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Kindergarten cap eyed by Ford Government; Ontario signs on for Ottawa funding for opioid crisis

Ontario considers putting more kids in classes to save funds

The Ford Government may remove a cap on classes from kindergarten to grade 3.
Ontario’s Education Minister is consulting education officials on class sizes, suggesting school boards could be more efficient with government funds. The current early-grade class size is capped at 23 in Ontario.

Ford Government agrees to match millions in Ottawa funds to deal with opioid crisis

Ontario is accessing federal funds to help deal with the growing opioid crisis.
The Ford Government has agreement to match over $50 million in funding from Ottawa. The money will reportedly be used to offer more addiction treatment and rehabilitation across the province. Speaking about the funding Health Minister Christine Elliot called the opioid epidemic a public health crisis.

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Canada officially recognizes opposition in Venezuela as country’s true leader

Canada is joining the US and other countries in recognizing a new leader for Venezuela.
Juan Guaido recently named himself interim president to put an end to what is referred to as the dictatorship of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro. Donald Trump has declared he will use the full weight of the US to pressure Maduro out of office, a move panned by Russia and China.

Feed babies allergy-risky foods early to build up immunity: Health officials

How can you prevent your baby from developing a food allergy?
According to new guidelines from the Canadian Paediatric Society, feed them allergen-risk foods before they’re six months old. Health officials believe this new method will help prevent allergies from developing, especially in high-risk babies. But, they say you should never start feeding a baby before four months of age.

Doomsday Clock time to be changed today

Humanity will find out how close we are to total destruction today.
The time on the famed Doomsday Clock will be changed once again. Last year, scientists set it at two minutes to midnight, citing tensions between the US and North Korea. The only other time the clock was that close to midnight was in 1953 during the hydrogen bomb tests.

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