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<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Locking people up doesn't make us safer, professor says

BEYOND LOCAL: Locking people up doesn't make us safer, professor says

Expert says prisons may not be the answer to reducing crime
<b>CANADA:</b> How to wear your poppy like a military veteran for Remembrance Day

CANADA: How to wear your poppy like a military veteran for Remembrance Day

The legion says you should dispose of your poppy respectfully after Remembrance Day, or store it for next year
<b>CANADA:</b> What does Bill C-83 really change for our prison system?

CANADA: What does Bill C-83 really change for our prison system?

The federal government says it’s doing away with solitary confinement; Researchers question whether it is just an exercise in rebranding
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Province passes bill to cap public sector wage increases at one per cent

ONTARIO: Province passes bill to cap public sector wage increases at one per cent

This comes in the midst of already tense contract negotiations with teachers
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Elementary teachers in strike position Nov. 25 after receiving 'no board' report

ONTARIO: Elementary teachers in strike position Nov. 25 after receiving 'no board' report

ETFO President says the union will continue to focus on contract talks
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Canada Child Benefit helped reduce number of families with severe food insecurity, study says

BEYOND LOCAL: Canada Child Benefit helped reduce number of families with severe food insecurity, study says

Researchers also say that the program doesn't go far enough to address the issue of some families not having enough to eat
<b>CANADA:</b> Telecom industry faces challenge from flash of spam phone calls

CANADA: Telecom industry faces challenge from flash of spam phone calls

CRTC has given the industry until Dec. 19 to come up with the means to block illegal caller identifications
<b>CANADA:</b> 553 foreign items left in patients post-surgery between 2016 and 2018, study shows

CANADA: 553 foreign items left in patients post-surgery between 2016 and 2018, study shows

And the number is on the rise
<b>ONTARIO:</b> PC's fiscal update shows a government trying to undo damage from cuts

ONTARIO: PC's fiscal update shows a government trying to undo damage from cuts

This comes as the Progressive Conservative government attempts to adopt a new tone following a tumultuous first year-and-a-half in power
<b>CANADA:</b> According to 10 year study, almost half of all First Nations families are 'food insecure'

CANADA: According to 10 year study, almost half of all First Nations families are 'food insecure'

The study also finds that when traditional food is present, nutrient needs and diet quality improve