Tag Archives: Culture & Society

‘Stressed’ oyster harvesters on PEI ‘want to get back on the water’ after MSX closure

Dwayne Shaw and his wife have been fishing the waters of Bedeque Bay, PEI, for oysters and quahogs for almost 30 years. Since last week, he and others who depend on shellfish fishing for their livelihoods have become increasingly concerned about what the future holds. It has been that long since the presence of multinuclear X-sphere (MSX) shut down the …

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Canadian civilian killed in clash with Israeli security forces near Gaza border

Israeli police say a Canadian citizen has been killed after threatening Israeli security forces with a knife near the Gaza border. The Israeli military said the man drove to the entrance of an Israeli town near the Gaza border, got out of his vehicle and began threatening security forces with a knife. The forces opened fire, killing the man. There …

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CrowdStrike: How much the IT outage could have cost Australia

The financial costs of Economists are expected to take stock of Australian banks, supermarkets, airports and many other companies in the coming days. The outage was caused by a bug in a software upgrade by Although most businesses have reopened, many were unable to open for hours. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil said on Saturday the impact on Australian businesses …

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LCBO strike ends Monday after workers ratify tentative agreement

Striking liquor store workers voted Sunday to ratify an agreement on a new contract between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and their union. The ratification means the first-ever strike at the provincial Crown corporation will officially end after midnight Monday — just over two weeks after it began. The LCBO says it plans to reopen all closed stores …

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Amid rubble and airstrikes, university students in Gaza resume classes online

Before the war between Israel and Hamas broke out last October, Halaa Hamdan’s daily routine was based on her life at Al Aqsa University in Gaza. The fourth-year English student spent her time studying her subjects and even taught English at a polytechnic school. This was an opportunity she had dreamed of and which came just two weeks before the …

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There is a price to pay for not being prepared for war. Will Canada have to pay that price again?

A little over 18 years ago, amid the dust and blazing heat of Kandahar Airfield, the weary look on Colonel Ian Hope’s face spoke louder than his words. It was the spring of 2006, and the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan had just endured a brutal few weeks. More than half a dozen Canadian soldiers had been killed in roadside bombings. …

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LCBO strike ends, stores to reopen Tuesday

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the union representing 10,000 of its workers reached a tentative agreement on Saturday, more than two weeks after the strike began. Both the LCBO and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) signed a return-to-work protocol Saturday morning after a tentative deal was put on hold a day earlier. According to the …

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LCBO and OPSEU resume talks after tentative deal put on hold

A tentative agreement reached Friday between the LCBO and the union representing workers was suspended the same day as return-to-work talks continued amid the first strike in the company’s history. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents about 9,000 liquor store workers, has demanded that management sign a return-to-work protocol. The LCBO, which operates more than 680 stores, has …

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Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong

As it happens7:14Wall Street Journal reporter says she was fired for advocating for press freedom in Hong Kong When Selina Cheng was elected head of a press freedom organization in Hong Kong, she didn’t expect her very first press conference to be about her firing from her own job. Cheng says she was fired as a reporter for the Wall …

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Elections Canada proposes measures to protect nomination contests from interference

Elections Canada is proposing possible changes to protect the political nomination process from foreign interference. These include banning non-citizens from participating in candidate selection, requiring parties to publish contest rules and explicitly prohibiting certain practices, such as voting more than once. The Federal Election Agency outlines the proposed steps in a discussion guide intended to help chief election officer Stéphane …

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