Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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"In light of the massive debt burden already carried by most students,
provinces should be reducing tuition fee rates, not further increasing
them," said Jessica McCormick, National Chairperson of the Canadian
Federation of Students. "This is does nothing but make the student debt
crisis even worse than already was."
According to the report, tuition fee rates increased by 3.3% on average
to $5,772. Tuition fees are currently the single largest expense for
most college and university students and are increasing more rapidly
than any other cost faced by students and faster than inflation.
Tuition fees vary widely from province to province with students in
Ontario paying nearly three times as much as students in Newfoundland
"Canadians expect that access to higher education should be determined
by how hard you study, not by how much money you have," said McCormick.
"Tuition fees and student debt still contribute to a tremendous
inequality of access to university or college."
Recent Canadian research has demonstrated that financial barriers, such
as tuition fees, continue to prevent many young people from enrolling
in post-secondary education. Financial considerations also lead to
thousands of students withdrawing from their program before graduation.
The Canadian Federation of Students has called for a Post-Secondary
Education Act that establishes guidelines for funds transferred to the
provinces for post-secondary education. Federal legislation could
ensure accountability and create national standards for the quality and
accessibility of Canada's universities and colleges.
The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student
organisation. It is composed of over 80 university and college
students' associations with a combined membership of over one half
million students in all ten provinces.