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eds making it easier for families to access Canada Child Benefit program; BC to post $1.6B surplus under new NDP leadership

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Simpler form being introduced for families to access child benefit program

Families the Canada Child Benefit program is supposed to help will be able to access the service easier. The Feds are introducing a simpler application form. The Canadian Press reported the government felt it had to act after ministers were told the benefit has actually become a barrier for some at-risk families.

BC surplus almost seven times higher than expected

BC is posting an over $1.5 billion surplus over in its first full budget since the NDP took power. According to CTV News, it is almost seven times the projected $220 million surplus. Personal and corporate taxes pushed revenues up almost $4.5 billion compared to the previous year. There were 19 new or increased taxes introduced by the government.

Three lake cleaning bins installed at Toronto harbour

An experiment in a Toronto wharf could be a breakthrough in keeping waters clean across the country. Three Seabins were recently installed around the Outer Harbour Marina. The devices suck water in and filter out any garbage, micro-plastics, oil and fuel. The clean water is then released back into Lake Ontario.

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Lethbridge News

Fraudulent callers claiming to be RCMP officers in Taber

TABER, AB - It appears some fraudsters are making calls in the Taber area claiming to be RCMP officers. Police are warning the public about...

Two Lethbridge men arrested & charged, accused in local vehicle thefts

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Two men are facing charges after Lethbridge Police recovered a number of stolen vehicles this week. On Tuesday, Sept. 21 officers found...

Witness information needed to help with crash investigation

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Anyone who may have witnessed a crash earlier this week between a motorcycle and an SUV at the intersection of Highway...

Canada still working on AstraZeneca’s recognition in US and other countries

OTTAWA, ON - There’s still no word on when or even if American officials will start recognizing AstraZeneca’s vaccine or mixing doses for entry...

Alberta COVID-19 situation worsens as hospitals fill up

LETHBRIDGE, AB - We found out Thursday just how dire the current COVID-19 situation is right now here in Alberta. The number of people in...
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