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A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food prices in Canada will continue to escalate in the new year, with grocery costs forecasted to rise up to seven per cent in 2023, new research predicts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian families will pay $1,065 more for groceries in 2023, report says

For a family of four, the total annual grocery bill is expected to be $16,288 next year

 

Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.

‘Magic truly does exist:’ Creating lasting memories for children facing serious illness

Thanks to generous donors, Make-A-Wish Canada granted nearly 1,000 life-changing wishes last year

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

Foundry Terrace uses a care model called Integrated Youth Services, where a young person goes to one place and service providers (including physicians, nurses, counsellors, peer support workers and many others) collaborate to provide free care. Visit https://tdcss.ca/foundry to donate.

Amidst the family doctor shortage, an innovative solution for Terrace youth

Foundry’s virtual and in-person care from youth-specific providers helps improve outcomes

  • Dec 5, 2022

 

Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)

B.C. children’s representative urges immediate help for children with special needs

Thousands of children with special needs receive little or no support: Charlesworth

Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)
The Canadian Paediatric Society is no longer recommending firm time limits for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers. Instead, new guidance encourages parents of kids aged two-to-five to prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material. In this Oct. 21, 2011, file photo, a child plays with an iPad in his bedroom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gerald Herbert

Canadian pediatricians ditch toddler screen time limits in new guidance

Doctors’ group reassesses our changing relationship with technology

The Canadian Paediatric Society is no longer recommending firm time limits for screen use among toddlers and preschoolers. Instead, new guidance encourages parents of kids aged two-to-five to prioritize educational, interactive and age-appropriate material. In this Oct. 21, 2011, file photo, a child plays with an iPad in his bedroom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gerald Herbert
At Foundry Terrace, young people ages 12 to 24 can access a variety of services, both in-person and through phone and internet support. All services are free. Visit https://tdcss.ca/foundry to donate.

Empowering Terrace youth to ‘live a good life’

New social service and healthcare model wraps young people in support

  • Nov 21, 2022
At Foundry Terrace, young people ages 12 to 24 can access a variety of services, both in-person and through phone and internet support. All services are free. Visit https://tdcss.ca/foundry to donate.
Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever for infants is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Health Canada refuses to say how many doses of children’s painkillers it is importing from the United States and Australia citing a confidentiality agreement with the companies involved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Health Canada won’t say how much pain medicine for kids is coming or where it’s going

Health Canada arranged to import doses from the United States and Australia to address shortfall

Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever for infants is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Health Canada refuses to say how many doses of children’s painkillers it is importing from the United States and Australia citing a confidentiality agreement with the companies involved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
The new, purpose-built Foundry Terrace

For this Terrace Mom, Foundry was a welcoming place to land

Wide range of health and counselling supports and welcoming atmosphere for youth aged 12 - 24

  • Nov 7, 2022
The new, purpose-built Foundry Terrace
Students at the Washington Junior High School leaving classes for the day, use the unlocking mechanism to open the bags their cell phone were sealed in during the school day, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Washington, Pa. Citing mental health, behavior and engagement as the impetus, many educators are updating cellphone policies, with a number turning to magnetically sealing pouches. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Schools clash with parents over bans on student cellphones

Parents who had constant access to their children during remote learning reluctant to give that up

Students at the Washington Junior High School leaving classes for the day, use the unlocking mechanism to open the bags their cell phone were sealed in during the school day, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Washington, Pa. Citing mental health, behavior and engagement as the impetus, many educators are updating cellphone policies, with a number turning to magnetically sealing pouches. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A volunteer sorts through food items at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre in a Sept. 2021, handout photo. The executive director of the centre says more people in Saskatoon are struggling to get food for themselves and their families as the prices in grocery stores rise out of reach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, Kenton Doupe, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Survey suggests 20 per cent of Canadians skipping meals to cut down on food costs

Canada-wide survey says people using coupons, hunting for sales to cope with increasing food costs

A volunteer sorts through food items at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre in a Sept. 2021, handout photo. The executive director of the centre says more people in Saskatoon are struggling to get food for themselves and their families as the prices in grocery stores rise out of reach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, Kenton Doupe, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Cindy Li and her son Ethan Liang pose in this undated handout photo. Cindy Li was so grateful for donated breast milk when her premature son needed it that she decided to donate some to help other babies and moms.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Cindy Li

B.C. woman grateful for breast milk donations wants to give back

B.C. Women’s Hospital breast milk bank 1 of 4 across the country

Cindy Li and her son Ethan Liang pose in this undated handout photo. Cindy Li was so grateful for donated breast milk when her premature son needed it that she decided to donate some to help other babies and moms.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Cindy Li
Terrace Foundry is currently operating out of an interim location, but TDCSS is leading the fundraising effort to build a purpose-built space to better serve the community's youth.

Your chance to build a better Terrace

New youth centre will provide wrap-around supports so no one falls through the cracks

  • Oct 24, 2022
Terrace Foundry is currently operating out of an interim location, but TDCSS is leading the fundraising effort to build a purpose-built space to better serve the community's youth.
(Black Press Media)

Pediatric group releases guidelines for detecting anxiety in kids and youth

Canadian Paediatric Society says COVID-19 heightened pressures on many children and youth

(Black Press Media)
A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

ParticipAction gives kids and youth a D for activity, an F for screen time

18 per cent of children and youth meet recommended daily cap of 2 hours of recreational screen time

A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Right now, Foundry is hosted by Terrace & District Community Services Society (TDCSS) at an interim (non-permanent) site at 101-3219 Eby St., but there are plans to create a purpose-built space with plenty of room for services, socializing and support. Visit https://tdcss.ca/foundry to donate.

From crisis to triumph: Foundry Terrace youth shares his story

Submitted by a Foundry Terrace youth I am eager to share how…

  • Oct 3, 2022
Right now, Foundry is hosted by Terrace & District Community Services Society (TDCSS) at an interim (non-permanent) site at 101-3219 Eby St., but there are plans to create a purpose-built space with plenty of room for services, socializing and support. Visit https://tdcss.ca/foundry to donate.
A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food inflation remains stubbornly high in Canada as grocery prices climbed at the fastest clip in more than four decades last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Grocery prices in Canada continue meteoric ascent, rising at fastest pace since 1981

As overall inflation moderated in August, cost of food rose 10.8 per cent compared to a year ago

A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food inflation remains stubbornly high in Canada as grocery prices climbed at the fastest clip in more than four decades last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Right now, Foundry is hosted by Terrace & District Community Services Society (TDCSS) at an interim (non-permanent) stie at 101-3219 Eby St., but there are plans to create a purpose-built space with plenty of room for services, socializing and support.

One door, many services to help Terrace youth thrive

How Foundry Terrace supports young people in living the good life

  • Sep 19, 2022
Right now, Foundry is hosted by Terrace & District Community Services Society (TDCSS) at an interim (non-permanent) stie at 101-3219 Eby St., but there are plans to create a purpose-built space with plenty of room for services, socializing and support.
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)

Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents

‘Having children sounds like a trap to me…financially, socially, emotionally, physically’

This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)
Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Weston: Why is money so confusing?

Tips on how to get you and your money speaking the same language

Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror