Arctic Tern Books, a new boutique bookstore, opens in Rockland

Arctic Tern Books, a new boutique bookstore, opens in Rockland

ROCKLAND—It’s never a bad thing to have another independent bookstore open in the Midcoast and Arctic Tern Books is the newest bookstore to cement Rockland’s reputation as a thriving cultural scene. Owner Allison Worden opened the boutique bookstore in November after planning it for about a year. The space, formerly Hall’s Antiques, had been empty … Read more

Alison Bechdel, Mohsin Hamid: The Book Briefing

Alison Bechdel, Mohsin Hamid: The Book Briefing

Reading and writing are exercises for the mind, but sometimes authors choose to train their attention on more literal forms of fitness. In his new book, Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World, Danielle Friedman explores how women’s relationship to fitness has changed over the years. Working out is a source … Read more

Canadian provincial leader wants to suspend COVID vaccination mandate for truckers

Canadian provincial leader wants to suspend COVID vaccination mandate for truckers

OTTAWA, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The premier of the Canadian province of Alberta on Thursday called on the federal government to suspend a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers which companies say will disrupt the supply chain. supply and fuel inflation. The mandate, imposed by Ottawa to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, has … Read more

Savage Fitness Challenge used by rugby professionals! – World Rugby

Savage Fitness Challenge used by rugby professionals!  – World Rugby

Savage Fitness Challenge used by rugby professionals!World Rugby .

Violent crime has increased in Vancouver’s poor neighbourhoods; property crimes on the rise among the wealthiest during COVID-19

Violent crime has increased in Vancouver’s poor neighbourhoods;  property crimes on the rise among the wealthiest during COVID-19

Auto theft in Vancouver was once heavily concentrated in the downtown area. But as office workers stayed home during the pandemic and there weren’t as many cars in the central business district, theft activity shifted to residential areas that have a lot of cars on the street.Andrew Chin/Getty Images Although crime plummeted in Vancouver during … Read more

DHHS unveils first phase of long-awaited Olmstead plan for behavioral health patients | Local News

DHHS unveils first phase of long-awaited Olmstead plan for behavioral health patients |  Local News

Fund Olmstead’s plan is part of a court-ordered settlement following allegations by Disability Rights NC in November 2010 that the state was violating US federal Disabilities Act by placing people with mental illness in adult homes. In 2012, the US Department of Justice ordered North Carolina to begin complying with the Olmstead Accord. After five … Read more

Ottawa turns to McKinsey to fix Phoenix, doubling spending

Ottawa turns to McKinsey to fix Phoenix, doubling spending

Five federal departments paid a total of $17.2 million to McKinsey in the 2020-21 fiscal year, up from $9.3 million the previous year and $3.4 million the previous year.CHARLES PLATIAU/Reuters The flow of taxpayers’ money to global consultancy McKinsey and Company surged as Liberals turned to the firm for help with the ailing Phoenix payroll … Read more

Ottawa turns to McKinsey to fix Phoenix, doubling spending

Ottawa turns to McKinsey to fix Phoenix, doubling spending

Five federal departments paid a total of $17.2 million to McKinsey in the 2020-21 fiscal year, up from $9.3 million the previous year and $3.4 million the previous year.CHARLES PLATIAU/Reuters The flow of taxpayers’ money to global consultancy McKinsey and Company surged as Liberals turned to the firm for help with the ailing Phoenix payroll … Read more

East Pierce Fire Seeking Behavioral Health Specialist

East Pierce Fire Seeking Behavioral Health Specialist

East Pierce Fire & Rescue is looking to add a behavioral health specialist to their team. Allison Needles allison.needles@puyallupherald.com Community Resources Paramedic Jen Killion started a new team at East Pierce Fire & Rescue about four years ago. Now she is looking to add more. The fire department is currently accepting applications for a behavioral … Read more