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Black youth gather at Calgary event to help empower immigrants

Dozens of youth with East African backgrounds gathered at the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary on Saturday during an event aimed at helping them achieve their full potential. Adi Eyassu Sahilie moved to Canada 12 year ago from Ethiopia. She said even as a skilled worker and fluent English, she …

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Ottawa food banks struggling to keep up with demand amid funding crunch – Ottawa

An Ottawa community organization says it is struggling to meet demand for its food program, and will need to cut back its services if it can’t secure more funding. With COVID-19 supports drying up and food prices skyrocketing, the Caldwell Family Centre is just one group pleading for more support …

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Cancer care in Manitoba improving but still more work to do: Experts – Winnipeg

Cancer care in Manitoba has been improving but advocates in the field say there’s still more work to do. Currently, nearly 7,000 Manitobans are diagnosed with cancer every year and according to experts that number is expected to grow to 10,000 by 2030 as the province navigates an aging and …

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Protesters in Montreal march in solidarity with anti-government demonstrators in Iran – Montreal

Protesters at a march in downtown Montreal Saturday afternoon said the biting cold was little match for what anti-government demonstrators in Iran have been enduring for months. “This is the least we can do, really,” said Saba Shahcheraghi, a volunteer with the Woman Life Freedom movement, the group which organized …

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Warming centres remain available in Toronto amidst extreme cold, city says – Toronto

The City of Toronto’s warming centres are open, with those located in the downtown operating at capacity overnight, as a cold snap grips the area. In a statement, the city said its emergency homelessness systems had been instructed not to turn anyone away from shelters or warming centres during the …

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Freeland to meet provincial and territorial finance ministers in Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 3, 2023 6:17 am Updated February 3, 2023 6:19 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is hosting an in-person meeting Friday with the provincial and territorial finance ministers in Toronto. The meeting …

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Former Liberal N.S. member of legislature to plead guilty for impaired driving – Halifax

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 3, 2023 10:07 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size The lawyer for a former Liberal member of the Nova Scotia legislature says his client intends to plead guilty to a charge of impaired driving. Don Murray appeared in Halifax …

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Growing dog populations an issue in some Ontario remote communities, shelters under pressure

Phoebe Sutherland rushed last week to capture a stray dog that nipped an elder in her community of Moose Cree First Nation. It was the latest instance of issues springing from a growing population of dogs on the island at the southern tip of James Bay after veterinary services that …

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CHMA Waterloo Wellington campaign shows the many shapes of eating disorders

Eating disorders don’t discriminate – a person can develop a disorder whether they are thin, obese, or anywhere in between. The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington is taking part in Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 1- 8, a national campaign aimed at educating the public about eating disorders. There …

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