Michigan voters trust Biden more than Sanders in a crisis: exit polls

DETROIT (Reuters) – With fears spreading about the coronavirus, voters in Michigan’s vital Democratic presidential nominating contest on Tuesday said they trusted Joe Biden more than rival Bernie Sanders to handle a major crisis, according to exit polls. The polling in Michigan, the biggest prize on a day when six states voted to pick a Democratic challenger for Republican President […]

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‘Flat hiring’ climate projected for Peterborough in 2nd quarter of 2020: survey

A new survey shows Peterborough-area employers expect a “flat hiring” climate for the second quarter of 2020. According to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, 10 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter; three per cent anticipate cutbacks. “The remaining 87 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter,” […]

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Saint John buses to be cleaned more frequently to defend against coronavirus

City buses in Saint John will be cleaned more frequently to defend against COVID-19. The interiors will be cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis, according to Trish Ellsworth, the chair of the Saint John Parking and Transit Commissions. Ellsworth said bus drivers have been offered the option of wearing protective gloves, and information about COVID-19 has been posted throughout the […]

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Building demolition begins at Dominion Park

City staff have begun demolishing a building at Dominion Park beach which used to house the canteen, changing rooms and washrooms. The building was deemed unsafe after it was damaged by heavy flooding in the area in 2018, and again in 2019. A newly-formed community group has been working with the city on a plan to revitalize the park on […]

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New package of emergency measures to help tackle coronavirus outbreak in Budget

The Government will unveil a package of emergency measures to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak in today’s Budget.  New Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been forced to rewrite his statement as a major epidemic heads the UK’s way.  The top Tory has said he will take “whatever action is required” to support the economy through the weeks ahead. He suggested his […]

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Espinal’s 2-run shot leads Jays over Yankees

TAMPA, Fla. – Santiago Espinal hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth as the Toronto Blue Jays won their fourth straight pre-season baseball game with a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees in Grapefruit League action Tuesday. Yankees reliever Ben Heller opened the inning with a leadoff walk to Luis De Los Santos before giving up […]

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Derek Whisenand, suspect in Texas murder, to remain detained in Halifax

An Immigration and Refugee Board member has ruled that an American fugitive wanted for murder in Texas will remain in detention for another 30 days in Halifax, while imposing a wide publication ban on further details of his case. Derek Cameron Whisenand has been detained since his Dec. 30 arrest, which came after police responded to a call about the […]

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