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Category: Social Issues


Waiting for the dough: One Ontario family’s life in limbo on the list for autism services

There are just more that 53,000 places in the Rogers Centre for eager baseball fans supporting the Toronto Blue Jays. Replace each fan with a child on Ontario’s waitlist for autism services and there still wouldn’t be enough room.  The Durand-Shea family of the Durham region occupies three of those seats. As the mother of seven-year-old triplet boys who are…

Social Issues

Winnipeg motion to dismantle bus shelters illustrates need for safe consumption sites, say activists

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg City Council is set to hear a motion Thursday to dismantle bus shelters along a major east-end street after the proposal was jilted at the city’s Executive Policy Committee meeting last week. The idea is being pushed by Transcona Coun. Shawn Nason, who recommended the removal of glass, doors, and benches at two bus shelters on Regent…