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New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

New genetic tests could help pinpoint best macular degeneration treatments

By the year 2020, about 2 million Canadians will have macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in people over aged 60. Although there is no cure, there are treatments that can slow the disease’s progression — but only in those with certain genes. Those with different genetic make-ups can actually see their vision worsen on the treatments. Now there is a new genetic test that could help determine who can benefit and who will not. But it’s a test not without controversy. Toronto-area senior Percy Ford-Smith discoveredRead More


Northern Alberta man killed in highway crash near Redwater

A man in his 40s is dead, and a police investigation is underway intothe highway crash that killed him late Friday night. Officers were called to the head-on collision involving two vehicles on Highway 28 and Range Road 200 just after 11 p.m. Friday, July 27. It’s believed a pickup truck heading west collided with a minivan driving in the opposite direction. The driver of the minivan, a 41 year old male from Caslan, Alberta, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Two passengers, a 15-year-old female and 16-year-oldRead More


Police searching for pair of missing kids last seen in the North End

Winnipeg police

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking for the public’s help in finding 9-year-old Farah Dunsford and 10-year-old Sheamus Duck. The two kids were last seen around Powers Street and Selkirk Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Dunsford was seen wearing a blue t-shirt and black pants. Duck was wearing a black t-shirt with an Air Jordan logo, black and blue baseball cap and black pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-9250 or submit a tip through Crime Stoppers. Source linkRead More


Preparing for community disasters

Preparing for community disasters

Sault ste. Marie police are trained to deal with a horrific situation if there ever was one. 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″]


6th Annual Team Jacobs charity golf tournament

6th Annual Team Jacobs charity golf tournament

Annual Sault Ste. Marie golf tournament supports local youth sports and attracts a few celebrities. 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″]


Frozen berry mixes recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Europe's best field berry recall

CTV Montreal Published Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:12PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:13PM EDT Health Canada says a brand of frozen mixed berries is being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Hain Celestial Canada, ULC is recalling Europe’s Best brand Field Berry Mixes. It says the recall was triggered by a recall in another country, but no illnesses associated with the product have been reported. It says the brand’s 600 gram bags of Field Berry Mix and 2 kilogram bags ofRead More


Vehicle involved in rest step stabbing recovered, suspect still at large

RCMP, Dickson Stevenson Rest Stop, stabbing, Highw

Police continue to investigate an incident at a rest stop north of Airdrie that sent a man to hospital with stab wounds on Sunday afternoon and say they have recovered a vehicle that was used to flee the scene. Police responded to the Dickson Stevenson rest stop on Highway 2, south of Highway 72, at about 5:20 p.m. for an incident that was originally reported as a shooting. A man sustained stab wounds and was taken to hospital from the scene. The suspect fled the area in a black, BuickRead More


City faces $425K in external fees for lawsuit over Downtown police HQ project

Winnipeg police headquarters

The city is facing another cost overrun related to the Downtown Police Headquarters project. A new report says in order to sue over deficiencies with the building, the city’s legal department needs an over expenditure of $270,000. If approved the city wants to hire law firm Marr Finlayson Pollock. The report estimates all external legal fees could total up to $425,000. Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the move, saying this term of council has had to clean up the mess from the scandal-plagued project. The city filed a statementRead More


Man killed in collision between vehicle and motorcycle

Crash

CTV Regina Published Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:32PM CST Last Updated Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:44PM CST One man is dead after a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle on Park Street Saturday afternoon. Police are currently on scene at 9th Avenue East and Park Street investigating the collision. Members of Forensic Identification and collision analysts from the Traffic Safety Unit are currently investigating with the Office of the Chief Coroner. Both northbound and southbound lanes are closed between 10th Avenue East and Dewdney, and motorists are being advisedRead More


Orillia council adopts a new city logo

Orillia

The City of Orillia has a new look.  City council unanimously voted in favour of a new logo to identify the sunshine city.  Councillors say the logo is more modern.  It features the sun and water to represent Orillia’s two lakes. The city’s mayor says Orillia is in the midst of some significant transformations “while still being committed to preserving the heritage and character that makes us unique.  This new logo marries the two perfectly.”  Steve Clarke went on to say he is excited for everyone to see it inRead More