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It started with a dodgy plate of chicken wings. It ended with Jeremy Arnot's job. The B.C. man was fired last year for failing to follow his employer's COVID-19 protocols during a bout of diarrhea; he's now seen his employment reinstated by a labour arbitrator who says companies must provide workers with clear policies and training related to the coronavirus. "An employee's report of diarrhea during this pandemic is not a sufficient justification for demanding a COVID test. The employer must est
The federal election is ramping up with advanced polls held locally between Friday, September 10 and Sunday, September 12, and election day on Monday, September 20. Residents of Drumheller will be voting for a candidate for the Battle River-Crowfoot riding, which is currently held by the Conservative party, and residents of rural Kneehill and Wheatland County will be voting for a candidate for the Bow River riding. The Battle River-Crowfoot riding is a fairly new riding, having been created in 2
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday. The state’s Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh told The Associated Press that most cases were caused by dengue, a seasonal viral infection spread by mosquitoes, followed by leptospirosis, scrub typhus, and malaria. Leptospirosis and scrub typhus are bacterial infections, while malaria is
Drivers heading south toward Montreal were brought to a standstill Wednesday morning, and the situation stayed that way for hours after a vehicle slammed into a sign structure on Highway 15 in Laval. No one was injured in the crash, which happened at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, but it weakened the sign structure enough that transport officials worried it would collapse. The highway's southbound lanes were closed between du Souvenir and Cartier boulevards. By 7 a.m., traffic in the area was backe
Attendees at the Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival were happily singing the blues on Sept. 10-12, as a modified and safe version of the festival returned to Kincardine. It was a weekend chock full of entertainment and activities for visitors. On Friday and Saturday evening, a ticketed event on the main stage featured a lineup of some of the most renowned artists in the blues industry. Saturday during the day, at the BIA Street Festival, live music was performed in four downtown venues at n
Nearly three million Americans have signed up for health insurance on the U.S. government website Healthcare.gov during a special enrollment period that began on Feb. 15, President Joe Biden said in a statement on Wednesday. Biden, a Democrat, re-opened the online health insurance marketplace to give more Americans a chance to take advantage of benefits provided under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The special enrollment period was open through Aug. 15.
An Innu coat is now on display in Labrador, more than a century after being made and after decades of sitting in a freezer. The caribou-skin coat now hangs in the Labrador Interpretation Centre in North West River, in central Labrador. It was discovered after a Labrador Morning piece covered a cultural guardian's journey to repatriate items. "CBC actually did an interview on my tattoo that I had got, and then a story about the caribou painted coat," said Jodie Ashini, cultural guardian with Innu
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An entrepreneur must have a unique kind of spunk to open a business, even more so during a pandemic. Justine McManus has that grit, not to mention the stamina and perseverance to be able to see past current conditions and envision what her business can and will look like when life returns to normal. McManus had the building blocks of owning a retail business in place when she purchased Tropix Sun & Swim, a tanning salon and retail outlet, in 2007, when she was just 24 years-of-age. A graduate of
The Arva Flour Mill has been sold to a London businessman who vows to continue operating the business, as well as expanding to make gluten-free flour, and possibly add a distillery or winery. "Every time I've been on the property, it brings me joy," said the new owner, Mark Rinker, who takes over the mill from Mike Matthews, whose family has operated the business for four generations, since 1919. "It's a very special place for me," Rinker told CBC News, adding that his father's family had strong
Cape Breton Regional Police say a New Waterford, N.S., man is facing charges connected to a series of thefts and break-ins in the local area. The 34-year-old was arrested as the result of an ongoing investigation after thefts were reported in September at Walmart in Sydney, along with the Pharmasave and NSLC store in New Waterford, police said Wednesday. In August, thefts were reported from the Sydney River Superstore and at a Nova Scotia Power turbine plant on Grand Lake Road. Police said offic
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from “Trumpism.” Newsom bolted to a quick victory boosted by healthy turnout in the overwhelmingly Democratic state. He cast it as a win for his handling of the pandemic and liberal issues, and it ensures the nation’s
Production at U.S. factories slowed more than expected in August amid disruptions from Hurricane Ida and lingering shortages of raw materials and labor as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. An improvement is likely with other data on Wednesday showing a sharp acceleration in a measure of factory activity in New York state this month against the backdrop of strong order growth and shipments of goods. "Growth in manufacturing going forward is likely to be supported by low inventories," said Rubeela Farooqi, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics in White Plains, New York.
LONDON (Reuters) -London's High Court said on Wednesday it would take steps if necessary to serve papers on Britain's Prince Andrew in a U.S. lawsuit brought by a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her two decades ago. The prince, Queen Elizabeth's second son, is accused by Virginia Giuffre of assaulting her when she was 17, at a time she says she was being abused by the financier Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, 61, who is officially known as the Duke of York, has rejected the accusations and his lawyers have described the case as baseless.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald is expected to address the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Atlantic Canada during a news briefing Wednesday, Sept. 15, in St. John’s. Nova Scotia reported 66 new positive tests Tuesday, its highest one-day total since May. That province’s health minister and chief medical officer of health gave a news briefing Tuesday, saying the rising numbers have forced the government to delay its next stage of reopening until Oct. 4. “The fourth wave i
PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France as flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes. No casualties have been reported, but new heavy rainfall threatened the area Wednesday. Local authorities said the rains caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure across towns and villages between Nimes and Montpellier. A man who had been believed swept down the Rhony River was found safe after he had taken refuge nearby,
BEIRUT (Reuters) -The Lebanese government will resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund while beginning reforms demanded by donors, according to a draft policy programme that aims to tackle one of the worst financial meltdowns in history. New Prime Minister Najib Mikati's government will also resume negotiations with creditors over a restructuring of public debt on which Lebanon defaulted last year, the draft seen by Reuters on Wednesday said.
Les étudiants ont vécu des situations de confinement variées. Les inégalités que l’on constatait avant le confinement se sont accentuées, avec un impact sur leurs suivis médicaux.
The Conservative Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada and the People's Party of Canada are the only federal parties that have nominated full slates of candidates in central and northern Alberta. The Maverick Party, with 10 candidates running in this half of the province, has two more candidates running than the Green Party of Canada. Nearly 30 per cent of the 115 candidates running in 19 ridings are women. Don't know your riding or where to vote on Sep
Afghan youth rights activist Wazhma Sayle says she was shocked to see a photograph online, apparently of women dressed in black all-enveloping niqabs and gowns, staging a demonstration in support of the country's new Taliban rulers at Kabul University. Other Afghan women overseas have posted similar pictures, striking a chord in Kabul. "At least they are able to tell the world that we, the women of Afghanistan, do not support the Taliban," said Fatima, a 22-year-old in the Afghan capital.