The city’s paramedics are going buggy over bedbugs. Paramedics say they want locations that have been treated for the critters publicly disclosed in the same way that the city publicizes restaurant health violations. The province and the city says the bedbug problem is a growing health risk. And, as we told you yesterday, health officials are now trying to put together a province wide response plan to deal with the invasion.
Looks like teachers and Winnipeg school division no. 1, may heading to arbitration. Educators in the city’s largest school division want a 9 per cent wage hike over 2 years, but so far, the division has countered with a wage freeze.
No new talks are scheduled, so baggage handlers remain off the job this morning at 3 major airports in Toronto and Montreal. About 400 handlers launched a strike last night at Toronto’s Pearson and at Montreal’s Trudeau and Mirabel airports. So far, managers say things are moving along just fine as they are now filling in for the handlers.
We should get the word sometime this morning. The Prime Minister’s Office is expected to announce today that Prince William and Kate Middleton will make Canada their first official stop as husband and wife. It’s believed the royal couple will visit various cities from coast to coast, beginning in late June until early July. William and Kate are set to get married on April 29th in London.
A Scottish deerhound named, “Hickory,” has been named best in show at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. The 5 year old dog pulled off a huge surprise last night, becoming the first of her breed to capture the purple and gold ribbon and shinny silver bowl.
And here’s a case that shows, you should always have that emergency kit in the car. 84 year old Henry Morello says he’ll never drive again without water in the car. The Arizona man took a wrong turn and wound up getting lost in a desert north of Phoenix, and he wasn’t rescued for 5 long days. Morello says he actually ended up drinking windshield wiper fluid, and used the car mats to stay warm.
A former clerk charged with stealing money from Misericordia hospital, says she wasn’t he only one who had access to the cash….others did too. Michelle Cadger is accused of stealing 1.5 million dollars over a 10 year period from the bank machine. The province is now suing the 46 year old woman to try and recoup its losses and a judge has frozen her bank accounts.
And Lilo is heading to Letterman. CBS says Lindsay Lohan will present the Top Ten list on tomorrow’s “Late Show with David Letterman.” Lohan’s problems have regularly put her in the news and on late night monologue’s like Dave’s, most recently thanks to felony charges, for the alleged theft of a necklace from a jewelry store.