N.S. daycare operators say sector in crisis because of staff shortages, rising costs

Bonnie Minard, the Executive Director of Portland Daycare Centre in Dartmouth, noted in her 30 years in the industry she has never seen the sector in such a critical condition. Bonnie Minard, the Executive Director of Portland Daycare Centre in Dartmouth, noted in her 30 years in the industry she has never seen the sector in such a critical condition.

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WATCH LIVE | Hurricane Ian nears Florida with 250 km/h winds, just shy of Category 5 status

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified off Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 250 km/h, just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state's heavily populated Gulf Coast, with the Naples to Sarasota region at 'highest risk' of a devastating storm surge.

Satellite images of Hurricane Ian as it approaches Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 28 (NOAA)