Tree Winnipeg’s ReLeaf program launches fall effort to get tree seedlings planted in city – Winnipeg

Tree Winnipeg’s ReLeaf program launches fall effort to get tree seedlings planted in city - Winnipeg
A Winnipeg not-for-profit working to see a million new trees planted in the city over the next two decades is doubling its efforts to get tree seedlings into the hands of budding back-yard arborists this year.Tree Winnipeg’s ReLeaf program has been providing hundreds of trees for Winnipeggers to plant every spring for the last five years, but the group is expanding the program into the fall this year with the hopes of making the push to plant a biannual effort. Read more: ‘A challenging time to be a tree right now’: City of Winnipeg forester “We’ve seen an increase in the demand for trees,” explained Lisa Jones, program director with Trees Winnipeg, who tells Global News the program saw 530 trees planted in the spring, and just shy of 1,900 trees go into the ground since 2017. Story continues below...

Coronavirus: Port Colbourne bans non-residents from beaches – Hamilton

Coronavirus: Port Colbourne bans non-residents from beaches - Hamilton
Port Colbourne, Ont., has joined a number of other communities in the province that have restricted beaches to local residents only.As of Friday, access to all beaches in the municipality is open to residents and two non-resident adults per resident. Unlimited guests under 15 will be allowed per resident per carload. Read more: Coronavirus: Non-residents banned from St. Catharines beaches The change comes in response to a recent influx of non-resident beachgoers amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to city mayor Bill Steele.“This is just another way we can help keep everyone healthy and safe,” Steele said in a release on Wednesday.“As we navigate operational changes this year due to COVID-19, we are hopeful to welcome visitors to our beautiful beaches again next year.” Story continues below...

North Regina Little League making baseball accessible with $40,000 Blue Jays grant

North Regina Little League making baseball accessible with $40,000 Blue Jays grant
A new $40,000 grant is going to go a long way to help North Regina Little League (NRLL) build a better baseball experience for young athletes with special needs.“It’s gonna enhance the park immensely. It’s gonna give the Challenger kids somewhere really nice to play,” said NRLL president Chris Kayter. “Our park is already so beautiful. It just adds another element to North Regina Little League.”‘The money comes from Jays Care, a charity program run by the Toronto Blue Jays. NRLL applied for funding last year. Though the announcement was delayed by the pandemic, NRLL was officially named as a recipient Friday evening. Read more: SPBL northern playoffs set stage for league championship NRLL’s “Challenger” program pairs “buddies” with each participant. In a typical year, every Sunday buddies help special needs...

Cross-country RV trip connects construction chief operating officer with employees during COVID

Cross-country RV trip connects construction chief operating officer with employees during COVID
Canadian companies with sites in different regions are finding ways to cope with travel restrictions. The chief operating officer of Chandos Construction Company has found a unique way to visit his employees while mitigating the risks of COVID-19. He purchased an RV and is making his way across the country engaging with employees with his family in tow. So far, they’ve logged 18,000 kilometres visiting work-sites across...

Access granted: Halifax harbour’s Georges Island opens to the public – Halifax

Access granted: Halifax harbour’s Georges Island opens to the public - Halifax
For decades, Georges Island has been a bit of a mystery.Nestled in the heart of the Halifax harbour, the island can be plainly seen from the waterfront. But because of a lack of infrastructure, like water and electricity, the island has been closed to most of the public.But on Saturday, that all changed.On Thursday, the federal government announced the public will be able to visit Georges Island throughout August on weekend boat tours.READ MORE: Georges Island: public granted access to historic island in Halifax harbourSaturday marked the first day of its reopening, and for history buffs alike, it was a long time coming.“If you’ve never gone here, you have to come,” said visitor Rachael Ingles. “The tour of the tunnels are eerie but cool. The prison house is cool, it’s just oh so cool.” Story continues below...

Public office holders should spend carefully, Freeland says after report on Rideau Hall renos

Public office holders should spend carefully, Freeland says after report on Rideau Hall renos
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says public office holders should be mindful of how they spend taxpayer dollars, following a report on Rideau Hall renovations.The CBC reported Thursday that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on designs and renovations to the official residence of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, some allegedly at her personal request, for privacy, accessibility and security reasons.Global News has not independently verified the alleged expenditures in the CBC report. 1:59Gov. Gen. Payette ‘welcomes’ probe into harassment claims Gov. Gen. Payette ‘welcomes’ probe into harassment claims Freeland would not say whether she believes the expenditures were appropriate, but she did say she...

World economy will recover faster if everyone can get coronavirus vaccine: WHO – National

World economy will recover faster if everyone can get coronavirus vaccine: WHO - National
The world’s economy will return to normal faster if everyone in the world has access to an eventual coronavirus vaccine, said World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday.The vaccine, when it’s discovered, should be made available as a public good, he said.He was speaking in an online panel discussion with members of the Aspen Security Forum in the United States moderated by the NBC network.The World Health Organization has projects to make vaccines available in an equitable way to countries around the world. Read more: Canada inks new deal to secure potential vaccines Several countries, including the U.S., U.K. and Canada, have signed deals with pharmaceutical companies to receive their own supplies of vaccines when they are approved for use. Story continues below...