The province just west of Manitoba, with equivalent if not higher COVID-19 case counts per capita, has come up with a detailed reopening road map for businesses and residents. Saskatchewan is using a three-pronged approach that hinges on vaccination levels for different age groups, which would allow that province to lift public-health restrictions using a targeted timeline this summer. So, why isn’t Manitoba following suit? In interviews with the Free Press, business leaders and stakeholders across the province said that’s something they’ve been asking for months. But the Manitoba government has yet to deliver, they said. “So far into this pandemic, no one has had any idea or opportunity to prepare for what comes next,” said Chuck Davidson, president and chief executive officer of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, on Wednesday. “Especially for businesses, we’ve found it to be an uncomfortable position of just being constantly frustrated. “What Saskatchewan is doing is … [Read more...] about Where’s Manitoba’s road map to recovery?
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All students in Grade 7 and up — as well as sixth-graders with early birthdays — will be eligible to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the 2021-22 school year, under Manitoba’s immunization projections. But it’s uncertain whether those pupils will be able to attend in-person classes on a full-time basis in the fall. “I am very pleased, as I am sure parents are, that adolescents are being included in the vaccine rollout,” said Dr. Sergio Fanella, a pediatric infectious diseases physician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Manitoba, in an email Wednesday. “This is another huge step in the right direction overall for achieving herd (or) community immunity, and in terms of resuming in-class learning.” Shortly after Health Canada approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on patients who are 12 and older Wednesday, Manitoba officials announced plans to expand immunization criteria to include anyone who is in this age … [Read more...] about Before fall, 100,000 youth could be fully vaccinated
The landscape of The Forks is set to change dramatically in the coming years, as parking lots between the CityTV building and Shaw Park are converted from pavement slabs into an expansive, mixed-use neighbourhood. On Wednesday, work began on the most essential of services: heating and cooling. Crews started drilling boreholes into the earth’s surface; laying the groundwork for a district geothermal energy system at the Railside at The Forks development. The ultra-efficient heating and cooling structure uses pipes beneath the ground to pull both from the natural hot and cold sink. It is, therefore, a completely renewable source of energy. “We try and be as green as we possibly can. We looked for ways to do that, and a district geothermal system is the best option for all of the housing and commercial space that will be here,” said Clare MacKay, vice-president of strategic initiatives at The Forks. The geothermal system, once complete, will service 1,200 new residential units … [Read more...] about Railside development delves deep into geothermal energy
The courageous act of Nguyễn Văn Nhã, a fourth-year student in Information Technology Faculty at the College of Science at the Hue University will never be forgotten. Photo thanhnien.vn HÀ NỘI — Exhausted after pulling three students safely from the water, a 23-year-old man drowned at a beach in Phú Vang District, Thừa Thiên - Huế Province last Friday. Nguyễn Văn Nhã was a fourth-year student at the Information Technology Faculty of the College of Science at Hue University. The young man’s courageous act will never be forgotten, and through his heroic sacrifice, he becomes a shining example that touched the hearts of many people. "Nha's passing has brought the lives to three people. His great sacrifice will never be forgotten in people's minds. He is a real hero,” journalist Nguyễn Thị Bich Hậu wrote on her Facebook page. Hoàng Thi Tr, a second-year student from Huế University, one of three people rescued by Nhã, said a group of students from Hue University, including Tr and … [Read more...] about Student who drowned while saving three people to be honoured
Canadian energy company Enbridge said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is overstepping her authority in demanding it shut down its oil pipeline, while Canadian officials called the operation of the pipeline "non-negotiable," ahead of a May 12 shutdown deadline, the Associated Press reported. Canadian officials support Enbridge's previously filed federal lawsuit that challenges Whitmer's orders after she ordered Enbridge's Line 5, which runs from Alberta's oil fields to refineries in the U.S. Midwest, to shut down last fall over concerns of an oil spill that could harm Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. "Our government supports the continued safe operation of Enbridge's Line 5," Canada's minister of natural resources, Seamus O'Regan, wrote in an email to AP . "It is a vital part of Canadian energy security, and I have been very clear that its continued operation is non-negotiable." A shutdown of the pipeline that has existed for 68 years and transports 23 million gallons of … [Read more...] about Canada Calls Halting Massive Oil Pipeline in Michigan ‘Non-Negotiable’