TORONTO—The Ontario Nurses Association says hospitals no longer will be allowed to shame health-care workers into getting a ’flu shot following an arbitrator’s ruling striking down a “vaccinate or mask” policy.
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QUEBEC—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will make a funding announcement tomorrow related to the Syrian refugee crisis.
Wynne also is urging the federal government to streamline its process so more refugees can come to Canada.
She says Ottawa needs to “step up to that responsibility.”
EDMONTON—Lawyers for former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr are to be in court today to argue for an ease in his bail conditions.
Khadr wants to be able to visit his family in Toronto and get rid of his electronic monitoring bracelet.
VANCOUVER—Three types of Smirnoff Ice coolers have been recalled in B.C. following a Canada-wide warning about possible glass contamination.
Smirnoff’s supplier, Diageo Canada, voluntarily recalled several of the alcoholic drinks last week because of the possibility they may contain small pieces of glass.
WINNIPEG—A man accused of sending letter bombs to his ex-wife and two lawyers was denied bail yesterday, but he plans to appeal.
Guido Amsel was ordered by provincial court Judge Heather Pullan to remain in custody pending his trial on charges that include three counts of attempted murder.
CALGARY—The staff at a Calgary bakery may have been flattered but mostly were worried on the weekend when a customer using a debit machine bought $49 worth of baked goods and left a whopping $525 tip.
Workers at the Sidewalk Citizen didn’t notice the generous gratuity until they were cashing out at the end of the day.
CUMBERLAND HOUSE, Sask.—Luck came in pairs for a Saskatchewan man who netted two whopping walleye over two days to win two major prizes in a fishing tournament.
Ronald Highway of Pelican Narrows was participating in the Senator Pierre Settee Memorial Heaviest Walleye Derby in Cumberland House on Saturday when he hooked a contender weighing nine pounds, 12 oz.
WINNIPEG—Police in Winnipeg say four out of five missing persons reports they receive every month involve kids in the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services.
A report prepared for the city’s police board says officers deal with an average of about 550 missing persons reports a month.
Of those, 83 percent involve kids in government care and 71 percent are female.
TORONTO—Fewer parents kept their kids out of classes at a Toronto public school yesterday in protest of Ontario’s new sex-education curriculum but the school itself was vandalized overnight.
The Toronto District School Board said about 1,000 of Thorncliffe Park’s 1,400 students were in classes yesterday—up from 700 on the first day of school on Tuesday.
LAVAL, Que.—Justin Trudeau says he wants the major federal party leaders to sit down together before election day to discuss Canada’s role in the Syrian refugee crisis.
The Liberal leader requested a meeting with Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair to talk about what can be done to support refugees and help them come to Canada.