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Staff concerned over air quality at Penetanguishene hospital

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The Penetanguishene site of Georgian Bay General Hospital has had to undergo some air quality testing after staff at the location raised some concerns. A third-party engineering firm was hired to investigate. “They found some things like dust, mold, the use of bleach and a buildup of that in the air,” said Gail Hunt, GBGH’s President and CEO.  The air quality analysis showed no immediate concern for the health and safety of patients or workers. Hospital officials implemented a few new measures to improve the quality based on the report.Read More


Prince Albert bishop wants to ‘fix the road’ amidst abuse scandal

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Catholic churches around Prince Albert have hosted special services, inviting members of the Church to share in an hour of adoration for the victims of abuse in the church. “The past is gone and I cannot change it,” Bishop Albert Thevenot told CTV. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t fix the road now and make it a better place.” He says he hopes the day of focused prayers will help the congregation accept what has happened and allow them to reflect on what change can be made. Protocols have beenRead More


Heritage residents concerned by high-risk offender moving in

Heritage residents concerned by high-risk offender moving in

Residents in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood are sharing their concerns, after a man described as a “high risk to reoffend” will be moving in to the area. Jason Paul Thorne, 41, has a criminal history, including sexual offences, and police say he has a history of reoffending. A resident in the Heritage neighbourhood says at least four repeat sex offenders have been moved to the area of the last couple years, and it’s a concerning trend. Corrections Service Canada could not confirm why the Heritage area seems to be the chosenRead More


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


Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

Fall on drinking glass severs spinal cord of two-year-old Calgary girl

A preschool aged Calgarian continues to recover in hospital following a freak accident in July at the home of her grandparents. Two-year-old Jaclyn Derks was building a blanket with her five-year-old sister on July 22 when she fell onto a drinking glass that had been left on the floor.  A blanket had been draped between a bed and couch and when the young girl placed her hand on the blanket she tumbled to the ground below, shattering the glass. “I get off the bed and I fell on the glassRead More


Man facing impaired driving charges after crashing car into ditch

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AUBURN, P.E.I – A man is facing impaired driving charges after crashing his car into the ditch on a rural road in P.E.I. Kings District RCMP say they received a call from a member of the public of a vehicle in a ditch around 4 p.m. on Thursday. Once police arrived they found a 50-year-old man from Cardigan, who showed obvious signs of impairment, attempting to drive back out of the ditch. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montague RCMP detachment where he provide breath samples registeringRead More


Two suspicious blazes at west London townhouse

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London police and fire officials are investigating a pair of suspicious blazes at a west end townhouse complex. Emergency crews were called to 1481 Limberlost around 5 a.m. Tuesday. Some mattresses were set on fire outside of the building near a fence, while another blaze occurred at the front door of one of the units. No one was hurt. The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called to help investigate. 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 HeadlinesRead More


Arson suspected in Dorval fire

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On Saturday morning, a Dorval house under construction was set on fire. The incident occurred at around 5:45 a.m. near Circle Handfield.  The blaze was put out, and the SPVM’s arson squad is now investigating.  There were no injuries, and no suspects have been identified.  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″]


Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Study suggests aspirin reduces HIV target cells in women

Women who regularly take aspirin could significantly reduce inflammation associated with contracting HIV, new research finds. The pilot study, released Thursday, does not suggest that taking aspirin will prevent transmission of the disease. The research also did not factor in men. However, researchers at the University of Manitoba say further research could build on the pilot study and one day prove that aspirin — a cheap, widely accessible drug — is another effective tool for HIV prevention. The report included researchers from the universities of Manitoba, Waterloo and Nairobi andRead More


Canadian tennis stars confident ahead of Rogers Cup

Canadian tennis stars confident ahead of Rogers Cup

When the Rogers Cup tennis tournament kicks off in Toronto and Montreal on Monday, there will be plenty of Canadian talent on display. Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard will be among the Canadian talent aiming for the title. Shapovalov, the Richmond Hill, Ont., native whose semi-final run at last year’s tournament made him the competition’s breakout star, told CTV News Channel that some of the best experiences of his life have been at the Rogers Cup. “I always grew up watching this tournament,” Shapovalov said. “WhenRead More