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Injuries to moms, babies during forcep deliveries on the rise: study

forceps

Using forceps or a vacuum to vaginally deliver babies is resulting in more injuries to both mothers and infants in Canada, according to a large new study. The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday looked at nearly two million single-child hospital births in four provinces between April, 2004 and March, 2015. The data shows the number of operative vaginal deliveries, where a vacuum or forceps are used, is declining, while the risk of injury from such procedures is on the rise. “We found increases of sevenRead More


Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop: police

Daryl Royal Riedel

BIG COPPITT KEY, Fla. — Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff’s deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving. Daryl Royal Riedel told Monroe County Sheriff’s investigators he was scared when he fled in his pickup truck as Deputy Anthony Lopez stepped out of his patrol car Thursday. Riedel drove for a short distance before stopping. Riedel has three prior DUI convictions between 2003 and 2010 and a fourth is pending from 2017. The report says Riedel got outRead More


Embassy angered by Conservative MP linking Mexican visitors to drug trade

Marilyn Gladu

OTTAWA – The Mexican government is taking a Conservative MP to task for implying that many Mexican visitors to Canada are involved in the illegal drug trade. Sarnia, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu made the suggestion Wednesday during debate on the Trudeau government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Her reference to Mexicans came as she was arguing that legalization will actually be a boon for the illicit black market in cannabis – contrary to the government’s contention that it will displace organized crime. She said legal pot will be more expensiveRead More


Police search for three males, vehicle in shooting case

London Police

London police have now released descriptions of three suspects wanted after a shooting in the northeast corner of the city. The shooting in a condo complex in the Huron Heights neighbourhood left one person in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police were called to the area round 10 p.m. near Huron Street and Sandford Street. They found one person suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say three males fled the scene in a bluish-silver four-door vehicle, believed to be a Honda.  They are described as: 1) Black, tall, in hisRead More


Beachgoers beware of riptides | CTV Atlantic News

Beachgoers beware of riptides | CTV Atlantic News

Sue Barclay Gallant’s husband Dan drowned after being pulled out to sea by a powerful undertow at a Prince Edward Island beach and she’s speaking out to prevent more tragedies. She says not enough is known about the phenomenon and beachgoers need to be made aware of the risks, especially since danger can strike so quickly. Barclay Gallant said the whole incident in which her husband drowned took only minutes. “All of a sudden, there was, I’m going to call it a rogue wave that almost knocked everybody over,” sheRead More


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice-president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a yearRead More


Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa

Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa

CTV Ottawa Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:16PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:56PM EDT The world’s largest retailer is building a massive new facility in Ottawa’s east end, CTV News has learned. Sources tell CTV News that Amazon will open a massive distribution centre at Boundary Road and Hwy. 417. The facility will be a whopping one million square feet—the largest industrial building ever built in the city. It will sit on a 96-acre property and include 1,000 parking spaces and 99 truck loading bays. In aRead More


Board approves new $73M Lancer Sports and Rec Centre

Board approves new $73M Lancer Sports and Rec Centre

The University of Windsor Board of Governors has approved the construction of a $73-million Lancer Sport and Recreation Centre. The plans include a triple gymnasium with seating for 2,500 spectators, a new eight-lane pool and a fitness area that is triple the size of the current facility. Craig Goodman of CS&P Architects has said the design is a “big step forward” for the school, and it will put Windsor on an equal footing with some of the major Ontario universities for both competition and recreational facilities. Volleyball player Jade ZiebarthRead More


New highrise towering above the rest in downtown Edmonton

Ice District

As construction continues on the new Stantec Tower, developers said the structure is now taller than any other highrise in downtown Edmonton. ICE District Properties Joint Venture measuring the new tower at 54 storeys and 197 metres tall. Officials said the tower will continue to grow about three metres each week. When it is finished, it will stand 66 storeys, or 251 metres tall and the tallest tower in western Canada. The tower will feature 29 floors of office space, with 483 residential suites on the floors above. Stantec TowerRead More


Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting in exchange for life sentence

Esteban Santiago court appearance

Curt Anderson, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:02PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:22PM EDT MIAMI — An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control. Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty to 11 charges stemming from the January 2017 attack. Santiago, of Anchorage, Alaska, admitted he opened fire with a handgun in a baggage areaRead More