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Manitoba seeing 25% increase in road fatalities in 2018

Road fatalities

Road-related deaths have seen a sharp increase in 2018 according to some startling numbers out of Manitoba Public Insurance. This year there’s been around a 25 per cent uptick in fatalities compared to 2017. “We’re also seeing an increase in fatalities on weekends,” said Brian Smiley, the MPI media relations coordinator. According to Smiley, the increase in weekend road deaths is a trend they’ve been noticing over the past few years. He said some possible explanations for this pattern are the fact that there’s more driver on the road asRead More


Feeling like survivors will be key to rescued Thai boys’ emotional well-being: psychologist

Feeling like survivors will be key to rescued Thai boys' emotional well-being: psychologist

The boys who were rescued after spending two weeks inside a flooded cave system in Thailand could initially struggle with their emotions and the symptoms of acute stress disorder, says an Ottawa child psychologist. “You’ve gone through something traumatic and your emotions are high and you’re experiencing all sorts of different things, usually flashbacks and nightmares, emotional ability, tearfulness, sometimes regression,” Jennifer Vriend told CTV News Channel Monday. “All of those things we expect are probably going to occur.” It’s important to allow the boys to experience and express theRead More


Jean-Marc Vallee wants to keep HBO ties after ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Sharp Objects’

Jean-Marc Vallee

TORONTO — Oscar-nominated Montreal director Jean-Marc Vallee never thought he’d work in television. Now, he adores it. After helming HBO’s hit series “Big Little Lies” and the new southern gothic mystery “Sharp Objects,” he says he “absolutely” wants to continue working with the network. “I feel I’m part of the family and I want to keep developing the relationship,” Vallee said in a recent phone interview. “It’s all about people, and when you find your people, you just don’t want to change. That’s why I’m introducing to my American friendsRead More


Russia adds to list of famous World Cup upsets

Russia World Cup

With a spirited home crowd cheering on, Russia made a memorable contribution to the World Cup’s history of upsets. The Russians beat Spain on penalty kicks in the round of 16 on Sunday, eliminating the 2010 champions and overcoming seemingly nonstop possession by the Spaniards. Russia is No. 70 in the FIFA ranking and Spain is No. 10, and the Spanish were considered serious contenders to win the tournament. The FIFA ranking may have underrated Russia because as the host country, it didn’t have to play any qualifiers. Still, thisRead More


Missing Flin Flon man may have hitchhiked, is vulnerable: RCMP

Skylar Bighetty

RCMP are asking for help to find a 31-year-old Flin Flon man, reported missing on Tuesday. The Mounties said Skyler Bighetty was last seen heading towards Creighton, Sask. on Saturday Investigators believe he may have got on a bus or hitchhiked, and they aren’t sure where he could possibly be now. RCMP said Bighetty is vulnerable and police are concerned for his wellbeing. He has brown eyes and black hair, and is about five feet eight inches tall and 190 lbs. Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP inRead More


Launch of Paramedic Week in Greater Sudbury

Launch of Paramedic Week in Greater Sudbury

Update on services and programs provided by Paramedic Services, including Community Para-medicine and stroke sign recognition. Alana Everson reports. 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″]


Federal panel urging Canada to ramp up efforts to collect blood plasma

Pay for plasma

OTTAWA — Canada needs to do more to collect and stockpile its own homegrown plasma, the blood component used to make various medical treatments including life-saving drugs known as immune globulins, a federal panel of experts recommended Wednesday. In its newly released final report, the panel appointed last year by Health Canada was careful to point out it has found no evidence of a looming crisis in the supply of immune globulins, which help the body fight infections, or other products derived from blood plasma. Nor can it point toRead More


Fire danger rating lowered to moderate in Muskoka

Campfire, bonfire

The forest fire danger rating in Muskoka has been lowered to moderate. Small fires are permitted in most areas, but no daytime burning is allowed. Last week, the fire danger rating was set to high and fireworks were banned in the Township of Muskoka Lakes. Residents are being encouraged to consult with their local fire departments for outdoor burning regulations.   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”Read More


CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

CTV Northern Ontario: Midway in town

Lincoln Louttit checks out the Victoria Day tradition in Sault Ste. Marie, the carnival. 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″]


Doug Ford would allow beer, wine and cider to be sold in Ontario corner stores

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TORONTO — Doug Ford says if elected premier he would allow beer, wine, cider and coolers to be sold in corner stores. In the announcement, which he made a day before a long weekend, the Progressive Conservative leader says Ontario is mature enough for this change. The Liberal government expanded alcohol sales in recent years, with more than 200 grocery stores authorized to sell beer and cider, and another 70 allowed to sell wine. Under their plan, up to 450 grocery stores will sell beer and cider, including 300 alsoRead More