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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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Coronavirus: Downtown Hamilton pharmacy offering ‘drive-thru’ flu shots

Coronavirus: Downtown Hamilton pharmacy offering ‘drive-thru’ flu shots

A downtown Hamilton pharmacy is rethinking how it’s able to offer the flu vaccine to patients as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The Pharmasave in the Medical Arts building on James Street South will be holding a drive-thru flu clinic in its parking lot between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Those who book an appointment can pull into a parking space at their designated time and sit in their vehicle with the door open or the window rolled down while a pharmacist gives them the shot. Read more: Paramedics hope to reach 6 times as many at-risk […]

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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ offering $50K to offset COVID-19 costs

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ offering $50K to offset COVID-19 costs

Winnipeg’s Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is handing out $50,000 to help local businesses get back on their feet after suffering financial losses due to the pandemic. The BIZ says up to 50 businesses will receive $1,000 each to be used for advertising, promotion, signage, rent, repairs, mortgage payments or other business expenses. “We know downtown businesses have struggled through the pandemic and continue to struggle as many people still work from home,” Kate Fenske, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO said in a press release. Read more: Winnipeg businesses learning on the fly how to operate during a pandemic “The hope is […]

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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation offering 50/50 refunds after issues with Friday’s draw

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation offering 50/50 refunds after issues with Friday’s draw

After server delays and geofence problems caused major issues with the Edmonton Oilers‘ 50/50 on Friday, the charity that runs the draw will be offering refunds to anyone who wants one. “We do really, really thank everybody for purchasing tickets and their interest in this online raffle program,” Natalie Minckler, executive director of the foundation, said in an interview Monday. “To say it’s unprecedented is a complete understatement. “We definitely apologize and are truly sorry for what people have experienced. But at the end of the day, we will award a winner.” Anyone who made multiple purchases due to […]

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