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Staff concerned over air quality at Penetanguishene hospital

georgian bay general hospital

The Penetanguishene site of Georgian Bay General Hospital has had to undergo some air quality testing after staff at the location raised some concerns. A third-party engineering firm was hired to investigate. “They found some things like dust, mold, the use of bleach and a buildup of that in the air,” said Gail Hunt, GBGH’s President and CEO.  The air quality analysis showed no immediate concern for the health and safety of patients or workers. Hospital officials implemented a few new measures to improve the quality based on the report.Read More


Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

Buddhism in China

BEIJING – One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world’s most populous nation. Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng is accused of harassing and demanding sexual favours from numerous female nuns in a 95-page statement compiled by two fellow monks at the storied centre of Buddhist learning in Beijing. The statement including testimony from the alleged victims leaked this week on social media, prompting anRead More


Northern Alberta man killed in highway crash near Redwater

A man in his 40s is dead, and a police investigation is underway intothe highway crash that killed him late Friday night. Officers were called to the head-on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 28 and Range Road 200 just after 11 p.m. Friday, July 27. It’s believed a pickup truck heading west collided with a minivan driving in the opposite direction. The driver of the minivan, a 41 year old male from Caslan, Alberta, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Two passengers, a 15-year-old female and 16-year-oldRead More


Volunteers gather for Heritage neighbourhood cleanup

Heritage Cleanup

Dozens of volunteers gathered in the Heritage neighbourhood on Saturday for a community cleanup. Jennifer Della Valle, a longtime resident of the neighbourhood, volunteered for the cleanup as an opportunity to give her community a makeover. “I drive around or walk around this area and you always see, I’m sure it’s the same with lots of other areas too, but you always see couches and mattresses that people don’t know how to dispose,” said Della Valle. “I do a lot of walking or cycling, so it’s good to have theRead More


Over 1,800 migrant children reunited with family members: U.S. officials say

Immigrant children reunited with families

SAN DIEGO – The Trump administration says more than 1,800 children 5 years and older had been reunited with parents or sponsors hours before the deadline. That includes 1,442 children who were returned to parents in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, and another 378 who were released under a variety of other circumstances. But officials say about 700 more remain separated, including 431 whose parents were deported. Those reunions take more time, effort and paperwork as children are returned to Central America. With the court-ordered deadline passed, the federalRead More


Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees

Hadfield, Rogen, Virtue and Moir among Canada's Walk of Fame inductees

TORONTO — Movie star Seth Rogen, Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and retired astronaut Chris Hadfield are joining Canada’s Walk of Fame. The organization said Monday its latest cohort of influential Canadians will also include a posthumous honour for Montreal singer Leonard Cohen. In total, 10 people will be recognized at a ceremony slated for December, which also marks the event’s 20th anniversary. Also joining the club is Rogen’s frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg, a writer, director and childhood friend who rose alongside Rogen to the upper echelons ofRead More


Transport Canada to make seatbelts mandatory on new highway buses by 2020

Humboldt Broncos

OTTAWA — Transport Canada says they will soon require all newly built highway buses to have seatbelts. The federal department says they will make seatbelts mandatory on medium and large highway buses starting Sept. 1, 2020. They say seatbelts have a strong and proven record of saving lives. The department says it first proposed the change in 2017. Mandatory seatbelts on buses has been discussed since April 6 when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi-truck in rural Saskatchewan. Sixteen people were killed andRead More


Controversial Quebec play ‘SLAV’ to continue run across province in 2019

SLAV show

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:04PM EDT The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn’t want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial insensitivity, and helped lead the Montreal jazz festival to cancel the show’s multi-night run in early July. David Laferriere said in an interview Tuesday the theatre will put on the show “SLAV” by Quebec director Robert Lepage in early 2019. The play features a predominantly white cast picking cotton and singing songs composed byRead More


ByWard Market Businesses say rent increase and added costs forcing them to leave

wedel store

 Businesses in the ByWard Market say a new hike in rent and operating costs will force them to leave. Edward Olszowka has owned and operated Wadel Touch of Europe for over 20 years. He moved the store to the market two years ago to better service tourists and customers looking for European specialty foods. Last month he says he got notice that his rent was increasing and there would be more operational costs. He can’t afford them. Olszowka says he is “Very sad… you build something, I put all myRead More


Charges laid in Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people

Charges laid in Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people

The Canadian Press Published Friday, July 6, 2018 1:31PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 6, 2018 3:24PM EDT A 29-year-old truck driver faces 29 charges in connection with the deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. Jaskirat Sidhu was arrested Friday morning from his Calgary home without incident, RCMP said. He faces 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury. This is a breaking news alert. An earlier version follows. REGINA —Read More