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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


With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

NEW YORK — The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6 per cent from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box office with US$25 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Almost as many people turned out over the weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” as they did for its opening Friday-to-Sunday bow — an unheard of hold for a non-holiday release. Drops of close to 50 per cent are common for wideRead More


Environment Canada issues air quality statement as temperatures rise

Environment Canada issues air quality statement as temperatures rise

CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:27PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, August 8, 2018 6:47PM CST Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Wednesday for parts of southern Manitoba, warning citizens about potential air quality risks. The statement said a northwesterly flow aloft is carrying smoke from forest fires in Alberta and B.C. into southern Manitoba, and that the amount smoke will gradually decline over the next few days. The statement indicates that the heat, in combination with the seasonally dry conditions, and pollution, have caused a declineRead More


Dealerships manage the aftermath of huge hail storm in Calgary

Dealerships manage the aftermath of huge hail storm in Calgary

A pair of severe thunderstorms in Calgary on Thursday evening resulted in unusually large hail stones coming down on cars and homes, and now auto dealers are out assessing the damage to their fleets. Tower Dodge, on Macleod Trail, says that all of their 525 cars on the lot were at risk in the storm and they are now going over each and every one with their hail team to assess the cost of damages. “We’ll get the appraisers on site to look at the vehicles, see what it’s goingRead More


Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B.

A group of university students in Fredericton has a lofty goal: they want to ban plastic shopping bags across the province. To kick off their campaign, they’re asking New Brunswickers to sign a petition. “Anything that we can do to eliminate some of the plastic use, I think, is a good thing,” said Sandra Sheridan of Moncton. The idea is to get consumers to bring their own reusable bags in hopes of eliminating some of the plastic that ends up in landfills, on city streets and in waterways such asRead More


Iran’s currency hits record low as U.S. sanctions loom

People cross Jomhouri-e-Eslami

Amir Vahdat And David Rising, The Associated Press Published Monday, July 30, 2018 2:29PM EDT TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nuclear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Tehran in three days of demonstrations sparked by the Iranian rial plunging to nearly 90,000 to the dollar. That followed country-wide economic protests in December and January, inRead More


One person suffering serious injuries following Highway 11 crash

York Regional Police

At least one person has serious injuries following a crash on Highway 11 near Bathurst street in East Gwillimbury. The multi-vehicle crash happened just before 5:30 am. Other people involved in the crash are believed to be suffering from minor injuries. York Regional Police closed off Highway 11 from Bathurst  Street to the Bradford bridge for the investigation. The area has since been reopened. More details will be provided when available.  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″] USARead More


Doug Ford to slash Toronto council seats, cancel regional chair elections: report

Doug Ford

TORONTO — A published report suggests that the Ontario government is poised to reduce Toronto city council to just over half its current size. The Toronto Star, citing unnamed sources within the Progressive Conservative government, reports that legislation will be introduced “as early as Monday” to reduce the number of council seats to 25 from 47. The report comes on the eve of a deadline for candidates to register for the municipal election on Oct. 22. Premier Doug Ford has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning, just hours beforeRead More


EPS releases sketch of man wanted in waterpark sexual assault

composite sketch

Police are looking for man involved in a sexual assault that took place at the waterpark inside West Edmonton Mall. On July 1, a 24-year-old woman was swimming in the pool when she was inappropriately touched by the man at about 5:30 p.m. that day. Police have released the composite sketch in hopes someone may recognize him after exhausting all other investigative options. The suspect is described as: About 40 years old 5‘7” tall and 195 lbs Dark-skinned with distinct dark skin pigmentation around eyes and mouth Police said theRead More


Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Marijuana affects development of unborn baby fish: U of A study

Researchers at the University of Alberta said a new study provides a glimpse into how marijuana could affect human embryos. For a year and a half, they studied the impact of THC and CBD, two chemicals found in marijuana, on zebrafish embryos. Researchers tried several different dosages, comparable to the amounts people use for medicinal or recreational purposes. The study followed the fish from fertilization to adulthood. It found significant impacts on the physical and mental development of the embryos. At the highest levels, it even affected survival rates ofRead More