Month: September 2021

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

The latest: Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer says it’s a “tragedy” that people in the province are facing cancelled surgeries and a deeply strained health-care system even as vaccines against COVID-19 are widely available.  During a briefing Wednesday, Dr. Saqib Shahab said elective and urgent surgeries are being delayed as resources and staff get redeployed […]

Unvaccinated students won’t be left behind

Tobago Stephon Nicholas An Hour Ago Education Secretary Marslyn Melville-Jack Secretary of Education Marslyn Melville-Jack has told parents and guardians that no child will be left behind when physical classes resume on Monday for vaccinated students in forms four, five and six. At Wednesday’s post-Executive Council media briefing, Melville-Jack said principals have been working assiduously […]

How a day for truth and reconciliation inspired these Indigenous artists

CBC Saskatchewan reached out to Indigenous artists across the province to commission original works for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday — asking them to create something based on whatever the day inspired in them. The day, which is being marked as a federal statutory holiday for the first time this year, is intended to recognize the painful […]

B.C. server who was fired after asking to be addressed by correct pronouns awarded $30K

A former server at a Gibsons, B.C. restaurant has been awarded $30,000 after a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision found they were unfairly terminated for asking management and co-workers to call them by their proper pronouns. The decision, by the tribunal’s Devyn Cousineau, found that Jessie Nelson, a non‐binary, gender fluid, transgender person who uses they/them pronouns, was terminated because […]

Agnico Eagle apologizes for ‘offensive and wrong’ workplace safety poster

Agnico Eagle is apologizing after a locally-viral Facebook post showing a company safety sign prompted backlash across Nunavut social media this week. The sign is part of a campaign to promote the company’s language policy, which requires English be spoken in work-related discussions. The poster claimed ‘atii,’ which means ‘let’s go’ in Inuktitut, could be misconstrued in English.  Dear […]

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