At least 6 people missing after major fire in Old Montreal heritage building

At least six people are considered missing and could still be in the rubble following a major fire that raged through a historic building in Old Montreal on Thursday morning, emergency officials said at a news conference Saturday. Investigators had initially said one person was believed to be missing after the fire.Montreal fire operations chief Martin Guilbault…Continue Reading

People working to help B.C.’s homeless population concerned about growing vigilantism

B.C. advocates working with the homeless population say they’re concerned about growing vigilantism after a man was shot while trying to reclaim stolen property from an encampment on Vancouver Island.Nanaimo RCMP were called to the incident Sunday afternoon, after the owner of a local mechanic shop — one of six people who went into the encampment to…Continue Reading

3 people confirmed dead in Pikangikum First Nation house fire

Thunder BayThree people have now been confirmed dead after a fire tore through a home in Pikangikum First Nation last Wednesday. It’s the latest deadly fire in a First Nation in northern Ontario this winter.Officials question how many more fires need to happen before long-term solutions put in placeGord Ellis · CBC News · Posted:…Continue Reading

‘It gives people a purpose’: This Inuit wellness project just won a $1M prize

NorthIlitaqsiniq, Nunavut’s literacy council, aims to bring together traditional Inuit wellness teachings and community-based programming with its Pilimmaksaijuliriniq Project. “We found an approach and a method that really meets people’s needs.”Pilimmaksaijuliriniq Project takes top spot at Arctic Inspiration PrizeCBC News · Posted: Feb 09, 2023 5:23 PM EST | Last Updated: 7 hours agoThe team…Continue Reading

Disabled people caring for each other can be a radical act

Montreal·OpinionWhen the best option given by the government is assisted death, caring for each other becomes radical, writes Allie Pauld. It is radical simply by virtue of being performed by a group believed incapable of doing so. It is radical because it too often goes unnoticed.The connections we form are ignored by those outside, so…Continue Reading

People pour love on brewery owned by family of veteran who took down Colorado Springs shooter

People across North America are throwing support behind and buying up merchandise — including T-shirts and headbands — from a brewery owned by the family of a Colorado Springs army veteran who was one of two people who took down a shooter at a club last Saturday.Richard and Jessica Fierro were celebrating a birthday at Club Q in Colorado Springs with their family and…Continue Reading

Operations at Billy Bishop Airport were suspended Saturday afternoon due to a suspicious package, and two people have been detained, Toronto police say.Officers were called to the airport shortly before 4 p.m. ET to investigate a suspicious package.Acting duty inspector Joseph Albanese said when officers arrived they located “a potential explosive device.”Albanese provided no details about what was found, but…Continue Reading

People with lived experience of addiction are helping an Ontario city tackle its overdose crisis

Parked in front of a trap house, where people often go to use drugs, Shauna Pinkerton rifles through her trunk, putting together a bag of harm-reduction supplies.Pinkerton has decades of lived experience using substances, and is now on her own journey of recovery from addiction. She knows people in that house are going to use whether she’s…Continue Reading

Last Updated: August 12, 2022, 17:17 ISTNew Delhi, IndiaThe study noted that the impact of Covid-19 on cardio-related outcomes appeared to be more pronounced in inpatients (who were admitted to the hospital for treatment due to the infection) than in outpatients. (Representational image: Shutterstock)The risks of developing heart diseases were evident in both male and…Continue Reading