Calgary outreach programs connects with seniors virtually, records ‘legacy stories’

Storytelling Alberta launched a virtual outreach program in Calgary last year that focuses on connecting seniors with storytellers and technology.
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Curfew is hard on Quebec cinemas, but they're glad to be open 
Cinemas in Quebec's red zones are struggling because of the curfew and the ban on snack sales, but they're happy to be welcoming guests back to the big screen.
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Lethbridge golfers get ready to hit the green
Some golf courses in the Lethbridge area were ready to tee off this weekend. Others are taking a little extra time, but promise an early start to the golf season.
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Provincial government under fire for lack of pay-equity law
Women in B.C. make an average of 18.6 per cent less than men, the largest pay gap in Canada
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Group calls for Quebec women's shelters to be more accessible
Steven Laperrière, RAPLIQ's general manager, said since there are no statistics in Quebec, the issue of abuse towards women in wheelchairs is a silent crisis. "Women with disabilities don't complain, for the reasons stated."
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300+ patients waiting to see Saskatoon psychiatrists
A letter to Saskatoon family doctor said the system has a backlog of patients seeking referrals for mental illness. The pool system said only one nurse handles the referrals.
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Vancouver developer convicted of compromising health of trees
Robert Boykiw retained David Affleck, an unqualified trimmer, to prune the trees from the Ash Street property that were extending onto the West 16th lot. Affleck earlier pleaded guilty to three counts related to the pruning of the trees and was fined $1,500.
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Actor filming in Vancouver says dogs and wife attacked by coyote in Stanley Park
Alan Tudyk, who is in town filming the series Resident Alien, took to Twitter to say an aggressive coyote grabbed one of his dogs Raisin and snapped at his wife.
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Nova Scotia Health issues warning after two Halifax-area drug overdoses
'Opioid and benzodiazepine overdoses can look similar. This is why it is important to always call 911 in the event of any overdose.'
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Trial begins for truck driver charged in 2016 crash that killed 4 on Highway 400
"There was no reason for him to not have slowed down his tractor trailer way in advance," Crown attorney Katalin Kirec said.
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‘An inclusivity issue’: National hairstyling standards update places more emphasis on diversity
The 2019 updates to the national Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) for hairstylists emphasize diversity in Canada.
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Historic mug shots offer glimpse into Vancouver's bad old days
Police book features photos, crimes, aliases, descriptions, nationality, occupation and 'criminal occupation'.
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Why does Harry and Meghan's son Archie not have a royal title?
Meghan suggested in her interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday that her and Prince Harry's son Archie was denied the title of prince by Buckingham Palace and that the decision was 'different from protocol.' However, a royal decree suggests Archie doesn't have the birthright to be a prince, yet.
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COVID-19 vaccines: Two B.C. nurses helping organize their retired ‘sisters’ to return to health care
Getting the word out to retired RNs and work to ensure there is a ‘one-stop-shopping’ site where nurses can go to smoothly get back into the system
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Martin Regg Cohn: Doug Ford helped create a crisis for Ontario’s universities. Now it’s up to him to save them
If Doug Ford’s Tories can find a cool $500 million for municipalities, it’s worth asking why they can’t dig deeper into their increasingly liquid treasury to help Ontario’s universities, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Renewable diesel boom highlights challenges in clean-energy transition
Unlike other green fuels such as biodiesel, renewable diesel can power conventional auto engines without being blended with diesel derived from crude oil
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Women’s shelters call on Quebec to make safety a priority in upcoming budget
There's pressure this International Women's Day for the Quebec government to do more to protect women from violence.
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Have your say: Do you think it is too early for Toronto to reopen non-essential businesses?
Do you think it is too early for Toronto to reopen non-essential businesses?
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Allison Hanes: Bring back kids' sports, but not so fast
Students just returned to class after March Break on Monday and many schools are on high alert waiting to see the fallout. There are legitimate fears that a week of relaxation meant relaxed attitudes toward public health measures for some Quebecers.
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What Kids Like Archie Can Learn From Rescue Hens
Meghan Markle’s pups, Guy and Pula, are both rescue dogs. The former senior royal is on record as saying they’ve been a great source of comfort this past year ― a turbulent one, to say the least, since Meghan and husband Prince Harry stepped back from their official duties, fought multiple lawsuits with tabloids media outlets, and experienced heartbreaking baby loss.During a two-hour interview with Oprah that aired Sunday, Meghan and Harry invited the former talk show host to put on “wellies” and visit their newest rescue animals ― a brood of hens. The former factory-farm birds are living their best life now in upgraded digs.  Soon enough, they’re strutting around like they own the place!Christen Shepherd, rescue hen volunteerThe young family’s little red coop is no Cluckingham Palace, but it’s fittingly humble, given the new life they’ve opted to lead. It has lots of space inside for roosting, and outside ― in a safely fenced yard ― for running around. The sign on the wall, which says “Archie’s Chick Inn, Established 2021,” is a sweet touch.While rescuing small house pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs, is common in North America, rescuing hens typically flies under the radar. Yet there are grassroots groups and charitable organizations on both sides of the Atlantic dedicated to giving these birds a better life after they’re no longer laying enough eggs to be considered productive on a factory farm. What’s the appeal in rescuing hens?Hen rescue not only changes the lives of the birds, children get a lot out of it too, according to Christen Shepherd. The mother of six has rescued hundreds of hens from battery farms — which confine the birds in small cages — since 2008, to rehabilitate on her Ontario hobby farm. Then, they’re adopted out to good homes, where they’ll have the chance to act like birds. She has also run a farm therapy program, bringing kids from a nearby group home in to help nurture the hens and rebuild their trust in humans. View this post on InstagramA post shared by
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Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Tabloid Body-Shaming During 1st Pregnancy
The tabloids can be vicious to pregnant bodies, a fact that Kim Kardashian knows first-hand. In a series of Instagram story posts last Friday, the media mogul and mom of four opened up about how traumatizing it was for her to endure body-shaming from the press eight years ago. After watching the documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” the 40-year-old celebrity parent said she related to the singer’s struggles. “No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement for entertainment,” she wrote, according to screenshots shared by People. During the reality TV star’s first pregnancy in 2013, she revealed that tabloid put-downs about her looking like a whale and jokes about her weight made her deeply upset.“I cried every single day over what was happening to my body,” wrote the Kardashian wrote, to the pressures of not looking like “what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like.”She described not leaving her home for months because of how insecure the attention made her feel. “It really broke me.” I cried every single day over what was happening to my body.Kim KardashianKardashian had a pregnancy complication called preeclampsia, which can cause sudden swelling and organ failure. It can be fatal if untreated.This condition caused Kardashian to go into emergency labour and give birth to North six weeks early. She talked about her health problems with preeclampsia in a video last December, revealing that her placenta didn’t exit her body. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian)She developed preeclampsia again while carrying Saint. After five operations and following advice from her doctors, Kardashian went with surrogates for her youngest children.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian)While the mom was able to bounce back from the public ridicule she endured at the time, she ended her Instagram story posts with a call for people to be more understanding of others.“You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I’ve learned through my own experiences that it’s always better to lead with kindness,” she said.It’s a very mature take, one that shows how she may have grown from her early years in the spotlight. As one Twitter user pointed out with a clip from “E! True Hollywood Spotlight,” the Kardashian had once used the intense media scrutiny on Britney Spears to her advantage and pretended to be the pop star’s friend. Interesting take @KimKardashian. I guess you forgot about this pic.twitter.com/F2eP2AQ6W5https://t.co/jh0kSV6Kvj— cody (@codyspearz) March 6, 2021Kardashian’s media savvy is undeniable, but the reality star’s candid Instagram story suggests no one is immune to how hurtful tabloids can be.  Also on HuffPost:MORE ON PARENTSGabrielle Union, Stepdaughter Bond Over ‘10 Things I Hate About You'Meghan Markle Opens Up About Her Dad's 'Betrayal'Pandemic Baby Bust On The Way For Canada
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Biden’s $1.9T bet that a COVID-19 relief fund can help cure America
Provisions in the 628-page bill add up to one of the largest enhancements to the social safety net in decades, pushing the country into uncharted territory.
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A social conservative group plans to force the Conservative party to change its position on abortion. Here’s how
The Campaign Life Coalition accused “establishment swamp” of blocking social conservative policy resolutions at upcoming Conservative convention.
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Emma Teitel: ‘COVID-19 has not gone away’: Life in the Grey Zone in Toronto is a strange and scary place
The vaccines are within sight, but we are also reopening the economy as the variants spread.
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‘Spring Market’ in the works at London’s 100 Kellogg Lane
Dozens of vendors have lined up to participate in the indoor and outdoor Spring Market, which is set to run over three weeks in April.
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Gregor Chisholm: This could be the year that the Blue Jays’ Julian Merryweather breaks out (if he doesn’t break down)
The player to be named later in the Josh Donaldson trade could have an impact in the rotation or the bullpen, and it’s time for the Jays to find out.
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'My life was beautiful' before he turned me into a prostitute, woman testifies in human trafficking case
"He said he would never let me go like my parents had." 
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Canadian Premier League offers first glimpse at its bottom line
Entering its third season, the Canadian Premier League has demonstrated there is an appetite for a domestic soccer circuit in Canada.
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Non-essential retail stores reopen as Toronto enters the grey zone
Stores across Toronto and Peel Region slowly emerge from lockdown to welcome back customers.
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Illegal firearm investigation leads to charges for two Interlake men: RCMP
A pair of Interlake men are facing charges following an investigation into illegal firearm possession, according to Manitoba RCMP.
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Four Nova Scotia women talk possibilities and priorities on this International Women’s Day
The theme of International Women's Day 2021 is 'choose to challenge,' which calls on folks to challenge the status quo and call out gender bias and inequality in all their forms.
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Head of Ryerson School of Journalism steps down amid calls to address racism
Janice Neil, the chair of the Ryerson School of Journalism, said in a tweet on Sunday that she is stepping down, but provided no reasons for her decision.
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Person charged with child abduction in Parry Sound, Ont.
Police say the child was returned safely.
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Introducing Deep Left Field, a baseball podcast with Mike Wilner
Coming soon! Longtime Toronto Blue Jays radio voice Mike Wilner hosts Deep Left Field, a baseball podcast from the Toronto Star. With great baseball coverage, opinion and analysis from Mike and other Star sports journalists including Laura Armstrong and Gregor Chisholm, as well as MLB players and others in the game, Deep Left Field will have everything you need to know about the Jays and baseball in general.
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N.B. family seeks community support for son’s rehab equipment
A N.B. family is seeking support from the community to help purchase rehab equipment for their son.
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Systemic discrimination against Indigenous women magnified during COVID-19, Bennett says
One expert noted resources to deal with mental-health problems are limited, since many Indigenous communities are small and remote.
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