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Alberta registered nurses to vote on four-year deal with pay hike of 4.25 per cent

Alberta registered nurses to vote on four-year deal with pay hike of 4.25 per cent

There will be $5 million a year toward recruitment and retention strategies in rural and remote areas, and $2.5 million a year for relocation assistance.
'Peril or promise': Long-term solution needed to help homeless in Alberta cities

'Peril or promise': Long-term solution needed to help homeless in Alberta cities

Tim Richter, CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness said homeless camps are growing across Canada and there are more people without housing. There are also compounding crises as housing affordability deteriorates and drug overdose deaths spike.
Military faces fresh calls for end of 'duty to report' for sexual misconduct

Military faces fresh calls for end of 'duty to report' for sexual misconduct

“Survivors need to be able to choose if, when, and where they feel safe to report,” it reads.
Government expands aid to workers, businesses hit by Omicron restrictions

Government expands aid to workers, businesses hit by Omicron restrictions

The temporary policy will apply from Dec. 19 to Feb. 12.
Rising COVID-19 cases lead to stronger measures across Canada to slow spread

Rising COVID-19 cases lead to stronger measures across Canada to slow spread

It is estimated that the Omicron variant made up about 88 per cent of cases as of Tuesday in Ontario.
Alberta NDP politician steps aside while RCMP investigate computer privacy breach

Alberta NDP politician steps aside while RCMP investigate computer privacy breach

NDP Leader Rachel Notley said she believes the investigation is related to anecdotal reports that surfaced in September about Albertans being able to get access to the private health information of others through glitches on the province’s COVID-19 website.
Province brings in new targeted measures in response to Omicron threat

Province brings in new targeted measures in response to Omicron threat

Changes to restrictions exemption program to take effect Dec. 24.
COVID restrictions led to lost funding, less space for women's shelters: report

COVID restrictions led to lost funding, less space for women's shelters: report

“Overall calls to shelter went down as COVID-19 cases went up. For each wave as the number of cases increased the calls and admissions went down,” said Jan Reimer, director of the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters.
Feds, province announce $300-milllion broadband partnership

Feds, province announce $300-milllion broadband partnership

Projects will be announced in 2022, but due to global supply-chain issues and the ability for the industry to take on projects, communities might not get connected until 2023 or 2024.
Alberta expands eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to those 18 and older

Alberta expands eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to those 18 and older

There were 1,045 Omicron infections in the province on Monday, up from 173 reported on Friday, and more than half the cases reported to date have been in the Calgary zone.