Wednesday November 14th 2018
Flurries today. Wind gusting to 80km/hour. Wind chill -18 in the afternoon.
Canada Post has suspended mail delivery time guarantees to its customers due to staff being strike. CUP-W members walked off the job in Halifax Monday night at 8:00PM. The national president for CUP-W says that contract talks made little progress despite using a mediator whose mandate expired on the weekend.
Police have arrested an English teacher at Cole Harbour High accused of assault & mischief after an incident last month that involved a student. Derek Stephenson was arrested last week & is scheduled to appear in court next month. Stephenson is currently on administrative leave & has voluntarily surrendered his teaching licence.
About 50 students and adults gathered outside Glace Bay High School yesterday in support of a bullied teenager. A video of students taunting Grade 9 student Brett Corbett and using him as a stepping stone in shallow water last week shocked the community. Organizers say the rally was intended to send a message to Corbett and other students being bullied that they are not alone.
TOR 5 – LA 1
EDM 6 – MTL 2
NYI 5 – VAN 2