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MPs pass legislation for COVID-19 supports after opposition limits government's powers

MPs pass legislation for COVID-19 supports after opposition limits government's powers

The House of Commons has passed emergency legislation to free up $82 billion to help Canadians weather the COVID-19 crisis, but its approval came after a late night of wrangling to limit the Liberal government's ability to spend more money without Parliamentary approval. Following a day of tense negotiations, MPs began debating the bill in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, and a vote…

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Sask. nurses association to grant emergency licenses amid COVID-19 fight

Sask. nurses association to grant emergency licenses amid COVID-19 fight

The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) has put out the call for non-practicing or retired registered nurses, graduate nurses who are eligible to write their nursing exam, or nurses eligible to practice in other Canadian jurisdictions.  "Licensure of eligible registered nurses will be expedited during the COVID-19 global pandemic," the SRNA says on its website.…

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Coronavirus: New texting initiative gives Albertans mental health support

Coronavirus: New texting initiative gives Albertans mental health support

Albertans who feel they need a little extra mental health support as they face the COVID-19 pandemic have a new outlet to seek out advice. Alberta Health Services, in partnership with hospitals and other health organizations, launched the Text4Hope program on Monday, a service where residents can text COVID19HOPE to the number 393939 and receive daily messages focused on healthy…

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UPDATED: SUN Receives Additional Information on Self-Isolation Exemption

UPDATED: SUN Receives Additional Information on Self-Isolation Exemption

UPDATE: As of March 22, the Saskatchewan Health Authority has updated its policy to be in line with the Government of Saskatchewan's self-isolation policy. Like other Saskatchewan residents, all SHA employees, physicians, students and volunteers are required to self-isolate for 14 days following international travel. The policy outlines the dates employees can return to work after travel.…

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Connecting with Members Key During Uncertainty

Connecting with Members Key During Uncertainty

These are strange and unprecedented times. The world around us – truly, the entire world – is shuttering its windows and closing its doors in a global effort to try and stop the spread of this pandemic and to minimize the effects.  COVID-19 and its effect on our healthcare system have been devastating, and when things have finally calmed down, we know the entirety of the…

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