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BC teachers ask Labour Relations Board to step in and help settle COVID-19 concerns
(via CBC)

The union representing B.C. teachers is asking the Labour Relations Board to step in and force the province to address teachers' concerns about working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 Sep 2020

New study shows dangers of in-flight COVID-19 transmission
(via the Hill)

One person with COVID-19 infected 15 others during a long-haul flight from London to Vietnam in early March, according to a new analysis.

16 Sep 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
(via the New York Times)

“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement.

18 Sep 2020

ICE is planning to expand DNA collection of detained immigrants nationwide
(via BuzzFeed News)

Sources said ICE officials have also explored advocating for prosecutions of immigrants who refuse to have their DNA collected.

18 Sep 2020

BC wants this veteran English teacher to prove she knows the language. She feels targeted because of her African ancestry
(via the Star)

Kamey Munsamy was recruited from Ontario, but says being asked to prove her proficiency in her own first language is insulting.

18 Sep 2020

National strategy could reset urban Indigenous housing, but some say more is needed
(via CBC)

Some housing advocates say homes for urban Indigenous peoples must be more fully addressed in the federal national housing strategy. If a sustainable model for small providers cannot be found, some worry the housing many Indigenous families rely on will be lost.

17 Sep 2020

Indigenous family questions Mission RCMP’s investigation into son’s disappearance
(via the Mission City Record)

Brandon Sakebow’s last known location was leaving RCMP holding cell, police say; family has doubts.

17 Sep 2020

1,500 physicians sign letter supporting doctor blamed for COVID-19 outbreak in N.B.
(via CBC)

More than 1,500 physicians signed a letter in support of Dr. Jean Robert Ngola, saying he was 'unjustly' blamed for a COVID-19 outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., that resulted in 40 cases and two deaths. Earlier this month, a Fifth Estate investigation revealed dozens of other potential sources of the outbreak.

17 Sep 2020

Summerland mayor to represent NDP in next provincial election
(via the Summerland Review)

Toni Boot was acclaimed as the party’s candidate on Sept. 16.

17 Sep 2020

Vancouver rents fell during COVID-19 crisis, Craigslist data shows
(via CTV News)

Vancouver rents have been falling since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, and are down by as much as 15 per cent for some types of apartments, according to data pulled from Craigslist rental listings.

17 Sep 2020