Southern Alberta woman warns of Facebook scammers using random addresses – Lethbridge | Canadian

“Buyer beware.” Claresholm resident Paula Berard reinforced that well-known warning after multiple people showed up on her doorstep this week hoping to pick up purchases made on Facebook Marketplace. It started Monday afternoon when two separate people came to her house within two hours looking for the same gazebo. “That’s when I realized something was […]

Hunger Strike ends after City of London, ‘The Forgotten 519’ reach agreement to help homeless – London | Canadian

After the third round of talks with London, Ont., city officials, a group advocating for Londoners experiencing homeless say they are ending their hunger strike after reaching an agreement. This comes after an organizing member of #TheForgotten519 group, Dan Oudshoorn, began a hunger strike on the steps of city hall Tuesday, calling for action to stem […]

Fort Saskatchewan obstetrics unit closing temporarily due to staffing shortage – Edmonton | Canadian

Another Alberta hospital has announced a closure due to staffing shortages. Alberta Health Services says the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital will temporarily close its obstetrics unit starting Saturday for at least two weeks. The agency says pregnant patients who planned on delivering at the hospital will need to adjust their birth plans to instead deliver at the […]

Victoria-based charity seeks public support to equip Ukrainians in need with prosthetics – BC | Canadian

A Victoria-based charity is seeking public support to expand its prosthetic limb operation into war-torn Ukraine.  The Victoria Hand Project designs and deploys low-cost, 3D-printed prosthetic arms in eight developing countries and in underserved communities in Canada and the United States. Lately, CEO Michael Peirone said people have messaged the organization with demand from Ukraine, […]

University of Saskatchewan researchers collaborate on global paper on flood, drought mitigation | Canadian

A team at the University of Saskatchewan has been working with international researchers on a global investigation to better protect the world from floods and droughts. Dr. Saman Razavi, associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan’s school of environment and sustainability said we’ve been reliant on the past to try and determine what will happen […]

FACT FOCUS: Why Final Election Results Take Days, Not Hours

As poll workers spend long hours counting ballots in Arizona and elsewhere in the days after Tuesday’s primary election, some critics argue they should be done counting them by now. Widely shared Twitter posts this week called the delayed results “corrupt” and “unacceptable,” while Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake at a Wednesday news conference said […]