Halifax poet launches literary journal to help survivors of gender-based violence heal

Survivors of gender-based violence are using creative expression to heal themselves and build a community of people who care for one another. According to Status of Women Canada, gender-based violence (GBV) is violence committed against someone based on their gender…

Mental health investment extends hours at Regina General Hospital

A $375,000 investment from the Saskatchewan government is allowing the Regina General Hospital’s emergency department to provide longer hours of mental crisis support. The money is from the 2019-20 provincial budget which also included spending on mental health and addictions.…

Woman charged after racist tirade, assault on man

In Toronto, charges have been filed after a video surfaced, showing a woman verbally attacking a man and spitting on him. She was also holding a sign saying “Vote Andrew Scheer.” As Jeff Semple reports, the video has sparked reaction…

Summertime sadness: Disappointing Edmonton weather can affect people’s moods

Let’s be real. Summer temperatures in Edmonton have not been high and that’s left a lot of people feeling a bit low. Summer in much of central Alberta hasn’t met many expectations and the cloudy, grey weather can affect people’s…

Missing CAMH patients cause victim’s friend to feel ‘re-victimized’

A Whitby woman says she is frightened and frustrated after learning her best friend’s killer was transferred to Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Her concern peaked after news other patients disappeared from the mental health facility. Jamie Mauracher…

Premier Doug Ford says hand gun ban not needed

August 9 2019 6:29pm Premier Doug Ford spoke with reporters during a wide-ranging news conference about a number of issues, including gun violence in the GTA and mental health. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

YYZ Why? Show special answers why certain Toronto landmarks, places exist.

In Toronto, we are fortunate to have many different landmarks, unique places and monuments but we may not know WHY they’re there or how they came to be. In this 1/2 hour special, Melanie Zettler shares a series of stories…