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Here’s what the cost of gridlock could get you near Ryerson

Gridlock on GTA highways costs households $125 per year, according to a recent report by the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

The report found traffic on roads in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor disrupts the delivery of $3 billion worth of goods trucked through daily.

by Justin Chandler· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
The Nursing department at Ryerson University. (Photo by Natasha Hermann)

Ryerson’s collaborative nursing students return to class this week

Ontario’s back-to-work legislation has forced college faculty and staff to return to their classrooms today, following a five-week-long strike.

Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program is also aiming to have its students back in their clinical placements today and clinical conferences resuming again on Nov. 23.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
A Ryerson student who doubles as a pot dealer holds a nug outside the university’s International Living and Learning Centre (ILLC) on Nov. 12, 2017. (Photo by Maggie Macintosh)

Student drug dealer isn’t worried about business under pot legalization

A Ryerson student who sells pot to first-year students in residence said he thinks more people will start going to individual dealers once marijuana is legalized next summer.

The Ontario government plans to sell the drug online and at Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC)  stores to Ontarians age 19 and over when pot is legalized on July 1, 2018.

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Faculty have been on strike for almost a week now, marching around George Brown College, St. James campus. Holding signs that promote fair employment opportunities. (Natasha Hermann)

Back to the picket line: Striking faculty reject college council’s latest offer

Ontario’s striking college faculty, including those in Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program, rejected an offer from the College Employers Council on Tuesday—sending them back to the picket line.

Eighty-six per cent of the 12,000 striking faculty members voted against the offer, prolonging the strike, now in its fifth week.

by Mitchell Thompson· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

No enthusiasm at Ryerson for possible PRESTO changes

Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle asked the transit agency, in an open letter, to explore the effectiveness of time-based transfers for PRESTO users.

Much like the longstanding test project on the St. Clair 512 streetcar, which ran from 2005 until September of this year, the proposed time-based transfers would allow travellers to get on and off any TTC vehicles without restrictions within the time limits set forth – likely between 90 minutes and two hours.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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