Fourth death linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta meat processing plant, union confirms

A third worker has died after a COVID-19 outbreak at a pork processing plant in central Alberta, bringing the total number of deaths linked to the outbreak to four, the union representing the employees of the COVID-19 confirmed. factory. “Our investigation revealed that a third worker at the Olymel Red Deer factory has died,” UFCW 401 president Thomas Hesse said […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo admits he ‘made people uncomfortable’ but won’t resign

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he intends to stay in office amid sexual harassment allegations that have weakened his support and led to calls for his resignation, even among some fellow Democrats. The governor, speaking in his first public appearance since three women accused him of inappropriate touching and offensive language, apologized and said he “had learned an […]

Conservative MP David Sweet joins choir calling for an end to COVID-19 restrictions

A Tory MP has joined the chorus of voices calling for an end to COVID-19 lockdowns. Ontario MP David Sweet says pandemic restrictions are causing serious psychological and economic damage. He says public health measures should focus on vulnerable communities, not healthy individuals. Sweet, who represents Flamborough-Glanbrook, took part in non-essential trips earlier this year and was later removed as […]

Police intelligence on Thursday uncovers possible plot to rape U.S. Capitol by ‘unidentified militia group’

The US Capitol Police Department obtained information indicating a possible plot to “rape the Capitol by a group of unidentified militiamen” Thursday, the agency said on Wednesday. He is working with local, state and federal agencies “to stop any threat to the Capitol,” the statement said. “We take the intelligence seriously,” the statement said, without providing further details on the […]

COVID-19 has made education more accessible for university students with reduced mobility

“I have to choose between my safety and my studies,” said Alicia-Ann Pauld, a student at Concordia University. (Submitted by Alicia-Ann Pauld) Before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a struggle for Alicia-Ann Pauld, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to get to the Concordia University campus in downtown Montreal, especially during the winter. “If I fall I can hurt myself very […]

Rescue teams respond to fishing boat after onboard fire off the coast of Nova Scotia

Emergency crews were evacuating crew members from a fishing boat that caught fire twice and was taking water off the coast of Nova Scotia on Tuesday evening. A CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter has removed six of the 32 crew members from the Atlantic Destiny, according to Lt. Cmdr. Brian Owens, spokesperson for the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center (JRCC), […]

Parents of Black Children Take Charge by Launching Racism Reporting Tool in Ontario Schools

A group of black parents took up the issue of anti-black racism in Ontario schools, launching an anonymous racism reporting tool for educators and staff, saying they could only wait for advice schools take action. At a virtual press conference on Tuesday, the mothers of the Parents of Black Children (POBC) group announced its school racism reporting tool, with a […]