Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 10 A.M. Monday, Sept. 18

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 10 A.M. Monday, Sept. 18

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Health-Lifestyles News Advisory

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Good morning from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!

Advisories will typically hit the wire around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET and will also be sent to editors by email. If you'd like to be added to the email list please contact Michael Oliveira at .

What we're talking about today:

- Vancouver-Downtown-Eastside-Farm: Michael Ableman has achieved something he thought unimaginable -- creating thriving urban farms on pavement and contaminated soil in one of Canada's poorest neighbourhoods. Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is an area almost entirely inhabited by folks who are dealing with long-term addiction, mental illness and poverty, says Ableman, who co-founded the urban farm venture in 2009 with Seann Dory. …

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