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Flintstones multivitamins bottle found with unidentified capsules

Flintstones unidentified capsules

Health Canada has issued an advisory after a single bottle of Flintstones children’s multivitamins was found with unidentified capsules inside. According to Health Canada, an opened bottle of Flintstones Plus Iron vitamins was returned to a pharmacy in Longueuil, Que, in December, with unidentified capsules inside. The pharmacy promptly informed Health Canada. Health Canada asked Bayer, which manufactures the chewable vitamins, to investigate. Bayer concluded that the capsules in the bottle were not a product manufactured or sold by Bayer and that their discovery in the bottle was not dueRead More


Video hopes to encourage more youth to become hockey referees

Referees

Thousands of Calgary kids are taking to the ice for Minor Hockey Week at the Max Bell Centre but a growing number of youngsters are slipping into striped shirts rather than pads for the tournament. As a result of the resounding interest in officiating at events, a group of hockey officials put together a video that they hope will encourage more young people to get involved. The video follows one of the youngest linesmen on the ice in the city, 13-year-old Mason Rockley. In the video, Rockley reveals why heRead More


Tailored response in Alberta, Ontario, B.C. for South Asians addicted to opioids

Oxycodone

Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:19PM EST VANCOUVER — A medical clinic in British Columbia and a social service agency in Alberta are set to expand their programs to meet the often-hidden and growing problem of South Asians battling addiction to opioids. The Roshni Clinic opened last spring in Surrey to provide services for South Asian clients addicted to alcohol and stimulants including amphetamine and cocaine. But more programs will be offered in the coming months to deal with the use of opioids such asRead More


Mild, above average temperatures to dominate this winter, Environment Canada says

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:07AM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:24AM EST In tune with the balmy conditions felt this fall in southern Ontario, Environment Canada is calling for a mild winter ahead with above-average temperatures for much of Eastern Canada. But for winter-weather enthusiasts, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips said the upcoming season won’t disappoint. A “white Christmas” is highly anticipated in southern Ontario, although conditions won’t be as snowy – or as soggy – as winters past. “Overall, we think [in terms of]Read More


Police release surveillance video of assault in illegal gaming den in Richmond Hill

York Regional Police have released surveillance video of an assault that happened in an illegal gaming den in Richmond Hill. The assault took place at a commercial plaza at 9005 Leslie St., around 2 p.m. on Friday, June. 9. However, the surveillance footage was released Friday afternoon. When officers arrived on the scene they found a 28-year-old man suffering from serious injuries. He was then taken to hospital. Investigators said the victim was confronted by a man over an outstanding debt. Police say they have “exhausted all leads” and areRead More


RCMP investigating assault at Sherwood Park pub

Police east of Edmonton are trying to identify the suspect in an assault at a pub that left a man in his 60s unconscious. Strathcona County RCMP said on Friday, October 20, at about 9:17 p.m., a 61-year-old man was assaulted in the washroom at Caffrey’s Pub, located on Wye Road, in Sherwood Park. Police said the man was in the washroom when another man entered, attacked him, and left the washroom. The victim was later found unconscious on the floor. The suspect left the pub immediately. RCMP said theRead More


Women far outnumbered in STEM fields, census data shows

Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:13PM EST In the basement of McGill University’s engineering building, Elizabeth O’Meara punches the word “engineer” into a Google Image search and watches the screen fill with pictures of men in construction helmets. “It’s kind of disgraceful,” O’Meara tells her audience, a group of Grade 11 students she’s hoping to encourage to pursue her own field of study. “Not everyone wears hard hats in engineering. “And also, they’re all dudes. They’re also all white.” O’Meara, a 19-year old first-year bioengineeringRead More


Bones in incinerator photo likely from animal, archeologist tells Babcock trial

TORONTO – A photograph of what appears to be bones burning inside an animal incinerator was the focus of today’s testimony in the trial of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman whose body has not been found. Scott Rufolo, an archeologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature, has testified that he believes the objects in the photo found on Dellen Millard’s phone are animal bones. Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the presumed deathRead More


‘They’re somebody’s family’: Dozens of headstones spotted along N.B. beach

An unusual and eerie sight on a beach in Port Elgin, N.B., has some area residents shaking their heads and asking for it to be cleaned up. Dozens of headstones, some engraved with names, dates of birth and death, cover the shoreline on a quiet isolated stretch of beach along the Northumberland Strait. The stones pile the beach in no obvious pattern. A quick Google search shows one of the veteran’s stones belonging to someone buried in Yarmouth, N.S. Police say the stones are all unusable because of misprints onRead More


Workers to get right to refuse unsafe work as Alberta overhauls workplace rules

EDMONTON — Workers would have the right to refuse dangerous work under new job site rules proposed by the Alberta government. Labour Minister Christina Gray introduced changes to workplace health and safety provisions and to workers’ compensation in a bill tabled Monday. “Every year, hard-working Albertans are killed or injured on the job,” Gray told the house. “These incidents don’t just affect the workers involved, they affect families, communities, friends, co-workers and employers. “They can be prevented with proper precautions, public awareness, training and effective enforcement of legislation.” The billRead More