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'On the precipice:' COVID-19 has Canadian Blood Services worried about shortage

'On the precipice:' COVID-19 has Canadian Blood Services worried about shortage

OTTAWA — A senior official with Canadian Blood Services is warning that Canada is facing a critical shortage if it doesn't find a way to make up for a sharp drop in blood donations. Dr.
Tories tweak leadership race approach, but not deadlines for candidates

Tories tweak leadership race approach, but not deadlines for candidates

OTTAWA — The deadlines for the Conservative leadership race will remain fixed, the party said Monday, over the objections of several contenders who say the rapid spread of COVID-19 demands a new approach.
Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

WINNIPEG — Health officials and police are warning people about an email scam taking advantage of people worried about COVID-19 to steal money or sensitive information.
Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

Calls to distress lines jump as COVID-19 sparks dislocation and anxiety

TORONTO — Crisis lines and mental health professionals are seeing a jump in calls as Canadians come to grips with the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasingly drastic measures aimed at containing the novel coronav
NewsAlert:B.C. has three more deaths from COVID-19 as 30 more cases reported

NewsAlert:B.C. has three more deaths from COVID-19 as 30 more cases reported

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting three additional deaths from COVID-19, all stemming from an outbreak at a care home in North Vancouver. Dr.

GPREP has been a valuable resource to Beaverlodge: Rycroft

Beaverlodge council will consider reform to the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) with a new Regional Emergency Committee Bylaw Monday.

Workers on the highway lobby for provincial safety regulations

Line locators, surveyors, sign maintenance staff and roadside assistance workers are lobbying for a new law requiring motorists to slow down during roadside work.

Barracudas seeking $4.8K worth of renewed fee waivers for pool

The Beaverlodge Barracudas are seeking a fee waiver to use the pool at a continued rate of $110 per hour, as opposed to the $150 set by the town’s fees policy.

County has $505K budget to prevent flooding in farmland

County of Grande Prairie council approved an additional $350,000 for flood prevention efforts last week, bringing the total budget for the ditch rehabilitation program to $505,000.
Former special-forces commander named military's sixth vice-chief in four years

Former special-forces commander named military's sixth vice-chief in four years

OTTAWA — Lt.-Gen. Mike Rouleau is being tapped as the military's sixth second-in-command in four years. Chief of the defence staff Gen.