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Overdose awareness event aims to reduce stigma

Overdose awareness event aims to reduce stigma

An overdose awareness event was held in a Kitchener park on Monday afternoon. A group of people came together in Victoria Park to raise awareness about opioids in hopes of reducing stigma surrounding drug-related death and harm. Families affected by overdoses were on hand to speak about the loved ones they’ve lost to overdoses. The gathering was also an opportunity for health officials to teach the signs and symptoms of an overdose, the risk factors, and how to respond in an overdose situation. The event was part of a largerRead More


Ontario educators to be put on notice if they teach new sex-ed curriculum

Doug Ford

Colin D’Mello and Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:44PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:56PM EDT Teachers can either teach the 2014 sexual education curriculum or be dragged in front of the Ontario College of Teachers and face a disciplinary hearing, the provincial government has said. The tough talk comes from Premier Doug Ford, who cautioned teachers against using “children as pawns for grandstanding or political games” and warned educators that anyone caught “failing to do their job” will be punished. In July,Read More


Calls for legal side-by-side cycling after pickup truck crash hurts five

Calls for legal side-by-side cycling after pickup truck crash hurts five

A collision on a highway in Edmonton ended with five cyclists in hospital and others calling for a change to Alberta’s traffic laws. The five cyclists were part of a group of 15 travelling on the Sherwood Park Freeway Saturday morning as part of a weekly ride when they were hit from behind by a pickup truck. “It’s every cyclist’s nightmare,” Tiffany Baker of the Edmonton Road and Track Club told CTV Edmonton. “It is every club’s nightmare to know a group of cyclists went down during a group ride.”Read More


"CATCH THE ACE" thrills the Soo

"CATCH THE ACE" thrills the Soo

A fundraising game called “Catch the Ace” is a huge hit in Sault Ste.Marie, and is benefitting two local charities. CTV’s Jairus Patterson reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

‘We don’t believe we’re on a spinning ball’: Flat earthers in Edmonton

An estimated 250 people converged on West Edmonton Mall’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday, for the first of a two-day conference on an issue that was settled by science hundreds of years ago. The event is billed as the first Canadian Flat Earth International Conference. Organizers said within the room, there were a number of differing views about the nature of the world we call home. “You’re going to find so many various beliefs here, but the one thing that we all kind of agree on is that we don’t believe we’reRead More


Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Communities near Parry Sound 33 are on edge

Tony Talks with Luc Seguin from Alban, south of Sudbury, who just received an evacuation alert by the municipality of French River. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Man charged after large quantity of fentanyl seized in Brantford, Ont., motel

Fentanyl

BRANTFORD, Ont. — Police say a man is facing charges after officers seized a large quantity of fentanyl in Brantford, Ont. They say officers investigating drug activity at a Brantford motel on Wednesday arrested two men wanted on outstanding warrants. One was additionally charged with assaulting police after allegedly attempting to spit on an officer and with possession for the purpose of trafficking after prescription pills were seized. Investigators say the motel room used by one of the accused was searched on Thursday and officers seized more than 76 gramsRead More


N.S. government adds HIV prevention drug to pharmacare program

Truvada pills for HIV

THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, July 20, 2018 1:31PM ADT Last Updated Friday, July 20, 2018 1:39PM ADT HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it will add a drug that helps prevent the HIV virus to the provincial pharmacare program. Pre-exposure prophylaxis — often referred to as PrEP — can be taken daily by people who are at a high-risk for HIV infection. The Department of Health and Wellness says eligibility criteria will be based on national guidelines and recommendations from the Canadian Drug Expert Committee. This announcement comesRead More


Controversial Quebec play ‘SLAV’ to continue run across province in 2019

SLAV show

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:04PM EDT The artistic director of a theatre in Saint-Jerome, Que., says he doesn’t want to cancel a play that sparked protests and accusations of racial insensitivity, and helped lead the Montreal jazz festival to cancel the show’s multi-night run in early July. David Laferriere said in an interview Tuesday the theatre will put on the show “SLAV” by Quebec director Robert Lepage in early 2019. The play features a predominantly white cast picking cotton and singing songs composed byRead More


EPS ask for assistance to locate teenage boy with autism

Brgan

Edmonton police are asking the public to help them find a 14-year-old with autism. Cory Brgan was last seen in the Bonnie Doon area on Sunday at around 1 p.m. Brgan has autism and other diagnoses that require medication, and he functions at the level of a seven-year-old, EPS said. He is fascinated by airplanes, trains and buses, likes to travel by transit, and has been found at the airport, Greyhound station and ETS Westwood Garage in the past, according to police. Brgan is described as 168 centimetres (5’6”) tall,Read More