Saskatchewan Party candidate resigns following concerns over social media activity related to COVID-19, QAnon conspiracy theories

REGINA—The Saskatchewan Party says a candidate has resigned over social media posts.

Party communications director Jim Billington said in a statement Saturday afternoon that “the content and views” Saskatoon Eastview candidate Daryl Cooper “interacted with on social media” were “concerning.”

Billington also said they were “not representative of the values of the Saskatchewan Party,” its leader or its members.

Party Leader Scott Moe told a campaign stop in Prince Albert Saturday morning they were made aware of the posts Friday and were looking at the situation closely, although Moe said he wasn’t familiar with the nature of the content.

Cooper’s official Saskatchewan Party Twitter and Facebook accounts have now been deleted, and he declined comment when reached on Saturday.

PressProgress reported Friday that Cooper’s social media accounts had expressed support online for conspiracy theories about the origin of COVID-19 and that his account clicked “like” on posts that support QAnon

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‘No major concerns’ on Morton Salt sale

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

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Morton Salt workers yesterday said they presently have “no major concerns” over the company’s impending sale so long as the buyer honours their industrial agreement and “treats us fairly”.

Jennifer Brown, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), which represent more than 100 of the salt harvester’s line staff, told Tribune Business that changes of ownership had become “the norm” during her 35-year career there.

With herself and other workers having become used to this situation, she suggested the Bahamian subsidiary’s future prospects remain strong given salt’s multiple uses – something that ensured Morton Salt was treated as an “essential service” and remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This has been going on for 30 years,” Ms Brown said of the decision by present owner, German-headquartered K + S, to seek a buyer for the Inagua plant and all

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Lakeland, Florida is selling some of its ‘iconic’ swans amid rising costs and safety concerns

Later this month, around 30 of the beloved swans at Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida will be for sale to the general public.

“The magic number that we try to keep our swans around is about 65, and we’re suspecting that we have got well over 80 right now,” Kevin Cook, director of communications for the city of Lakeland, told NBC News.

Cook said that swans have inhabited the lake since about 1923. However, after the last remaining swan had a run-in with an alligator in 1954, the lake was left swanless — until a concerned resident wrote to Queen Elizabeth of England asking for a donation of two of her swans.

The Queen agreed to donate a pair of her mute swans, and they arrived at Lake Morton in 1957.

Today, at least 80 mute swans reside in the densely-populated lake, raising concerns about safety. In the last

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Developer wants to build 300 homes in far west Dallas; neighbors have concerns over plans

Tricor Homes is asking the City to rezone a 45-acre lot in order to build The Village of Eagle Ford. Some neighbors say they have concerns about the housing plan.

A proposed housing development planned for an area in far West Dallas has some neighbors concerned and asking questions.

Representatives from Tricor Homes held a meeting with residents from three neighborhood associations on Thursday. That meeting was held on the basketball court outside Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center, with chairs spaced apart for social distancing.

Joel Thomas, director of development for Tricor Homes, led the meeting. He says the project is called The Village at Eagle Ford.

Thomas explained the developers are working to rezone a 45-acre site at the northwest corner of Gallagher Street and Iroquois Street from light industrial to clustered homes. The group told neighbors they want to build about 300 one-story homes that will blend with the

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The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California | National News

On Tuesday, state officials said the Augusta University Healthcare system in Georgia failed to report the results of 15,000 coronavirus tests on South Carolina residents from May to September. About 2,000 of those were positive.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases, the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000.

Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303.

Data from state health and education departments released Friday indicate the virus is circulating in schools and nursing homes.

The report says 6,917 children under age 17 in Iowa have tested positive for the virus, an increase of more than 800 in a week. It also shows 3,372 educators testing positive.

The state also reports 50 nursing homes in Iowa have an outbreak of the virus, with more than 1,000 residents testing positive currently.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas

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