At last word, the union representing Canada’s postal workers was still awaiting a response on two fronts, as a month of crippling rotating postal strikes continue this morning. CUP-W wants an answer from Canada Post regarding its counter-proposal after the union rejected the Crown corporation’s time-sensitive contract offer Saturday night. In submitting its counter-offer, the union also asked the federal government to appoint a mediator to help with talks again. In a weekend tweet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cited this week’s arrival of the busy holiday shopping season in urging both sides to _ quote _ “resolve their differences quickly and reach a deal.’
Police are investigating after a number of firearms were stolen from a residence in the village of Embrun. Provincial police say it happened between November 10th and 16th. The stolen weapons include an 1892 Winchester rifle. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.
A 10-dollar bill officially goes into circulation today, featuring Nova Scotia civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond. It will be the first regularly-circulating banknote to ever feature a Canadian woman. Desmond’s sister, 91-year-old Wanda Robson, will attend a special ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg and will be the first to make a purchase with the new bill. Desmond was arrested in 1946 after refusing to leave the whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre.