Simpler form being introduced for families to access child benefit program
Families the Canada Child Benefit program is supposed to help will be able to access the service easier. The Feds are introducing a simpler application form. The Canadian Press reported the government felt it had to act after ministers were told the benefit has actually become a barrier for some at-risk families.
Three lake cleaning bins installed at Toronto harbour
An experiment in a Toronto wharf could be a breakthrough in keeping waters clean across the country. Three Seabins were recently installed around the Outer Harbour Marina. The devices suck water in and filter out any garbage, micro-plastics, oil and fuel. The clean water is then released back into Lake Ontario.
WHO declares international health emergency as Ebola cases increase in the Congo
Parts of the Congo are being called a warzone as the military tries to stop an Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization declared the situation an international health emergency. Soldiers are forcing residents to wash their hands and get fever checks. Roughly 1,600 people have died from the virus over the last year.