News Stories of Interest, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

It’s Independence Day in Moldova (from the Soviet Union in 1991). It’s Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Texas. AHS continues to issue air quality advisories in Southern Alberta. Based on their polling calculations, the Toronto Star says today the NDP is now within reach of a majority government and the Globe and Mail says the Tories will win a majority anyway.

Hat diagnostic lab set to close

Medicine Hat Diagnostic Laboratory will cease to exist about a year from now, with the minister of health endorsing the decision made by Alberta Health Services.

Universal flu vaccine called a possibility

A one-stop shot that could protect against all flu strains for decades or even a lifetime has long been considered pure fantasy. But this week two independent teams of scientists reported in Nature Magazine and Science that we may be closer to such a vaccine than many think.

Investigation finds gross mismanagement of public funds after tip in 2014

Two Alberta government managers and a manager with a government-owned corporation committed “gross mismanagement of public funds” by ensuring preferred candidates won contracts worth more than $100,000 each, a provincial watchdog investigation has found. The investigation was launched after a whistleblower contacted the government with the allegations on several occasions between October and December 2014.

AUPE provides free admission to Peace River museum

A $500 donation from members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees who work at the peace River Museum allowed free admission to the public on Thursday evenings in July and August.

David Climenhaga
Communications Advisor
United Nurses of Alberta
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