Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin says he has no evidence of improper behaviour by a member of his staff toward any MLAs in his caucus. Hants East MLA Margaret Miller told the premier's chief of staff this week that she planned to resign from the Liberal Party caucus following a new hire by Rankin's office. Rankin says he's not read emailLast week, Tobin started working in the premier's office as director of strategic initiatives. Previously, he had been employed by the Liberal caucus office as director of strategic communications during the tenure of former premier Stephen McNeil. CBC News attempted to contact multiple women in the Liberal caucus, none of whom responded to requests for comment.
May 06, 2021 14:38 UTC
The municipality of North Cowichan, B.C., is stepping up patrols of the region's forest reserve, after an increase in timber theft in the area, which lies 70 kilometres north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. At least four Western red cedars and dozens of Douglas fir trees have been cut down and removed in a number of areas within the forest reserve in North Cowichan. Municipal officials say they have learned of several timber thefts in recent months, including one incident where 50 Douglas fir trees were taken. "It was definitely a concentrated effort," said Shaun Mason, the municipal forester for North Cowichan. Dozens of Douglas fir trees have been found cut down in numerous sites in the forest reserve.
May 06, 2021 13:06 UTC
The first Albertan to die from a rare blood clot condition linked to a COVID-19 vaccine was turned away from an Edmonton hospital two days before her death, a family friend says. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said Tuesday that a woman in her 50s died of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. Wilfred Lowenberg, a friend, said Stonehouse was turned away from the emergency department at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital. Last month, Quebec reported Canada's first death of a patient after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. She said Albertans ages 50 to 59 diagnosed with COVID-19 are 350 times more likely to die from that infection than to experience VITT after an AstraZeneca vaccine.
May 06, 2021 13:01 UTC
Although many of these countries are also part of the Middle East and the food is often considered Middle Eastern or Arabic, it's also part of Asia and Asian cuisine. My mom would always cook complex traditional Iraqi food, so watching her, I'd always proclaim that I was not going to do that when I'm older. These are all ingredients I cook with on a regular basis and that form a huge part of middle eastern cuisine. I'm also a freelance food photographer, so with many food-based businesses going online now, there's never a shortage of work in the food photography space. What's your favourite West Asian recipe?
May 06, 2021 12:48 UTC
Health Canada has lowered the cutoff to administer Pfizer-BioNTech from 16 years old, to 12. Health Canada revised its rules for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Wednesday to allow its use in people between the ages of 12 and 15. February's outbreak in Newfoundland and Labrador centred around high school students in the Mount Pearl area and was fuelled by sporting events and social gatherings. "Children and youth comprise a significant proportion of the population and tend to have more interactions with others through school, social networks and activities," said Fitzgerald. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says she hopes all 12- to 15-year-olds will be fully vaccinated around the beginning of the new school year.
May 06, 2021 12:24 UTC
Realtors, buyers and sellers are experiencing a hot market in Regina after a pause caused by the pandemic. Tim Otitoju is a Regina realtor and a former chairperson for the Saskatchewan Realtors Association. Otitouju said April 2020 saw a slight pause in the market due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent shutdown. 8:27 Regina realtor talks hot housing market in the city Has the pandemic made buying a house even worse than it already was? "One thing to keep in mind is that the Regina market weaves.
May 06, 2021 12:00 UTC
Soldiers participating in large-scale exercises at CFB Wainwright say Canadian Armed Forces members who have tested positive for COVID-19 are isolating in small, unheated tents with limited ability to wash themselves. They said they were concerned that the isolating soldiers were being checked on infrequently. A spokesperson for the armed forces confirmed that a "small number" of exercise participants have tested positive for COVID-19. 'Austere conditions'Reid said isolating soldiers are checked on daily by medical staff, and could be moved to a medical isolation facility if necessary. The soldiers CBC spoke with said they are sleeping with at least 7 people in 10-person tents.
May 06, 2021 12:00 UTC
The cost of building material has skyrocketed to the point where some Fredericton-area contractors are now putting construction projects such as houses and apartment buildings on hold. Jack Youssef, who owns the property development company Javo Properties, said he's had to walk away from a project on Fredericton's north side "indefinitely." Contractor and meeting organizer Lloyd Dutcher says he'll likely have to walk away soon from building homes until prices come down. Others are considering simply walking away from contracting for at least the summer, or until prices come back to Earth. "It's awful," said Dutcher, who said he'll likely hang up his tool belt once the houses he's currently building are finished until prices come down.
May 06, 2021 10:15 UTC
A Toronto entrepreneur has created a new business after realizing there was a lack of options in adhesive bandages for people with black and brown skin tones. "What I saw on shelves when I went looking for bandages was white and more white," McFarlane said. She says the situation sparked her idea to seize the gap in the market and make black and brown bandages the norm. Band-Aid, the current leader in the market, announced last year it would be launching a line of bandages for black and brown skin tones. Heal in Colour aims to make black and brown adhesive bandages the norm.
May 06, 2021 09:56 UTC
has seven active cases of COVID-19. Elsewhere in the Atlantic region:Nova Scotia announced 175 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, and has 1,203 active cases. announced 175 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, and has 1,203 active cases. Newfoundland and Labrador has six new COVID-19 cases. are spending a lot of time following up on calls from the public about people allegedly entering the province illegally and others who aren't following public health measures.
May 06, 2021 09:54 UTC
But for Cummings and his girlfriend, it was the perfect spot to settle and venture into the homesteading lifestyle: producing your own food and becoming self-sufficient. (Alexandre Silberman/CBC)The Benton homesteader is one of hundreds of people drastically changing their lives in New Brunswick. It's a lifestyle catching attention on Instagram and YouTube, where many young homesteaders are sharing their lives. 'Nothing more rewarding'An hour and a half drive east, Jacob and Jillian Fenwick are expanding their homestead in Sackville. Jillian Fenwick fleshes a sheepskin at her homestead in Sackville.
May 06, 2021 09:00 UTC
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has given a commercial fishing wharf in Nova Scotia to a First Nations entity over objections from the local harbour authority. Ownership of the Tickle Wharf in Canso was transferred this spring for $1 to the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Chiefs. The transfer was opposed by the Canso Harbour Authority, which manages the small but historic port on the province's Eastern Shore. "We had the lease in place since we formed the harbour authority and the wharf was being used by the local fishers. The wharf in Canso is the second recent transfer to First Nations in Nova Scotia.
May 06, 2021 09:00 UTC
I am a member of the third generation of my family to work in health care. When I walked in the door of the office in Montreal, I was one of only two Indigenous employees there. I decided that should change — consistent with the Indigenous mandate of that branch — and we began to hire Indigenous students and employees. Which is fine, because all perspectives should be considered; there's just not a long history, yet, of perspectives like my family's being considered and respected. Let’s Go 18:18 Indigenous Voices: Richard Budgell Twice a month here at Let’s Go, we feature an Indigenous voice from around Montreal.
May 06, 2021 08:00 UTC
Neighbourhood groups are calling for a public inquiry into how the social housing component of a $400-million development at the site of the old Montreal Children's Hospital disappeared from the building plan. The proposed social housing units made the highrise development acceptable to some community members. Maryse Chapdelaine, a project manager with the Peter McGill Community Council, said her group is calling for a public inquiry into what happened to the social housing project at the old Montreal Children’s Hospital site. (Charles Contant/CBC)The old hospital site is located on the square bordered by René-Lévesque Boulevard, Atwater Avenue, Sussex Street and Tupper Street. He calls the lack of social housing at the old hospital site "a terrible failure."
May 06, 2021 07:52 UTC
Ford's Progressive Conservative party has also now purchased ads on Facebook to criticize the federal government's handling of the border. And it is reportedly planning to use "significant TV and radio time" to launch attack ads against the Trudeau government's border policies. WATCH: Premier Doug Ford urges Ottawa to tighten border controlsDoug Ford urges Ottawa to impose stricter border controls to fight COVID-19 The National 2:04 Ontario Premier Doug Ford wants Ottawa to impose stricter border restrictions to fight COVID-19. It's certainly the first time that any level of government has threatened to use attack ads to do so. Ottawa's 'bronze medal' border policyBut Ford is not the only one questioning the federal government's approach.
May 06, 2021 07:52 UTC