News Stories of Interest, Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oh dear, when I said it was Bloomsday a few days ago, I was looking at the wrong date on Wikipedia. Today’s the day. My assessment of the readability of James Joyce, however, remains unchanged.

Kids may return to Fort Mac, as AHS lifts air quality warning

Along with restaurants, shops and other businesses, daycares, recreation centres and playgrounds have reopened in Fort McMurray. Alberta Health Services has lifted the air quality advisory for the area that had been in place since May 2. The health authority also cancelled the recommendation that children under seven years old not return to the community.

Top U of C neurosurgeon leaving Calgary for new post in U.S.

A doctor who helped establish the University of Calgary’s spine surgery program is leaving the city to start up a similar program at the University of Arizona. Dr. John Hurlbert said he’s heading to the U.S. post-secondary institution to do the kind of work he began in Calgary 20 years ago.

Edmonton’s city councillor seeks parental leave policy

Coun. Bev Esslinger, the only woman on Edmonton City Council, wants to open the door for more young parents to enter city politics by allowing cities to implement parental leave policies for their council members.

Liberals reject Senate proposal to change assisted dying law

The Liberal government says it will reject a proposal made in the Senate to broaden physician-assisted dying to include patients who are not at the end of life.

Jasper seniors seek full-time outreach worker

At a recent presentation about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, several seniors from the Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge expressed disappointment about the lack of resources that are available in Jasper to cope with the disease.

That rabid bat bite …

Well, someone in Airdire was bitten by a bat, and the bat (which flew into the victim’s car) was rabid, but the person who was bitten wasn’t infected. That’s the latest and hopefully the last on this story, from Global News.

David Climenhaga
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United Nurses of Alberta
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