Deputy Premier Frank Corbett congratulated negotiators for CUPE hospital workers and district health authorities on the tentative agreement they reached after a weekend of negotiations. “I am pleased that negotiators were finally able to reach this tentative agreement,” said Mr. Corbett. “It addresses the principle of parity while also recognizing the fiscal realities confronting the province.” The tentative agreement avoids a strike in 33 hospitals outside of the capital region. District Health Authorities will begin immediately to re-establish services that had been scaled back in preparation of potential strike action. On Sunday negotiators for CUPE school support staff also negotiated a tentative agreement with school boards outside of Halifax.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Some items given to Colonel Harland Sanders’ driver and friend are being auctioned next month, including one of the Kentucky Fried Chicken founder’s white suits and matching Stetson hat.Heritage Auctions of Dallas said in a news release that Dick Miller spent the last decade of Sanders’ life working for him. Miller stayed on after Sanders’ death in 1980, helping Sanders’ wife, Claudia, and working for the company. He said he wants to sell his memorabilia so someone who appreciates the items will end up with them.The collection includes the couple’s driver’s licenses and credit cards, an inscribed belt buckle and a wristwatch.The live auction will be Nov. 3 at Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction, with internet bidding available.