Day: February 10, 2021

Indigenous community sets up warming tents for homeless population during extreme cold

A coalition of Indigenous grassroots organizations and volunteers set up two teepees and a prospector tent in Winnipeg’s core on Tuesday to help keep the homeless population warm through bitterly cold temperatures. “The majority of the homeless people are our people, Indigenous people, so we want to make sure that they’re safe and they have a …

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Chestnut Hill Developments Rec Complex in Pickering opens as warming centre

The Chestnut Hill Developments Rec Complex in Pickering is turning into a place where you can warm up during the cold weather. Officials say the complex, on Valley Farm Road south of Kingston Road, will act as a designated warming centre Thursday through Sunday evening. The centre will be open daily from 10 a.m. until …

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$14.9B promised to Canadian cities for ‘major public transit projects’

The federal Liberal government is promising cash-strapped cities billions of dollars in permanent funding for their public- transit systems — though most of the money won’t start flowing until later in the decade. Read more: Public transit ridership down 75% compared to June 2019: report Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the $14.9-billion announcement on Wednesday …

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