‘My mom wasn’t lazy, she got sick’: Orangeville woman shares story of how ODSP kept her mother ‘trapped’ in poverty (Orangeville Banner)

Ada McVean’s mother, Theresa, died on April 14, 2019 — the day before the Ontario Disability Support Program deposited her bi-monthly cheque.

McVean, a 24-year-old McGill student, thought it might help cover her 44-year-old mother’s funeral expenses but learned she’d would have to pay it back.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) staff said they’d need the money to offset the costs of covering her funeral; they paid to ship her body from the hospital to the funeral home, cremation, and the cardboard box the ashes came in.

“I couldn’t just not give my mom a funeral,” McVean said, explaining that even the most basic service cost $8,000.

Read the entire article here: https://www.orangeville.com/news-story/10136856–my-mom-wasn-t-lazy-she-got-sick-orangeville-woman-shares-story-of-how-odsp-kept-her-mother-trapped-in-poverty/

What’s the science behind Montreal’s recent vibrant sunsets? (CBC Montreal)

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Montreal’s summer sunsets have been particularly glorious of late.

Images of bright orange and pink skies have been cropping up on social media and online, but is it really different from what we’ve seen in previous summers?

Ada McVean, a science communicator for the McGill Office for Science and Society, says yes.

Read the whole article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/what-s-the-science-behind-montreal-s-recent-vibrant-sunsets-1.5667591?cmp=rss