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The Heat Is On To Help The Homeless

It's no surprise that summer wins hands-down as Canada’s favourite season. Canadians enjoy the great outdoors and when it comes to summer amusement, running, hiking and biking, watersports, and camping are top activities.

 

However, being outdoors in the heat and sun is not everyone’s idea of fun. Particularly elder homeless men who are already under significant stress because of challenging living conditions. Adding unbearable heat for long periods of time can trigger troublesome health issues… READ MORE

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Why Price Doesn't Matter For Some People

The rising cost of living is in the news almost daily, though people are never more aware of the situation than when they go for groceries, scan thinning flyers, and partially gas-up a vehicle. The problem is not regional, and it’s not going away any time soon.

 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, unstable prices in the Canadian market and in other parts of the world have increasingly impacted millions of Canadians. And this inflation is not just an unfortunate coincidence. Rather, it is an indirect result of the pandemic itself.

 

Higher prices are one of the many negative impacts felt during the pandemic, especially for those with reduced income due to lockdowns, individuals who have lost their jobs, and the working poor… READ MORE

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