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Youth support program helps students serving suspensions in Grande Prairie

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alberta, Aug. 24, 2022 — For many youth, succeeding in school or even staying in school can be a significant challenge. To support youth in the region, YMCA of Northern Alberta launched its popular Alternative Suspension program in Grande Prairie in March 2021. This school year, the program will be offered in the Grande Prairie Public School Division, Grande Prairie & District Catholic School Division and Peace Wapiti Public School Division.

Labour shortage among lifeguards, swim instructors a province-wide issue

EDMONTON, Alberta, June 21, 2022 — As summer approaches and families look forward to recreation at Edmonton’s swimming pools or the province’s many lakes, the issue of water safety comes to the forefront. But over the past year, pool and waterfront operators across the province have felt the strain of a major labour shortage when it comes to lifeguards and swim instructors.

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