EDMONTON – If your holiday plans include downloading an audiobook of Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale” from a public library collection, or unwinding with an electronic copy of Justin Trudeau’s “Common Ground,” you could be out of luck.
Libraries across Canada are running into barriers in accessing both ebooks and digital audiobooks for their patrons.
OTTAWA – Air passengers who are bumped from overbooked flights or forced to sit through long delays could receive up to $2,400 in compensation — cash or something more than a pile of coffee coupons — under proposed regulations for the government’s long-promised passenger bill of rights.
The proposed compensation will use a sliding scale, with larger airlines and longer delays requiring bigger compensation payments. Payments to passengers whose flights are delayed will max out at $1,000 and cancellations at $2,400.
The dream of a long-overdue MRI scanner in Dauphin is now a reality after the province announced Monday the machine is now in use.
The new MRI machine is expected to perform approximately 3,500 scans per year and reduce the number of inter-facility transfers required for patients who would previously have been transferred to Winnipeg or Brandon for the scans.
OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination.
In a post on its website, the agency says the products were produced by California-based Adam Bros. Farming Inc., and distributed in at least six provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.
WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele was in a joking mood after setting up the tying goal and scoring the winner 4:18 into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday.
Scheifele was asked how he was feeling about his scoring touch of late, which includes a five-game point streak of five goals and nine assists. He also has three overtime goals this season, two in the past three games, and 21 goals and 46 points in 33 games.