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Alberta – Paid leave for COVID-19 vaccinations

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Alberta’s government intends to introduce legislation that will make amendments to the Employment Standards Code to ensure working Albertans can access up to three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get the COVID-19 vaccine. continue reading

BC – Paid leave for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine

Monday, April 19, 2021
The B.C. government has introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act that, if passed, will provide workers with up to three hours of paid leave to get each dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. If passed, the effective date will be retroactive to the date of introduction (April 19, 2021). continue reading


Monday, April 19, 2021


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As Numbers Are on the Rise, Province Implements Stricter Orders to Slow the Spread of COVID-19, Variants of Concern While Rapid Testing Strategy is Implemented and Vaccine Rollout Speeds Up: Pallister
New public health orders are being introduced this week to slow the spread of variants of concern and protect Manitobans and the health-care system against the third wave, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr.… continue reading

Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles 219

Monday, April 19, 2021
Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles 219 Please do not promote sunscreen use, whether by chemical sunscreens or metallic sunscreens. Seek shade or cover up otherwise when you have had enough sun exposure. We need regular, non-burning sun exposure now more than ever.… continue reading

How the Immune System Relies on Vitamin D

Friday, April 16, 2021
The multiple important roles that vitamin D plays in immune function have been a major focus over the past year, especially in relation to COVID-19. As part of our What is Vitamin D Good For? series, this post will attempt to summarize those roles to clearly show how the immune system relies on vitamin D to function properly. continue reading

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