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The Packet (Clarenville) - 2020-03-25

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White Hills closing for 2020 season

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• By order of the NL Dental Board, effective March 17, all dental offices in the province are closed for regular dental treatment for two weeks. If you have a dental appointment scheduled within that time period, we will call you to reschedule. • All visitations to all correctional facilities throughout the province are suspended indefinitely. The Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has suspended all trials and appearances except where the accused is currently in custody in which case, trials, bail hearings and urgent matters will be heard. A further update regarding future Provincial Court processes will be posted by close of business Tuesday, March 17. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) asks that the public only visit detachments and headquarters for urgent matters when unable to contact by phone. Persons required to report to a detachment by court order should contact their local detachment for instructions. All group fitness activities, non-essential meetings and any group gatherings at detachments or headquarters are cancelled. Central, Eastern, Western and Labrador-Grenfell Health have visitor restrictions in place at all facilities and have either reduced or postponed any elective or non-emergent services, incuding surgeries. Community-based services will continue for priority services based on client need. All Eastern Health Breastfeeding Support Groups are cancelled until further notice. Mandatory humane harvesting training sessions scheduled for March for the commercial seal fishery are postponed. Any questions on this training can be directed to Fisheries and Oceans Canada by emailing: SealHumaneHarvestingNL@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Qalipu First Nation offices in St. George’s, Stephenville, Corner Brook, Glenwood, and Grand Falls-Windsor are closed to walk-in traffic or appointments. Members can contact staff and council by phone or email. The council meeting scheduled for March 21 in Corner Brook will proceed as planned, however, it will not be open for the attendance of membership. Legal Aid NL is only accepting applications for urgent criminal, family or child protection matters until further notice. • • • • • • • PROVINCIAL ADVISORIES – EDUCATION • All upcoming Gardiner Centre courses and programs have been postponed. If you are impacted by the postponement of training, Gardiner Centre will contact you directly. Gardiner Centre office space will be closed as of March 18. The Gardiner Centre team will be working from home and are available during regular business hours. • The Visible Learning Conference by Corwin, scheduled for April 28-29, is cancelled. Clinical activity in all College of the North Atlantic (CNA) Health Sciences programs – including Practical Nursing and Personal Care Attendant – is suspended until further notice. Memorial University: Activities for faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) in all research laboratories, as well as all fieldwork for faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) will be suspended from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, onward. Researchers currently in the field should return • • immediately. • Memorial University: Students are advised there will be no final exams taking place on campus in April. This includes both on-campus and online invigilated exams. Instructors have been presented with a number of options as alternatives to an on-campus final exam in April, which could include an alternative method for conducting the final exam or the postponement of the on-campus final exam to a later date. Each of these options will give students the choice between accepting a PAS/FAL grade or obtaining a numerical grade. Instructors are expected to communicate the option they have selected for the courses they teach as soon as possible. This does not apply to exams for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, Centre for Nursing Studies or the Western Regional School of Nursing. Those students will be updated directly by the faculty.

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