Fredericton council creates working group for diversity

To help diversify a male-dominated city council, Fredericton’s only female councillor has set up a working committee to “make municipal politics an inviting space for everyone.” “It’s to advise in two areas,” Kate Rogers, Fredericton’s Ward 11 councillor.  “One in…

West Island mayors meet with Province about flood maps

Several West Island Mayors met with Municipal Affairs Minister Andree Laforest on Friday, to discuss their place on the new flood map. As Global’s Gloria Henriquez explains, the Mayors say they’re confident the minister understood their concerns.

Judge upholds labour board ruling in New Brunswick nursing home case

A New Brunswick judge has upheld a labour board ruling that found a law that states nursing home workers are an essential service is unconstitutional. Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Tracey DeWare issued her ruling on the Essential Services…

N.S. government terminates contract with Stock Transportation

The Nova Scotia government has terminated its contract with Stock Transportation. Education Minister Zach Churchill announced Thursday that the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) will issue a Request for Proposals for a new busing contract. READ MORE: Parents frustrated…

NDP MPP, patients with SMA call on Ontario to cover ‘miracle drug’ to treat rare disease

It’s been called a miracle drug that would help sufferers of a rare, debilitating disease reverse its degenerative effects on the body. But Spinraza also costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. That is why patients with spinal muscular…