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Saskatchewan non-profit offering free legal advice to workers who experience sexual harassment

Saskatchewan non-profit offering free legal advice to workers who experience sexual harassment

A Saskatchewan non-profit is offering a new program aimed at helping workers who have experienced sexual harassment by offering legal advice at no cost. The Shift Project was launched by the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA) and offers four hours of free legal advice for people to explore their options. “Our project is two prong, we have the website which is free legal information and we also have a referral program which refers people to speak to a private bar lawyer,” said Hilary Peterson, legal program coordinator with PLEA. Read more: She reported her boss had sexually harassed […]

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City of Winnipeg launches redesigned ‘more widely accessible’ websites

City of Winnipeg launches redesigned ‘more widely accessible’ websites

The City of Winnipeg has launched a new, redesigned website it says will be easier to navigate on both mobile devices and home computers. The city’s new website and a redesigned 311 self-service website went live Tuesday morning. Read more: Winnipeg working on new approach to manage, protect city’s tree canopy — ‘We need a plan’ “The launch of the redesigned homepage and 311 self-service website will help modernize the City’s online interactions with residents and businesses,” Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said in a city release. “Analytics were used to identify the most used parts of the City website […]

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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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Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

The city announced Wednesday that it has found two providers for an on-demand bus service set to launch in Edmonton in 2021. Edmonton Transit Service selected shuttle company Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) and Via, a company that designs ride-based apps and systems, to run a shuttle bus program that will connect residents in some neighbourhoods to transit hubs. Council voted to test the service, which will run initially as a two-year pilot project, in February. Read more: Edmonton to test on-demand transit service A total of 57 PWT shuttle buses will be part of the on-demand network during the […]

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Halifax airport to implement temperature screenings next week

Halifax airport to implement temperature screenings next week

On Sept. 23, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will begin temperature screening at Halifax Stanfield as part of its response to COVID-19. According to CATSA, the screenings are for both passengers and airport workers entering the secure area at Halifax Stanfield. A spokesperson for the airport, Tiffany Chase, said the temperature screening is already in place at the four largest Canadian airports — Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver — and is now being launched at the next 11 busiest airports, including Halifax Stanfield, on Sept. 23. Read more: Nova Scotia hits 10th straight day with no new […]

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Haligonians get five more weekends of access to George’s Island

Haligonians get five more weekends of access to George’s Island

Haligonians will be allowed to visit Georges Island for an additional five weekends this year. Parks Canada announced Tuesday that they’ll be extending the visitor season to the national historic site. The news comes after a high demand for tickets to the island which was not open to the public until this August after a $2 million project to build a permanent wharf was completed. The additional weekends will start Sept. 12 and stretch to the weekend of Oct. 10. Trending Stories Throughout August, Ambassatours Grey Line has been using its Harbour Queen to ferry passengers from Cable Wharf […]

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