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Ontario colleges strike enters sixth day

Beatrice Vaisman, CTV Barrie Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:15PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:10PM EDT College students across Ontario remain in limbo this weekend. It’s been six days since college faculty walked off the job, and negotiators are no closer to reaching a deal. But, thanks a partnership with Lakehead University, some students are back in class. Lakehead University students who take their classes at Georgian College in Barrie won’t have to cross the picket line to get their education. All electrical engineer and environmental sustainabilityRead More


Vancouver declares Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Day

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:10PM EDT Do you smell what The Rock is Cooking? Vancouver certainly has. The city has been the subject of frequent praise from the movie star, who is currently shooting his latest film in Vancouver – a project that brings at least 3,000 jobs to town. So, as a way of saying thanks for everything, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson honoured Dwayne Johsnon by declaring Oct. 19 “Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Day.” On Thursday night, RobertsonRead More


Two hurt after small plane crashes near Gatineau airport

Cassie Aylward, Newstalk 580 CFRA Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:58PM EDT Two people suffered minor injuries after a small plane crashed near the Gatineau Airport Saturday afternoon. Gatineau firefighters say mechanical problems are likely to blame for the crash, adding a number of airport crew had to join the search for the plane. Paramedics, fire, and police remain on scene. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


China says winter smog battle to have limited impact on economy

BEIJING (Reuters) – The economic impact of China’s tough campaign against smog this winter is expected to be limited, a senior state planning official said on Saturday. A cyclist wears a face mask on a polluted day in Beijing, China, January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter “Measures to fight pollution don’t have a big impact on economic growth,” Zhang Yong, vice-chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, told reporters during a briefing. As many as 28 cities in northern China have vowed to slash industrial output this winter in aRead More


Pausing uptown construction not the way to go, BIA says

The UpTown Waterloo BIA says its members support continuing uptown road construction projects on their current schedule – but not by a wide margin, and not with the current level of support for businesses. The last few construction seasons have been busy ones in the last few years. More work is planned for 2018. A group of businesses had been pushing for municipal officials to alter the construction schedule so all roads in the core would remain open through 2018. The BIA says it polled its members on the issue,Read More


Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet – World

The Associated Press At least 9 million premature deaths were caused by diseases from toxic emissions The Associated Press Posted: Oct 20, 2017 7:51 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 7:51 AM ET Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report in the Lancet medical journal.  Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates at least nine million premature deaths — 16 per cent of all deaths worldwide — were caused by diseases from toxic exposure. That’s threeRead More


Anniversary of Canada’s largest treaty-based land claim held in Saskatoon

A celebration was held today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreement between the Federation of Soverign Indigenous Nations and both the provincial and federal government. The TLE is the biggest treaty-based land claim in Canadian history. It includes $440 million from the provincial and federal governments for First Nations in Saskatchewan to purchase land for development. The agreement is aimed at addressing unfulfilled treaty promises. “Here in our region, amongst our treaty territories, we are leading the way across the country in terms ofRead More


Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) – A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. FILE PHOTO: Job seekers listen to a recruiter at the Colorado Hospital Association job fair in Denver, Colorado, U.S. on October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo The non-profit healthcare system is one of the state’s largest employers and sits in the heart of economically depressed coal country. It faces a $40 million deficit this year as it struggles with fewer privately insured patients, cuts in governmentRead More


Father and son airlifted to Calgary after suffering severe burns in Saskatchewan wildfire

A father and son from Saskatchewan are undergoing treatment in the burn unit at the Foothills Medical Centre after they suffered significant injuries while trying to help in the fight against a wildfire. On Tuesday, Ron Wedrick, 43, and his 25-year-old son Evan from Tompkins, Saskatchewan joined their neighbours and drove west of the town in an effort to stave off a grassfire near the community of Maple Creek. The father and son encountered strong wind and poor visibility and their truck left the road. “They drove into the ditchRead More


A sneak peek into Remai Modern art gallery

The Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan will officially open Oct. 21, but local media got a sneak peek on Thursday morning. The 130,000-square-foot building has four stories, featuring 11 gallery spaces. One of the galleries is named after the Mendel family, featuring pieces from Saskatoon’s former gallery. There is also a theatre, restaurant, balcony and area for school groups. The opening weekend of the gallery is at capacity. “But we will have a stand-up line. It all depends on if people stay, of course. As people leave, according toRead More