The province’s pharmacists are a step closer this morning when it comes to prescribing some medications directly to patients. Provincial pharmacists voted 84 per cent in support of changes that’ll allow them to prescribe drugs for minor ailments like skin rashes and infections, and even order tests under some circumstances. Officials say this move should help ease the load on overworked physicians.
An illegal work stoppage by letter carriers at a postal depot in south Winnipeg, appeared to be over last night. Canada Post and their union both said employees agreed to return to their jobs. However, union president, Bob Tyre said the issue of unsafe mail delivery had not been resolved. The dispute between the post office and its carriers revolves around the introduction of new sorting equipment at depots on Wilkes Avenue and in Transcona.
Manitoba doesn’t come out so well in a new study of life satisfaction in this country. The province rates as the 3rd least happy, behind only B.C. and Ontario, while Winnipeg ranked 28th out of 33 cities. So, where is the happiest place in the country to live? Well according to this new survey, it’s Sherbrooke, Quebec.
The news isn’t good out of New Zealand this morning. Officials say hope has pretty much run out for those 29 miners who got trapped in a coal mine. The mine was rocked by an explosion last Friday, and now a second explosion has happened which officials say no one could have survived.
The wonders of modern technology, can land ya in big time trouble sometimes. A village in northern India, is banning unmarried women from using cellphones. Authorities fear the women will use the devices to arrange forbidden marriages that are often punishable by death.
It appears that social media is giving the kissoff to kissing. A new Angus Reid survey found that 75 per cent of Canadians who use Facebook and other social media, say the last thing they do at night and the first thing they do in the morning, is reach for an electronic device and check their e-mails. The implication is that kissing their partner gets 2nd priority. The survey also found by the way that 13 per cent of Canadians who use social media, say they feel lonely.
The axe is about to drop in Ireland, where the debt plagued government will table a package today, of deep spending cuts and tax increases. The cuts are needed in order for Ireland to qualify for a massive bailout package from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
Well, most knew sales would be huge. Apple says people snapped up more than 450 thousand copies of Beatles albums and 2 million singles during the Fab Four’s first week on sale through i-Tunes. The best selling Beatles album by the way is “Abbey Road.” And the best selling single is “Here Comes the Sun.”