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Spring forward..PLEASE!! enough with the snow thing

I did see two robins yesterday...they looked hungry

Montreal converts hospital into homeless shelter (pets allowed)

By Good News Network - Jan 19, 2019

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 forced to sleep in the winter cold.

Patient rooms in the former Royal Victoria Hospital have been converted into an 80-bed homeless shelter that is now open to women and men—and their pets. The temporary refuge was launched last week after city homeless shelters found themselves filled to capacity and struggling to accommodate rough sleepers amidst falling temperatures.

And because the overwhelming majority of shelters do not allow pets, officials worked to create a situation where people and their animals would be welcomed. Though the hospital will ensure warmth and safety for Montreal’s homeless until April 15th, provincial legislators will be working with city officials to secure more long-term solutions and permanent housing for when the shelter closes in the spring.

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“We’ve been able to move forward quickly on creating this emergency unit for homeless people,” said Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, according to CBC. “Of course, this is for this winter, but what is a positive sign is knowing that our administration wants to find a solution on the long-term.”


2 young California sisters found alive...(Some Good news..finally)

By: Associated Press
Updated: Mar 03, 2019 12:28 PM PST

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two young sisters missing from their Northern California home since Friday afternoon were found alive Sunday following a massive search that included helicopters and tracking dogs.

Leia Carrico, 8, and Caroline Carrico, 5, were found “safe and sound” on Sunday morning by a fire captain and firefighter who had followed the girls’ boot tracks, Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said.

“This is an absolute miracle,” he said.

Though the girls were dehydrated and cold, they were uninjured and “in good spirits,” Honsal said.He said the girls were trained in outdoor survival through their local 4-H club and that authorities believed that helped them. They also were wearing boots and had eaten granola bars at some point while they were missing, he said.

“To have a positive outcome like this is just absolutely amazing,” Honsal said.


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