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Authorities continue Fraud Prevention Month with awareness event

BBB issues warning on phishing

The Calgary Police Service is inviting all citizens to take part in a special information event meant to educate citizens on how to be aware of fraud and how to protect themselves. The session, taking place on Saturday at CrossIron Mills Mall, offers people the chance to speak with representatives from 10 different agencies including: Calgary Police Service Cyber Forensics Unit, Economic Crimes Unit and Crime Prevention Team Electronic Recycling Association Service Alberta Utilities Consumer Advocate, Consumer Investigations Unit and Driver’s Licence Fraud Investigations Better Business Bureau Real Estate CouncilRead More

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Although it’s taken for granted here in Canada, the modern stethoscope is unavailable to health care professionals in certain parts of the world because of its prohibitive cost. The standard stethoscope can often cost several hundred dollars, which prevents physicians working in low-income communities or war zones from using them. That is, until now. A team of researchers in London, Ont. say they have created an open-source and clinically validated template to 3D-print plastic stethoscopes in less than three hours and for less than $3.  And the best part? TheRead More

Highway 10 closed due to “serious collision”

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RCMP closed Highway 10 between Highway 25 and Minnedosa Wednesday due to a crash. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

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


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


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 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