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This Just In: Christmas Is Weird

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00 EST

SASKATOON, SK--(Marketwired - December 13, 2017) - It's time for your yearly dose of seasonal weirdness. Are you looking forward to a magical stranger breaking into your house? Eating virtually everything in sight long after you're stuffed? Livestock flying in the sky and landing on your roof? Yep -- must be Christmas.




Aquatic Informatics Welcomes James Griffiths as Chief Financial Officer

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 EST

After many years of experience with WaterTrax and Linko, James Griffiths brings his industry and finance knowledge to the Aquatic Informatics team




Peace Valley Solidarity Initiative applauds BC NDP Cabinet for their careful consideration to Stop Site C

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:18:38 EST

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 07, 2017) - The Peace Valley Solidarity Initiative learned this week that the BC NDP Cabinet needs to clear one final hurdle before it can cancel Site C. The Cabinet is said to have considered the evidence but must finalize its approach on minimizing the financial impact on ratepayers.




School Districts are Receiving Letters of Complaint from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:08:22 EST

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - December 07, 2017) - Schools and school districts across the country have received letters of complaint from The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and the frequency of these letters does not seem to be slowing down. The OCR is holding schools and school districts accountable for the accessibility of their websites.

Websites and digital materials are required to be accessible to people with disabilities, just as brick-and-mortar commercial buildings are required to follow standards to make their location equally accessible to all people, no matter their physical limitation. To fully commit to an equal experience for all students and parents, schools of the twenty-first century must embrace the advantages that accessible websites provide and start thinking about their digital presence being a place of public accommodation.




Fraser Institute News Release: Canada's health-care wait times hit new record -- 21.2 weeks

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 07, 2017) - Wait times for medically necessary treatment hit a new record in 2017 and eclipsed 20 weeks for a second year in a row, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.