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Advocate says province must add 6,000 new long-term care beds to cope with need CBC NewsDec 16, 2014 Seniors advocates are pushing the province to deal with what they call a long-term care crisis. Seniors groups and health-care unions say Alberta spends... Dec. 16, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL DECEMBER 15, 2014 EDMONTON - When her daughter arrived at the senior’s care facility, Marion “Dicksie” McEwen was lying in bed and gasping for air so desperately she was sucking the skin on her throat deep into her... Dec. 15, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
BY PEGGY REVELL ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014 IN MEDICINE HAT NEWS prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Two out of 13 children in Medicine Hat live in poverty, according to a study released Monday by Public Interest Alberta. The report comes on the 25th... Nov. 25, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
Public Interest Alberta says cuts to programs that help people out of poverty a factor CBC News: Nov 24, 2014 It's been 25 years since federal politicians voted to end child poverty by the year 2000. Nov. 24, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
EDMONTON JOURNAL NOVEMBER 21, 2014 Some grumpy old guys — especially the grandfathers of youngsters whose parents can’t find decent, affordable daycare — may bridle at Rachel Notley’s explanation this week for one of Alberta’s longest enduring shortfalls... Nov. 21, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Childcare, Human Services & Poverty
Ryan White, CTV Calgary November 20, 2014 Click here to see the story on CTV Calgary's website (includes video) Families in Alberta are increasingly likely to encounter waiting lists while attempting to secure a place for their children in a childcare... Nov. 20, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Childcare, Human Services & Poverty
Stress of long delays increases in families with special-needs children BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2014 EDMONTON - Karolyn Slowsky has panic attacks at work because she is so worried about day care for her nine-year-old son, Mackenzie... Nov. 20, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Childcare, Human Services & Poverty
BY MARIAM IBRAHIM, EDMONTON JOURNAL NOVEMBER 17, 2014 Environment Monday’s throne speech promised action on the province’s climate change framework, but opposition critics said Albertans have already been waiting years for a definitive environmental... Nov. 17, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
BY PEGGY REVELL ON NOVEMBER 13, 2014 in Medicine Hat News prevell@medicinehatnews.com, @MHNprevell Medicine Hat isn’t the worst when it comes to child-care costs —but it’s definitely not the best. “The median in Medicine Hat for infant (child care... Nov. 13, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Childcare
BY ANDREA SANDS, EDMONTON JOURNAL NOVEMBER 6, 2014 EDMONTON - City councillors should order the release of details blanked out in the city’s request for proposals to build Edmonton’s southeast LRT line, say community groups that now hope a freedom of... Nov. 06, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Privatization
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