Prisoner advocates say charging inmates exorbitant rates to call loved ones from jail could hinder their chances for rehabilitation and make it more difficult for them to reintegrate into society.
“Once a person goes to court and is found guilty and sentenced — that’s their punishment. They’re not supposed to be further punished when they’re inside,” said Chris Hay, executive director of the John Howard Society in Edmonton.
REGINA – It was a bone-chilling day when Gene Makowsky and other members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders returned to Mosaic Stadium to celebrate winning the 2007 Grey Cup.
About 8,000 fans waited in the stands for their beloved team, despite the cold weather and the fact that it was a Monday.
“They took time off to come greet us coming home and to be able to carry the Grey Cup into the stadium that day was a very special memory,” recalled Makowsky, who spent 17 seasons with the Riders and holds the team record for the most games played at 284.
The newest mural to pop up in Winnipeg’s West End is a throwback to the city’s early industry and manufacturing sector.
Local artist Dave Carty, with the help of artist Tom Andrich, painted the mural at the St. Matthews and Wall Street. The wall is part of Auto Parts Central, and commemorates the early industrial days of Winnipeg that helped create the broad economic base of present day.
VANCOUVER – There was once a galaxy of sunflower sea stars in the Salish Sea off the British Columbia and Washington state coasts, but a new study says their near disappearance from the ocean floor should be of special concern.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, say a wasting disease that impacted many star fish from Alaska to Mexico was devastating for the sunflower sea star.