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RDCK defends office furniture decision

NELSON STAR
The Regional District of Central Kootenay stands by its decision to award a contract for new office furniture to a Vancouver Island company.

Little movement as school strike starts

NELSON STAR
Education Minister Peter Fassbender says teachers' union could be called on to pay benefits if school disruption continues

Buyer found for Meadow Creek Cedar license

NELSON STAR
Meadow Creek Cedar has told the Ministry of Forests it has an accepted an offer to buy the company’s license, which was facing cancellation.

Nelson doles out community inititive funding

NELSON STAR
City of Nelson doled out about $126,000 in community initiative funding to 38 successful applicants at a council meeting Tuesday night.

Provincial News

Temporary Foreign Worker Program for fast-food sector suspended by Ottawa

BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS - CBC
Employment Minister Jason Kenny has announced an immediate moratorium on the fast-food industry's access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

McDonald's Canada CEO calls foreign worker controversy 'bullshit'

BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS - CBC
The CEO of McDonald's Canada branded recent criticism of its use of temporary foreign workers 'bullshit' in a conference call to franchisees, according to a recording of the call given to the CBC.

Tim Hortons breaks with franchisee, expands foreign worker oversight after wage theft claims

BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS - CBC
Tim Hortons has expanded oversight of the use of temporary foreign workers at its franchises and taken over two locations in Fernie, B.C., and Blairmore, Alta., months after several employees told CBC News the owner of the two franchises took advantage of their status as temporary foreign workers to cheat them out of overtime pay.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program linked to joblessness: report

BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS - CBC
The government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program nudges the unemployment rate higher in some sectors of the economy and parts of the country, think-tank C.D. Howe says in a report.

National News

Feds suspending payments for destruction of flood-damaged homes on Manitoba reserve

CANADIAN HEADLINES NEWS
The federal government is suspending payments for the demolition of homes on a condemned, flood-ravaged Manitoba First Nations reserve, after CTV News reported that dozens of buildings were moved off the land and sold.

Ontario-born woman accused of defrauding 92-year-old out of millions

CANADIAN HEADLINES NEWS
An Ontario-born woman who was one of the founders of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is alleged to have defrauded a 92-year-old Florida woman out of millions of dollars. Palm Beach police say 66-year-old Nancy Tsai used the money to purchase a beachfront home, a luxury car and meals at the city’s finest restaurants.

What Fair Elections Act? Few following heated debate, poll finds

CANADIAN HEADLINES NEWS
Although the Harper government’s proposed Fair Elections Act has garnered much criticism, only a minority of voters say they are following the issue, a new poll has found.

Defence chief calls for internal review after 'disturbing' report on military sexual assaults

CANADIAN HEADLINES NEWS
Canada’s top military commander has asked for an internal review of workplace programs and policies after an investigation by two magazines uncovered allegations of rampant sexual violence within the Canadian Forces.

Sports News

Hockey Night Online: The trouble with Fleury

CBC SPORTS NEWS
Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and CBCSports.ca hockey writer Mike Brophy discuss the struggles of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and what Alex Galchenyuk can do for the Habs when he returns.

Yankees' Pineda suspended for using pine tar to improve grip

CBC SPORTS NEWS
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.

Hawks take Game 3 from top-seeded Pacers

CBC SPORTS NEWS
Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers.

Business News

Manitoba to crack down on misleading phone, internet service offers

CBC BUSINESS NEWS
The Manitoba government wants to crack down on misleading and confusing promotions for wireless, TV and internet service by forcing providers to be clear about how much their offers really cost.

Grand & Toy to close all 19 retail stores

CBC BUSINESS NEWS
Grand & Toy, the Toronto office supplies chain, will close down all 19 of its retail locations in Canada after 132 years in business.

Entertainment News

Measles cases hit record levels in U.S.; vaccinations encouraged

HEALTH NEWS
Measles cases are at their highest level in the U.S. for this point in the year since 1996, so public health officials are urging parents to vaccinate children and are reminding health-care providers about how to recognize the illness.

E-cigarette ban for minors proposed in U.S.

HEALTH NEWS
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules on Thursday that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavoured products, online sales or advertising, which public health advocates say attract children.

Organ donor rule change may presume consent in Nova Scotia

HEALTH NEWS
Nova Scotia is considering changing organ donation rules so people are presumed organ and tissue donors unless they choose to opt out of the donor list.


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