Philippines

Senator Bong Go alarmed by public apprehension on Covid-19 vaccines

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Senator Christopher Lawrence Go. (Photo courtesy of Senate PRIB) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Friday expressed alarm by the public’s apprehension about getting inoculated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine. In his manifestation during the Senate hearing on the Covid-19 national vaccine roadmap, Go lamented that some Filipinos, while … Continue reading

Philippines

UHC law to facilitate Covid-19 vaccination rollout: Gordon

  Senator Richard Gordon (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– As the Senate continues its hearing on the national Covid-19 vaccination program, Senator Richard Gordon pointed out that implementing the Universal Health Care (UHC) law would ensure speedy and organized rollout of the vaccination program. Gordon said the UHC mandates that every Filipino shall register with a … Continue reading

Alberta

Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan explains why Kenney is going after your retirement savings

News Release AFL President Gil McGowan explains why Kenney is going after your retirement savings The UCP has essentially seized control of all public-sector pensions in the province. And they’re coming for the money that Albertans save through the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) next. Watch the video to learn what’s going on and what Alberta … Continue reading

Edmonton

Edmonton businesses closed due to COVID-19 may be eligible for BIA fee rebate

Public Service Announcement Edmonton businesses closed due to COVID-19 may be eligible for BIA fee rebate  Businesses within Edmonton’s Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) may be eligible for a rebate of up to three months of their 2020 BIA tax if they were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rebate is part of the Edmonton … Continue reading

Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant
Ontario News

Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant

News Release Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant Province Providing up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses Impacted by Provincewide Shutdown TORONTO — The Ontario government has opened  applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

PBA Draft now with 40 applicants

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The number of players applying for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Draft continues to increase over time. The league said as of Thursday, 40 people officially threw their hats to the March 14 event. Highlighting the latest batch of applicants are Alab Pilipinas players Andrei Caracut and Tzaddy … Continue reading

Alberta

Expanding funding to support new businesses

News Release Expanding funding to support new businesses Alberta’s government is expanding its relaunch grant to ensure new businesses have access to the supports they need. To better support Alberta’s small business community through the ongoing public health crisis, the Alberta government is expanding the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant to allow new businesses … Continue reading

967 new cases identified; 21 additional deaths in last 24 hours
Alberta / covid 19

967 new cases identified; 21 additional deaths in last 24 hours

News Release Update 172: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Jan. 14, 5:15 p.m.) As COVID-19 case numbers decrease, some restrictions will be eased next week. Continue to follow public health restrictions to protect others as well as the health-care system. Latest updates Over the last 24 hours, 967 new cases were identified. There are 806 people … Continue reading

Alberta / covid 19

Limited provincewide changes to public health measures

News Release Limited provincewide changes to public health measures Easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance will take effect Jan. 18. While indoor gatherings remain prohibited, up to 10 people will be allowed at outdoor social gatherings. Personal and wellness services will be allowed to open by appointment only. Funeral ceremony … Continue reading