Month: July 2022

‘Drownings are preventable,’ so this Elgin County coalition is working to fill water-safety gaps

With lifeguards in short supply and the pandemic limiting swim lessons, a new drowning-prevention group in Ontario is looking to educate people heading to beaches about water safety. Briar McCaw and MaryKate Townsend started the Elgin County Drowning Prevention Coalition, working with organizations in the southwestern Ontario region, after noticing a gap in water safety knowledge. They […]

Canadian women’s baseball team honours late longtime player during Friendship Series against USA

This week, the Canadian women’s national baseball team is playing its first games against an international team in three years with heavy hearts. Canada and the United States are competing in a five-game Women’s Baseball Friendship Series, which began Thursday and ends Monday at Baseball Central in Thunder Bay, Ont. It marks the first competitive series for Team […]

Proposed U.S. climate deal should convince Ottawa to step up its game, experts say

The massive climate and tax deal announced this week by Democrats in the U.S. Senate should inspire Ottawa to adopt a bolder approach to fighting climate change, some experts say. The $369 billion deal, unveiled on Wednesday, came as something of a surprise after prior versions of President Joe Biden’s proposal failed to gain the approval of holdout Democrat […]

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