Food for the Future

Muskeg Lake Cree First Nation has found a natural way to feed the community. It’s called a food forest, a complete ecosystem primarily planted with food-bearing plants, bushes, and trees. The Saskatchewan First Nation hopes this innovative approach to growing food will banish the persistent spectre of food insecurity.

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Haiti Hit with Double Disaster

Haiti is reeling after experiencing two natural disasters. On the morning of August 14, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hammered the Caribbean nation. Less than 48 hours later, the country took a direct hit from Tropical Depression Grace.

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. This one-two punch has left it desperate for humanitarian aid.

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A Federal Election for Canada

Canada is heading to the polls September 20. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Governor General Mary Simon on August 15 to formally request an election. The 36-day campaign decides who leads the country for the next few years.

“The various parties are putting forward very different ideas about how to get through the end of this pandemic and mostly how to build a better future for everyone,” said the prime minister. “This is the moment, as we approach the end of this pandemic, where Canadians should have their say.”

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