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Saskatchewan Taking Action Like most provinces, Saskatchewan is dealing with its own problems in the medical department. One of the major problems is staffing. Alberta’s answer is to concentrate on offering better and better incentive plans – in effect, competing harder for the scarce resources. Saskatchewan is taking a different approach, though. Rather than simply… Read more »

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Another Way to Sustainable Health New Brunswick has just announced (http://www.gov.nb.ca/cnb/news/fcs/2002e0037fc.htm) a 1.8 million dollar prenatal benefit program. Tied to this program are sessions for the expectant mothers in healthy lifestyle and eating habits to help make sure that the baby is born healthy. It is hoped that by concentrating on the prevention of sick… Read more »

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FUNDRAISING DINNER & AUCTION for Afghanistan January 25th 2002, 7:00 p.m. @ Maharaja Banquet Hall, 9257 – 34A Ave. Tix: $40 (partial tax receipt to be issued) Funds raised will be used to alleviate suffering of all people in Afghanistan regardless of race, religion, gender or age. Hear from Dave Rutherford and Dr. Noor Jaffer… Read more »

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Manitoba Universities Save on Taxes The Manitoba Government has announced (http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/press/top/2002/01/2002-01-11-04.html) a five year plan to phase out property tax being paid by Universities. This means there are only three provinces that still require Universities to pay property tax (http://www.canoe.ca/NationalTicker/CANOE-wire.Mba-Tax-Breaks.html). Those three are Quebec, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Curiously, it is Ontario that has spent… Read more »

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Employment from Education? The Ontario Government has released (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/nr/02.01/nr0104.html) an announcement declaring that colleges are doing a good job getting people ready for the workplace, and helping them to find a good career. In support of this, they give a number of statistics that show that about 91% of students who graduated and were looking… Read more »

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Klein’s Silver Lining So it turns out Premier Klein’s not-so-sober visit to the Herb Jamieson Centre has had some good effects as well. Since being reported on the news, the homeless shelter in Edmonton has been “flooded with calls” by people who want to donate money, clothes, and time to the shelter. It seems strange… Read more »