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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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Two more Colorado poultry workers infected with H5N1 bird flu: CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed two additional cases of bird flu in poultry farmers in Colorado on Friday. Last week, Colorado reported four confirmed infections with H5N1 avian influenza and the status of a fifth suspected case was mapped. The two new cases occurred among poultry workers who were exposed to infected poultry during culling and …

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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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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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He can’t afford to rent an apartment. So this man secretly sleeps in an office

A man in St. John’s rents office space, but he doesn’t have an office job. He is an electrician and drives from gig to gig all day long. The office is where he secretly sleeps at night because he can’t afford to rent an apartment anywhere in the city. He lived in his truck for two months during the frigid …

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A new law aims to tackle environmental racism in Canada

For years, researchers, activists and community leaders have shown how Indigenous, Black and other racial groups are disproportionately affected by polluting industries. Now, a new law will require the federal government to do a better job of identifying this injustice and trying to correct it. Bill C-226, sponsored by Green Leader Elizabeth May, became law on Thursday evening, almost four …

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Israelis displaced by the battle with Hezbollah want to return home as the conflict moves closer to full-scale war

In November, Avi Avraham and his wife left their home in Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel to attend a wedding. Moments later, a rocket ripped through their third floor, shattering the windows—destroying life as they knew it. They and their son moved south to safety and have since been living as evacuees in a hotel paid for by the Israeli …

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Losing a foot due to diabetes is terrifying and preventable. How doctors try to help

Duane Lea is terrified she will need an amputation, or worse. The 46-year-old Toronto native lost his right foot to a blood clot in his 30s and is now on constant alert about losing his left leg to diabetes. “It’s like the fear never leaves you,” Lea said during a pre-diabetes checkup at Black Creek Community Health Center in Toronto. …

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