Canada Losses 20,000 Jobs, Wal-Mart Takes Over Closed Targets, Dave Cameron Gets The Queens Nod & More!

 

THE INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSTING WORKSHOP PLANNED FOR THE WALLACEBURG BRANCH OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY TOMORROW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. INSTEAD THEY HAVE MOVED THE EVENT TO JUNE 20TH. THE LIBRARY IS WORKING WITH  CHATHAM-KENT HEALTH, THE C-K FOOD POLICY COUNCIL AND CHATHAM- KENT COMMUNITY GARDENS.  WHILE TH WORKSHOP IS FREE, YOU DO HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER ON THE WEB SITE.

YOU WIN SOME, YOU LOSE SOME, AND IN APRIL CANADA LOST SOME. IN FACT A LOT…OF JOBS, ABOUT 20 THOUSAND TO BE EXACT. STATS CANADA IS OUT TODAY WITH THE MONTHLY UPDATE AND THANKS TO TARGET AND FUTURE SHOP CLOSING THEIR DOORS THAT LED TO A MAJOR DROP IN JOBS ACROSS CANADA. IN MARCH THERE WERE 28 THOUSAND JOBS CREATED.  THE NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 6.8 PER CENT. PROVINCIALLY THE UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURE IS ALSO AT 6.8 PER CENT.

WAL-MART WILL BE STEPPING IN TO TAKE OVER 13 OF THE FORMER TARGET STORES THEY LEFT BEHIND WHEN THEY FLED THE COUNTRY TAKING 17 THOUSAND JOBS WITH THEM. THEY WILL PUT 350 MILLION INTO THEIR PLAN TO PURCHASE THE LEASESAND PROPERTIES AND RENOVATE ALL 13 STORES. THIS WILL CREATE 15 HUNDRED CONSTRUCTION JOBS AND ANOTHER 24 HUNDRED TO SET UP THOSE STORES. THEY WILL ALSO OPEN A DISTRBUTION CENTRE IN CORNWALL THAT WILL EMPLOY ANOTHER 1,000. GIANT TIGER AND CANDIAN TIRE ARE ALSO KICKING THE TIRES ON SOME OF THE VACENT PROPERTIES.

DAVID CAMERON HAD THE PLEASURE OF VISITING THE QUEEN THIS MORNING TO LET HER KNOW HE WAS THE WINNER IN BRITAINS PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION AND WOULD LIKE PERMISSION TO FORM THE GOVERNMENT. CAMERONS CONSERVATIVES SWEPT TO VICTORY IN WHAT WAS THOUGHT TO BE A TIGHT RACE.