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Nursing home workers at Seaview Manor in Glace Bay, N.S., mounted an information picket Wednesday to raise awareness about a provincewide shortage of continuing care assistants and licensed practical nurses. Tammy Martin of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents about 125 staff at the 113-bed facility, said the labour shortage means workers are putting in overtime and giving up vacations. "They're desperate for help," Martin said. "They've been working short for a long, long ti
After the pool, rinks, and gym at Cole Harbour Place have emptied for the day, Rob Styles has the place to himself. The overnight security guard is 54 years old. He's worked the same job for more than a decade. He lives with his parents in their nearby home, and makes $13.12 per hour. This April, a new supplier code of conduct took effect in Halifax, ensuring that city contractors pay their employees a living wage — $21.80 per hour. "Quite a few of us were excited that it might apply to us," Sty
Members of the Nova Scotia chapter of anti-poverty group ACORN gathered Thursday outside the Nova Scotia Legislature in downtown Halifax to demand permanent rent control measures be put in place by the newly elected Progressive Conservative government. "We need to have permanent rent control," said Hannah Wood, co-chair of the Halifax peninsula chapter of ACORN. "The rent control cap that will end when the state of emergency is lifted is going to lead to mass evictions and will lead to an even b
NEW YORK (Reuters) -A former Wall Street quantitative analyst was charged on Thursday with insider trading for making nearly 2,900 trades after learning his employer would soon make the same trades for clients, known as front-running. The U.S. Department of Justice said Sergei Polevikov, 48, of Port Washington, New York, generated more than $8.5 million of illegal profit from trades he conducted from January 2014 to October 2019 through his wife's brokerage account. Polevikov worked for OppenheimerFunds during the alleged front-running, according to a public records search.
Speaking at the launch of of her latest fashion experience called "Savage x Fenty, Vol. 3," Rihanna says despite mogul status, she's still motivated to make music; hopes to inspire Black women wanting to break the glass ceiling in business. (Sept. 24)
China's Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday that its devices do not censor users' communications, a day after Lithuania's Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due to a censoring feature in the smartphone giant's flagship phone. The censoring capability in Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone software has been turned off for the "European Union region" but can be turned on remotely at any time, the National Cyber Security Centre said in a report on Tuesday. In a statement sent to Reuters on Wednesday, Xiaomi spokesman said its device "does not censor communications to or from its users".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will leave her position after 16 years, so how will a change of personality affect the existing close ties between Germany and France? Euronews spoke to two experts to find out more.View on euronews
REYKJAVIK , Iceland (AP) — Climate change is top of the agenda when voters in Iceland head to the polls for general elections on Saturday, following an exceptionally warm summer and an election campaign defined by a wide-reaching debate on global warming. All nine parties running for seats at the North Atlantic island nation’s Parliament, or Althing, acknowledge global warming as a force of change in a sub-Arctic landscape. But politicians disagree on whether Iceland should take more urgent acti
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 65 and older, all people at high risk of severe disease, and others who are regularly exposed to the virus. The decision paves the way for a quick rollout of the booster shots as soon as this week for millions of people who had their second dose of the vaccine at least six months ago. The change to the vaccine's emergency use authorization will allow boosters for groups such as health-care workers, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers and those in homeless shelters or prisons, FDA acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement.
Uncertainty over the outcome of two B.C. ridings drags on following Monday's federal vote. Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Richmond Centre are still too close to call. The Elections Canada website shows no special ballots have yet been tallied in either riding. Numbers show the NDP candidate leading the Conservative Party challenger in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, while the Liberals are ahead of the Conservatives in Richmond Centre. It's taken several days for the official results in two other B.C. ridings: Vancouv
The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The chair of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s presidency called upon the United Nations to uphold its commitment to human rights, citing ethnic inequality within his own country. Željko Komšić is the Croat member of the western Balkan country’s presidency, which is shared between the country’s Croats, Bozniak Muslims and Serbs. Komšić on Wednesday hailed bilateral and regional cooperation during the pandemic, saying neighbors provided aid before multilateral
BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into meeting him for a debate about the climate crisis ahead of Sunday’s general election. For the first time in Germany, climate change is perhaps the most dominant issue in an election campaign, especially for young voters. It's at the center of televised debates among candidates, and five of the six
After 40 hours of waiting for Elections Canada to tally votes, Liberal candidate Randy Boissonnault got the answer he wanted. Voters in Edmonton Centre would return him to Ottawa, with a skinny 577-vote margin over Conservative James Cumming. Results posted Wednesday by Elections Canada show Boissonnault gained 33.7 per cent of the vote compared to Cumming's 32.5 per cent, with NDP challenger Heather MacKenzie in a close third place finish. 'Everybody breathed a sigh of relief," Boissonnault sai
EDMONTON — A group that oversees the practice of medicine in Alberta says it has told at least seven doctors who were spreading misinformation about COVID-19 that their behaviour was unprofessional. Scott McLeod, registrar with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, says it has also spoken with doctors who gave in to pressure from patients wanting an exemption letter — not grounded in clinical evidence — to avoid having to wear masks or get vaccinations. "It's incredibly disappointin
The White House on Thursday published a new economic analysis that showed how the wealthiest Americans pay far less in taxes than others - an effort to bolster President Joe Biden's push to increase taxes on the rich to fund his economic agenda. "I'm sick and tired of the super-wealthy and giant corporations not paying their fair share in taxes," Biden wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. The White House analysis from two economists suggests that the wealthiest 400 households in the country — those with net worth ranging between $2.1 billion and $160 billion — pay an effective federal income tax rate of just over 8 percent per year on average.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Parachutists won’t jump off the nation’s third-highest bridge next month due to worries about sufficient emergency health care amid the coronavirus pandemic, an organizer said Wednesday. Marcus Ellison, an organizer for BASE jumpers, told the Bridge Day Commission on Wednesday that the group will not participate in Bridge Day, the state's largest outdoor festival on the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville. In past years they have been one of the festival's main attr
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump's close advisers and associates who were in contact with him before and during the attack. In a significant escalation for the panel, Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., announced the subpoenas of former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for
TORONTO — Two days after winning a prize for a poetry collection that explored the problems of racial inequality, Ian Williams was stopped by a cop outside his home. The Brampton, Ont.-raised wordsmith was returning to his Toronto condo building after taking a drive to the park to identify tree species. He says a police officer approached his car in the parking lot, and pointed to his B.C. license plates. Williams tried to explain that he'd just moved to the city from Vancouver. His new Ontario
Intel Corp Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger plans to attend a virtual White House meeting on the global chip shortage on Thursday, along with representatives from companies including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, GM, Ford and Stellantis, people familiar with the matter said. The meeting will be hosted by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, the Commerce Department said earlier this month.
The Northwest Territories is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The territorial case count now stands at 255, an increase of 19 since Wednesday. More than 60 per cent of the cases are in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ, where there are 160 cases, an increase of 17 from a day earlier, according to a news release from the N.W.T. Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO). Public exposure notices in Yellowknife Earlier Thursday, the territory issued public exposure notice