Quebec teachers’ union suing government for info on coronavirus back-to-school plan

A teachers’ union is suing Quebec to obtain documents used to prepare the province’s back-to-school plan, claiming authorities are not being transparent about the number of infections in schools and are taking too long to implement a promised accelerated COVID-19 testing system. The Fédération autonome de l’enseignement filed its legal…

New Brunswick election: Voters head to the polls amid coronavirus pandemic

Voters in New Brunswick head to the polls Monday after a brief provincial election campaign notable for the unusual steps candidates had to take to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to health and hygiene rules, there were no handshakes, no kissing of babies, no rallies and no community barbecues….

Jobs ‘crisis’ twice as bad as previous recession

Employers in Britain are planning more than twice as many redundancies than they did at the height of the last recession, new figures show. About 180,000 job cuts were planned from January to March 2009, while 380,000 were planned from May to July this year. Completed redundancies could reach 735,000…

Several dead and missing after landslides in Nepal

Landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains sweep through two villages in Nepal, destroying hundreds of houses. Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said. Ten people were killed and 21 declared missing after a massive landslide…