7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover | Smart Switch: Personal Finance

kate ashford When you turn 65, you probably have a good idea of ​​what health insurance does and doesn’t cover. But Medicare is a different beast, and there are some surprising things that don’t fall under the Medicare umbrella. Medicare is the federal government’s health insurance coverage for people 65 and older and other people … Read more

State’s Six Behavioral Health Managed Care Organizations Unite in Foster Care Services Plan | Local news

The state’s six behavioral health managed care organizations have launched the North Carolina Child and Family Improvement Initiative as their first collective step in providing an alternative to a proposed statewide foster care plan. Although the MCOs provided few details last week about the initiative, they expect “immediate enhancements resulting from this partnership to be … Read more

As tourists return, locals consider the future of Vancouver’s Granville Island

People enjoy the sun on the Granville Island Pier in Vancouver on May 8.Jesse Winter/The Balloon and the Mail On a sunny spring weekend, the square in front of the market on Vancouver’s Granville Island is bustling. A crowd has gathered around Quinn Beasley on his unicycle, watching him wobble precariously as he jokes and … Read more

Internet providers to offer low-cost services | nation and world

Washington, DC — Low-income families can get free internet service under a new agreement between the government and a group of internet providers, the White House announced Monday. Customers who meet income eligibility guidelines and live in an area served by one of the 20 providers in the agreement would qualify for free internet. As … Read more

Vancouver City Councilors Approve New Condominium Tower After Public Hearings

The construction site at Broadway and Granville in Vancouver on April 22.JENNIFER GAUTHIER/Vancouver Independent Vancouver City Councilors voted in favor of a new office and rental tower on a key corner along the new Broadway subway line. The decision is seen as a strong indicator of how the council is likely to vote on a … Read more

Ottawa faces pushback over plan to regulate internet

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, pictured here with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Rideau Hall on July 18, 2018, recently announced a pause on the legislation.CHRIS WATTIE / Reuters Newly released documents reveal that Twitter Canada told government officials that a federal government The plan to create a new Internet regulator with the power to block … Read more

Federal budget 2022 to include $10-billion for affordable housing

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, following decades-long tradition, tries on a pair of shoes purchased a day ahead of the 2022 budget, at L’Intervalle footwear store, in Ottawa, on April 6.BLAIR GABLE/Reuters Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will table a budget on Thursday that promises $10-billion to make housing more affordable for Canadians, provides $8-billion in new … Read more

Opinion: With its ambitious new climate plan, Ottawa demands more of every economic sector – and itself

Aerial view of the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility with the Suncor extraction facility in the background, near the town of Fort McMurray, Alta.MARK RALSTON/Getty Images The federal government has produced by far its most comprehensive roadmap to date for making good on Canada’s international commitments to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. In so doing, it has … Read more

‘Crazy’ plan for second Wyndham hospital

A push to secure a second public hospital in Wyndham has been slammed as “bizarre” by a high profile local doctor, who says the money would be better spent expanding the existing one. Wyndham councilor Josh Gilligan has put forward a motion claiming the city faces a health catastrophe if land is not secured for … Read more

Ontario unveils virus strategy as COVID-19 cases rise

The Ontario government released a Plan to Stay Open on Tuesday that includes money to attract nurses to underserved areas, a move to make temporary pay increases for permanent personal support workers and legislation that would require the province to maintain a stockpile of masks and other equipment. But the plan is being released as … Read more