Tent cities causing growing concerns for some Edmontonians

Concerns are growing among some Edmontonians as homeless camps have been set up in inner-city neighbourhoods and don’t seem to be going anywhere. Sean Lamb is a resident and landlord in the McCauley neighbourhood. He said a tent city in…

New mobile grocery store launches in Edmonton to improve access to fresh, affordable food

A different kind of food truck launched in Edmonton on Wednesday with the goal of bringing “healthy, fresh, and affordable food into neighbourhoods facing barriers.” Fresh Routes, a not-for-profit, unveiled its mobile grocery store at the Clareview Community Recreation Centre…

‘Pack a Purse, Pay it Forward’ helps vulnerable woman in Edmonton

The “Pack a Purse – Pay it Forward” initiative takes donations of gently used handbags and new personal items, filled with toiletries, and distributes them to vulnerable women in Edmonton. Marnie Suitor and Ruth Younie with Aspiring Women in Leadership…

University of Calgary food bank in ‘dire need’ of donations due to dramatic rise in demand

Nearly empty shelves at the University of Calgary’s campus food bank have organizers pleading with the campus community, and those outside the school itself, to make donations. Few cans of soup and boxes of macaroni and cheese were left in…

Homeless camps set up in downtown Edmonton raise questions over safe spaces for less fortunate

With dozens of tents lining the streets of Edmonton’s inner city, advocates are asking officials to hold off on evicting the homeless. “We’ve seen it, over the last few weeks, really build up,” explained the Bissell Centre’s Scarlet Bjornson. “Many…

IWK CEO calls for government leaders to improve health of children

Child advocates across Canada, including IWK CEO Dr. Krista Jangaard in Halifax, are calling for federal political leaders to address issues threatening Canada’s children, such as poverty and abuse. A report called Raising Canada: Elections 2019, released Tuesday by the…