Day: August 8, 2022

As Manitoba gay, bisexual men become eligible for monkeypox vaccine, some worry about persecution

This week, some Manitoba men are eligible to receive the monkeypox immunization, but some advocates are worried about potential stigma attached to the illness, especially for members of the LGBTQ+ community. On Friday, Manitoba Health announced certain men who have sex with men will be able to get the vaccine if they meet one other listed criteria — including a recent diagnosis […]

Ontario ER closures not unprecedented, health minister says

Ontario’s health minister said Monday that six hospitals had to close departments — including ERs — over the weekend, but argued that the situation wasn’t unprecedented. Sylvia Jones made the comments as the legislature sat for the first time following the Progressive Conservatives’ re-election in June, and said individual hospitals work with Ontario Health to […]

Use incentives to expand industry

News Kinnesha George 14 Minutes Ago Minister of Tourism Randall Mitchell, right, enjoys the views on a tour of Comfort Inn & Suites with general manager Maria Yip-John on Monday morning. – Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Randall Mitchell is encouraging tourism-related businesses to use the incentives provided by his ministry to continue […]

Montreal Pride organizer says parade was cancelled because hiring staff was ‘never done’

The reasons behind the shocking, last-minute cancellation of the Montreal Pride festival can be boiled down to a simple yet glaring oversight, according to the event’s lead organizer: a failure to hire security staff. The parade was cancelled on Sunday morning, just hours before it was set to kick off. In an interview with CBC Montreal’s Daybreak host […]

Winnipeg-bound passengers given mats, left to sleep on floor at Toronto Pearson airport

After several flight delays, passengers flying out of Toronto’s Pearson airport were given mats and left to sleep on the floor when their flights to Winnipeg were eventually cancelled — and many said the airline didn’t offer proper accommodations at all. Fatima Sherefa, 17, was flying back from a trip to Ann Arbor, Mich. She was told her 3 p.m. connecting flight in […]

Judge rejects Nygard bid to use money from firms in receivership to pay criminal case lawyers

A Manitoba judge has rejected a request by disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard to use money from his companies currently in receivership to pay his criminal defence lawyers.  Nygard is appealing the decision. Nine Nygard companies have been under court-appointed receivership since March 18, 2020.  Recent documents filed in the case show since that time […]

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