Ford to announce provincial funding cuts to municipalities; Listeria scare prompts cooked diced chicken recall
Provincial funding cuts coming in the New Year
A controversial plan to cut provincial funding to Ontario municipalities will be announced today. Beginning January 1st municipalities will have to shell out 30-percent of the cost of provincial healthcare and 20-percent of the cost to create new childcare spaces. Premier Doug Ford is also expected to announce changes to land ambulance funding at the Association of Municipalities Ontario meeting in Ottawa.
Rosemount cooked diced chicken recalled
Rosemount diced cooked chicken is being recalled from Canadian grocery stores because of a listeria scare. The 4.54 kilogram packages, with a pack date of January 1st 2019, were sold in most if not all provinces. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says if you have it in your fridge throw it out or return it to where you bought it.
Freeland accused of meddling in China’s internal policy
Canada is being told to butt-out of China’s internal affairs. Over the weekend, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland condemned the violence in ongoing protests over democratic freedom in Hong Kong. That prompted Chinese officials to accuse her of meddling in internal policy and not international law.
Alberta pipeline rupture will take three weeks to clean up
A pipeline rupture has dumped 40-thousand litres of oil into an Alberta creek. It happened on Thursday near Drayton Valley. Cleanup is expected to take three weeks. The Alberta Energy Regulator says there has been no evidence that wildlife has been impacted by the spill.