News briefsHRPAO, Ottawa team up • Wal-Mart closes unionized store • Temps paid 16% less than full-timers • B.C. adds education funding • Cautious recruiters taking their time • Unions stress cancer prevention • Alta. upping min. wageBy 02/28/2005|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/03/2005 HRPAO, Ottawa team up Toronto — The federal government is giving $840,000 to the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario to produce a new online instructional program to help non-HR professionals in small- and medium-sized businesses design and implement good HR management practices. Designed by HRPAO, the program will help users understand the importance of good HR practices, including work-life balance and employment legislation, as well as best practices in recruitment, selection, orientation, training and retention.Wal-Mart closes unionized storeMississauga, Ont. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.