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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, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Huge oilsands project cancelled in light of protests over resource development

Even as protests continue over a proposed natural gas (Coastal GasLink) line in northern B.C., and continued opposition to an oil pipeline (TransMountain) from Alberta to the Pacific, a huge oilsands mine project has been cancelled. Teck resources said the »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Reggae music brings together Indigenous and Arab culture

Tonight, Shauit and the Moroccan group Wachmn’Hit will give their last concert in a city near Montreal, in the French-speaking province of Quebec. Shauit is a Innu singer and songwriter from Maliotenam, a First Nations reserve north-east of Quebec. Wachmn’Hit is »

Health, Highlights, International, Society

The ultra-ultra isolation endurance challenge

Two Canadians and an American are set to embark upon a most unusual physical, and perhaps psychological, endurance challenge. John Witzing, 43, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer from the city of Peterborough Ontario, and personal trainer Josh Chessman, 28 »

Society

Positive change for black youth in Ontario is project goal

The Toronto company, Urban Rez Solutions has launched a three-pronged project as part of a province of Ontario government campaign to reduce violence for its black citizens. The government has committed $47 million over four years to its Black Youth »

Economy, Health, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Were you a miner? McIntyre powder update

Ontario gov’t pledges $1 million for research After years of effort by a miner’s daughter, it’s starting to have an effect. Janice Martell was the daughter of a miner in northern Ontario. He was one of thousands of miners in »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Natural gas megaproject shelved

A $36-billion project plan to build a 900-km pipeline and west coast port to transport liquefied natural gas to Asia has been shelved. The Pacific NorthWest LNG consortium announced the decision was made by the Malaysian oil and gas company »

Arts & Entertainment, Canada 150, Society

Art will tell four stories of marginalized peoples

A new project celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary will tell the story of four marginalized communities and how artists are going about depicting them. Creators of the Lost Stories project solicited stories and then chose four from 150 submissions from across »

Health, Society

New project brings mental health services to youth

A new project will provide immediate and sustained help for young people with mental health problems at 12 locations across Canada and is accessible by phone or over the internet. Alternatively, health care workers will even visit youth at a »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canadian flute teachers create inspirational CD

Canadian flute teachers decided to give students a boost by creating a new CD to please and inspire them, and students and teachers from around the world bought in. A Young Flutist’s Anthology was launched via a crowd-funding. It includes »