What the Renfrew County murders tell us about rural violence

A local crisis worker on how isolation, poverty and an abundance of weapons put women at risk. Sep 23, 2015 Katie Underwood   24 Three women, Anastasia Kuzyk, Natalie Warmerdam and Carol Culleton, were found dead yesterday in a triple homicide in rural Eastern Ontario. Their bodies were discovered in separate homes in Renfrew County….

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‘Sextortion’ of Canadian teens spikes 40%, prompts warning

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says it has seen a 40 per cent spike in teenage “sextortion” in the past six months. Nearly half of the victims are teenage boys, and the statistics are so significant that it has prompted the Winnipeg-based agency to issue a warning to parents across the country. “We need to get in front of this,” said Signy Arnason,…

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Carrying Your Grief

Grief can be a heavy load to carry.  Some days the weight settles heavy on your chest, piles itself onto your shoulders, fills your legs until it takes all of your available energy and effort to make them move.  But we carry on, bringing the weight with us, hoping that either the weight of grief…

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Help for Low-Income Consumers

A number of special programs are available in Ontario to help low-income energy consumers. You need to meet certain criteria to qualify for these programs:   Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) – starting January 2016 A new program is starting in 2016 that provides low-income consumers with a monthly on-bill credit to reduce their electricity bill….

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Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011

The SSL provides contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that can assist in cases of elder abuse. Trained counsellors also provide safety planning and supportive counseling for older adults who are being abused or at-risk of abuse. Family members and service providers can also call for information about community services. http://www.elderabuseontario.com/what-is-elder-abuse/help-for-seniors/

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Preventing Bullying In Early Childhood

Bullying behaviors emerge in early childhood. Early childhood educators play a critical role in determining whether bullying develops and escalates, or whether it is stopped and prevented. All of us who interact with young children can take steps to teach them the skills they need to avoid bullying altogether. If you don’t know that bullying…

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What to do when someone dies

Produced by the Government of Ontario, this resource provides answers to common questions about what to do, and what support is available, when a loved one dies in Ontario. It covers topics such as who to call first, organ and tissue donation, funeral arrangements, burial permits, death registration, death certificates, wills and estates, who to…

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Preventing auto crime

Learn about the opportunities thieves look for and what you can do to protect yourself from auto crime. Thieves look for opportunities Older vehicles are easier targets Older vehicles are easier targets because they are less likely to have the most effective security features. Older vehicles tend to have weaker door locks and are less…

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