Atlantic Canada Braces For Wind, Rain And Surf Generated By Hurricane Teddy

Sep 22, 2020

Environment Canada is warning residents of Atlantic Canada to be wary of a one-two punch from hurricane Teddy.

Forecasters say the hurricane will likely transition into a post-tropical storm by the time its outer bands  begin lashing Nova Scotia this afternoon.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre's top meteorologist says the storm will churn out powerful winds, heavy rain and pounding surf along Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast into the evening.

Bob Robichaud says there will be a distinct lull in the action before the storm roars back to life tomorrow afternoon, as heavy rains pour down.

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Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen are calling on the
Canadian government to settle a lobster-fishing dispute following a
weekend of tension during which lobster traps set by Mi'kmaq
fishermen were removed in St. Marys Bay.

Rhonda Knockwood of Sipekne'katik First Nation says a flotilla of
non-Indigenous fishermen removed about 350 traps off the coast of
southwestern Nova Scotia over the weekend.

Sipekne'katik First Nation says its people have a treaty right to
fish at any time, while non-Indigenous fishermen say the First
Nation is illegally fishing off-season.

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said in a statement yesterday
that the province recognizes the treaty rights of the Mi'kmaq First
Nation but he admitted ``many of the details surrounding the nature
and extent of those rights are not clear.''

(The Canadian Press)

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A review of the COVID-19 outbreak that took 53 lives at the
Northwood long-term care facility in Halifax says shared rooms and
staffing shortages were among key factors.

Although the full review wasn't released yesterday, its
recommendations call on the province to provide more support for the
long-term care sector while strengthening the response to infection
prevention and control.

It recommends the province and the long-term care sector review
and update pandemic plans, create a mobile infection prevention and
control team in each health zone, and hire more people to work in
housekeeping and resident care in facilities.

The province says it's committing 26 million dollars this year
and another 11 million over the next two years to implement the
recommendations.

(The Canadian Press)

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Tomorrow marks a month on the picket line for Dominion workers in
Newfoundland and Labrador.

Unifor says the workers voted to strike after parent company
Loblaws axed a two-dollar-an-hour pandemic pay bump and offered a
one-dollar-an-hour wage increase over three years.

The union says more than 60 full-time positions were cut in 2019
and now more than 80 per cent of Dominion workers in the province
are part-time.

The workers were heading to a strike vote this spring, but
delayed the vote because of the pandemic.

(The Canadian Press)

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Wages for early childhood educators in Prince Edward Island are
going up in October.

The province's Department of Education has announced a pay
increase for 367 early childhood educators and more than 110 autism
assistants.

The increase ranges from 50 cents to one-dollar and 50-cents an
hour depending on the educator's certification level.

Some childcare centres will also get a boost in funding and more
support staff.