Jimmy Carter, already the longest-living U.S. president in history, turned 98 on Saturday, celebrating with family and friends in Plains, the tiny Georgia town where he and his wife, 95-year-old Rosalynn, were born in the years between World War I and the Great Depression. His latest milestone came as The Carter Center, which the 39th president and the former firstRead More
Category: Mental Illness
By: Angela Coderre-Ball, Queen’s University, Ontario; Colleen Grady, Queen’s University, Ontario, and Denis Chênevert, HEC Montréal Every day it seems the Canadian health-care staffing crisis worsens, with emergency room closures, not enough family doctors and long wait times to get into long-term care. At the core are health-care workers who are physically and mentally burnt out from the unsafeRead More
A Peel District School Board trustee claims English as a Second Language (ESL) learning in Peel is discriminatory and needs a massive overhaul. Balbir Sohi says in its current form, students are penalized for speaking more than one language, adding that the first time her son was placed in the ESL program was after he spoke Punjabi in class withRead More
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian battering the East Coast and leaving a path of destruction, we’re getting a better idea of the consequences of climate change in today’s world. A new report from the Canadian Climate Institute finds damages are already adding up quickly from floods, fires, heat, and hurricanes and it finds by 2025 climate changeRead More
ENOCH CREE NATION, Alta.—There is no word for goodbye in Cree.Instead people say êkosi mâka, or “That’s it for now.” The belief is that loved ones will always find each other, even if it’s in the spirit world. It’s a thought that brings Joanne Sharphead-Arcand some comfort as she walks through a sprawling farmer’s field on the Enoch Cree Nation,Read More
For Truth and Reconciliation Day, as we remember the painful legacy of Canada’s residential school system and honour survivors, the children who didn’t make it home and their families and communities, the Star asked young Indigenous leaders — individuals who are leading the way for future generations — what the word “reconciliation” means to them. Alessia Passafiume, Reporter with theRead More
While social workers and psychologists can offer tax-free services, bureaucratic confusion over the titles of counselling therapists and psychotherapists means they are the only mental health professionals who have to charge GST/HST, something a new campaign is looking to change.Read More
A program providing youth mental health and community-based supports for NAN communities is one step closer to permanent funding.Read More
After a two year pivot to virtual, Kingston WritersFest is back with 40 in-person events. The festival first launched in 2006 and this year events are running from September 28 to October 2, offering members of the community a chance to hear from authors and engage in different writing workshops. Aara Macauley, who stepped into the ArtisticRead More
“The Try Guys Try Adultery” is one of the many cheeky tweets that have been posted since the revelation that Ned Fulmer, one of the four original “Try Guys,” was leaving the group after having what he described as a “consensual workplace relationship” despite being married.But who are the Try Guys and why does it feel like the entire internetRead More
Doubling auxiliary police deployment and championing a mental health facility where officers and EMS can bring people in crisis instead of emergency rooms are part of incumbent mayor Drew Dilkens’s community safety action plan. Read MoreRead More
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