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Economy, Society

Vancouver pilot project to increase access to transit for low income earners

A pilot project to increase access to transit for low-income residents in the city of Vancouver was approved by the city council on Tuesday. The approved pilot project is a reduced fare transit program that is looking to design, test, »

Health

Heart & Stroke Foundation launches campaign against youth vaping

The Heart & Stroke Foundation is urging Canadians to reach out to the federal government and ask them to take action to restrict the amount of flavours and limit the amount of nicotine in vapes through its new campaign to »

Internet, Science & Technology

Kids Code Jeunesse launches campaign to teach children about algorithms

In our digital world, algorithms play a big role in how people consume and experience the internet.  That is why Kids Code Jeunesse alongside the Canadian Commission to the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization launched the Algorithm Literacy »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International

Soprano superstar’s brush with death leads to heart and stroke campaign

Measha Brueggergosman is a world renowned opera star.  In 2009, following an incident, an emergency MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) resulted in immediate surgery on an aortic tear that saved her life. This year after finishing a series of concerts with »

Health, Society

Organ donor? No traffic ticket

It’s called “second chance”. Police in Calgary Alberta have joined with other forces in California in a programme to encourage organ donation. Instead of a costly ticket for offences like an illegal U-turn, or a parking violation or others at »

Politics, Society

Election adverts in Canada – first salvoes fired

With Canada’s general election still several months away in October, the political parties are well into election mode already. Leaders and other members of the various parties have already begun to hold public meetings across Canada. Advertisements have begun as »

Health, International

‘Water for Life’ initiative by UNICEF raises millions

For the 26th time, UNICEF will hold a gala in the western city of Calgary to raise money for its “Water for Life” campaign. UNICEF says that it and its partners reached 45 million people with improved water supplies in »

Society

Dyslexia campaign draws attention to common disability

In order to raise awareness about the reading and writing disability called dyslexia, different monuments across Canada will be lit up on certain days between October 14 and 22, 2018. It’s estimated that 10-20 per cent of Canadian children have »

Health

Mental health campaign aims to reduce stigma

A major Canadian company has launched a t-shirt campaign to raise awareness about mental health issues and to help fund support services. The Hudson’s Bay Company is a global retailer and this campaign is part of a larger one in »

Health, Society

Heart disease and stroke cutting women’s lives short: campaign

‘Time for women to stop dying unnecessarily’ Heart disease and stroke claim the life of a woman in Canada every 17 minutes and “sex and gender blinders have caused too many women’s lives to be cut short,” according to the »