These Ukrainian refugees fled their country for Newfoundland. Now, they are eager to put down roots.

From left to right: Yana, Sophia, Ros and Artem Lysychuk holding baby Lukian at St. John’s on May 16.Paul Daly/The Balloon and the Mail Ros Lysychuk, all eight years old but with the wary eyes of someone much older, wanted to know how he would find his classroom, in a new school, new city and … Read more

Federal budget includes $5.3 billion for dental coverage plan, but few details on pharmacare

Health experts have for years called on the federal government to expand health coverage to dental care, prescription drugs and a host of other expenses to help low-income Canadians, the uninsured and other vulnerable groups.Chris Young/The Canadian Press The federal government is moving forward with the largest expansion of the country’s health care system in … Read more