacted by the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper, saying they conflict with principles of fundamental justice. Immigration Lawyer Guidy Mamann defended on of eight cases — considered as test cases — that challenged the constitutionality of the changes made in May 2015.

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Stripping people of Canadian citizenship without hearing is unfair: judge

Topics worthy of discussion

Sandra Pupatello, MP Peter Tabuns and Chris Stockwell have an enthusiastic conversation about the stories of the day.

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Your Saskatchewan – Regina: May 2017

Every day, Global Regina features a viewer submitted photo for Your Saskatchewan on Global News Morning, Global News at 6 and Global News at 10.

Submit your photo with a description and location via Facebook, 杭州桑拿会所 or by email to [email protected]杭州龙凤.

Photos should be added to the email as an attachment, in jpeg format, landscape orientation and at least 920 pixels wide.

READ MORE: Your Saskatchewan – Regina: April 2017

May 1: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Kim Gilbert near Consul, Sask.

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May 2: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Lisa Marie Diewold in Regina.

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May 4: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Howard Giles of two white-winged crossbills in Saskatoon.

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May 3: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Cody Lukowich of Candle Lake, Sask.

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May 8: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Grant Sloan.

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May 9: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Scot Muri near Hodgeville.

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May 10: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Jeff Seime of Jackfish Lake, Sask.

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May 11: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Annette Oleksyn Wylie near Wakaw.

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May 12: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Dale Boan.

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May 15: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Stacie Misponas on the English River First Nation Reserve.

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May 16: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Lawrence Pagan.

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May 17: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Lisa Marie Diewold on Wascana Lake.

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May 18: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Deborah McConkey of the South Saskatchewan River.

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May 19: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Notanee Bourassa near Piapot, Sask.

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May 23: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Tara Stadnyk of the North SasKatchewan River near Hepburn, Sask.

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May 24: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Elaine King.

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May 25: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Jordan Leis in Saskatoon.

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May 26: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Wendy Miller.

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May 29: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Megan Strieb in Moose Jaw.

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May 30: This Your Saskatchewan photo of two calves was taken by Patrick Therrien near Willow Bunch, Sask.

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May 31: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Margaret Jackson. 杭州桑拿按摩论坛bit.ly/2p2uuTu

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“Let’s choose to hear one another out,” DeVos said, reading her prepared text in a measured tone despite continuing waves of boos, catcalls and scattered applause at Bethune-Cookman University.

As the crowd kept trying to shout her down, university president Edison Jackson briefly took over the microphone to sternly lecture the class of 2017.

“If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you. Choose which way you want to go,” Jackson warned.

DeVos alienated many African-Americans in February when she described historically black colleges as “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.” After a storm of criticism, she acknowledged that these colleges were “born, not out of mere choice, but out of necessity, in the face of racism.”

In her keynote, DeVos repeatedly praised the school’s founder, Mary McLeod Bethune, as someone who “refused to accept systemic and repulsive racism,” and had “the courage to change old ideas.”

READ MORE: Mike Pence breaks senate tie to confirm Betsy DeVos as US education secretary

“I am here to demonstrate in the most direct way possible that I and the administration are fully committed to your success and to the success of every student across this great country,” she said.

President Donald Trump’s nomination of DeVos, a Republican fundraiser with no classroom experience, was so controversial that Vice President Mike Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote for her Senate confirmation.

Some leaders of historically black colleges and universities later expressed dismay when Trump invited them to the Oval Office for a “listening session” that became an apparent photo-op for Black History Month.

WATCH: Betsy DeVos highlights school choice, free speech during CPAC speech

DeVos has continued since then to cite historically black colleges as examples of alternative options for quality education, her stated goal for promoting the diversion of tax money from public schools to private companies and charters.

In her speech, DeVos praised Bethune-Cookman for providing the means to help its students overcome adversity and serve others.

“We should aspire to make all of America’s institutions mirror that model —; a singular focus on the unique needs of students,” she said.

The booing became an uproar again mid-speech, when DeVos said she would be visiting the grave of the school’s founder.

Alumni Shakindra Johnson and Neema Ramsay said it should have been a proud day for the students and their families, but instead, DeVos seemed to be trying to appropriate the legacy of the school’s founder.

“I think Betsy forgot her name was Betsy and not Mary McLeod Bethune,” said Johnson, a 2008 grad.

Some alumni and African-American leaders had called the invitation insensitive and misguided. Students gathered petitions demanding she not be allowed to speak. Before the address, activists lined a sidewalk. One sign said “DeVos is not worthy.”

Jackson had been accused of selling out the school by inviting DeVos. He gave her a hug, then took back the podium as she left the stage.

“As we have said repeatedly, be careful of the people you let in your place,” Jackson said, seeming to acknowledge the criticism. But he said “Bethune-Cookman University can’t do it alone. We need everyone to be a part of this continuation of our institution.”

Some students agreed with Jackson, that the school needs help from anyone offering it, no matter their party affiliation.

“DeVos was here to hear our differences and at the end of the day I think that’s what happened,” added Keith Holt, who received a masters degree in transformative leadership.

Edward Snowden speaks at University of Lethbridge: ‘If you don’t have privacy, you don’t have you’

Former American intelligence officer and whistleblower Edward Snowden presented a live conversation via web-link with audiences at the University of Lethbridge, University of Winnipeg and Brandon University on Tuesday evening.

In 2013, Snowden gave classified government documents to journalists which revealed billions of ordinary citizens were being spied on.

“If you don’t have privacy, you don’t have you, you don’t exist to claim yourself; rather society claims you,” Snowden said from his temporary home in Russia.

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The message hit home for U of L student Paul Esau.

“It was a very scary moment for me because I kind of use that idea myself…what do I have against mass surveillance? I don’t really care,” Esau said. “But at the end of the day you don’t really care until you’re vulnerable.”

Snowden told his Canadian audience mass surveillance is also happening north of the border. He brought up the case of police monitoring La Presse journalists in Quebec.

“Saying things such as, ‘I don’t care about privacy because I have nothing to hide’ is no different than saying, ‘I don’t care about freedom of speech because I have nothing to say,’” Snowden said.

For U of L student Dakota Lizee, Snowden’s presentation strengthened her desire to stay off social media.

“I think that was one problem with this, whether intentional or not, it reinforced my fear, right?” Lizee said. “My mom and I were like, ‘we got to get rid of our phones.’ Not that we have anything to hide.”

U of L political science professor Dr. Harold Jansen moderated the event. He said it was a conversation worth having.

“We thought Edward Snowden brings up a lot of questions that are very relevant to a university committed to liberal education,” Jansen said. “What’s the role of technology in our lives? How does that affect how we function as citizens? What’s the relationship between security and freedom of privacy?”

Snowden has been charged in the U.S. with espionage and could face up to 30 years in prison if he returns.