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    Belated Happy Labor Day to all. Colors are changing around us, a sign that summer is over and fall is here to stay for a while.  My 13 year old daughter and my 5 year old son are very much excited that school will soon start.  We have to make sure that our children are safe [...]

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IRCC speeding up processing for spousal applications

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September 24, 2020—Ottawa—Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is announcing action to speed up spousal application processing and help families build their lives together in Canada.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has increased the number of decision makers on spousal applications in Canada by 66%, to process spousal [...]


CMOH Letter to Parents

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Dear Parents/Guardians of Alberta students:
With the 2020-21 school year starting up, I wanted to reach out with a few reminders. We’re all going to need some help as we navigate the upcoming weeks and make our children’s school experience as comfortable as possible while we manage our own anxiety about what a school experience in [...]


Canada Child Benefit is increasing again

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News release
More money for hard-working middle-class families starts today
The Government of Canada is committed to improving the lives of hard working middle class families. That is why four years ago we launched the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), which has put more money in the pockets of 9 out of 10 Canadian families and ensured that [...]


Foreign representatives now exempt from travel restrictions

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Foreign officials and their families can now come to Canada.
Canada’s border remains closed but foreign diplomats, consular officers, officials and their immediate family members have been added to the list of exempt travellers.
The new exemption applies to foreign nationals who have diplomatic acceptance on their passports, a consular acceptance, or an official acceptance issued by [...]


Alberta records two more deaths and 111 new cases of COVID-19

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Active cases in Calgary zone jump to 703, nearly 500 more than Edmonton zone

Alberta reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday and 111 new cases of the illness.
That brings the total number of active cases in the province to 1,341, more than half of which are in the Calgary zone.
As of Friday, 95 people were being treated [...]


Albertans can now access 20 million free, non-medical face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

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People can visit one of almost 600 A&W, McDonald’s Canada, or Tim Hortons drive-thrus in the province to receive four non-medical masks. Masks are free and no purchase is necessary.
Albertans are encouraged to pick up masks for family members and friends, especially those who may not be able to get to a drive-thru, to reduce [...]


House Committee of the Whole OKs bill giving ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October

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MANILA – The House of Representatives Committee of the Whole on Wednesday approved a bill that gives ABS-CBN Corp. provisional franchise until October 2020.
The measure was filed by House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as he cited the need for Congress to focus on addressing the coronavirus crisis and giving it sufficient time to tackle the [...]


COVID-19 support for employers and employees

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The Alberta government will provide immediate funding and supportive measures to support local businesses, employers and employees.
Emergency isolation support

Eligible working Albertans can receive a one-time emergency isolation support payment of $1,146 if they:

experienced total or significant loss of income as a result of having to self-isolate, [...]


Government of Canada Repatriates Canadians and their families from the Epicentre of the 2019-nCoV Outbreak in China

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Yesterday, we welcomed home 174 Canadians and their family members travelling on a Government of Canada-chartered plane, as well as 39 who travelled on a second flight led by the United States from Wuhan, China.
The repatriated Canadians and their family members were met at Canadian Forces Base Trenton by Canada Border Services Agency officers, and [...]


PCG CALGARY PUSHES FOR WIDER COOPERATION BETWEEN USASK AND PH AGENCIES, UNIVERSITIES

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3 February 2020, Calgary – Upon the invitation of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary, officials of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) visited the Philippines in January 2020 to pursue education and technical cooperation with various Philippine agencies and universities.
Accompanied by Consul General Zaldy Patron, USask’s Dr. Meghna Ramaswamy, Director of International Research, and [...]


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