The Etobicoke Humane Society has launched its annual holiday campaign, Home for the Holidays, with the goal of raising funds for the shelter and helping pets find loving homes – all while making shopping a little less stressful. This year, EHS has developed a selection of pet gift packages that can be purchased online on behalf […]
It’s the season for giving and Toys”R”Us Canada has taken this notion to new heights with a donation of more than 600,000 toys to several of The Salvation Army’s annual toy drives across Canada. Each year, The Salvation Army’s toy drives provide children in need with a toy for Christmas. In addition, more than 100,000 […]
Bionic technology is removing physical barriers faced by disabled people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realised through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, science is at the forefront of many life-enhancing innovations
Volunteers have removed an astonishing 12 million kilograms (nearly 12,000 tons) of plastic from a short stretch of a Mumbai beach. But their efforts will be in vain unless the city authorities improve waste collection and dissuade people living in slums from using a creek as a rubbish dump.
As the Columbia-Poland World Cup match blared in the background, two Columbian football fans sat face to face in a Bogota restaurant, but they didn’t speak. Instead, one of the men used his hands to communicate every kick of the ball to his friend, who is both deaf and blind.
The Second City Toronto is proud to be teaming up with The YMCA Academy to create a set of customized improv classes for Toronto high school students on the autism spectrum. The program will provide students from the YMCA Academy — an alternative high school for teenagers with learning disabilities — with a structured, professionally-led […]
Chen Zhitong has a unique talent: he’s a claw machine master. Yeah, those stuffed-animal-stuffed glass boxes at kid-friendly restaurants and amusement parks, THOSE rage-inducing claw machines. Last year alone, Chen won *15,000* toys from claw machines. He told Great Big Story how—and why—he’s made claw machine mastery his vocation.
Salina resident William Cookson recently started painting his house. But before he could finish the job orders came in for Cookson to deploy to Kuwait with his Kansas Army National Guard unit. The Military Affairs Council at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce got word of the unfinished paint job. So folks with the chamber […]