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Alberta COVID-19 vaccine booking site experiences ‘very high volumes’ as appointments open to those 75 and older

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As anticipated, demand for COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Albertans 75 and older was extremely high when bookings opened Wednesday morning. Alberta Health Services opened its phone lines and online vaccination booking tool for community seniors born in 1946 or earlier at 8 a.m.  Within minutes, Albertans began reporting issues with the site crashing or not loading, and a busy signal when calling 811 to book appointments. Gary Mason, who lives in Okotoks, was born in 1946 and just met the threshold for this round of vaccine eligibility. He went online first thing Wednesday to try to book his appointment. […]

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N.S. first responders launch education site on trauma amid year of COVID, violence

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By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 2, 2020 12:20 pm     Updated December 2, 2020 12:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A new website is launching today to assist Nova Scotia first responders coping with trauma, in a year in which a pandemic and a mass shooting have added to the distressing experiences they routinely face. The site offers resources designed for paramedics, firefighters, police officers and health services workers to help […]

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Manitoba Premier to hold press conference on Help Next Door site

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Manitoba’s premier is expected to give an update on a provincial website designed to link Manitobans with neighbours needing a little extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic at a media briefing Tuesday. Global News will stream Brian Pallister’s 11 a.m. press conference live in this story. Read more: Coronavirus: Manitoba creates online portal for neighbours to help neighbours The online portal, called helpnextdoormb.ca was created to connect those who want help with those who are able to help, Pallister said when the site went live back in March. A media invite to Pallister’s Tuesday morning press conference says he […]

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Lethbridge owner to keep ‘White and Privileged’ clothing site running despite backlash

Lethbridge owner to keep ‘White and Privileged’ clothing site running despite backlash

The owner of a controversial southern Alberta business said Tuesday he has reversed his decision to close his online store.  When Global News last spoke with Boe Zahorejko on Aug. 21, the Lethbridge owner of the “White and Privileged” clothing site, he said he was shutting down the operation after being challenged on promoting themes of racism and white supremacy. On Tuesday, Zahorejko said not only is he keeping it open, but other people also want to join in on his business. Read more: Lethbridge ‘White and Privileged’ company under fire for ‘supremacist’ messages “So, I’ve had people reach out to me from, website […]

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Public consultations for Kapyong site attracting large numbers of Winnipeggers, say developers

Public consultations for Kapyong site attracting large numbers of Winnipeggers, say developers

An emerging development at the former Kapyong Barracks site in Winnipeg is generating huge interest from the public, according to developers. A webinar detailing the master plan for the area will take place Wednesday evening, and so far, close to 1,000 people have signed up to learn more about the long-awaited project. Developers had to scrap previous plans to hold in-person sessions to present the development plans to the public, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The development of the lands has been a complex 17-year process that began when the federal government decommissioned the site and moved the 2nd […]

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