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Prince Albert shelters over capacity

The manager of the emergency cold weather shelter in Prince Albert says the recent frigid temperatures have brought twice as many people to the Stepping Stones Shelter looking for a place to sleep.

Volunteer Cathy Lacey provides hot drinks and conversation to people waiting for the Stepping Stones Shelter to open.

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Conversion therapy to be illegal in Canada in 30 days

The federal legislation to ban conversion therapy practices in Canada received royal assent on Wednesday, meaning the bill is now a law, but the new criminal offences won’t be in effect until early January. Per the coming-into-force provisions of the bill, the four new Criminal Code violations will be enacted 30 days after it received royal assent, which will be Jan. 7.