News Stories of Interest, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Good afternoon. It’s Independence Day in Croatia (from Yugoslavia in 1991). It’s Navy Day in Peru. Here in Alberta, there were only a few news stories of interest ton UNA members and staff:

[ ]CIHI nursing study released

A portrait of Canada’s regulated nursing landscape has now been released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. CIHI examined the number of registered nurses in the workforce between 2008 and 2012. The first news story to appear on the CIHI report emphasizes its conclusions about Ontario.

[ ]Four influenza cases confirmed in Alberta

Well, it’s officially flu season. Four cases of influenza have already been reported in the province.

[ ]Bishop’s letter against HPV vaccine still being sent to parents despite board OK

The chair of Calgary’s Catholic school board is unapologetic that a 2008 letter co-signed by Bishop Fred Henry questioning the validity of a human papilloma virus vaccine is still being sent to parents considering the vaccination for their kids. “That’s a pastoral letter and as such it’s timeless.”

[ ]Alberta ‘summit’ talks P3s

The provincial government held Alberta’s second economic summit of the year in Edmonton on Saturday. Business and not-for-profit sector leaders, academics, elected officials and members of the general public gathered to talk about the state of the province’s savings. In her opening comments, Premier Alison Redford used the event to tout the province’s use of so-called public-private partnerships.

I will now be away from the office until Tuesday, Sept. 22, municipal election day in Alberta. The daily summary will be back soon after that.

David Climenhaga
Communications Advisor
United Nurses of Alberta
780-425-1025 (Office)
780-717-2943 (Cellular)

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