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Majority of Filipinos prefer cash gifts on Christmas

By Ferdinand Patinio  CASH OR IN-KIND Majority of Filipino Catholics prefer to receive cash gifts this Christmas, according to a survey released by the Church-run Radio Veritas on Saturday (Dec. 3, 2022).  While 38 percent preferred to receive cash, 32 percent of the 1,200 respondents said they wanted in-kind.  (PNA photo) MANILA – Majority of Filipino Catholics … Continue reading

Alberta

Alberta government to fund additional micro-credential programs; Opposition says program is tiny fraction of  $690 million worth of cuts UCP imposed on post-secondary schools

News ReleaseMore opportunities to develop job-ready skills Alberta’s government is funding additional micro-credential programs to help Albertans develop the skills they need to build new careers and secure the province’s future. Rapid growth has created various skilled labour shortages and Albertans need access to skills training to meet the needs of an ever-changing economy. Micro-credentials … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

PBBM wants more PH medals in Paris Olympics

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  (File photo)  MANILA – President R. Marcos Jr. has issued a challenge to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for better performance among Filipino athletes come the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. POC president Bambol Tolentino said on Thursday that Marcos wants the Philippine team to exceed its historic four-medal haul in Tokyo … Continue reading

Alberta

UCP Caucus demands that Notley must apologize for calling on Justin Trudeau to interfere with Alberta legislation

NEWS RELEASE: Notley must apologize for calling on Justin Trudeau to interfere with Alberta legislation (EDMONTON, AB) December 1, 2022: Alberta’s United Conservative caucus is demanding NDP leader Rachel Notley apologize for calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to unilaterally quash the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act, should it pass the Legislature. Notley was asked Wednesday … Continue reading

Alberta

More support for early childhood educators in Alberta

News Release More support for early childhood educators in Alberta Alberta’s government is providing early childhood educators with a one-time payment and wage top-up to help recruit and retain staff.  Early childhood educators (ECEs) are integral to the development of the youngest learners. They provide high-quality child care that is key to balancing work and … Continue reading

Alberta

Construction set to begin on new interchange in Leduc that will accelerate rapid growth happening in and around Edmonton International Airport trade hub

News Release Investing in the Edmonton airport trade corridor Construction is set to begin on a new interchange in Leduc that will accelerate the rapid growth happening in and around the Edmonton International Airport trade hub. The project will drive economic momentum in Alberta’s growing warehousing and logistics industry by connecting one of the busiest … Continue reading

Ontario News

Ontario Appoints New Chair for Ontario Securities Commission

STATEMENT Ontario Appoints New Chair for Ontario Securities Commission TORONTO — Today, Ontario’s Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the following statement on the appointment of a new Chair for the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). “I am pleased to announce that Kevan Cowan will be appointed the new Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, pending … Continue reading

Edmonton

City of Edmonton comments on data breach

Media Statement City of Edmonton comments on data breach Daryl Croft, Branch Manager of Open City and Technology, today issued the following statement:  “Earlier today, I notified City staff that private employee information was found within documents that were a part of a privacy breach that occurred within this organization. This is a regrettable situation, especially for … Continue reading