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The Canadian Red Cross is now offering opioid poisoning response training in addition to first aid and CPR. Shannon Scully-Pratt, an opioid harm reduction expert with the Canadian Red Cross in Barrie, tells us more about the initiatvie; What's to be done when the name of a street or a building, a statue or a sports team is culturally insensitive or offensive? The Ontario Human Rights Commission is offering to help municipalities and organizations by developing a policy statement on the display of discriminatory names, words and images. We find out more from the commission's Jeff Poirier; Many families are grappling with conflicting opinions on vaccines. So is there a way to navigate or reconcile these differences? Psychologist and author, Sara Dimerman offers some advice; Laura Joyce tells us about Orillia's annual Walk for Dog Guides, one of hundreds across Canada that help raise money to train guide dogs for those in need; Firdaus Ali from The Canadian Council of Muslim Women's outlines their new social media campaign Hate2Healing; The People's Party of Canada attracted a significant number voters in the recent federal election. Is an American-style populism emerging here? Author Daniel Tencer offers his perspective; Filmmaker Sergio Navaretta previews this year's Barrie Film Festival.