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2 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
A ban on garburators, allowances for urban poultry and a radical expansion of community gardens were proposed by Winnipeg's mayoral hopefuls at the first all-candidates' forum about food-security issues ever held in the city. Six of seven mayoral hopefuls attended Politics on the Plate, a Tuesday evening forum organized by the non-profit organization Food Matters Manitoba, held at the University of Winnipeg's Eckhardt Grammat Hall.
3 hrs ago | Patch.com
Element Care, formerly the Elder Service Plan of the North Shore, has unveiled a new name, logo, tagline, website and promotional materials to support its evolution and geographic growth. The new brand identity reflects the simple mission of Element Care, a non-profit that serves Hamilton and Wenham and says it is committed to helping people live safely and comfortably in their homes and communities for as long as they are able and keeping the length of their stays in hospitals and nursing facilities to a minimum.
7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com
A Detroit excursion boat that ferried passengers to the defunct Boblo Island amusement park is starting a journey to its new home in New York. The Detroit Free Press reports tug boats Tuesday moved the SS Columbia from the Detroit suburb of Ecorse.
The use of forced labor is so prevalent in the Malaysian electronics manufacturing industry that there is hardly a major brand name that isn't touched by the illegal practice, according to a report to be published Wednesday. The report is the result of a two-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and undertaken by VeritA©, a nonprofit organization focused on labor issues.
LONG BEACH >> As far as the Navy is concerned, the USS Ranger has run out of chances to be saved from the breaker's yard. Still, the city of Long Beach is launching a last-ditch effort to preserve the supercarrier featured in the movie “Top Gun.” The City Council voted 9-0 Tuesday to direct City Manager Pat West to investigate the feasibility of bringing the ship to the waterfront as a floating museum.
The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center and YMCA of the Rockies will host the 5th annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day in Estes Park on Nov. 13. This year's event Enriching Estes With a Giving Heart - Celebrating the mark volunteers and donors make on our community will bring together the area's nonprofit organizations, volunteers, ... (more)
"We nurture democracy," said Rob Brading, chief executive officer for MetroEast Community Media. "We do that by providing unmediated government access so people can see their local planning commissions, city councils and school boards in action without somebody interpreting everything for them."
Erick Scott knows first-hand how it feels to suffer from PTSD. A veteran who served in Iraq, this husband and father came home from the fighting only to be confronted by his own demons.
Trekkers' annual "Bid Big, Laugh Loud" Auction Event will take place on Saturday, November 8th at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. This year's auction will include some unique items, such as 6-day African safari packages for two, including lodging, all meals and two daily game viewing activities with Zulu Nyala Lodge in South Africa; a ride for two in a 1933 Waco biplane at the Owls Head Transportation Museum; artwork from local artists; and gift certificates for golf, getaway packages, business services, seafood; along with many other items to help get your holiday shopping off to a great start.
One goldfish named George underwent surgery on Sept. 11 to remove a tumor from his head, according to Lort Smith, a non-profit organization in Melbourne, Australia.
Bill and Barbara Bochner celebrate the end of their cross country from Washington state to Maine. The couple rode in support of Canine Companions for Independence, which trains service dogs for people with disabilities.
He has a varied background, working with municipal government, running his own businesses, working with non-profits and with community schools. "The foundation of my belief system and platform is based upon people, relationships, and community.
What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.
More than 20 members of the Radius Community Centre's summer glee club and local notables including Mayor Don Atchison and CTV personality Jeff Rogstad donned pirate gear and sailed the high seas of the South Saskatchewan River to shoot a music video for Radius' version of the Arrogant Worms song The Last Saskatchewan Pirate. "I love it.
Jodi Arias, the Arizona woman who was convicted of stabbing, shooting and slitting the throat of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, is auctioning the glasses she wore during her 2013 trial. "Get ready to own a one-of-a-kind piece of history," Arias' website says.
It joins New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities in the program that also looks to maximize opportunities for economic growth through immigration. Task force members include immigrant community leaders, nonprofit service providers and immigration experts.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 09:42 am
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