B.B'S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…
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B.C’S Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2020, 39,322 babies were born in B.C. VICTORIA – The race for the top baby name in British Columbia in 2020 has come to a close, and Olivia once again has taken the lead for the most popular name for babies born this year. Olivia is followed by Liam, Oliver, Noah, Read More…

2021 Provincial Tax Change Creates A New $500 Credit For Parents
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2021 Provincial Tax Change Creates A New $500 Credit For Parents

Reading Time: < 1 minute The $500 Children’s Wellness tax credit will help families in Prince Edward Island A number of tax changes announced within the 2020-2021 Operating Budget will leave more money in the hands of Islanders and businesses now when they need it most. The changes include the increase of the Low-Income Reduction Threshold from $18,000 to $19,000, Read More…

New Brunswick’s Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are...
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New Brunswick’s Most Popular Baby Names Born In 2020 COVID-19 Year Are…

Reading Time: < 1 minute 5,403 babies were born in 2020 in New Brunswick FREDERICTON (GNB) – Olivia and Liam are the most popular names for babies born in New Brunswick in 2020. Preliminary results released by the Vital Statistics Office at Service New Brunswick show that 5,403 children were born in the province in 2020 – 2,579 girls and Read More…

Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
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Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Reading Time: 3 minutes Framework will guide vaccine prioritization in future phases of the province’s implementation plan TORONTO — The Ontario government has released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province. The province continues to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those Read More…

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UK Authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

Reading Time: 2 minutes AstraZeneca’s COVID-10 vaccine has now become the fourth vaccine authorized for distribution AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency supply in the UK, with the first doses being released today so that vaccinations may begin early in the New Year. The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has provided authorization for emergency Read More…

President-elect Biden Announces Key Nominees for Department of Defense
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President-elect Biden Announces Key Nominees for Department of Defense

Reading Time: 3 minutes These crisis-tested patriots will work with Secretary-designate Lloyd Austin to keep us safe and secure and ensure our defense policies are accountable to the American people. WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Kathleen Hicks as the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Dr. Colin Kahl as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Read More…

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Secretary-Designee Deb Haaland’s First Virtual Meeting With Tribal Leaders

Reading Time: < 1 minute Haaland’s historic appointment makes her the first Indigenous person to serve in Cabinet In her first meeting as Interior Secretary-designee, Deb Haaland hosted a virtual roundtable with Tribal Leaders on Monday morning. She was joined by incoming Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond and Read More…

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia
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Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nova Scotia’s strict COVID-19 restricts of interprovincial travel appears to be flattening the curve. As of today, Dec. 29, Nova Scotia has 30 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today. One case is in Central Zone and linked to a close contact, and one is in Northern Zone, linked to travel Read More…

Manitoba Government Injects $889,000 Into Rapid Access Addictions Medicine (RAAM)
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Manitoba Government Injects $889,000 Into Rapid Access Addictions Medicine (RAAM)

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than $42 million has been invested to support stronger mental health and addictions services in Manitoba. The Manitoba government will provide $889,000 over three years for eight additional beds to support timely patient transfers from Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinics, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “These beds Read More…

B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes
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B.C Hires 7,000 New Healthcare Workers For Senior Homes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Actions to protect seniors, improve health care helped B.C. fight global pandemic VICTORIA – Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit British Columbia, the government has followed the advice of public health officials and taken the strong action needed to slow the spread of the virus and protect those most vulnerable by: protecting seniors in long-term Read More…

EU Sets Aside €70 Million To Vaccinate Balkan Countries
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EU Sets Aside €70 Million To Vaccinate Balkan Countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Balkan countries will now have access to vital COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate their citizens. As countries around the world begin to vaccinate their citizens, the European Commission made €70 million available to help fund the access of Western Balkans partners to COVID-19 vaccines procured by EU Member States. “Throughout the pandemic, the EU has Read More…

UK Bans Promotions of Junk Food Starting April 2022
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UK Bans Promotions of Junk Food Starting April 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes Promotions on food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) in retailers will be banned starting April 2022, the government has confirmed today. The new rules, designed to support the nation to make healthier choices, will prohibit retailers from offering multibuy promotions such as ‘buy one get one free’ or ‘3 for 2’ Read More…

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Argentina Receives the First Shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s Sputnik V was the first confirmed COVID-19 vaccine approved for distribution BUENOS AIRES, Argentina- The first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russian scientists from the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has been delivered to Argentina. The issues related to Read More…

Changes To Quebec's 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic
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Changes To Quebec’s 71st Youth Parliament In Wake of Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec’s 71st youth parliament will go virtual and be delivered in podcast format in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic MONTREAL, – The Youth Parliament of Quebec (PJQ) is 71 years of resilience in the face of many challenges encountered over the years. The year 2020 will not have been different. The health situation and the Read More…

90 Specialized Care Spaces To Open Up In Greater Toronto Area
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90 Specialized Care Spaces To Open Up In Greater Toronto Area

Reading Time: 2 minutes New spaces being created to provide quality care for long-term care residents TORONTO — The Ontario government is opening a new Specialized Care Centre to provide care for long-term care residents in the Greater Toronto Area who must be temporarily relocated due to the challenging situation in their long-term care home. The new Specialized Care Read More…

Trump's Reluctant Signing of Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Comes At a Cost
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Trump’s Reluctant Signing of Coronavirus Relief and Omnibus Comes At a Cost

Reading Time: < 1 minute Trump’s reluctancy to the sign the omnibus bill leaves tens of millions of Americans struggling financially from the pandemic. The signing of the bipartisan, bicameral coronavirus relief legislation is welcome news for the fourteen million Americans who just lost the lifeline of unemployment benefits on Christmas Weekend, and for the millions more struggling to stay Read More…

First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario
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First Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant Confirmed In Ontario

Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientist are uncertain how the news strain of the virus will be affected by the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the first two confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the Read More…

Conflict In Ethiopia Draws Concern From European Union
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Conflict In Ethiopia Draws Concern From European Union

Reading Time: 2 minutes Conflict in Ethiopia has increased calls for massive humanitarian help The European Union is closely following the crisis in Ethiopia. The EU remains concerned by the humanitarian situation, as well as allegations of human rights violations and ethnic targeting.  Ongoing reports of non-Ethiopian involvement raise additional worries. The conflict and its regional impact are of Read More…

Over 600,000 UK Citizens Have Received Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
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Over 600,000 UK Citizens Have Received Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 600,000 people in the UK have received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the largest vaccination program in British history. The government has today published figures which show the number of people who have received the vaccine between 8 December and 20 December in the UK is 616,933. Read More…

UK and EU Reach Historic Post Brexit Trade Agreement
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UK and EU Reach Historic Post Brexit Trade Agreement

Reading Time: 5 minutes Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations with the European Union. It is four and a half years since the British people voted to take back control of their money, their borders, their laws, and their waters and to leave the European Union. And earlier this year we Read More…

Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia
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Seven New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strict COVID-19 restrictions see the COVID curb flattening within Nova Scotia As of today, Dec. 24, Nova Scotia has 36 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today. Six of the cases are in Central Zone and one is in Western Zone. Two of the cases in Central Zone and the one Read More…

Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers
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Pallister Government and MGEU Union Reach Deal on Benefits for HealthCare Workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes All agreements are in place for the duration of the pandemic response. The Manitoba government and the Manitoba Government Employees Union (MGEU) have reached a new agreement providing compensation to staff redeployed or reassigned to priority areas as part of the province’s response to COVID-19, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen and Michelle Read More…