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Bike program provides ‘fun break’ for young Calgarians during pandemic

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Maggie Vernon was enjoying cycling in the sunshine on Friday in Calgary. “When I get on the bike I just feel happy, because I love biking,” Vernon said. The 13-year-old Grade 8 student was riding high thanks to a local group that provided her with a refurbished mountain bike, …

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City of Winnipeg bringing back community ambassador program in parks by redeploying staff

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The City of Winnipeg is bringing back its community service ambassador program in parks. This is one way the city plans to redeploy between 300-400 staff who are again left without a job because of the latest closure of city recreational facilities. These workers will be providing education on …

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Audit flags issues with tracking Ontario pandemic pay program, other COVID-19 expenses

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 12, 2021 1:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — An audit out Wednesday has found the Ontario government failed to track properly …

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Alberta program allows small and medium business to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Small and medium businesses can now get access to COVID-19 rapid testing kits through their local chamber of commerce. According to a Wednesday news release from the province, interested businesses can apply to receive the kits directly from their chamber. “This partnership gives businesses another leg up to move …

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Calgary therapy program providing support, therapy to help long-term COVID-19 sufferers

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As of Saturday, there have been more than 179,000 Albertans who have recovered from COVID-19, but among that group, thousands of people are believed to be feeling the after-effects of the virus. Read more: Café protest goes ahead as Alberta confirms 2,042 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths on …

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Freelance and gig workers left out of Ontario COVID-19 sick day program

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Ontario politicians passed a bill Thursday afternoon that will provide employees three paid sick days in the event of illness, isolation, or any other work absence related to COVID-19. The measure, which was announced a day earlier, will be in place until Sept. 25 and will be administered through …

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Small business group says Ontario paid sick leave program is ‘inadequate, unfair’

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — A group of small business owners and advocates says Ontario’s recently announced paid sick leave plan is “inadequate and unfair” for small businesses. The Better Way Alliance, a group of businesses that advocates for higher wages and other labour rights, said the province’s Worker Income Protection Benefit …

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Mentoring for Success program helping Durham youth fill the gap

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Just a couple of hours a month can go a long way in helping a youth who may be in the foster system. That’s why the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation has teamed up with another non-profit to re-launch a mentorship program. Peter, whose last name Global News agreed not …

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Longueuil public transit authority unveils mask recycling program on Earth Day

Longueuil public transit authority unveils mask recycling program on Earth Day

The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), the transit authority on Montreal’s south shore, unveiled a mask recycling program for single-use masks on Thursday. Recycling boxes were being installed at the RTL’s Longueuil terminus on Earth Day, to allow commuters to safely dispose of their face masks. The project …

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COVID-19: In the absence of an Ontario paid sick day program, some companies are stepping up

COVID-19: In the absence of an Ontario paid sick day program, some companies are stepping up

As it becomes increasingly clear that workplaces are a key transmission location in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Canadian employers are offering paid sick leave to their employees in the absence of government action. Paid sick leave benefits, which allow workers to call in sick without …

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