In The News For Wednesday November 21, 2018

A fifth week of rotating postal strikes continues this morning, as the head of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers warns the government that threatening back-to-work legislation won’t help settle the nearly year-long labour dispute. Ottawa says it is prepared to order an end to rotating strikes if a deal isn’t reached soon, and the  Labour Minister has reappointed a special mediator to help both sides work things out. Regardless of whether it gets a last-minute deal with postal workers, Canada Post has warned people to expect delays of parcel and mail delivery into the new year as a result of the job action.


Ottawa Police have arrested a 38 year old male  who tried to flee police, hitting an officer and one of their vehicles multiple times, in Orleans. At around 3 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call about a large fight on Innes Road near Mer-Bleue Road. The crowd had dispersed after officers arrived but one man stayed at the scene and got into a vehicle against the officers orders and hit the officer with his vehicle and tried to get away striking the officer’s vehicle multiple times.  Officer were able to stop and arrest the man who will appear in court Monday facing multiple charges including impaired driving.


Champlain Township is receiving $50,000 to develop an asset management strategy and capacity plan. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Government of Canada are announcing more than $4.5 million for 109 initiatives across the country through three programs: the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF).


Health officials in both Canada and the U-S are telling people to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable. No deaths have been reported, but 18 people in Ontario and Quebec and 32 people in 11 American states have gotten sick and some have been hospitalized. Tracing the source of contaminated lettuce can be difficult because it’s often repackaged by middlemen. America’s F-D-A said it doesn’t have enough information to ask suppliers for a recall, but is urging supermarkets and restaurants to withdraw romaine until the contamination source can be identified and it’s telling consumers to throw out any romaine they have at home.

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