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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
Bear conservationists on Metro Vancouver's North Shore are again asking people to give black bears lots of space as they feed on whatever they can before they hibernate for the winter. Luci Cadman, the executive director of the North Shore Black Bear Society, says this is a sensitive time of year for the wild animals. "We're asking people to give our bears lots of personal space and respect," Cadman told guest host Margaret Gallagher on CBC's On The Coast. "We understand that many people really
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
A dog was rescued from a cliff in a quarry Friday morning in Bedford, N.S. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency responded to a call about a dog in danger. The dog was stuck at Rocky Lake Quarry. The site, owned by Dexter Construction, is in a Bedford industrial park. Kevin Dean, a district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, said Dexter Construction crews built a road into the quarry so fire crews could bring in a fire truck with a 30-metre aerial ladder. Dean said crews weren't sure
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
The White House says President Joe Biden had a "friendly" call Wednesday with French counterpart Emanuel Macron following the submarine spat that sent relations between the longtime allies into a tailspin. (Sept. 22)
The Horizon Health Network's five largest hospitals are nearing or over capacity and the Vitalité Health Network's hospitals have reached 96.4 per cent capacity Thursday, as COVID-19 cases continue to break daily and overall pandemic records in New Brunswick. Seventy per cent of all intensive care beds across the province are occupied, the government's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Fifty-two new cases of COVID were reported in New Brunswick on Thursday, pushing the total active case count to 574. Th
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.
Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? Experts say there's no strong evidence that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it's more contagious. Delta's ability to spread more easily makes it more of a risk to children and underscores the need for masks in schools and vaccinations for those who are old enough, said Dr. Juan Dumois, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Johns H
Josh Anderson and the Montreal Canadiens didn't have much time in the off-season to revel in their success in reaching the Stanley Cup Final. "Blink of an eye and you're back in Montreal," Anderson said, in an interview with CBC News at the Montreal Canadiens' practice facility in Brossard, Que. Anderson is one of 70 players in town for the Habs training camp, which begins this week, only 77 days after the team succumbed to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. "The most im
China is an "arch criminal" intent on bullying Taiwan and has no right to oppose or comment on its bid to join a pan-Pacific trade pact, Taiwan's government said in an escalating war of words over Taipei and Beijing's decision to apply. Chinese-claimed Taiwan said on Wednesday it had formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), less than a week after China submitted its application. China's Foreign Ministry said it opposed Taiwan "entering into any official treaty or organisation", and on Thursday Taiwan said China sent 24 military aircraft into the island's air defence zone, part of what Taipei says is an almost daily pattern of harassment.
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
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is keeping alive the CBC's efforts to unseal evidence pertaining to a now-quashed murder conviction from more than 30 years ago. The top court ruled this morning that the Manitoba Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to reconsider a publication ban on an affidavit in the case of a Manitoba man who spent 23 years in prison for first-degree murder before the decision was overturned. In an 8-1 decision, Justice Nicholas Kasirer writes on behalf of the top court that
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
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)
MONTREAL — Quebec is investing more than $90 million into the fight against gun-related crime. Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault made the announcement today in Montreal, surrounded by representatives of Quebec police forces. Guilbault says the government's newest initiative to reduce gun violence and gun trafficking will be called Operation Centaure (Centaur). The money will fund specialized units in police forces across the province that will conduct investigations and try to disrupt
China Evergrande's electric car unit warned on Friday it faced an uncertain future unless it got a swift injection of cash, the clearest sign yet that the property developer's liquidity crisis is worsening in other parts of its business. Evergrande owes $305 billion, has run short of cash and investors are worried a collapse could pose systemic risks to China's financial system and reverberate around the world. China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group, meanwhile, said without a strategic investment or the sale of assets its ability to pay staff and suppliers and mass produce vehicles would be hit.
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.
OTTAWA — Experts warn the Liberals’ promise to legislate safety in long-term care would likely have to come with more money if newly drafted national care standards are going to fix what’s broken in the system. In the 2020 throne speech, the government promised to work with provinces and territories to set new, national standards for long-term care — a process that was launched through the Health Standards Organization and the Canadian Standards Association in March 2021. In fact, national HSO s
OTTAWA — Canada's top doctor says safety data won't be the only factor public health officials and parents will have to consider when deciding whether or not to vaccinate young kids against COVID-19. There are no COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in children under 12 in Canada right now, but Pfizer announced earlier this week positive results in its trial for kids aged five and up. Dr. Teresa Tam says Health Canada will be looking at the data carefully to determine if the vaccine is safe for ch