New private lab offers rapid COVID-19 tests for $450

By: CBC NewsPosted: 12:57 PM CST Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 A new private lab in Winnipeg is offering rapid PCR COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic individuals for $450. BioScision Diagnostics and Pure Lifestyle have partnered to set up a testing clinic in the West Fort Garry Industrial area, promising clients test results delivered by a doctor in […]

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The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

One year ago, hosting a pizza party with co-workers or showing up to work with stomach bug symptoms were unthinkable in terms of fireable offences. But legal suits based on such incidents are now before the courts as COVID-19 upends the way managers enforce health mandates and discipline employees. Like politicians and other high profile […]

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Canada introduces national compensation program for vaccine injuries ahead of pandemic vaccine rollout

In the rare event a person experiences an adverse reaction from a vaccine, program will offer support People who are vaccinated to protect themselves against COVID-19 and experience an adverse event after the immunization will be eligible for compensation, the federal government says.  The announcement of the no-fault program is part of Canada’s preparations to […]

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WCB holds 2021 average premium rate at 2020 rate

Regina, Sask., Dec. 7, 2020 –The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) announced today that it will hold this year’s average employer premium rate at the 2020 rate of $1.17 and will cap industry level rates at 10 per cent. This board level hold is to provide a measure of economic relief to Saskatchewan businesses struggling with […]

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Cold, dry truth:

Manitoba’s stale indoor winter air provides an ideal environment for COVID-19 spread, scientists say COVID-19 thrives in cold, dry settings, making a Winnipeg winter fertile ground for its spread. Research, increasingly, suggests the virus lingers indoors and infects people through microscopic particles, known as aerosols. “Cold, dry air is apparently associated with higher rates of transmissibility,” […]

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WCB announces board level hold on 2021 average employer premium rate

WCB provides premium relief to support economic recovery Regina, Sask., Oct. 29, 2020 – On Oct. 28, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) announced there will be a board level hold on the 2021 average employer premium rate. Because of the economic impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the WCB is proposing to hold its 2021 […]

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