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Montreal Turns Iconic Hospital into Shelter for Homeless People and Their Pets So No One Sleeps in the Cold

Montreal's most historic hospital, closed since 2015, has been transformed into a temporary homeless shelter to ensure that no man (nor beast) will be...

Montreal Restaurant Offers Free Food to Anyone Who Needs It

The Marché Ferdous gives free meals year round to anyone without money – no questions asked.

Montreal Couple Spearheads Community Project to Bring Fresh Produce to Homeless

What started as a backyard initiative for the Argentos to help feed the homeless has quickly grown into a project that involves neighbors, businesses...
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Mostly Blind Montreal Man, 68, Sees For the First Time

Pierre Paul Thomas, 68, spent most of his life seeing only vague shadows, until an accident left him needing surgery on his face. His injuries...
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Ozone Hole Shrinks: 25 Years of Montreal Protocol is Model of International Cooperation

The international agreement unveiled 25 years ago on September 16 to phase out chemicals harmful to the Earth’s ozone shield continues to reap results...
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Ozone Hole Shrinks: 25 Years of Montreal Protocol is Model of International Cooperation

The international agreement unveiled 25 years ago on September 16 to phase out chemicals harmful to the Earth’s ozone shield continues to reap results...
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Repurposed Parking Meters Help Homeless in Montreal

The city of Montreal has turned its retired mechanical parking meters into piggy banks or “ParcoDons”. They are designed to collect loose change in...
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Montreal Inaugurates Largest Bike-Sharing Program in North America

Montreal inaugurated North America's first large-scale bicycle-sharing system this week. 30 times larger than the program in Washington, DC., tourists, shoppers and commuters can...

Good News in History, December 4

103 years ago today, Henry Ford launched a ‘Peace Ship’ during World War I sailing toward Europe ”to get the boys out of the...

Instead of Canceling Flights, Canadian Couple Spends Vacation Helping California Wildfire Victims

Not only did they fly to California for their trip, they also spent all of their vacation money on helping the wildfire victims.

The Ozone Hole is Healing and May Be Completely Repaired Within Our Lifetimes, Says UN Report

This new United Nations report illustrates just what humanity can accomplishment if it works together to save its home planet.

Good News in History September 16

25 years ago today, Frasier premiered on NBC. The TV sitcom ran for 11 seasons and remarkably won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series...

Good News in History, July 18

On this day 100 years ago, Nelson Mandela was born in South Africa. The anti-apartheid revolutionary and historic political leader became his country's first...

Study to Test Cannabis in Head-to-Head Trial with Fentanyl to Find Alternative for Severe Pain

As a means of addressing the opioid crisis, this clinical trial will be the first to compare cannabinoids to fentanyl for breakthrough pain relief.

Good News in History, June 1

235 years ago today, Wolraad Woltemade rescued 14 sailors at the Cape of Good Hope who were clinging to the hull of a sinking...

Free Services Transformed This Library into a Hub For Healing Life’s Major Problems

From helping to expunge a mother's legal record to helping an older man learn how to read so he can pay his bills on time – this library is making a big difference in the lives of its visitors.

Doctors Turn Down Pay Raise So Their Fellow Health Care Workers Can Get a Raise Instead

Over 250 doctors and physicians rejected a proposed pay raise so they could pass the funds towards hardworking nurses and clerks instead.

Cop Surprised – and Delighted – When He Finds the Car He is About to Ticket is Made of Snow

We've all seen some ‘cool’ cars in our day, but this is ridiculous. Last week, Montréal-based artist and prankster Simon Laprise decided to confound his...

Barber Lies Down on Floor to Cut Hair of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism

Determined to get the job done, Mr. Jacob follows him around the salon with his tools—and kindness— so he can finish the cut.

Homeless Men Find Peace Through Urban Beekeeping

Homeless men are finding peace and purpose through their care of local beehives in Montreal. Accueil Bonneau, a shelter and homeless care center based out of the...