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Society

New rules, funding aim to cut homelessness by half

The Canadian government will provide more money with fewer restrictions with the goal of helping cities reduce homelessness by half over the next decade. A research paper from 2016 found that at least 235,000 people in Canada experience homelessness in» 

Environment, Society

Climate action announced for smallest province

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have pledged $47.8 million to tackle climate change and to help Canadians save money and reduce energy waste. Some of the money will go to improving energy efficiency in homes, businesses, industries,» 

Health, Society

Formerly homeless youth guide help for others

A ‘most urgent social issue’ A private foundation is providing $175,000 as part of its efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada. Research suggests that on any given night, more than 6,000 young people are without a place» 

Environment

Ontario colleges funded to cut carbon emissions

Colleges in the province of Ontario are praising the provincial government’s gift of up to $200 million to reduce carbon emissions in the college system and up to $300 in interest-free loans to retrofit college and university facilities. The announcement» 

Internet, Science and Technology

High-speed internet funded for remote eastern towns

“Access to high-speed Internet is not a luxury: it’s essential,” says a news release announcing the Canadian government’s investment of $27 million to bring the service to 70 remote and rural communities in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador.» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Public broadcasting threatened- Switzerland case

skype video interview at bottom of story Swiss referendum may decide to close public broadcasting When radio started in the early part of the last century, most countries established a national public broadcasting system; first radio, then television, and now» 

International

De-mining efforts threatened by lack of funding: advocacy groups

Advocacy groups say “the Ottawa Treaty, which bans all anti-personnel mines, is one of Canada’s great humanitarian contributions to global peace and security” but warns “its vision of a landmine free world is under threat.” The problem is a global» 

Health, International, Politics

Family Planning Summit to address U.S. funding cut

Millions suffer unsafe abortions Canada and other countries are urged to do more to make up for a U.S. ban on organizations that provide or even discuss abortion in family planning around the world. The international Family Planning Summit opens» 

Health, Society

Up to $4 million allocated to fight Lyme disease

The Canadian government has announced up to $4 million to establish a Lyme disease research network to improve diagnosis and treatment. The disease is caused by the bite of certain ticks that carry bacteria. Infection can cause joint pain, neurological» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Government to fund research on brain diseases, disorders

Neurological conditions affect an estimated 2.3 million Canadians and the government will spend millions on brain research to try to help. Among the disorders and diseases are depression, stroke, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, autism and Parkinson’s. Canada has the highest rate»