Canada

January 18, 2023

Vickie Cammack developed real-life social networks to support vulnerable people

Vickie Cammack co-founded the social enterprise Planned Lifetime Advocacy Networks to build connected webs of caring friends, family and community members and assist individuals living with disabilities and isolated elders
January 18, 2023

Overwhelmed food charities say solution to hunger is higher incomes, not more funding

Policies that ensure people have the money they need to afford food are the best solution to growing hunger, says Newfoundland and Labrador non-profit
January 18, 2023

Evening Update: Ukraine’s Interior Minister, at least one child among those killed in helicopter crash that set kindergarten on fire

Also: Ontario integrity commissioner investigating complaint against Housing Minister Steve Clark and his decision to open Greenbelt to development
January 18, 2023

Severe weather in Canada caused $3.1 billion in insured damages in 2022

Insurance Bureau of Canada says 2022 the third worst year for insured losses in Canadian history
January 18, 2023

Pension funds improving on climate but overall still falling short: report

Report by Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health shows a high level of inconsistency among 11 major pension funds in Canada
January 18, 2023

Statistics Canada finds people of colour generally more educated but paid less

Recently published data from 2021 and 2016 censuses reveal employment inequities experienced by visible minorities
January 18, 2023

Rural Sask. lacking support for drug users, says woman in recovery

The executive director of a safe consumption site in Saskatoon says all drugs being tested by users are coming back positive for fentanyl. But treatment beds and drug testing strips are among the supports that are difficult to access in rural Saskatchewan.
January 18, 2023

B.C. court tosses lawsuit alleging province broke rules to report emission targets

B.C.’s environment and climate change minister has ‘reasonably complied’ with the Climate Change Accountability Act, judge says
January 18, 2023

Residents near Lac-Mégantic, Que., fighting new rail relocation that is 'destroying our lives'

Almost 10 years after the deadly rail disaster, Transport Canada's new route for the railway is angering local area residents whose land will be expropriated.
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