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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


Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

Humans responsible for more than 400 B.C. wildfires so far this season

VANCOUVER — Campfires, cigarettes, flares and car accidents are some of the ways humans have likely started more than 400 wildfires in British Columbia this season. As wildfires blaze across the province, the B.C. Wildfire Service says many of them have been avoidable. Despite efforts to spread the word about fire bans and other restrictions, fire information officer Ryan Turcot says many people still aren’t getting the message. “It’s important to note that every time we run into a human-caused wildfire, that’s a wildfire that didn’t have to happen,” TurcotRead More


One dead, one injured after house explosion in Ontario

One dead, one injured after house explosion in Ontario 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″]


Bylaw officers find wandering goat

Ottawa Bylaw finds goat

Josh Pringle, CTV Morning Live Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:32AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:34AM EDT Ottawa Bylaw could start a petting zoo. Bylaw officers found a wandering goat Monday evening in the Kinburn area. It’s the second time in two weeks that Bylaw officers have found a goat roaming the streets. On Twitter, Bylaw said the goat “looks like he chewed through his rope.” You have goat to be kidding us! We picked up another goat last night, this one in the Kinburn area. LooksRead More


Boy, 15, charged with 2nd-degree murder in fatal stabbing of teen in Toronto

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Toronto police say a boy is facing a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old. Police say the stabbing occurred Saturday night in southwest Toronto near the Sherway Gardens shopping mall. Investigators say responding officers found a man and two boys suffering from trauma and all three were taken to hospital. They say a 15-year-old Mississauga boy died of his injuries. Police say a 15-year-old boy was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder. He is to appear in court on Tuesday. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


Collision on Wellington Road sends two people to hospital

Wellington Road crash

A crash Friday afternoon on Wellington Road near Wilkens Street sent two people to hospital. One of the vehicles involved in the collision flipped on its side upon impact. The two drivers were transported to hospital with undisclosed injuries. It is unclear if charges are pending. Traffic was snarled in the area as it happened during the afternoon rush hour. 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″]


Wild police chase involves three counties, helicopter and spike belt

Police chase

It was like a scene out of a movie, a helicopter police chase, a spike belt and a dramatic arrest. Around 11 a.m. Friday. a black 4-door sedan failed to stop for OPP in the westbound lanes of the 401. The car exited at Highway 19 and made its way through Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin Counties. At one point, a spike belt was deployed and the car’s tires deflated, but the driver kept going, driving on the rims for quite a distance. The driver finally stopped the car in TalbotvilleRead More


Six people killed in crash on Alberta highway

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:00AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:50AM EDT Six people were killed in a collision on a highway between Jasper and Banff, Alta., adding to what has been a deadly week on the province’s roads. Alberta Health Services says the crash occurred Tuesday evening on Highway 93 in Jasper National Park. Information on the number of vehicles involved and the identity of the six people killed was not available. Two other people were taken to hospital as a result of theRead More


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


Pop star Demi Lovato vows to keep fighting addiction

Demi Lovato

LOS ANGELES – In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction. “I will keep fighting,” Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram. She also thanked her fans, family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She reportedly overdosed on drugs at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24. She said she’s learned that the illness of addiction doesn’t fade and is something she “must continue to overcome,” and needs time to healRead More