Saskatoon city council offers $100K to pilot program addressing downtown social issues

The plan is bringing together the Ministry of Social Services, the health authority and other organizations like housing agencies, the food bank and Prairie Harm Reduction.
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Ontario reports 365 new coronavirus cases after over 40K tests completed
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Police investigating possible kidnapping in Brampton
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Sunsprout Micro Greens Alfalfa recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination
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Republicans hopeful filling Ginsburg’s Supreme Court spot will help shift U.S. election
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The presentation next week of the second speech from the throne in less than a year will formally reset the clock on Justin Trudeau’s second term government. But for how long? Chantal Hébert writes.
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Dozens displaced after fire badly damages Dieppe, N.B., apartment building
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Finnish cruise ship evacuated after running aground in Baltic Sea
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Peel region police investigating after woman is kidnapped in Brampton
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An elevator, a rapper and an elephant: a look at stories told by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Wisconsin man shocked to discover a brain washed up on the beach
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Today’s coronavirus news: British Columbia in preparation mode for a possible pandemic election similar to that recently held in New Brunswick
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Biden to weigh in on Supreme Court vacancy after death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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There is no excuse for Doug Ford suppressing mandate letters to ministers
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Throne speech offers a chance for all parties to hit the reset button
Let us hope that the pain we have been through together, the power of ritual and ceremony, which is always part of the opening of Parliament, will tilt the political scales a little more toward statesmanship than showmanship.
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