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Province proposes free fishing for seniors, active military members – Winnipeg
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Province proposes free fishing for seniors, active military members – Winnipeg

The province wants to make fishing free for seniors, veterans and active military members. As part of proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act, the province says these groups would no longer need to purchase a fishing licence.“The proposed new regulations would make it easier for the 22,000 Manitoba seniors who take part in recreational fishing,” Long-Term Care Minister Scott Johnston said. “Instead of having to apply (for the licence) on an annual basis, Manitoba seniors would simply need to show proof of age and residency when requested by conservation officers.” Trending Now READ MORE: Province commits $1M in support of Manitoba fish and wildlifeA 45-day consultation period on the proposed amendments began Friday. Manitobans are asked to give feedback until Decemb...
North Vancouver RCMP release photos of alleged bail scammer – BC
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North Vancouver RCMP release photos of alleged bail scammer – BC

North Vancouver RCMP has released photos of a suspect in a bail scam that cost an senior “a large sum of money.” Mounties said the woman was targeted on Sept. 8, when the scammer contacted her claiming that one of her loved ones was in jail and needed to be bailed out.Investigators say the scammer came to the woman’s residence a short time later and collected the cash to be used as “bail.” Read more: Vancouver police renew warning after more seniors hit with bail scam Read More Vancouver police renew warning after more seniors hit with bail scam Police in the region have issued numerous warnings about such bail scams in recent months, with Vancouver police issu...
Some Nova Scotia seniors to get an extra $250 for heating costs from province – Halifax
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Some Nova Scotia seniors to get an extra $250 for heating costs from province – Halifax

Some Nova Scotian seniors will be able to qualify for a one-time $250 emergency heating grant, which the province says will allow more seniors to “live well at home.” In a release, Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Barbara Adams said the money is an expansion of the Seniors Care Grant, which provides up to $500 to low-income seniors each year for things like lawn care, small household repairs, grocery and medication delivery, and transportation.With this change, eligible seniors can get up to $750 this fiscal year. Applications open on Sept. 1. Read more: $500 grant needs to be given directly to N.S. seniors, Opposition says “We know that the cost of many of the things we need every day is rising, and that is having an impact on many Nova Scotia seniors wh...