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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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Pro-gun activists march on Parliament Hill, speak out against assault weapon ban

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Editor’s Note: In a Sept. 12 story about a pro-firearm rally on Parliament Hill, The Canadian Press reported that the federal government had “set up” a buy-back program for newly prohibited firearms. In fact, the government has issued a tender to 15 companies to design such a program, but it is not yet active. Pro-gun activists marched in Ottawa on Saturday to contest what they describe as the “injustice and ineffectiveness” of the federal government’s assault weapon ban. The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights is behind the outdoor event on Parliament Hill, dubbed an “integrity march,” to advocate for […]

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Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

The province of Manitoba has released its overall vision for Winnipeg’s South Perimeter Highway, which is going to see some major upgrades over at least the next two decades. “We’ve set out to do substantive work to address safety and operational problems. This study will serve as our blueprint for the next 20 to 30 years,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler during Thursday’s announcement. “Our goal is to make the South Perimeter safer and easier to travel for the more than 30,000 vehicles that drive on the South Perimeter – for that matter the Perimeter Highway – every day.” […]

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Hundreds of student volunteer positions advertised on federal website don’t exist

Hundreds of student volunteer positions advertised on federal website don’t exist

The federal website advertising volunteer positions for students hoping to earn money for their educations through a $900-million government aid program contains hundreds of positions that do not actually exist. Among the student-volunteer positions advertised as available on the I Want to Help website are 1,500 spots with YMCA Canada to help create online exercise regimes for kids and seniors in their communities. Read more: Trudeau admits he did not recuse himself from WE contract vote Yet the YMCA says those positions were actually the brainchild of WE Charity, the organization originally tapped by the Liberal government to administer […]

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Province of Nova Scotia awards $29M hospital parkade contract to Lindsay Construction

Province of Nova Scotia awards $29M hospital parkade contract to Lindsay Construction

Nova Scotia announced Thursday the parking strategy contract for the QEII’s New Generation project was awarded to Dartmouth-based Lindsay Construction. The contract is worth around $29 million, according to N.S. government spokesperson Marla MacInnis. This will be the largest health-care infrastructure project in the province’s history. Read more: Nova Scotia awards $1.38-million contract for demolition of former CBC building The project includes the construction of one parkade with 500 spaces, located north of the Museum of Natural History. MacInnis says the province did not purchase any land for the construction. The $29-million price tag, approved in October 2019, includes […]

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