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Alberta health-care workers in COVID-19, medical and surgical units now eligible for vaccine

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In a news release Friday afternoon, the Alberta government said vaccine appointments will be offered to health-care workers in medical, surgical and COVID-19 units, “starting immediately.” That group includes about 3,300 staff who work on COVID-19 units and 15,400 who work in medical and surgical units, the province said. These workers were initially included in Phase 1B of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, which wasn’t scheduled to take place until February. Read more: COVID-19: No clear answer on when Alberta’s public health restrictions will be lifted However, Alberta doctors have been pushing the government to give those who work in COVID-19 […]

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U.S. election: Here’s what the Biden team gets now that the transition is approved

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The U.S. government is set to begin working with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team now that the head of the General Services Administration has “ascertained” that he is the apparent winner of this month’s presidential election. Among other things, the ascertainment process gives the incoming president and his team access to officials at federal agencies and directs the Justice Department to work on security clearances for transition team members and Biden political appointees. It even gives his team access to official government website domains. Read more: U.S. agency to allow Biden transition to begin after delay: reports Here is […]

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Learn who is running for mayor for the City of Prince Albert

Greg Dionne is back for a second term as mayor of Prince Albert, Sask.

People in Prince Albert, Sask., will decide on who will serve as mayor in the 2020 municipal election. Advance polls have already begun and polls close on Election Day — Nov. 9. Read more: Saskatoon mayoral candidates square off in economic-focused debate Here’s a look at the four mayoral candidates campaigning this time around: Greg Dionne (Incumbent) Before becoming Prince Albert’s 29th mayor, he served as Ward 2 councillor for three terms from 2003-12. Story continues below advertisement He has been a resident of the city for 33 years. In 2012, Dionne was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee […]

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Trump website ‘defaced,’ campaign spokesman says

Trump website ‘defaced,’ campaign spokesman says

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s website was “defaced” Tuesday evening, one of his campaign spokesman has confirmed. In a tweet just after 8 p.m. ET, Trump’s campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said the team is “working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack.” Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack. There was no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site. The website has been restored. — Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) October 28, 2020 […]

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Grand opening of Trent Hills Emergency Services Base goes virtual

Grand opening of Trent Hills Emergency Services Base goes virtual

The grand opening of the new Trent Hills Emergency Services Base went virtual on Tuesday. Located in downtown Campbellford in the Municipality of Trent Hills, the base will house operations for both the Trent Hills Fire Department and Northumberland Paramedics on the ground floor, along with the Trent Hills council chambers on the second floor. Read more: Coronavirus — Northumberland County economic recovery task force delivers final recommendations The facility at 50 Doxsee Ave. S. will also act as the municipality’s emergency operations centre when required. A detailed self-directed virtual tour of the building and other highlights are available […]

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Kenney calls AFL’s boycott website ‘disturbing’ and ‘un-Albertan’

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The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) has launched a website that calls for Albertans to boycott businesses that have previously donated to pro-UCP Political Action Committees (PACs) before the last provincial election. PACs are a political, third-party advertiser, a person, corporation or group which is required to register with Elections Alberta when it spends more than $1,000 on political advertising outside of an election period. Read more: Alberta unions launch ‘resistance’ campaign against provincial budget cuts BoycottUCPdonors.ca lists dozens of Alberta businesses across the province using an interactive map. The AFL said it wanted Albertans to make “informed consumer […]

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