• Jobs

    B.C. adds 55,000 jobs in September in ‘surprise’ surge

    What happened: B.C. added nearly 55,000 jobs to its labour force during September, according to StatsCan data Why it matters: Last month’s gains show a significant uptick compared with August as the province continues to recover amid pandemic B.C.’s economic recovery took a leap forward in September, adding 54,800 jobs and slashing its unemployment rate by 2.3 percentage points to 8.4{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}. Those job gains are more than triple the 15,300 positions added a month earlier, according to data released Friday (October 9) from Statistics Canada. Jobs in information, culture and recreation led the way with the addition of 18,500 positions, followed by education services, which added 17,100 jobs. Ken Peacock, chief…

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  • Online School

    The (digital) stage is set: Fountain School performance season begins online with “Concord Floral” – Dal News

    What happens to all of the moments we choose to forget? To the issues we would rather ignore? The parts of ourselves that we want to turn away from? Where do they go? The Fountain School of Performing Arts’ first show of the 2020-21 season, Jordan Tannahill’s Concord Floral, asks these questions both of its audience and its own characters — and it will do so as the first ever online show conceived through the Fountain School. Concord Floral performances will streamed online, free of charge, nightly from October 13 to 17 at 7:30 p.m. Atlantic, with an extra Saturday matinee show at 2 p.m. featuring a talk-back with cast…

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  • Home Schooling

    Author and Homeschool Expert Releases New Book to help Families During Pandemic

    BEND, Ore., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A recent national survey by HomeschoolExpert.com discovered that 72{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of parents are considering schooling from home this year, but only 37{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} feel “very” to “extremely” confident in their abilities to support their child’s education at home. With the right tools, home education is possible for parents from all backgrounds, income levels, and work schedules.  To make learning from home affordable and accessible to all, author, CEO, and founder of HomeschoolExpert.com Anne Crossman is releasing a new book, “Homeschool Like an Expert” teaching parents how to teach from home. “The Covid pandemic has pushed a lot of parents to consider homeschooling who otherwise would really…

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  • Exchange Student

    Amanda Knox: A Complete Timeline of Her Italian Murder Trial

    In late 2007, the eyes of the world were drawn to the Italian city of Perugia for the gruesome murder of a foreign exchange student and twisted tales of sex games gone wrong that emerged from its picturesque facade of steep mountain streets and centuries-old buildings. Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old from Surrey, England, had been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death, with her 20-year-old American roommate, Amanda Knox, and Knox’s boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, emerging as primary suspects. Although all conclusive physical evidence pointed elsewhere, Italian prosecutors focused on the alleged wrongdoings of the University of Washington student, whose MySpace nickname of “Foxy Knoxy” spawned countless stories of her being a…

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  • Jobs

    Back-to-school drives surprisingly robust Canadian jobs gain

    Canada’s economy added 378,200 jobs in September, more than double the median forecast, as school reopenings allowed parents to get back to work. It was a fifth straight month of gains, and means the labor market has now recovered three quarters of the 3 million positions lost during March and April. The jobless rate fell to nine per cent, from 10.2 per cent in August. Economists were expecting a job gain of 150,000 and an unemployment rate of 9.8 per cent. Friday’s figures show the country’s labor market is recovering faster than anticipated. The jobs gains were mostly in full-time work, and were widespread across industries, with increases in manufacturing, education and…

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  • Science

    Scientists get hands dirty with research into medieval poop | Science

    Researchers working knee-deep in 14th- and 15th-century latrines have found that bacterial DNA from human excrement can last for centuries and provide clues to how our gut contents have changed significantly since medieval times. Analysis of two cesspits, one in Jerusalem and the other in the Latvian capital, Riga, could help scientists understand if changes to our microbiome – the genetic makeup of the bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites and other microbes living inside us – affect modern-day afflictions. Those variations may be linked to many of the diseases of the industrialised world, such as inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, and obesity, according to the study, which was published this week. “At…

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