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Quebec company launches new Health Canada-compliant surgical mask for hearing loss community

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A Quebec-based company is launching a first of its kind in Canada. Entreprise Prémont in Louiseville officially kicked off production on Wednesday of its Humask Pro-Vision, a surgical mask with a transparent window designed to allow those with hearing loss to read lips. A shortage of surgical masks was what prompted a group of entrepreneurs to launch the company just six months ago. Luc Girard, is one of those entrepreneurs. For Girard, developing a mask to help those with hearing loss was a priority. “One of my daughters has a hearing problem,” he said during a press conference on […]

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New affordable housing project in Ogden going ahead despite some community objection

New affordable housing project in Ogden going ahead despite some community objection

A proposal to build an affordable housing unit in the community of Ogden was given the go-ahead by Calgary councillors on Monday evening. City council voted in favour of changing the current land-use designation for the site of the proposed Ogden Family Housing development at around 10:30 p.m. following a marathon meeting that began at 9:30 a.m. The four or five-storey mixed-use building will be constructed at the site where the Ogden United Church is currently located, at 7401 – 23 St. S.E., and will include a child care centre, community kitchen and 24 two and three-bedroom affordable housing […]

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Old Strathcona Back Street concept shared with public, needs community fundraising to fully move forward

Some aspects of the design, including greenery and upgraded surfaces, would only be possible with community fundraising.

Project designs for a total revamp of a back alley in the core of Old Strathcona have finally been released to the public, although whether or not the vision will become reality depends on funding that goes beyond what the city has committed to. The Old Strathcona Back Street project is included in the city’s Neighbourhood Renewal plans for the area. The project has been in discussion for several years, but now the city said it hopes to move forward with construction by the end of next year. The plans were posted publicly earlier this week, nine months after […]

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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation offering 50/50 refunds after issues with Friday’s draw

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation offering 50/50 refunds after issues with Friday’s draw

After server delays and geofence problems caused major issues with the Edmonton Oilers‘ 50/50 on Friday, the charity that runs the draw will be offering refunds to anyone who wants one. “We do really, really thank everybody for purchasing tickets and their interest in this online raffle program,” Natalie Minckler, executive director of the foundation, said in an interview Monday. “To say it’s unprecedented is a complete understatement. “We definitely apologize and are truly sorry for what people have experienced. But at the end of the day, we will award a winner.” Anyone who made multiple purchases due to […]

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