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Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government is strengthening the workforce by launching the second phase of the Driving Back to Work grant program. Funding totalling $5 million in 2021-22 will provide 500 unemployed Albertans with the opportunity to obtain a Class 1 driver’s licence. The grant program is part of Alberta’s
Government of Alberta
Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon issued this statement on the Day of Older Persons in Alberta: “Each year, we mark Oct. 1 as the Day of Older Persons in Alberta. “On this fall day, we recognize the immense contributions seniors have made to our communities and our province. “Seniors leave
Prime Minister of Canada
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Seniors Day: “Canada’s seniors have helped shape this country, and raised, mentored, and invested in generations of Canadians. As parents, grandparents, friends, neighbours, workers, and volunteers, they continue to
Government of Alberta
Alberta will accept federal support to help protect the health-care system and the health of Albertans during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasing hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions among unvaccinated Albertans continue to challenge the health-care system that all
Government of Alberta
The Government of Alberta is implementing a proof of COVID-19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees. Employees will have until November 30 to submit proof of full vaccination. Employees who do not submit proof of vaccination will be required to obtain an accommodation based on
Government of Alberta
Rick Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations, issued the following statement declaring Sept. 30 a Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Alberta. “The Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours First Nations, Inuit and Métis survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. It is a day
Prime Minister of Canada
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: “Today, I invite everyone across the country to recognize and observe the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to reflect on the painful and lasting
Government of Alberta
Wainwright and area residents can now earn a university degree to become a registered nurse without leaving their home community. In partnership with Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary, Alberta’s government is expanding health-care education and capacity in east-central Alberta
Joel Schlesinger
Most Canadians are considering growing old in their own homes, in particular after watching the disproportionately negative impact the pandemic had on seniors in long-term care residences. A survey from the National Institute of Ageing and Telus Health released last fall found that 91 per cent of
Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government is making sure patients, their families and health-care workers are able to safely access hospitals and other health facilities during protests. Hospitals and other facilities that provide health services will now be subject to the same protection that railways, highways and