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Calgary prepares to host Special Olympics Games, Canadians can support by buying doughnut

Darby Taylor was on a road trip with his family from Calgary to Disneyland when he learned that he would be an ambassador for the upcoming Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in his hometown. The 29-year-old Taylor was so happy that he declared he no longer needed to go to …

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Parents plead for public’s support finding missing New Westminster son – BC

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The parents of a New Westminster, B.C.,  man who has not been seen since last month are pleading for help in finding him. Pavlo “Paul” Nosenko was last seen in Richmond near Graybar Road and Westminster Highway around 9:50 p.m. on Dec. …

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Hospital staff overworked, support from province needed, Ontario union says

Hospital workers are buckling under the pressure of heavy workloads largely brought about by a staffing crisis, an Ontario union said Wednesday as it urged the province to do more to support those working in the health-care system. CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions said Wednesday that understaffing is taking …

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Peer support line for first responders and military looking for Alberta volunteers

For decades, Karyn Carty and Peter Seigenthaler worked in the police services, dealing with some of the most difficult and traumatic cases. But now, they work directly with other first responders and military members who are looking to speak with colleagues who know exactly what they’re going through. Over the …

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How a Halifax-area encampment plans to celebrate the holidays amid ‘heartwarming’ support

Living in a tent encampment is difficult at the best of times, but it’s especially rough during the winter, when it’s hard to find respite from the biting cold and wind. But with the holidays around the corner, Josh Punk, a resident at the Cobequid Road ballfield in Lower Sackville, …

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Specialty license plates for sale in support of MMIWG2S in Manitoba – Winnipeg

Manitobans can now purchase specialty license plates in support of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The plates are available through Autopac agents across the province, each costing $70. The initiative was first made possible by the introduction of Bill 204, by current housing minister Bernadette Smith in May. …

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How an Ontario app is providing mental health support for first responders

In a five-part series titled First Responders in Crisis, Global News is looking at some of the issues that continue to loom around mental health and first responders. We’ll explore what’s being done to help first responders and what has changed over the decade. When it comes to mental health, …

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Where we live: Founders say Winnipeg motorcycle shop weathered pandemic with local support – Winnipeg

Starting a business can be challenging even at the best of times, but one Winnipeg couple managed to launch Moto 49, their motorcycle repair shop and “community garage,” just before the start of the pandemic. Thanks to some quick thinking and leaning into a supportive community, Moto 49 co-founders Robyn …

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No lack of caffeine here: Winnipeg coffee businesses see growth through local support – Winnipeg

While the pandemic saw many businesses shutter, it also saw some open, grow, or evolve by shoring up customers in a time of economic challenges. Sheepdog Brew Co. is a tasty example of how the power of caffeine and brand development can open new doors. For first responder Shawn Black, …

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Ontario consulting on how to better support job-seeking veterans, military spouses

TORONTO — Ontario is launching consultations on how to address the barriers that veterans and military spouses face when looking for work. There are about 150,000 veterans in Ontario, with almost a third of them between the ages of 25 and 54, and an estimated 14,500 military spouses, a consultation …

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