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January 19, 2018 10:14 PM No infractions found at a Burger King accused of having foreign workers living in basement: Alberta Labour

An earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant. The provincial labour ministry says there was a site inspection and no occupational health and safety or employment standards issues were found. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.—Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public 6

January 17, 2018 9:03 PM Inspectors found foreign workers sleeping in a Burger King basement: Alberta Health Services

The order issued by Alberta Health Services said inspectors found evidence of “sleeping/living accommodations for foreign workers.” LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.—Alberta Health Services has issued a health order to a Burger King franchise because inspectors found foreign workers were sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant. The order, dated Jan. 10, said the inspection 13

January 17, 2018 1:44 PM Quebec's minimum wage to increase to $12 in May

Salaries for minimum wage workers will rise by 75 cents per hour this spring Quebec's minimum wage workers will see a bigger paycheque starting this spring. The minimum wage will increase by 75 cents on May 1, bringing it to $12 per hour. It is the largest wage increase in the province's history. The Quebec government made the announcement Wednesday 15

January 14, 2018 9:03 PM Turkey vows imminent strike on Kurdish enclave in Syria

President Erdogan says he expects U.S. 'to support Turkey in its legitimate efforts' to combat terror Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave 14

January 11, 2018 11:53 PM Patient claims he was denied treatment at CHUM hospital for not speaking French

Montreal hospital looking into complaint after Zbigniew Malysa said urologist refused to speak to him A Montreal man who claims he was denied treatment because he couldn't speak French has filed a complaint to the ombudsman of the city's new French-language super hospital. The downtown CHUM hospital is also investigating after Zbigniew Malysa, a Canadian 17

January 11, 2018 2:19 PM Walmart raises minimum hourly wage to $11 for U.S. workers, hands out $1,000 bonuses

BENTONVILLE, ARK.—Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million 12

January 10, 2018 9:58 PM Sinkhole big enough to swallow car opens on Yonge St. near Hwy. 401

Two traffic lanes closed on Yonge St., south of York Mills Rd. A large sinkhole shut down two traffic lanes on Yonge St., just north of York Mills Rd., on Wednesday. City work crews are attending to the large sinkhole, which appeared Wednesday morning at William Carson Cres., just south of Highway 401, and is large enough to swallow a car. While the cause 13

December 27, 2017 10:39 PM Ottawa axes $1,000 application fee to hire foreign nannies and caregivers

The new regulations apply to those who earn less than $150,000 a year and want to hire someone from abroad to look after their children. Those seeking to hire a caregiver for people with a physical or mental illness will also be exempt from the fee. OTTAWA—Some families seeking foreign caregivers to look after their children or family members with a disability 16

December 27, 2017 9:41 PM Nexen Energy facing charges following 2016 explosion that killed 2 oilsands workers

The men had been doing maintenance work in a hydrogen compressor building at the company’s Long Lake upgrader near Anzac on Jan. 15, 2016, when there was an explosion. Drew Foster, 52, of Niagara Falls, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene and David Williams, 30, of Scotchtown, N.S., later died in hospital. Nexen Energy, a Calgary-based subsidiary 14

December 24, 2017 2:42 AM Dozens killed in Philippines shopping mall fire

Chance of survival for 37 people missing at the NCC Mall was 'zero,' says vice-mayor Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call centre, a city government official said on Sunday. The vice-mayor of the southern city of Davao, Paolo Duterte, said the chance of survival for any of the 37 people 30