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October 16, 2018 2:14 PM Northern Manitoba heart patient dies on bus ride to medical checkup after being denied flight, report says

THOMPSON, MAN.—A Winnipeg media outlet says it’s learned that a northern Manitoba heart patient died during a 10-hour Greyhound bus trip to see a Winnipeg doctor after being denied a flight to get to the checkup. CTV News says Abraham Donkey, a 58-year-old resident of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, died Oct. 3 along Highway 6 after getting on the bus in Thompson 8

October 15, 2018 9:16 PM Airlines impose cannabis ban on pilots and cabin crew

Jazz has introduced a similar policy, banning employees in safety-critical positions from using marijuana on or off duty, spokesperson Debra Williams said. Nav Canada, the private company that operates the country’s air traffic control system, said it would reveal its cannabis policy for employees on Wednesday. But a spokesperson said it already has a zero tolerance 8

October 15, 2018 4:44 PM In France, ten die in floods unseen in more than a century

“It was raining, raining, raining and my wife says to me, ‘We can hear water, switch on the light.’ So I switch on the light and nothing, it’s pitch black. So, what do I do? I get up and my feet are in water. I go to the kitchen, I open the door. Impossible. I am trying hard and then the water rose up to my belly,” the resident, who was identified only as Jean-Marc 8

October 11, 2018 4:55 PM U.S. border ban on Canadian cannabis workers lifted

VANCOUVER—Canadians who work in the domestic cannabis industry will be allowed free entry to the United States according to an update made quietly on Tuesday to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s policy on cannabis and the border. The update came with little fanfare but it indicates an enormous shift in a policy stance that had generated fears 9

October 9, 2018 11:42 PM One of oldest U.S. coal companies files for bankruptcy as fuel demand drops

The restructuring agreement, which must be approved by a judge, includes refinancing an outstanding loan and a “business transformation” meant to significantly increase cash flow, the company statement said, without providing details. The group of lenders that holds a majority of Westmoreland’s debt also plans to bid for the company’s assets, the statement 9

October 7, 2018 11:32 AM Haiti quake causes injuries, damages homes, hospital, church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake destroyed homes and damaged a church and at least one hospital in Haiti, where officials reported people were injured, but had not confirmed local media reports of deaths. The U.S. Geologic Survey said the quake that hit at 4 p.m., Saturday was centred 19 kilometres northwest of Port-de-Paix on Haiti's 11

October 3, 2018 5:15 PM ‘A stupid way for a government to act’:Cancelled barge run leaves Arctic residents cut off from winter supplies

“We’ve heard nothing directly. I had $2,000 worth of groceries on that barge. If there’s a problem they should at least be up front. It’s a stupid way for a government to act,” Holland said. Laube said he was counting on those supplies — for which he’s already paid — to build new staff housing. He’s since had to rent accommodation for his workers at $3,200 a month 7

September 29, 2018 1:20 PM Risk of Ebola’s spread from Congo ‘very high’, WHO says

JOHANNESBURG—The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo is now larger than the previous one in the northwest and more complicated to contain because of a dense 14

September 22, 2018 3:39 AM Hotel workers fear condo conversions threatening jobs

Wieditz said the hospitality sector is one of the few providing unionized jobs with decent wages to a workforce largely comprised of women of colour. That’s also part of the reason he believes the issue has been given short shrift, compared to the closure of places like the Mr. Christie’s factory in Etobicoke in 2012. There, the city rejected developers’ 14

September 21, 2018 4:47 PM Under Armour restructuring costs rise as it trims workforce

The Baltimore-based company now expects its pretax restructuring charges for the year to be between about $200 million and $220 million, with the workforce reductions resulting in about $10 million in severance costs. The company had expected restructuring charges for the year to be between $190 million and $210 million. The restructuring has also included 15