Monday, May 25, 2015

People

Province to end teacher strikes

TORONTO—The Ontario government will be tabling back-to-work legislation this afternoon for striking secondary school teachers.
Education minister Liz Sandals said a branch of the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled that strikes by high school teachers in three boards are putting the students’ school years in jeopardy.

Teachers may be forced back to work

TORONTO—Ontario’s premier is raising the possibility of back-to-work legislation for striking teachers as thousands of students have been out of school for nearly five weeks.

Ruling on aboriginal jurors overturned

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the manslaughter conviction of an Ontario aboriginal man should not be overturned because of a lack of aboriginal jurors.
By a 5-2 margin, the high court found a Northern Ontario community made reasonable efforts to ensure the jury in the case had adequate aboriginal representation.

Letterman makes final broadcast

NEW YORK—David Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host yesterday—ushered into retirement by four presidents who declared “our long national nightmare is over” and saying there was nothing he could ever do to repay his audience.
The show ran 17 minutes over the usual hour, much of it because Letterman took the time to thank the people who worked for him.

NDP push for study

OTTAWA—New Democrats are pushing to have the House of Commons’ ethics committee conduct an emergency study of the RCMP’s illegal destruction of gun registry records.

Looming housing problem foreseen

OTTAWA—The country has a looming housing problem that is going to require action from all levels of government, according to a new report from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

RCMP charged in officers’ shootings

MONCTON, N.B.—Nearly a year after three RCMP officers were murdered in Moncton by a lone gunman, the police force has been charged with four labour code violations in relation to the incident.

Couple has 13th son

ROCKFORD, Mich.—A Michigan couple who already had 12 sons have kept the all-male streak alive with the birth of boy No. 13 on Wednesday.
Jay Schwandt told The Associated Press that his wife, Kateri, gave birth that morning—four days after her due date.
The couple had said they were sticking to the tradition of not knowing the baby’s sex ahead of time.

West Michigan couple with 12 sons already continue all-male streak with birth of boy No. 13

ROCKFORD, Mich. — A Michigan couple who already had 12 sons have kept the all-male streak alive with the birth of boy No. 13 on Wednesday.
Jay Schwandt told The Associated Press that his wife Kateri gave birth Wednesday morning, four days after her due date.
The couple had said they were sticking to the tradition of not knowing the baby’s sex ahead of time.

Protesters in kayaks prepare to meet Shell’s oil drill rig in Seattle

SEATTLE — Protesters opposed to Arctic oil drilling are preparing to paddle out in kayaks to meet Shell’s massive offshore drilling rig as it arrives any day now in Seattle, raising the stakes in the battle over oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean.

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