In The News is a roundup of tales from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 6 … What we’re watching in Canada …
In The News is a roundup of tales from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 6 …
What we’re watching in Canada …
Several teams that characterize burnt-out well being staff say their prime finances request for the federal authorities is a comparatively low-cost one — they need a plan.
Doctors, nurses and different staff have left the trade in droves, their skilled associations say, however there is not any nationwide plan to determine precisely what number of have been misplaced or easy methods to substitute them.
Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Katharine Smart says the human useful resource disaster within the well being sector is having a dramatic influence on employees’s means to look after individuals.
The CMA and different health-worker teams have banded collectively to ask the federal authorities to create a human sources technique to depend, practice and retain well being professionals.
Smart says the preliminary value to get the concept off the bottom could be as little as $2 million.
The teams are hopeful the federal government will sign its intention to maneuver ahead with the plan in Thursday’s finances.
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The supervisor for a Saskatchewan metropolis that’s planning a neighborhood facility to recollect a lethal junior hockey bus crash 4 years in the past at this time says plans are shifting slowly.
The City of Humboldt introduced plans a 12 months in the past to construct a tribute centre, together with a gallery to honour the victims of the April 6, 2018, crash that claimed the lives of 16 individuals and injured 13 others.
The 35-million-dollar challenge additionally consists of an area, a health and physiotherapy space, and a everlasting memorial on the website of the crash north of Tisdale.
City supervisor Joe Day says the plan is slowed down with feasibility research and what the ultimate value could possibly be.
He says preliminary talks are underway with nationwide firms, people and ranges of presidency — all indicating an curiosity in donating.
But the official fundraising cannot start till the feasibility research are full.
Day says the anniversary of the crash might be low-key at this time with video tributes this afternoon on the area the place the Broncos play.
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Two Canadians with ties to the Maritimes have been teaming as much as present non-lethal provides to Ukraine’s territorial forces.
Lex Brukovskiy, a lobster fisherman from Meteghan, N.S., and Don Bowser, who grew up in New Brunswick, joined forces on Monday, with Brukovskiy offering transport from Poland into Ukraine after Bowser gathered up the gear for a supply.
Bowser, a regulation enforcement and safety adviser, has been elevating funds and shopping for provides that embody bulletproof vests, helmets and evening imaginative and prescient gear for Ukraine’s territorial defence models.
The 54-year-old marketing consultant stated he just lately heard about Brukovskiy’s work driving humanitarian provides to individuals in besieged areas of japanese Ukraine and contacted the Nova Scotian to ask for “a lift” from Poland to herald gear he has purchased.
Reached on the highway throughout their journey collectively on Monday, Bowser stated the cargo consists of electronics, radio batteries and army clothes for Ukraine troopers.
The two related after Brukovskiy just lately returned from a visit delivering turbines and humanitarian assist to the outskirts of Pokrovsk in southeastern Ukraine.
Bowser stated his crowdfunding donations are largely coming from Atlantic Canada. Brukovskiy’s humanitarian provides have additionally been largely funded by small fishing communities on Nova Scotia’s southwest coast.
What we’re watching within the U.S. …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ A wounded man arrested in reference to a Sacramento capturing that killed six individuals and injured a dozen extra had been launched from jail weeks earlier and was rejected for even earlier launch after prosecutors argued he “clearly has little regard for human life,” paperwork present.
Smiley Martin, 27, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a prohibited particular person and possession of a machine-gun. Hours earlier than Sunday’s assault, Martin had posted a stay Facebook video of himself brandishing a handgun.
Police had been making an attempt to find out if a stolen handgun discovered on the crime scene was used within the bloodbath. It had been transformed to a weapon able to automated gunfire. They additionally had been making an attempt to find out whether or not the gun Martin brandished in his video was used, the official instructed The Associated Press. He was briefed on the investigation however was not approved to publicly talk about particulars and spoke on situation of anonymity.
Martin and his brother had been amongst these wounded when gunfire erupted close to the state Capitol at about 2 a.m. Sunday as bars had been closing and patrons crammed the streets. More than 100 pictures had been unleashed in rapid-fire succession as a whole lot of individuals scrambled to seek out security. Authorities had been making an attempt to find out if a avenue battle exterior a nightclub might have sparked the capturing.
The Sacramento County coroner recognized the ladies killed as Johntaya Alexander, 21; Melinda Davis, 57; and Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21. The three males killed had been Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32; and De’vazia Turner, 29.
Martin remained hospitalized and might be booked on the costs when his situation improves sufficient for him to be jailed, a police assertion stated.
His brother, Dandrae Martin, 26, was arrested Monday as a “associated suspect” on suspicion of assault with a lethal weapon and being a convict carrying a loaded gun. He was not significantly wounded and made a quick look on the gun possession cost Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court sporting orange jail scrubs.
A 31-year-old man who was seen carrying a handgun instantly after the capturing was arrested Tuesday on a weapons cost, although police stated his gun was not believed for use within the crime.
What we’re watching in the remainder of the world …
KYIV, Ukraine _ Western governments had been getting ready Wednesday to impose more durable sanctions in opposition to Russia, as Ukraine paperwork and investigates widespread killings of civilians and different alleged warfare crimes.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stored up calls for for war-crimes trials for Russian troops and their leaders whereas warning they had been regrouping for recent assaults on Ukraine’s east and south. The Ukraine army stated Russia was getting ready for an offensive in Ukraine’s east, with the purpose “to ascertain full management over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk areas.”
Overnight, Russian forces attacked a gasoline depot and a manufacturing unit in Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk area, the area’s governor Valentyn Reznichenko stated on the messaging app Telegram early Wednesday. The variety of casualties was unclear.
“The evening was alarming and tough. The enemy attacked our space from the air and hit the oil depot and one of many crops. The oil depot with gasoline was destroyed. Rescuers are nonetheless placing out the flames on the plant,” Reznichenko wrote.
Police within the Romanian capital Bucharest stated a automotive rammed the gate of the Russian Embassy early Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing the motive force. There was no rapid info on a potential motive or different particulars.
In Ukraine’s japanese Luhansk area, shelling of Rubizhne metropolis on Tuesday killed one particular person and injured 5 extra, its governor Serhiy Haidai stated on Telegram.
Parts of Donetsk and Luhansk have been underneath management of Russia-backed rebels since 2014 and are acknowledged by Moscow as impartial states. So far, Ukrainian forces have been holding again Russian troops making an attempt to push east however stay outnumbered in each troops and gear, Zelenskyy stated in a video tackle to his nation late Tuesday.
Evidence of what seems to be intentional killings of civilians in Bucha and different cities earlier than Russian forces withdrew from the outskirts of Kyiv has drawn a worldwide outcry. Western nations have expelled scores of Moscow’s diplomats and are anticipated to roll out extra sanctions Wednesday.
On today in 1966 …
Prime Minister Lester Pearson introduced plans to advertise bilingualism amongst federal public servants.
In leisure …
Alex Lifeson says he is downsizing his belongings in hopes that it’ll assist shut a chapter on his previous with Rush.
It’s been almost 5 years because the rock band hung up their devices as late drummer Neil Peart struggled with well being points and the Toronto guitarist says at occasions he is discovered himself “stuck” beneath their unbelievable legacy. Peart died of mind most cancers in January 2020.
So, the 68-year-old determined to make some large modifications to eradicate a few of that weight – together with promoting a rustic home and planning to public sale off 63 guitars he owns subsequent month.
Lifeson says he is assured changing into a “little leaner” on mementoes will assist him look towards “things on the horizon” as an alternative.
One of his new priorities is Envy of None, an alternative-rock act he just lately helped create that is miles away from Rush’s sound.
The four-piece band, fronted by feminine singer Maiah Wynne from Portland, Ore., releases their self-titled debut album on Friday.
“Envy of None has been so liberating for me personally because it is a move forward into another area, taking other chances,” Lifeson says.
“I don’t want to be (what) somebody expects. I’ve done what I’ve done. I’m just a guy … and I love doing this. That’s all that’s important to me.”
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Canadian Press worldwide affairs author Mike Blanchfield and Carleton University professor Fen Hampson have been nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his or her guide on China’s detention of the Canadians generally known as “the 2 Michaels.”
“The Two Michaels: Innocent Canadian Captives and High Stakes Espionage within the US-China Cyber War,” revealed by Sutherland House, is amongst 5 titles on the brief record for the $25,000 honour.
Also within the operating is former MP Jody Wilson-Raybould for her memoir “‘Indian’ within the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power,” revealed by HarperCollins Canada, detailing her tumultuous tenure as Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister.
Other contenders embody former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz for “The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future,” from Allen Lane Canada, and Toronto Star journalist Joanna Chiu’s “China Unbound: A New World Disorder,” revealed by House of Anansi Press.
Rounding out the finalists is “Flora!: A Woman in a Man’s World,” from McGill-Queen’s University Press, the posthumously launched memoir of politician Flora MacDonald, co-authored by journalist Geoffrey Stevens.
The winner might be introduced on May 17 on the annual Politics and the Pen gala in Ottawa. Each finalist receives $2,500.
The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize is handed out yearly to a literary non-fiction title capturing a political topic of relevance to Canadian readers with the potential to form or affect pondering on political life inside the nation.
The award is introduced by the Writers’ Trust of Canada, and was established in 2000 in honour of the late Windsor, Ont., MP Shaughnessy Cohen.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed April 6, 2022.
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