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Mentoring for Success program helping Durham youth fill the gap

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Just a couple of hours a month can go a long way in helping a youth who may be in the foster system. That’s why the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation has teamed up with another non-profit to re-launch a mentorship program. Peter, whose last name Global News agreed not …

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Saskatoon city council to look at helping curling clubs – Saskatoon

Saskatoon city council to look at helping curling clubs - Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s city council could examine how the city can help local curling clubs during the coronavirus pandemic. A motion, proposed by Ward 4 councillor Troy Davies, charges the city’s administration with meeting with “Saskatoon curling organizations to discuss potential policy options to ensure the long term financial and operating …

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‘I don’t even know if we’d stay open’: Moncton’s burger festival helping restaurants survive COVID-19 – New Brunswick

‘I don’t even know if we’d stay open’: Moncton’s burger festival helping restaurants survive COVID-19 - New Brunswick

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions forcing dining rooms to close in the area, Moncton’s annual burger festival is continuing in its fourth year. “It’s hundreds of burgers, every single day,” says Jennifer Somers, the general manager of Cheers Beverage Room. “Day in and day out, it’s awesome.” News …

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B.C. First Nation credits family who self-disclosed COVID-19 diagnosis with helping outbreak control

B.C. First Nation credits family who self-disclosed COVID-19 diagnosis with helping outbreak control

A First Nation in the Vancouver Coastal Health region says it’s starting to get a large COVID-19 outbreak under control — and the only reason is that the first family to test positive posted on social media, alerting their community. There have been 59 cases of COVID-19 in the …

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‘Keep In Touch’ program helping seniors in Lethbridge deal with isolation – Lethbridge

‘Keep In Touch’ program helping seniors in Lethbridge deal with isolation - Lethbridge

By just simply picking up the phone, volunteers like Allison Atwood are making a difference for seniors in the Lethbridge community. “I know from working with them and doing activities with them, how lonely and depressed they were then, so I just knew they were probably being even more …

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Winnipeg cops applaud officers for helping local senior – Winnipeg

Winnipeg cops applaud officers for helping local senior - Winnipeg

Winnipeg police are applauding the efforts of some of their officers for helping a local senior. Police said Wednesday that officers responded to a call involving the 80-year-old and were concerned for the senior’s well-being after realizing the person was isolated and had no money for food. The officers …

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Coronavirus reversed a decade of progress helping world’s poor, minister says – National

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International Development Minister Karina Gould isn’t running any victory laps despite ending 2020 by doing what so few of her political predecessors could — wrestling a sizable increase in Canadian foreign-aid spending. Gould announced a $485-million increase in Canada’s $5.9-billion overseas development assistance budget this week, money earmarked for …

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U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push – Edmonton

U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push - Edmonton

As COVID-19 increases the urge for many to shop online, the University of Alberta has partnered with the City of Edmonton to help local businesses improve their presence on the web. The Making Edmonton Digital program aims to get small businesses that may not have been able to make …

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Hotels in Quebec to get helping hand as tourism industry hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic – Montreal

Hotels in Quebec to get helping hand as tourism industry hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic - Montreal

Quebec has unveiled a plan to help hotels weathering the financial storm from the novel coronavirus health crisis, but places with more than 300 rooms will have to wait. Tourism Minister Caroline Proulx announced Wednesday that the province is injecting $38 million into hotels with four to 299 rooms …

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How the Canadian Red Cross in Manitoba is helping during the pandemic – Winnipeg

How the Canadian Red Cross in Manitoba is helping during the pandemic - Winnipeg

The Red Cross in Manitoba is offering up services to help First Nations communities during the coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve been invited by the Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team to help the health teams already there with COVID-19 testing,” said Jason Small of the Canadian Red Cross, …

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