U.S. television productions stalled in Vancouver by bottleneck in COVID-19 testing

British ColumbiaU.S. television productions stalled in Vancouver by bottleneck in COVID-19 testingA number of television productions have been paused just as they were ramping back up in Vancouver due to a backlog in COVID-19 testing, CBC has confirmed.Social SharingTelevision industry says it requires an estimated 20,000 to 32,000 COVID-19 tests a week Yvette Brend · CBC News ·…

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Calgary school principal recorded using N-word in discussion with students

CalgaryCalgary school principal recorded using N-word in discussion with studentsMultiple students from St. Michael School have been suspended after a portion of a conversation between a group of Black students and their principal was shared online. Social SharingCalgary Catholic School District says word used 'strictly for educational purposes'Lucie Edwardson · CBC News · Posted: Sep 30,…

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Manitoba workers welcome new federal benefit for COVID-19 sick leave, caregivers

ManitobaManitoba workers welcome new federal benefit for COVID-19 sick leave, caregiversMinimum wage workers and employees without access to paid sick leave are celebrating new federal legislation that will let them take up to two paid weeks off work if they become ill or have to self-isolate due to COVID-19.Social SharingNew benefit provides $500 per week…

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Possible COVID-19 exposures on two Interlake First Nations, leadership says

ManitobaPossible COVID-19 exposures on two Interlake First Nations, leadership saysThe leaders of two neighbouring First Nations in Manitoba's Interlake are warning of possible COVID-19 exposures.Social SharingExposures at a funeral and at a daycare, leadership announceCBC News · Posted: Sep 30, 2020 6:52 PM CT | Last Updated: September 30Public health officials are warning of two…

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City council votes to continue contract for police officers in Winnipeg schools

ManitobaCity council votes to continue contract for police officers in Winnipeg schoolsDespite calls from community groups and activists, Winnipeg city council has decided to continue funding for police officers in schools.Social SharingCouncillor calls for review of program, blasts police for 'working with sense of impunity'Sean Kavanagh · CBC News · Posted: Sep 30, 2020 6:06…

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