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Pandemic intensifies silent sorrow of Canada’s asylum seekers

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By Rachel Watts Culture shock, social isolation and other hurdles have always taken a heavy toll on the mental health of refugees — and the pandemic could drive many to the breaking point, experts warnWhen Mehmet Tohti was 14, his father died, j...
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Cochrane's Syrian refugees adapting well four years after arrival

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 Nov 26, 2020 4:30 PM By: Chelsea Kemp“I know that I grew older and faster than I should have, but I got so much out of it,” Shahd said. “It was a positive growth.” COCHRANE—  A family of Syrian refugees have made a new ...
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COVID showed Cargill workers’ resilience

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 BY  ANDREW EHRKAMP, CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS EDMONTON -- The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common g...
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At Alberta meat plant, COVID-19 put Catholic social teaching into action

BY  ANDREW EHRKAMP, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE EDMONTON, Alberta - The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common ...
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Urban farm reaps bountiful harvest

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 BY  QUINTON AMUNDSON, THE CATHOLIC REGISTER CALGARY - Year two of the Land of Dreams’ 30-acre urban farm in southeast Calgary has brought twice the bounty of the first.The 32 circular plots for gardeners to grow fruit and vegetab...
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High River outbreak showed workers’ vulnerability and resilience

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By Andrew Ehrkamp, Grandin Media Catholic Alberta October 9, 2020The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of sacrifice, the value of work, care for the comm...
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Race-based data must be collected to help fight COVID-19, advocates say

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Demographic data could help target resources for those in need, but there's a riskBryan Labby · CBC News · Posted: Aug 12, 2020 5:00 AM MT | Last Updated: August 12, 2020 A pedestrian wearing a mask walks down the empty stree...
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Community garden helps immigrants heal, and grow their future

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By Quinton Amundson, Canadian Catholic News Calgary Catholic Alberta June 7, 2020Growing fruit and vegetables at a 30-acre urban farm has provided Kamo Zandinen sustenance for her family and a window into her past.Preparing the soil, p...
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'Land of Dreams': a space for newcomers to grow crops and respect Indigenous roots

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The 30-acre plot of land is located in southeast CalgaryHala Ghonaim · CBC News · Posted: May 19, 2020 5:00 AM MT | Last Updated: May 19, 2020The Land of Dreams is a space for Calgary newcomers to rekindle with their roots while a...
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Local Immigrant Worker Surprised At Reaction To Cargill Covid Cases

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  Category: Local News Published: Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:00 Written by Russell Skeet One local, who deals with immigrants and their issues, isn't happy with how others are treating workers from the Cargill plan...
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