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Highlights/charity

Health, Society

Beloved Montreal priest dies

Father Emmet Johns was a priest in Montreal, but one who’s “chapel” was mostly the downtown streets of the city. His death at age 89 was announced this past weekend. In 1988, after a lifetime as a parish priest, at» 

Economy, Society

Today is “Giving Tuesday”- annual charity day

As we approach the Christmas and holiday season, it’s a traditional high mark in the year for donating to charities. After the shopping sales frenzy of the American-inspired “Black Friday”, followed by online sales called “Cyber Monday”, charities began the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Big and bearded and sexy for charity

They’re known as the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club. And they’re showing off their furry manly charms as mermen, or in a more Newfoundlandish way, Merb’ys (mer boys).  Hasan Hal is the man behind the effort. Hasan Hai» 

Economy, Politics, Society

The kinder gentler parking meter

No-one has a particular fondness for parking meters. Old style mechanical meters are slowly being replaced by digital metering systems. These are perhaps even less appreciated as, unlike the old system, they give no indication of un-used time still available» 

Society

Canadians urged to make ‘smart’ charity donations

A recent study suggests that about 15 per cent of giving in the U.S. was wasted because of donations to low-performing, less-efficient and less-effective charities. If this applies to Canada, there could be millions of dollars of waste. “While this» 

Society

Donate fire relief to local charities, urges group

A group that evaluates charities is urging Canadians to donate money for Fort McMurray relief to local charities rather than to the Canadian Red Cross.  So far, Canadians have donated an unprecedented $67 million to that agency to help the» 

Society

Record bounty, eggnog for charity

During the entire month of December, for the past 20 years, a pub in Calgary, Alberta, has been serving its secret recipe eggnog for charity. This year, the Ship and Anchor set aside $5 from every $5.95-glass sold and broke» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

The LINK ONLINE

This past week, Carmel Kilkenny, Terry Haig, and Gilda Salomone all filled in at various times, but presenting the show today are Marc Montgomery and Wojtek Gwiazda. We start out with a look at the just released federal budget for Canada.»