Government of Canada announces on-the-ground support for the Ebola outbreak response in Sierra Leone

By Public Health Agency of Canada The Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, today announced that a mobile laboratory has been set up at a second site in Sierra Leone. In addition, following extensive training alongside their British military counterparts, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) healthcare and support staff will depart the United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday for Sierra Leone. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada

      

Canadian Army contribution to NATO assurance measures are completed for 2014

By National Defence and the Canadian Forces Canadian Army soldiers in Poland as part of Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance measures in Central and Eastern Europe have completed activities for 2014 and returned to Canada last week. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada

      

Coast Guard Icebreaking Operations to Start in Midland on Georgian Bay, Ontario

By Fisheries and Oceans Canada December 19, 2014 – Montreal, Quebec

The Canadian Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police have warned that icebreaking operations will begin in various areas of the Great Lakes as seasonal conditions change. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada

      

‘Suffering an enormous human cost’, civilian casualties up nearly 20 per cent in 2014 ¬– UN

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increased by nearly 20 per cent in 2014 compared to the previous year and are expected to rise to a figure over 10,000 by end of December – for the first time since the UN mission in the country began keeping record in 2008. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

Provincial Government Releases Feedback on Municipal Fiscal Framework

Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs

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Source:: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

      

Millions of children worldwide expected to mail letters to Santa – UN postal agency

With Christmas less than a week away, Santa and his helpers have been busy receiving stacks of letters from children around the world, according to the United Nations postal agency, which estimates the total this year will climb above 7 million. …read more

Source:: United Nations

      

Government protects private sector pension plans

By newsroom@gov.ab.ca

Cabinet has extended a moratorium on solvency for a group of private sector pension plans, protecting the benefits of 158,000 plan members.

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Source:: Government of Alberta

      

Alberta’s climate change regulations extended

By newsroom@gov.ab.ca

Alberta is extending its four climate change regulations to the end of June 2015 to allow time for the continued thorough analysis of options for its new climate change framework.

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Source:: Government of Alberta