Tag: Emergency

Government backbencher won’t support N.B. nighttime emergency room closures

FREDERICTON—Just a day after New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs conceded that a growing backlash to his government’s health-care reforms could hurt him politically, one of his own backbenchers spoke out against the changes. Bruce Northrup issued a statement Thursday to say he cannot support the decision to eliminate the overnight emergency hours at the Sussex…

WHO declares global emergency as China virus death toll reaches 170

BEIJING/GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was declaring the China coronavirus outbreak that has killed 170 people in China a global emergency, as cases spread to 18 countries. The United States reported its first case of person-to-person transmission. Experts say cases of person-to-person transmission – which have also been…

You need an emergency fund — but you can make it work for you too

The best practice around emergency funds is that you should have at least three months’ worth of critical household expenses (rent or mortgage, condo fees, utilities, groceries, etc.) set aside in case an emergency happens. The exception is if you are heavily indebted, in which case, some financial experts suggest you could keep as little…

Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded. The emergency law, which gives police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate…