Canada enters messy stage with Omicron as testing, staff shortages kick in

Courtesy of CBC (Wednesday) The winter of Omicron discontent is firmly settling in across Canada, which had more than 344,000 active COVID-19 cases before Wednesday began. British Columbia noted its COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 54 per cent in the past week, Ontario’s admissions climbed by nearly 800 on Wednesday and Quebec’s hospitalization number is getting uncomfortably close to its May 2021…

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From the Ontario government on COVID (Monday)

Courtesy of Barrie 360 ONTARIO REVERTS TO ‘MODIFIED’ STAGE TWO OF ROADMAP TO REOPEN IN BATTLE AGAINST COVID, OMICRON RETURN TO IN-CLASS LEARNING DELAYED; DINING-IN BANNED, MORE Dan BlakeleyPublished: Jan 3rd, 2022 12:25pmLast Updated: Jan 3rd, 2022 12:28pmFacebookTwitter A return to in-class learning will be delayed, capacity restrictions return, and indoor dining will be banned…

Just for fun… banished words

courtesy of Barrie 360 (But they forgot “unprecedented” and sadly….”pivot” – do you agree? “WAIT, WHAT?” LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY UNVEILS ANNUAL LIST OF BANISHED WORDS AT LEAST, WORDS AND PHRASES IT SAYS SHOULD BE BANISHED Dan BlakeleyPublished: Jan 3rd, 2022 3:11pmFacebookTwitter They’re part of our everyday vernacular… “No worries.” “New normal.” “Circle back.” “You’re…

How to Rethink Diversity for the Corner Office

Executives aren’t minted, they’re made – but some candidates don’t know the path.By Rajesh Uttamchandani December 14, 2021Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A successful workplace sets goals — profits, growth, scale — and the best way to achieve those goals is to hire exceptional talent. That means mission-driven people with goals of their own, such as landing…

A new COVID benefit is now in effect, but no one can access it

Critics say the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit is too restrictive to be an effective financial support Richard Raycraft · CBC News · Posted: Dec 20, 2021 3:50 PM ET | Last Updated: December 20 Ottawa pandemic funding draws ire as provinces initiate restrictions, not lockdowns Ottawa’s new Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit is receiving criticism for failing to provide meaningful…