Author: Ashley Foley-Espinoza

‘A very flawed program’: All Belleville council, except Mayor Ellis, vote against supporting province’s housing pledge

In a recorded City of Belleville council meeting on Monday evening, all council members except for Mayor Neil Ellis voted against supporting a housing pledge to the Province of Ontario for the City’s participation in the Building Faster Fund, due to unclear conditions tied to accessing funding and skepticism regarding

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‘It’s a human rights issue’: Belleville council supports push for workplace standards in Ontario municipalities

In a compelling deputation to the City of Belleville council, advocate Nancy Cairns pushed for support for legislative reform of the Ontario Municipal Act, which would create inclusive workplaces that ensure fundamental human rights and safe environments are prioritized for everyone—councillors, staff, and the diverse communities they serve. Cairns, a

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‘A long time coming’: Loyalist College suspends journalism programs due to declining enrolment

This fall, Loyalist College announced the suspension of two of its media programs, explaining that enrolled students in both the photojournalism and journalism—communications programs could be the last Loyalist graduates of these programs. After years of decline in student enrolment, coupled with difficulties securing employment in the industry after graduation,

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Allegations of animal abuse at Stirling farm result in investigations, suppliers pulling products

Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of animal abuse that may be disturbing to some readers. All Loblaw grocery stores have pulled products off store shelves with ingredients containing milk from a Stirling-based water buffalo farm, following allegations of animal mistreatment and neglect brought forward by People for the Ethical

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