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
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Cello Marie Gélinas wraps up her 41st season with the TSO by contributing this exquisite piece by Bach. Fortunately, she has the perfect duet partner in her husband Edward Hayes, a former TSO cellist himself. Hayes adapted one of Bach’s 69 Sacred Songs, originally written for voice and basso continuo, into a cello duet for them to play for this week’s Musical Moment. Musical Moment, produced by the TSO and the Star, features musicians recording themselves live at home, performing pieces no longer than three minutes. The new video will be posted every Thursday at thestar.com/musicalmomentsRead more about:
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
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
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
SEATTLE - The Baltimore Orioles already had the feel-good story of the season with the return of Trey Mancini from colon cancer surgery. Throwing the first individual no-hitter by an Orioles pitcher in more than 50 years is plenty of affirmation. He etched himself in Orioles lore throwing the first individual no-hitter by a Baltimore pitcher in 52 years in a 6-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Last season, Means started poorly but his final four starts were a precursor to what he’s done this season. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...“For me aces, not only give you a chance to win the game but they go long.
May 06, 2021 08:03 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."
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.
KPMG acknowledges it set up a tax avoidance and asset protection "structure" in the Isle of Man for wealthy Canadians beginning in the late 1990s. Tax law professor André Lareau says MPs should be seeking the names of Canadians behind offshore tax shelters. Call in the accountants, says LareauMPs from all parties voted last week to resume committee hearings this afternoon into offshore tax shelters, including those in the Isle of Man. Dennis Howlett: 'It's not right that people can hide behind shell companies.' Liberal MP Wayne Easter chaired the Commons committee hearings on offshore companies registered in the Isle of Man.
What kinds of things is it OK to ask people about the vaccine? "You don't need to get into details because, you know, you can't make everybody happy. It's hoped that the COVID-19 vaccine will lead to people eventually being able to get together without taking precautions. Tanya Harvey, an intensive care unit nurse, was the first person in Calgary to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, on Dec. 18, 2020. But if they are simply hesitant about the COVID-19 shot, he advises patience and openness.
The footage shows forestry workers acting aggressively, using racist language and making explicit threats against the activists. At one point, one of the forestry workers knocks a phone from a protestor's hand. Activists say the site is the last unlogged watershed on southern Vancouver Island outside of protected parks. The workers in the video appeared irate that protesters had expanded their activities beyond the Fairy Creek watershed. Chris Manseau with Cowichan Lake RCMP said they received a complaint about forestry workers harassing people travelling on logging roads.
May 06, 2021 05:44 UTC
Advocates are raising concerns about gangs recruiting youth, particularly those of South Asian heritage, in Surrey, B.C., following five shootings in the Lower Mainland since April 30. Manpreet Sarai, supervisor and educator with the anti-gang program at the South Asian Community Resource Office in Abbotsford, said anytime violence is reported in the community, parents worry their child "will be next." Usually the youth know before anyone else finds out in the community," she told CBC's Anita Bathe. A Wake Up Surrey rally against gang violence attracted about 3,000 people in 2019. Sarai said young South Asian males with developmental disabilities are at higher risk of being recruited into gang life.
May 06, 2021 04:18 UTC