Sipek’nekatik chief orders Indigenous fishers out of the water as tensions rise

Chief Michael Sack made the decision amid fears non-Indigenous commercial fishermen were mobilizing to come and pull Indigenous lobster traps.
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Indigenous fisheries won’t have long-term impact on lobster conservation, biologist says
“That’s really the role of science – do decide what is true and what isn’t.”
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‘How many people have to die’: Cote-des-Neiges–NDG mayor calls for overhaul of busy crossing
The borough mayor of NDG is calling on the city of Montreal to invest millions to redo an intersection considered dangerous.
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A progressive federal budget and how to pay for it
Ed Broadbent and Brittany Andrew-Amofah: To 'build back better' Canada will need childcare, pharmacare, a green recovery—and new measures to sustain them The post A progressive federal budget and how to pay for it appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo bets on downtown retail revival with new store
Uniqlo’s arrival, announced a year ago, may serve as a shot in the arm for Montreal’s central core.
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Is Ontario’s regional staged approach working amid the province’s second wave of COVID-19?
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Kelowna man arrested after three-day crime spree: RCMP
Bradford Cummins, 56, started his string of crimes on Oct.11, when he allegedly broke into a home in the 2000-block of Richter Street in Kelowna.
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Trial of Will Jordan continues for third day; blood alcohol of victim was never tested
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Chuckegg Creek wildfire declared out after 17 months
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Quebec sends ‘swat teams’ to control outbreaks of COVID-19 in 4 long-term care residences
The emergency field teams are being sent to bring COVID-19 outbreaks in four CHSLDs under control and eliminate further spread of the virus.
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West Island couple create COVID-19-friendly Halloween yard
A West Island couple have decided to go ahead with their haunted Halloween yard this year but are adapting it to make it COVID-19-friendly.
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‘It’s complete incompetency’: Frustration over lost Okanagan COVID-19 test
Interior Health is apologizing for losing a West Kelowna woman's COVID-19 test.
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Former Sport Manitoba CEO and president Jeff Hnatiuk begins a new journey
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Heather Scoffield: Hey Ottawa, there’s a pandemic. No one cares about your silly political games right now
The deep and impatient anger on Parliament Hill is simply not reflected in the mood of voters with COVID-19 on their minds, Heather Scoffield writes.
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Rick Salutin: The death cult around Donald Trump
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Hamilton’s fraud and waste hotline hailed as an early success
The hotline gives staff, contractors and the public a confidential way to report wrongdoing on the part of City of Hamilton employees or departments.
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Coronavirus: Curfews, restrictions expand across Europe as cases rise
Italy, Greece and France have all placed curfews amid the pandemic.
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Mute buttons and plexiglass: Inside the final 2020 debate
The mute button is among a handful of changes implemented by the nonpartisan debate commission to help ensure a better sense of safety and order following the raucous opening debate 23 days ago.
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Moe meets supporters at “The Big Honkin’ rally for a strong Saskatchewan” in Regina
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Fraser Health doctor says multi-day events like weddings linked to higher cases of COVID-19 in B.C.
The CEO of Fraser Health says people should stick to the same six people beyond those in their household to keep cases low.
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Street preacher who allegedly broke Vancouver man’s leg charged with aggravated assault
A warrant has been issued for Dorre Love's arrest, police said Thursday.
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Gilead virus therapy remdesivir gains approval from FDA
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Doug Ford Whips Out Cream Metaphor In Rant About Insurance Companies
Ontario Premier Doug Ford unleashed a figurative food fight with the insurance industry Thursday. “I’m fed up with these guys ... They have made a fortune over all these years,” he said during his daily press briefing. “They’re absolutely just refusing to insure people. We don’t play that game … You guys don’t get to get all the cream and gravy and the whipped cream and just slough off everything else and say, ‘We aren’t going to insure it.’”He said he’s heard stories of insurance companies refusing to insure shops and banquet halls.Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, some businesses have sued insurance companies for refusing to pay out claims related to government-ordered shutdowns. Rates are also rising for some companies, like gyms and restaurants, because the cost of insurance is based on the policy holder’s risk exposure, lawyer Scott Hawryliw told The Canadian Press. Earlier: Premier Ford pays homage to former rival Kathleen Wynne. Story continues after video. But one MPP said the issue came along before the pandemic.Independent MPP Jim Wilson asked the government Wednesday about skyrocketing insurance rates in his riding of Simcoe—Grey.“In the case of the Green Briar community in Alliston, they saw modest annual rate increases in the period leading up to 2018. Then out of nowhere, and with no claims, they were shocked to learn of their premium doubling to almost $16,000 in 2019,” Wilson said during question period at Queen’s Park. “Incredibly, it doubled again in 2020, to almost $30,000. Now, as a new year approaches, Green Briar is looking at another potential doubling, to $60,000, and that’s if they can get the insurance at all.”He called the insurance industry’s conduct “near criminal” and asked if the government would bring in more regulation on policy pricing. Finance Minister Rod Phillips said he’s aware of the “difficult matter” and had been meeting with affected customers, the industry and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario.He also said his government’s new proposed law, Bill 218, which protects businesses from lawsuits related to COVID-19 exposure, will address “one of the factors that’s affecting the insurance industry.”An association representing long-term care homes has said homes are having trouble renewing their insurance because they are liable to be sued for exposing residents to COVID-19.Ford said Thursday that he’s heard about insurance companies just refusing to insure stores and banquet halls.“I can assure you that … The people are the priority,” he said. “Not the big insurance companies making gazillions of dollars.”READ MORE... Ford Defends Law That Makes It Harder To Sue For COVID-19 Exposure Even Without An Election, Trudeau Hits The Campaign Trail (Analysis) Ford Pays Homage To ‘Super Nice’ Wynne After She Says She Won’t Run Again
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U.S. Election 2020: Trump and Biden going head-to-head in Nashville in final presidential debate
You can watch the livestream of the debate at 9:00 p.m. ET here as part of the Star’s 2020 U.S. Election coverage.
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Your Social Media Rants And Racy Pics Are Costing You Job Opportunities
If you’re looking for a new job, you may want to pull down those racy pics or angry rants at your ex-boss from your Facebook page.Hiring managers are increasingly looking at applicants’ social media profiles in the hiring process, and of those who do, more than half ― 52 per cent ― have said something they found online caused them not to hire a candidate, according to a new survey of 500 Canadian hiring decision-makers.Seven in 10 hiring managers are now scouring the web to look into the people applying, according to the survey, carried out by The Harris Poll for human resources firm Express Employment Professionals.“Something as simple as typos in social media posts could cost you an interview,” said Bruce Hein, an Express franchise owner in Sarnia, Ont. Watch: How to cope with the loss of a job. Story continues below. Just don’t shut down or hide your social media presence ahead of a job search; that could backfire in some cases. The survey found a quarter of hiring managers won’t consider someone without a social media presence.But you should remove any pictures of excessive alcohol drinking or drug-taking, Express Employment recommends.“Remove any comments or posts in which a job seeker is complaining, ranting, swearing, bullying or otherwise communicating in a harsh manner towards others,” the company said in a report. Those types of comments make a job candidate look like they can’t handle pressure. Also, “delete those racy and saucy pictures from Cancun. If you wouldn’t want grandma to see it, then take it down.”RELATED Ontario Workers Protest Mid-Pandemic Layoffs For 72 Nursing Home Staff Canada Sees Record High Level Of Youth Not In School Or Work: StatCan Canada’s Low Earners Lost 1 In 5 Jobs, High Earners Gained Work In Pandemic That’s especially important if you’re looking for work where you would be acting as the face of your company, either with customers or suppliers, Hein said in an interview with HuffPost Canada.“We have to be cognizant of what we’re putting out there for everybody to see and hear,” he said.These days, it’s also important to be aware of the impact of any political messages you may be sending online, said Brent Pollington, an Express franchise owner in Vancouver. Employers may be sensitive to online comments that could be seen as discriminatory against particular groups.“Someone who’s got a MAGA hat on in a photo, some employers may be all over that person and want to hire them, and others may not want anything to do with them and the candidate wouldn’t even know it,” Pollington said.‘You’ve got choices to make’As an HR consultant, Pollington says he has seen “an employee terminated without cause … as a result of some less than favourable decisions they made on social media. They were in a position that was significant enough to have an impact on their customer base. The business had to make a critical decision.”The more prominent or senior the position, the likelier it is that social media presence will matter in the hiring process, Pollington told HuffPost Canada.Ask yourself what you want employers to see, he suggested.“You’ve got choices to make. You have the opportunity to go through your social media and make sure your social media aligns with the company where you’re applying.”
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COVID-19 cases confirmed at 2 Saskatoon schools
Two Saskatoon school divisions have each reported a case of COVID-19 in their schools.
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Feed Nova Scotia excited about Halifax Burger Week as it kicks off this weekend
Burger Week is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for Feed Nova Scotia.
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Anti-gay preacher charged with assault in Vancouver's West End
Dorre Love faces one count of aggravated assault and a warrant has been issued for his arrest
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Coronavirus: Guelph reports 7 new COVID-19 cases with 2 in hospital
After seeing no hospitalizations for several days, two people in Guelph, Ont., are now being treated for COVID-19.
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Kim Kardashian Gets Painfully Real With David Letterman About Paris Robbery
Kim Kardashian thought she was going to die in 2016, when armed robbers burst into her hotel room in Paris and stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewels while holding her at gunpoint.The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star spoke about the terrifying incident in Wednesday’s episode of David Letterman’s new Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”She got emotional reliving the ordeal, as did her mom and her sisters, who were sitting in the audience with Kanye West.″[One of the masked robbers] grabbed me and I was wearing a robe and I wasn’t wearing anything under it,” Kardashian said, starting to cry. “‘OK, this is the time I’m going to get raped. Just deal, like, it’s gonna happen. You know? Like, just prepare yourself,’” she recalled thinking to herself. “So I did.”The KKW Beauty founder said the man then bound her with zip ties and duct taped her mouth and eyes. She kept telling the concierge, who was also in the room, to tell the men that she had a family waiting for her at home.Kardashian said she tried to bargain with the robbers, telling them they could take anything they wanted and she’d never turn them in.“I saw [a robber] have a gun out to me, and I was like, ‘OK, this is it,’” Kardashian said, adding that she just kept thinking about her older sister, Kourtney, who was also in Paris at the time and sharing a hotel room with Kardashian, but was out at a club that night.“I kept on thinking she’s going to come home and I’m going to be dead in the room,” Kardashian said. “And she’s going to be traumatized for the rest of her life if she sees me.”Against all odds, Kardashian survived physically unscathed, but emotionally and mentally scarred for years. The reality star said she’s “totally fine now,” but can only sleep if there are six security guards around the house. Still, Kardashian said she thinks it’s better that the incident happened to her instead of anyone else in her family.“I remember calling all my sisters from the car ― we were on a conference call. I said, ‘Guys, just thank God that was me,’” she said.″‘I am very mentally strong and that would have fucked all of your lives up for the rest of your life,’” she added as the audience laughed.Kardashian has previously said that she blamed herself for the robbery after living a “flashy” lifestyle and “oversharing my every move on social media.” But she told Alec Baldwin in 2018 that she’s “grateful” the incident occurred.“There was a lot of me that measured who I was by how much I had. I thought, ‘Oh, I’m worth so much.’ That needed to change in me,” she said on “The Alec Baldwin Show,” adding that she was “grateful for the experience.”“Even though it was horrific and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone, it really did deeply change me to where now I feel like I can get back to myself,” Kardashian said. RELATED Kim Kardashian Is Starring In A ‘PAW Patrol’ Movie 20 Famous Kids Who Made The 2010s The Cutest Decade Yet 8 Ways The Kardashians Have Bettered The World. Yes, Really.
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Unregistered psychotherapist in Toronto charged in sexual assault investigation, police say
Toronto police alleged a woman was sexually assaulted during therapy sessions between 2011 and 2014.
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Housing prices soar in Northumberland County
The average sale price of a home in Northumberland County soared to $595,559 in September.
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COVID-19 case numbers in Quebec at a deadly level, premier says
The chances of easing health measures soon are low, Legault says, urging Quebecers to work from home if possible.
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Vancouver police release video of suspect in robbery at gunpoint
Police say on Oct. 9 a man approached a young woman near Mainland and Helmcken streets, pointed a gun at her, and demanded she hand over her purse.
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Governments announce public inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting
Nova Scotia and Ottawa have established the inquiry into April's mass shooting, the province announced on Thursday afternoon.
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12th COVID-19 case connected to outbreak involving place of worship in Waterloo Region
Waterloo Public Health has announced that a 12th COVID-19 case has been connected to the outbreak involving an event held at a place of worship.
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Guelph could go with 8 full-time councillors instead of 12 part-timers
The report being presented to city council also recommends Guelph increase its wards from six to eight.
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Coronavirus: Hamilton-area pharmacy to offer COVID-19 tests
A Mountain pharmacy near Lime Ridge Mall has now been added to the province's approved list of COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic people.
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‘Cannibals’ lured victim to cabin in the woods for genital surgery, sheriff says
Two men were arrested in Oklahoma on charges related to illegal surgery, which sent a 28-year-old to hospital.
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