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Widespread labour shortage not going away any time soon: BDC report

Widespread labour shortage not going away any time soon: BDC report

A full 20 per cent of workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic are now working in an entirely different field, the report said.
Canada marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Canada marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Terry Teegee, regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, said it's a day to reflect on that terrible history, and also to think about how to address the effects of 150 years of residential school policies that aimed to "kill the Indian in the child."
Trudeau says moving on vaccine mandate for federal workers, travellers priority No. 1

Trudeau says moving on vaccine mandate for federal workers, travellers priority No. 1

Once implemented, the vaccination rule would cover the federal civil service, travellers in federally regulated industries including airlines, trains, and cruise ships, as well as workers in those fields. The transport minister's office said the deadline for the rule change is the end of October.
'State of crisis:' Medical group calls for lockdowns in Alberta and Saskatchewan

'State of crisis:' Medical group calls for lockdowns in Alberta and Saskatchewan

"Early relaxation of public-health measures has left two crumbling health-care systems in their wake and the dire realities are now in full view," said Dr. Katharine Smart, president of the Canadian Medical Association.
Alberta's Kenney rejects new health rules as COVID-19 cripples hospitals

Alberta's Kenney rejects new health rules as COVID-19 cripples hospitals

“If we were to bring in widespread restrictions, [they] would most likely be complied with by people who are vaccinated, but we would likely see large scale non-compliance among the unvaccinated population. That wouldn’t necessarily get us much further ahead,” said the premier.
Independence, skepticism drive low vaccination rates in rural Alberta

Independence, skepticism drive low vaccination rates in rural Alberta

“There's more COVID cases in our community than we've seen since the beginning,” Paul McLauchlin, reeve of Ponoka County, said.
Airdrie-East MLA says she no longer has confidence in Premier Kenney

Airdrie-East MLA says she no longer has confidence in Premier Kenney

During a ‘Free Alberta’ strategy press conference on Sept. 28, Airdrie-East MLA and Deputy Speaker Angela Pitt openly stated that she no longer has confidence in Premier Jason Kenney.
The pandemic's toll on health care workers

The pandemic's toll on health care workers

Unless COVID-19 brings us or our loved ones into hospital, most don't understand the weight health care workers are bearing through the pandemic, union reps say.
Solo hiker attacked by grizzly bear protecting  cubs

Solo hiker attacked by grizzly bear protecting cubs

“They surprised each other and she charged and attacked the gentleman. It was a short duration attack of about 30 seconds, and during that time he sustained injuries basically from head to toe, and she disengaged from the attack.”
Langdon bar re-opens after temporarily closing following threats over vaccination passes

Langdon bar re-opens after temporarily closing following threats over vaccination passes

A popular Langdon pub and live music venue is bringing back in-person dining and performances on Sept. 23 following a temporary shut-down - a result of threatening messages received on social media after the decision to opt into the Alberta government’s vaccine passport program.