Category Archives: Community

Canadian engineer develops solar powered hospital

TORONTO — The Canadian branch of an international humanitarian organization is celebrating the success of a multi-year effort to set up a solar powered hospital in Syria, and is now setting its sights on other conflicts where it can help people.

The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) is an international medical aid organization...

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Potential liver donors offer to help Inuk woman

TORONTO — A lawyer for an Inuk activist suffering from acute liver failure says several supporters have volunteered to be her organ donor, but the search for a viable match is being stalled by an Ontario transplant program's six-month sobriety requirement.

According to friends and family, Delilah Saunders was sent to a Toronto hospital in critical...

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Quebec woman dies in fire north of Montreal

MONTREAL — A 57-year-old woman died early Sunday in an apartment building fire in the Laurentians north of Montreal.

It broke out around six a.m. in the victim's apartment, one of four in the building in Labelle, Quebec.

Neigbours were able to get the woman out of the building before help arrived.

But she was unconscious and was...

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Penny-rounding benefits Canadian grocers: study

VANCOUVER — Grocery stores across the country are cashing in on the demise of the penny, according to a young researcher at the University of British Columbia.

Third-year economics and mathematics student Christina Cheng has written a paper that says Canadian grocers are making $3.27 million per year from penny-rounding.

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase...

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