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Recruiting and retaining staff at the privately run Herron nursing home was a challenge in the months leading up to the crisis that unfolded during the pandemic's first wave, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday. Andrei Stanica, the former general manager of Herron, testified that staffing was a "major" issue at the home in Dorval, Que., given they offered roughly $6 less an hour than the public system. He said Herron lost 20 workers in January 2020 after the public system of long-term care homes w
OTTAWA — The Conservatives will review their disappointing election loss, Erin O'Toole said Tuesday as he underscored his commitment to ensuring the party is battle-ready for the next campaign. "We've started a process that will involve all parts of the party to make sure we learn those lessons to win the trust next time," he said at his party's broadcast studio in downtown Ottawa, where he struck a less spirited tone than during his speech after the results came in. "I'm very, very proud of the
Vancouver's Stanley Park has fully reopened to the public after a two-week nighttime closure to cull aggressive coyotes, officials said Tuesday. The park was closed from Sept. 3 between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to allow for overnight trapping. Between December 2020 and early September, 45 people had reported being nipped or bitten by coyotes in the park. Initially, the B.C. Conservation Officer Service said it planned to cull up to 35 coyotes in the park, but over the two weeks trapped and killed only
Tadoussac residents and those wanting to visit the scenic region may have to wait longer than usual to take the ferry across from Baie-Sainte-Catherine. The Société des traversiers du Québec, the provincial ferry corporation, has reduced the frequency of crossings across the Saguenay river because of a shortage of deckhand workers. There are normally two ferries departing simultaneously every 20 minutes from 7:40 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during weekdays. But starting today, both ships are in service fo
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TORONTO — Businesses in Ontario were making final preparations Tuesday for the implementation of the province's vaccine certification system, saying they were uncertain how it would be received but hopeful it would roll out smoothly. Patrons at dine-in restaurants, nightclubs, gyms, sports facilities and other venues will need to present a receipt of full vaccination along with government-issued identification starting Wednesday. Doctors' notes for medical exemptions will also be accepted. Lovel
The company said medical distribution from the Aurora Polaris facility that is being shut down will move to an adjacent factory called Aurora Sky, while manufacturing will move to its Aurora River factory in Ontario. "We aspire to be a leaner, more agile organization that keeps pace with our competition and is on a path to profitability," a spokesperson for the company said in an email statement.
Le Canada a élu un autre gouvernement libéral minoritaire. Voici un aperçu des avantages et des inconvénients des gouvernements minoritaires canadiens au fil des ans.
Talal Al-Shammari had just woken up from a medically induced coma to find he had been shot. Armed police officers stood guard at the door of his room in an intensive care unit at The Ottawa Hospital, and homicide detectives Sgt. Chris O'Brien and Det. Guy Seguin were about to enter his room to question him for the first time after a July 2017 triple shooting. "You know you were shot?" O'Brien asked him. Talal had been intubated and his raspy and tired voice told detectives he couldn't remember a
Five more people with COVID-19 have died in Saskatchewan and the province continues to see a rise in hospitalization numbers. The government reported 372 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday — 146 fewer new cases than reported on Monday. Overall there have been 3,320 new cases of COVID-19 reported from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Hospital numbers continue to climb in Saskatchewan, setting a new record for the third day in a row, according to the province's online COVID-19 dashboard. As of Tuesday, 262 people wi
BOSTON (AP) — A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip — an experience their teacher said highlights problems with the education system. Jim Mayers, an 11th grade Advanced Placement language and composition teacher at the Brooke Charter School in Boston, said in the since-deleted tweet that the original charter bus had fallen through, Masslive.com reported Monday. “It is a funny story, but
The City of Yellowknife is planning to hold a referendum in November on whether it can borrow "a small proportion" of the estimated $52.4 million to $63.7 million it will cost to build a new aquatic centre. The city said in a news release it's been looking to replace the aging Ruth Inch Memorial Pool (RIMP) since November 2016. It said the facility has exceeded its life expectancy. "RIMP is no longer sufficient," the city said in the news release. "It is currently operating at full capacity, and
Divisions between progressives and moderates are bedeviling U.S. Democrats as they struggle to advance President Joe Biden's agenda, with the fate of the $3.5 trillion social spending legislation they hope to pass hanging in the balance. House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday the proposed price tag could be lowered, depending on what Democrats in the Senate, including moderate Senator Joe Manchin, can support. "If the Senate can't do 3.5, we've got to see what they can do," Hoyer said.
A doctor who was fired after Houston-area public health officials accused him of stealing vials of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to family and friends sued the county Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against South Asians and issuing disinformation about him. The lawsuit filed on Dr. Hasan Gokal’s behalf seeks unspecified damages. Gokal said his supervisor in the Harris County Public Health department and a representative from the department's human resources office accused him of giving t
A Sackville-area mother who has been waiting for a COVID-19 test for her 10-year-old daughter for five days is questioning how many other people are waiting for an appointment and "spreading around" the virus while they wait. Sarah MacNeill said Layla, a Grade 5 student, has been isolating at home since last Wednesday night when she got sick. She had seven symptoms of COVID-19 — a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, diarrhea and muscle pains — so MacNeill requested a test on the province's webs
CONCACAF is expanding its flagship Champions League club tournament starting, with the door open to more Canadian participation. The confederation covering North and Central America and the Caribbean is also revamping a series of regional tournaments that will serve as Champions League qualifiers. Starting in 2024, the Champions League will grow from the current 16-team format to having 27 participating clubs including 18 from North America. Of the 27 teams, 22 will begin play in the first round
Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill is convinced the Nova Scotia government can afford to give workers who don't have sick leave paid days off when they're ill, and he's basing that on facts and figures his party received through an access to information request. This summer, the previous Liberal government set up a COVID-19 sick leave program. Workers who took time off because of illness between May 10, 2021, and July 31, 2021, were eligible for up to four days of paid sick leave. At the time,
It's official: There are a lot of candidates running in the upcoming Calgary election. The cutoff for candidates to withdraw their names was noon on Tuesday, leaving 27 mayoral hopefuls and 100 would-be councillors. The numbers are not surprising given how many incumbents are not seeking re-election this year — a record number of open seats since council was first expanded to 15 in 1977. Nine current councillors are not running for re-election, but three of them hope to be mayor. One of the depa
The energy company said Hurricane Ida inflicted significant damage to its electric system that resulted in 948,000 outages at its peak. Most of the storm costs were incurred in Louisiana and New Orleans, Entergy said. Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast, hit Louisiana before moving northeast and causing intense flooding that killed dozens in New York and other northeastern states.
A tech industry umbrella group based in London is looking to highlight innovative entrepreneurs and businesses across the region. TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario has opened nominations for its second annual technology industry awards: Limitless 2022: A Celebration of Regional Innovation. "Over the past year, tech and innovation has navigated disruption and mobilized solutions really quickly, and taken action when it's needed the most," said Karen Chalmers, TechAlliance's senior director of