Crisis

Quebec dropped the ball on initial COVID-19 response, opposition claims – Montreal

Quebec dropped the ball on initial COVID-19 response, opposition claims - Montreal

One day after Dr. Horacio Arruda’s testimony before the national assembly, Quebec Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade took aim at the government’s early response to the pandemic. During Wednesday’s hearing on the Legault government’s COVID-19 response, Anglade focused her questions on the chronology of events since January. It was the …

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Coronavirus: Central Okanagan crisis line calls continue to increase dramatically – Okanagan

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deepen, so does the stress and anxiety experienced by many British Columbians. That all-too-common stress and anxiety has mental health crisis lines ringing off the hook. “We are seeing a huge rise in the number of calls that we are receiving so we …

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Haven Kids’ House there for Saskatchewan families barely hanging on

A photo of Haven Kids’ House in Saskatoon.

A non-profit organization in Saskatoon has new a new name, but its goal remains the same. Haven Family Connections, formerly the Saskatoon Society for the Protection of Children, is striving to keep parents and children together in times of difficulty, hardship and emergency. “When a family’s going through some …

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Demand for mental health services still rising amid COVID-19 pandemic: CMHA Middlesex – London

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The demand for mental health services continues to rise in London and Middlesex County amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s what been seen at the Middlesex branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), which provides support in the region through a number of avenues including its 24/7 support line, …

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Loosening health orders an opportunity for people to access domestic violence supports again – Winnipeg

Loosening health orders an opportunity for people to access domestic violence supports again - Winnipeg

Women’s shelters offering crisis support in Manitoba are encouraging people to access their services as the economy reopens slowly and people begin to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic shut-down. “As far as participants that come to us, they need a connection and they need a place to be,” says Cynthia …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna’s pedestrian trackers show shift in behavior – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Kelowna’s pedestrian trackers show shift in behavior - Okanagan

The City of Kelowna is using its pedestrian trackers to monitor the shift that’s happening in people’s behaviour amid the COVID-19 crisis. The trackers are typically either a small box attached to a pole or a wooden post marked by lines in the pavement, said Matthew Worona, the City of …

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When home isn’t safe: How coronavirus puts neighbours on front lines of abuse

When home isn’t safe: How coronavirus puts neighbours on front lines of abuse

The phone rings less than it used to at the London Abused Women’s Centre. The calls that do come through are often quick and concerning, with women warning the support worker that if their abuser comes in from the backyard or gets out of the shower, they’ll have to hang …

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