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School board looking at teacher gender ratio

TRURO - Further study into the number of male teachers could result in a specific strategy to increase the number of men educators locally.

Chignecto-Central Regional School Board officials are gathering data to compare the number of male to female teachers within CCRSB. Director of

human resources services Allison McGrath said the reason is to see if long-term planning needs to be implemented to increase the number of male


McGrath said recent data indicates 90 per cent of instructors at the elementary level within CCRSB are female.


Banding together to fight cancer

AMHERST - More than 1,000 participants packed into the Robb Centennial Complex to relay around the track for 12 hours through the night, showing that since cancer never sleeps neither will the fight against it.

The relay brings the community together and highlights everyone’s struggle against cancer, said chair of the Amherst relay, Amanda Allaby.

It takes a community to fight cancer, was the message at the Amherst Relay for Life which raised $138,000.


Head above the clouds

AMHERST - Greg Jones is doing two things in one 50-hour sitting next weekend - raising money for Muscular Dystrophy and accomplishing one of his goals.

Jones, a firefighter with the Amherst department, is chair of the Muscular Dystrophy Ladder Sit committee here and will spend 50 consecutive hours sitting in the bucket of a ladder truck.

This is the 15th year for the annual ladder sit for Muscular Dystrophy, but it was 10 years ago that it was renamed the John Michels Sr. Memorial Ladder Sit.

Organizations: Central Regional School Board, Amherst Relay for Life, Amherst department Muscular Dystrophy Ladder Sit committee

Geographic location: AMHERST, Chignecto

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