• In Frigid Temperatures, Montreal Converts Former Hospital Into Pet-Friendly Homeless Shelter

    Posted January 24, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    It was once the historic Royal Victoria Hospital but it’s new name is Welcome Hall Mission and indeed, men, women, trans people and their pets are all welcome to stay to find some respite from the cold. Montreal’s newest emergency shelter is an experiment in a joint effort between numerous governmental and community groups. It […]

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  • Nepal Tiger Census Shows Wild Tiger Population Has Doubled

    Posted January 24, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    Nepal’s wild tigers are clawing their way back from near extinction, doubling their numbers in the last decade, according the country’s latest census. In 2009, 121 adult cats roamed Nepal’s lowlands. Today, that number sits at 235. “It was very exciting when we checked the (memory) cards and found photos of tigers,” Chauhan Kumar Chaudhary […]

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  • Fortnite Gamer Raises $611,000 for Hospital in 24 Hours

    Posted January 24, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    Who says gaming can’t be fun AND help the greater good at the same time? One of Fortnite’s most popular players, Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo raised more than $611,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in a 24-hour livestream at the beginning of January. That brings his donation to the hospital to more than $1.3 million over […]

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  • Wisconsin Woman Creates Unique Dolls that Look Just Like the Kids Who Receive Them

    Posted January 24, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    For Amy Jandrisevits, making dolls that look like the children who receive them isn’t just a hobby, it’s her passion. She says that a way a doll looks can impact a child’s self-image, especially for those who are born with a physical difference or experience a change due to a disease, illness or any other […]

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  • Age is Just a Number for this Grandmother!

    Posted January 24, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    There are new year’s resolutions and then there are NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS! At the end of 2017, Pat Smith, 70, decided that she would spend 2018 clearing plastic from 52 British beaches. Well, as the year drew to a close, not only did she achieve her goal, she decided she would keep going for 2019 […]

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  • “What are you?” It’s the question I’ve been asked most in my life.

    Posted October 2, 2017
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    Written by Melissa

    My father is Portuguese-Brazilian and my mother is from the Philippines. They met in downtown Toronto at a Latin nightclub, which explains A LOT A in my life. More on that later…. My parents met, married, had two daughters-me then my sister, Rosanna – and bought a horse farm in Caledon, Ontario, where I spent […]

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