Unifor President Jerry Dias Arrested Amid Union Protest Against Regina Oil Refinery

REGINA — A union representing more than 700 workers in a contract dispute at the Co-op oil refinery tried to shut down the Regina facility Monday as police made arrests. Unifor posted a video on Twitter late in the afternoon showing officers taking the union’s national president, Jerry Dias, and western regional director, Gavin McGarrigle, into custody. Dias said earlier in the day that managers and replacement workers were being allowed to leave the refinery, but the union was going to stop fuel from being transported out of the complex. “We’re not allowing any trucks in,” Dias said. “We’re going to shut (the refinery) down until they come back to… Read More

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Australians Tried To Save Animals Before Bushfires Began

Watch Video “These fires that we are experiencing at the moment are unprecedented and the most fierce, ferocious, widespread fires that we have seen in our history,” said Nick Boyle of the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Medical facilities began rescuing some of the country’s most iconic animals before things became so dire. “Taronga Wildlife Hospital received a call from Science For Wildlife,” said Libby Hall, a manager of the Taronga Wildlife Hospital. “They needed emergency housing for 12 koalas that were in the line fire in the Blue Mountains.” The hospital in Sydney was able to set up emergency housing for the koalas — including for a mom and her… Read More

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Instagram deletes the IGTV button no one was using

Instagram has removed that IGTV button that’s been sitting in the upper corner of the app, thankfully putting it out of its misery before it atrophies from disuse. IGTV is Instagram‘s answer to YouTube, a separate-but-not-really app for longer-form videos than the base app allowed for. It launched in June 2018 to great fanfare, but not much has happened with it since then. You can watch IGTV videos without the app, but the button was intended to offer users a shortcut to browse IGTV content. Anyone who’s used that button in the last year, tweet me an emoji of a… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Coronavirus Ruled Out In 3 Canadian Cases Of Viral Pneumonia

Three possible cases of a new type of viral pneumonia have been investigated in Canada and ruled out as coronavirus, the country’s chief public health officer said Monday. The World Health Organization, meanwhile, announced plans to hold an emergency meeting to decide whether the illness linked to three deaths in China is an international emergency. Dr. Theresa Tam declined to say where in Canada the potential cases were located, but she said the individuals had travelled to Wuhan, the Chinese province where coronavirus is believed to have originated in a now-closed seafood market before being detected in Shenzhen and Beijing and beyond to Japan, Thailand and South Korea. “What I… Read More

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