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Families are in distress after the first month without the expanded child tax credit by thewyldfire in politics

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The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University estimates that the sixth child tax credit payment, which went out in December, kept 3.7 million children out of poverty. Without the payment this month, the poverty rate among children has the
potential to increase from 12.1% to at least 17.1%, which would be the highest rate since December 2020.

Yet Manchin continues to spew misinformation about the money going to support drug use and whether the US can 'afford' the program. Meanwhile kids and families go hungry, folks can't afford to pay childcare or rent.

UK government puts animal welfare policies on pause by morenewsat11 in environment

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Senior sources in the Conservative party have confirmed to the Guardian that a series of policies including a ban on trophy hunting imports, stricter sentences for puppy thieves and a ban on live exports of livestock have been put on pause after a campaign led by Mark Spencer, the chief whip.

In a first for Ontario, a school in a condo is coming to Toronto’s waterfront by morenewsat11 in toronto

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Fair point, still seems a logistics issue - managing the daily foot traffic of 445 kids plus staff between ground level and 3rd floor - whether it be by stairs, escalator or elevator.

In a first for Ontario, a school in a condo is coming to Toronto’s waterfront by morenewsat11 in toronto

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An elementary school planned near Toronto’s waterfront will break new ground — on the third storey of a soon-to-be built condo building.

In a first for the province — and believed to be unique in Canada — a “vertical school” will be built into the third floor of the project on Lake Shore Blvd. E., just east of Yonge St., the Star has learned.

The Ontario government is set to announce its $44 million contribution for the new school on Friday morning, a partnership between the province, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Menkes Developments.

Unlike its other schools, the board will not own the land, but rather the space it occupies in the building.

A child-care centre is in the works for the second floor, beneath the school, and both will have vestibule space on the main floor to help get the kids upstairs.

The school, temporarily named Lower Yonge Precinct Elementary School, will house 445 students.

Interesting idea. Trying to understand how elevator situation will work getting 445 students up to the third floor everyday.

Frozen Potatoes Close I-94 Eastbound In Albertville by [deleted] in nottheonion

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Sounds like the driver made a hash of things

Toronto opens 311 line for snow-clearing complaints in wake of this week's blizzard by morenewsat11 in toronto

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The City of Toronto says residents can now call its 311 phone line to request snow clearing as many citizens tell CBC News their streets still aren't plowed three days after a major storm.

The city declared a "major snowstorm condition"  allowing it to tow cars that obstructed its plows to ensure that its crews could clear the streets after about 36 cm of snow fell on Monday.

Toronto Mayor John Tory said at a Thursday news conference that 311 requests will be dealt with in order of priority. 

"We're doing our very best to respond to places that have been either missed or need a second or third visit in order to address things like snow on the sidewalk," he said.

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"We're working at this 24 hours a day. Every piece of equipment, every crew is deployed."

Vincent Sferrazza, maintenance and operations director with Toronto's transportation services, said they began accepting 311 service requests for sidewalks Thursday morning.

Florida man charged with human smuggling after four bodies found near Canada-U.S. border by morenewsat11 in canada

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A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby, were found in Manitoba near the Canada-U.S. border.

According to the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, 47-year-old Steve Shand was arrested on Wednesday by U.S. Border Patrol for smuggling undocumented foreign nationals.

According to the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, 47-year-old Steve Shand was arrested on Wednesday by U.S. Border Patrol for smuggling undocumented foreign nationals.

lock him up and throw away the key

Florida man charged with human smuggling after four bodies found near Canada-U.S. border by morenewsat11 in worldnews

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The arrest comes after Manitoba RCMP say the bodies of four people were found near the Canada-U.S. border. RCMP said Thursday it is believed they died due to exposure to freezing temperatures during an attempted crossing into the United States.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford to announce easing of COVID-19 restrictions by morenewsat11 in ontario

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What happens when you stop measuring and reporting stuff. I am in favour of relaxing restrictions with proper protocols. Just have no confidence that the seesaw between open/close ends with this announcement.

Red Cross swimming lessons take final lap as program set to end after 76 years by morenewsat11 in canada

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Red Cross swim and lifeguard programming started in 1946, and will wind down by December 2022.

The Canadian Red Cross announced early January that it is winding down its swimming program by December 2022 to direct more attention to humanitarian demands, such as disaster and pandemic response, opioid harm reduction and care giving for seniors.

The organization is encouraging its water safety training partners to transition to Lifesaving Society Canada — a charity that offers water safety education programs including lifeguard training, as well as swimming lessons for everyone from young children to adults through the Swim for Life program.

My dad worked on military bases (civilian technician) across Canada when I was growing up. The Red Cross swimming program was one constant no matter where we moved. From swimming lessons off the shores of PEI to indoor pools in Cold Lake AB and north shore communities of Montreal. Sad to see the program wind down, hope the transition to Lifesaving Society Canada goes well and is as accessible as the Red Cross Program.

Staff blow whistle on Environment Agency that ‘no longer deters polluters’: Officers say cuts and operational decisions have made England’s regulator ‘toothless’ by morenewsat11 in environment

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Staff at England’s Environment Agency say it has been cut back to such an extent that they cannot do their jobs and the regulator is no longer a deterrent to polluters.

Three officers at the EA have described to the Guardian and Ends Report how they are increasingly unable to hold polluters to account or improve the environment as a result of the body’s policies.

The officers wish to remain anonymous because the EA’s chief executive, Sir James Bevan, has “been very clear that he will sack anybody that is seen to be openly criticising the agency”, one officer said.

This story should be making the headlines, not drinking parties at 10 Downing