The union that represents paramedics in Nova Scotia wants the provincial government to give its members what it handed continuing care assistants last February — an immediate and substantial raise. Kevin MacMullin, business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers, told a legislature committee Tuesday that a salary increase is needed to retain paramedics who are leaving the province because of low wages. "There's only one thing that's going to solve this right away and that's c
Moncton is undertaking a study of what it could take to switch its public transit fleet to electric power. City councillors voted unanimously Monday in favour of awarding a sole-source contract to the not-for-profit Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium. The study, expected to take 30 weeks, will begin this year. Angela Allain, Moncton's director of public transit, said it will examine everything from the existing transit garage and diesel fleet to whether supplementary charg
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden will visit Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama this week to help lay the groundwork as the United States finalizes arrangements for a hemisphere-wide summit being held in Los Angeles in June, the White House announced Tuesday. The first lady departs Wednesday on her second solo trip abroad this month. She spent Mother’s Day weekend in Eastern Europe executing a high-profile show of U.S. support for Ukrainian refugees, mostly women and children who fled to neighboring Roma
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Monday announced a series of steps to revise its policy toward Cuba, including easing some Trump-era restrictions on family remittances and travel to the island and sharply increasing the processing of U.S. visas for Cubans. The measures, which were rolled out after a lengthy U.S. government review, mark the most significant changes in the U.S. approach to Havana since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021. But the announcement stopped short of returning U.S.-Cuba relations to the historic rapprochement engineered by former President Barack Obama, under whom Biden served as vice president.
Amid stiff competition for workers, advocates are calling on companies to provide fertility benefits to attract and retain talent.
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Warning: This story contains details readers may find distressing. A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the 2021 killings of a 24-year-old woman and her 16-month-old son in Hinton, Alta. Robert Keith Major, who appeared in court virtually from the Edmonton Remand Centre on Monday morning, pleaded guilty to killing Mchale Busch and her toddler, Noah McConnell. Major had initially been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of i
Poverty is a major contributing factor in the sexual exploitation of Newfoundland and Labrador youth — exploitation that is chronically underreported, says the coordinator of the Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CASEY). The group's co-ordinator, Amnesty Cornelius, said the organization sees exploitation happening when youth can't access transportation, are homeless or have problems with substance use. "There is a massive power dynamic between a youth who is being exploited, wh
The brief shot of summer-like weather is in the rear-view mirror in Ontario and Quebec, replaced by temperatures reflective of spring. Will the cool weather last?
A public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting heard from a retired officer who led the tactical response, and was critical of the RCMP for not having enough staff, proper technology or mental health support to deal with the incident and its aftermath.
The P.E.I. government is seeking public input on proposed amendments to the Vital Statistics and Change of Name acts. The amendments are intended to support a more inclusive gender designation process for Islanders. One removes the requirement for anyone 16 or older to get a written statement from a medical practitioner to change the sex indicator on a birth certificate. The other removes the requirement for parental consent for a name change for 16 and 17 year olds. The province is also proposi
VANCOUVER — An unseasonably strong low-pressure system is heading toward southwestern British Columbia, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and snow at higher elevations. Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for all of Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Whistler, Howe Sound, the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. The storm is predicted to bring up to 60 millimetres of rain in several of those areas. Freezing levels will also drop as low as 1,100 metres, potentially blanketin
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We’re launching the third season of Don’t Call Me Resilient, our podcast that takes on systemic racism and the ways it permeates our everyday lives.
Barely two hours from Toronto, just across the U.S. border, community members in Buffalo, N.Y., are mourning those killed in a mass shooting. The tragedy, which is being investigated as a federal hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism, is impacting communities in Ontario as well. Kayla McLean has more.
Will Towell is at an impasse: either live in a homeless shelter with cockroaches he hates or move back to a tent in the bush and deal with a bunch of other critters. What the 64-year-old Kingston, Ont., resident really needs is a wheelchair-accessible unit in social housing. But it could be years before a spot opens up and market rent for a decent apartment is far beyond what his monthly disability support cheque provides. While the thought of living outdoors tempts him, Towell decides to tough
OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti says Ottawa is weighing options for the design of a commission to review possible wrongful convictions, adding he is committed to getting the new body in place. Lametti said Monday while he cannot give an "absolute timeline" as to when the commission will be formed, it's critical "to get this right." "I can assure you that this will happen, and we're moving forward," Lametti said at a news conference concerning Indigenous residential schools. The planned r
"We're working closely with CATSA & partners to address this," Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on Twitter, referring to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. Monette Pasher, interim president of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), projected waits could exceed pre-COVID levels, though she said the situation could improve by the time travel picks up in the summer months.
Cybercriminals looking to target Albertans are increasingly using Alberta Health Service's name to do so, says the organization's top information security officer. The attacks — typically in the form of a phishing text or email — started before the pandemic, prompting the health body to issue a warning to Albertans. But the number of people impersonating Alberta Health Services has only increased since then, says Robert Martin, chief information security officer at AHS. "We're being used as a re
A new exhibit at the Maritime Museum of B.C. in Victoria is highlighting an often ignored piece of the province's nautical history. Queer at Sea explores the history and contributions of queer, transgender and two-spirit people in B.C.'s maritime industries. The exhibit features a mix of stories from the museum's archives, as well as from community members who contributed their own experiences of working on the water in all sectors, from the Canadian Coast Guard, to shipping, to lighthouse keepi