Bus crash survivor works hard in physiotherapy

‘Driven and motivated’ Hockey player Ryan Straschnitzki was paralyzed from the chest down in his team’s catastrophic bus crash, but now he is at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia working hard at rehabilitation. “He’s just driven and motivated,”» 


Snowy owl in critical condition but improving after crash

A snowy owl is healing in a wildlife rehabilitation centre in western Canada after crashing into a sports utility vehicle on December 28th. The young male raptor was caught in the grille of the vehicle but a telephone call brought» 

Health, Society

Uneven help for stroke victims: report

The latest report from Heart & Stroke Foundation found “extensive gaps in recovery support and services for Canadians who experience stroke at any age.” Every year, about 62,000 Canadians of all ages suffer this sudden stop of blood flow to» 


Advocates decry increased charges for prisoner phone calls

Prisoner advocates say making inmates pay exorbitant fees to make phone calls is bad for rehabilitation and reintegration into society. The western province of Manitoba has recently begun charging its inmates new telephone rates which used to be almost free.» 


Too many young lawbreakers sent to jail: book

Quick fixes like incarceration and sanctions do not lead to better rehabilitation of young offenders or more community safety, argues a new collection of essays. Serious and Violent Young Offenders and Youth Criminal Justice contains articles by prominent Canadian researchers»