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Injuries to moms, babies during forcep deliveries on the rise: study

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Using forceps or a vacuum to vaginally deliver babies is resulting in more injuries to both mothers and infants in Canada, according to a large new study. The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday looked at nearly two million single-child hospital births in four provinces between April, 2004 and March, 2015. The data shows the number of operative vaginal deliveries, where a vacuum or forceps are used, is declining, while the risk of injury from such procedures is on the rise. “We found increases of sevenRead More


Police investigating after man stabbed in Halifax

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Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Halifax Monday evening. Halifax Regional Police responded to the 200 block of Lacewood Drive shortly after 10 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old man with multiple injuries. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening. Police believe the incident happened at a different location, but details are limited at this time. Investigators aren’t certain whether the victim and suspect are known to each other. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feedRead More


Islanders join national pipeline protests

Islanders join national pipeline protests

A protest at the Courtenay courthouse was one of nearly 100 “snap action” events across Canada that put the Kinder Morgan pipeline in the cr 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″]


Ottawa Liberal candidates dealing with Wynne’s concession

Candidates in Ottawa South

Kathleen Wynne’s decision to concede defeat before the vote has thrown a wrench into the spokes of local campaigns. Ottawa ridings known for strong Liberal support could go in any direction with a few short days before the election.  So where else to find the pulse of the electorate than at a bakery, where it’s all about choice and decisions, and finding out whether what you get is really what you wanted. The Rideau Bakery has been in this little spot along Bank Street in Ottawa south for half aRead More


High streamflow advisory issued for Bow River upstream of Canmore

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Alberta Environment and Parks has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Bow River near the Town of Canmore. Officials say snowmelt has increased water levels in the Bow River, upstream of Canmore, and the Pipestone River, north of Lake Louise, and there is some flooding in low-lying areas. The Bow River in the mountain parks has risen about 0.5 m in the last week and the Pipestone’s water levels have also increased by about 0.3m. The pathway under the Bow River Bridge, near Canmore, is closed and additional trailsRead More


100 residents attend community meeting on gun violence

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An Ottawa Councillor is urging residents to be the “eyes and ears” that help Ottawa Police deal with gun violence in the community. Diane Deans made the comment during a community meeting with Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and 100 residents in Ottawa’s south-end. Councillors Deans, Riley Brockington and Jean Cloutier organized the meeting after several shootings rattled residents in the Heron Gate/Ledbury area in April. On Tuesday, April 17, shots were fired in the area of Cedarwood Drive and Walkley Road. Shell casings were found, but no one was hurt.Read More


Drivers fume as gas prices across Canada soar

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Gas prices shot up across Canada on Saturday, with costs expected to keep soaring over the summer. Rising oil prices, the value of the Canadian dollar and the 2010 introduction of the HST have been blamed for the skyrocketing prices. “Even for someone who uses 60 litres a week like I do, you’re looking at an additional $500 to $700 a year more in costs just to get from point A to point B,” Dan McTeague, an analyst for GasBuddy.com, said to CTV Toronto. “And most people aren’t driving aroundRead More


Two suspects charged in drug trafficking investigation

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Police in Bonnyville said two suspects have been arrested and charged, following a drug trafficking investigation. RCMP said officers executed a search warrant inside a home on May 9. Two suspects were arrested. Now, Kristi Fauth, 30, is facing charges related to drug trafficking, including a charge under the Drug Endangered Child Act. She has been released from custody on recognizance with conditions. Nicholas Stovell, 37, has been charged with possession of a scheduled substance, in addition to other charges. Stovell has been remanded in custody. Bonnyville RCMP said theRead More


Gas leak causes explosion in eastern Montreal

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CTV Montreal Published Friday, May 11, 2018 4:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 4:17PM EDT A gas leak caused an explosion in a home in the Mercier borough in eastern Montreal Friday afternoon. Énergir, previously known as Gaz Métro, said it sent an employee to site at Taillon and Sainte-Claire around noon after a natural gas pipe was damaged during construction work. According to spokesperson Maude Hébert, the Énergir employee suffered a “very slight burn” at the time of the explosion. Firefighters rushed to the scene where theyRead More


Wounded Quebec City mosque worshippers urge Trudeau to ban assault weapons

Quebec City mosque shooting victims

Wounded worshippers and family members of those killed in the Quebec City mosque shooting are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to outlaw assault weapons. In a Monday letter to Trudeau, more than 75 people express dismay that the Liberal government’s firearms bill does not ban assault rifles like the one carried by mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette. Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty in March to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder. Sentencing arguments in the case begin June 18. Bissonnette began his January 2017 rampage with aRead More