A harm reduction approach that prescribes alcohol to people who have struggled with homelessness in Halifax is showing encouraging results, according to those who run the program.
The Manage Alcohol Program out of the North End Community Health Centre administers pre-set daily doses of liquor to 25 clients taking part in the project.
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With hundreds of wildfire evacuees now living in hotels in Winnipeg and Brandon, some say they're struggling to settle into their home away from home. 
"Right now we're all confused. We don't know what's going on.
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Some Canadian universities are turning down residence applications by the hundreds this year, and the rejected students — who were hoping for an on-campus experience after the COVID-19 pandemic ate their final years of high school — say it's a major disappointment.
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Member of The Dead South accused of sexual misconduct returns to group

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Regina band The Dead South is reuniting with its cello player, who last year faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
The band's website features a statement from the group welcoming back original member Danny Kenyon.
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A controversial monument being built in Ottawa to honour victims of communist regimes has received donations in honour of known fascists and Nazi collaborators, according to a list posted online by the organization spearheading the project.
The Memorial to the Victims of Communism is being financed partly through a "buy-a-brick" campaign called Pathways to Liberty, which is run by the registered charity Tribute to Liberty.
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Residents of a village in Colchester County, N.S., have rallied around a family who became homeless earlier this year — with the goal of building them a house in a matter of weeks.
The entire experience has been both "overwhelming" and "uplifting," said Elaine Heighton, the mother of four who was the recipient of the community outpouring that will allow her family to move out of tents and into their own home.
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Ontario's COVID-19 paid sick day program getting little uptake

Ontario's long-awaited paid sick day program — created to protect vulnerable workers from COVID-19 — has seen far less uptake than anticipated, new figures reveal.
Premier Doug Ford's government announced the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit in late April, after the pandemic's third wave was already receding.
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Canada vs Zimbabwe: Two divergent paths of COVID-19 vaccination

HARARE, ZIMBABWE -- When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school -- her 13-year-old daughter's fear of needles.
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Permanent residents in limbo waiting to immigrate to Canada

Aashray Kovi refreshes his email several times a day hoping for good news from Canadian immigration officials.
The 28-year-old computer programmer who lives in Bangalore, India, is one of about 23,000 aspiring immigrants with expired or soon-to-be expired documents waiting to enter Canada.
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Texting and Twitter aren't the only ways to communicate with the world, especially if you have a lot of patience.
A 26-year-old from Washington state proved that after a long-lost message in a bottle she tossed into the Pacific Ocean nine years ago showed up on a remote section of B.C.
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High winds driving Osoyoos, B.C. wildfire closer to neighbourhoods

VANCOUVER -- An evacuation order on the eastern edge of Osoyoos, B.C., was expanded Thursday, as gusty afternoon winds pushed the Nk’Mip Creek fire closer to homes in that community.
Officials with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen added 164 additional properties to the list, including one belonging to Betty and Kent Drover, who spoke to CTV News as they loaded important belongings into their vehicles.
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When it comes to climate change, there is one fairly well-understood extreme that will affect humans in the decades to come: heat.  
Scientists know that climate change will see events like hurricanes, droughts, floods and heat waves increase in frequency or intensity.
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CALGARY -- Dalia Kafi's friends and family remember her as someone who used to light up a room and who loved social gatherings.
"Dalia was a great person," said Bearina Kafi, Dalia's older sister.
"To me, personally, she's been so helpful.
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