When Ontario gambled on full-day kindergarten in 2010, critics called it costly babysitting the deficit-plagued province couldn’t afford.
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Kelly Pedro has been with the London Free Press since 2002, covering various beats in the newsroom including crime and education. She is now primarily a general assignment reporter.
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Trust technology-savvy students to find ingenious new ways to cheat.
Two teen boys have been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography after Oxford OPP began investigating a sexting incident.
Standardbred horse breeders across Ontario are suing Ontario Lottery and Gaming, seeking $65 million in damages for the way the racetrack slots revenue-sharing program was cancelled.
Thousands of Grade 8 students will soon choose between taking academic or applied courses in high school next September, but a parent advocacy group is pushing the province to hold off on forcing young teens to make those types of choices.
The cold, relentless winter has helped one local business that’s on the cutting edge of a new road salt technology take off.
Years in the making, and one semester overdue, school starts next month in downtown London for one of Ontario's biggest community colleges. Kelly Pedro previews the opening of Fanshawe College's new downtown campus and the bounce it's expected to give the core.
A teacher, lawyer and North America’s first known black woman to publish a newspaper.
Premier Kathleen Wynne has galloped to the rescue of Ontario’s ailing horse racing industry with a five-year, $400-million plan.
London ER doctor Tarek Loubani and Toronto filmmaker John Greyson have posted a YouTube video from Egypt thanking supporters for helping them get out of prison.
It’s a no-no, from elementary school to the ivory tower. But that doesn’t stop students at college and university from trying to pull fast ones to get better grades.
Two Ontario men jailed in a Cairo prison will be there for at least a few more days after a planned meeting between their lawyer and the Egyptian prosecutor was delayed.
Police confirmed the tot who died in an apparent backyard drowning in London, Ont. Friday night was a little boy.
Police released the name of the driver killed after being struck by a trailer roof south of Dorchester.
Anyone who knows anything about zombies, knows you have little prayer of killing them.
Plans for the new Detroit-Windsor bridge cleared another hurdle Friday when it got a much-anticipated presidential permit.
Ontarians are spending $400 million every year on off-shore gaming sites and the government wants a piece of the action.
It’s a sure bet that when Ontario recasts its gambling industry there will be winners and losers. The horse-racing industry, and municipalities stripped of their casinos and slot lounges, will be the big losers. Ready to cash in their chips are the Ontario government and municipalities that would get new gaming facilities.
When Ontario’s first casino opened here in 1994, the provincial government was deep in the red and looking for a way out. It found its gold mine in the form of gambling-starved American tourists, who leveraged a weak Canadian dollar and open borders to test their luck here.
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