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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


RCMP arrest man in North Battleford wanted on Canada Wide warrant

The RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) have arrested a high risk offender on a Canada Wide warrant, in North Battleford on Saturday. For several weeks an investigation was underway by the Battlefords Municipal GIS Unit and the Provincial Crime Reduction Team, to locate a high risk offender. The investigation found that the man was wanted on a Canada Wide warrant for a parole violation, and residing in the Battleford area. On Saturday the offender was found in a residence in the 500 block of 103 St. in North Battleford, byRead More


Parks Canada cuts dozens of trees to build bike path along Lachine Canal

Parks Canada cuts dozens of trees to build bike path along Lachine Canal

Parks Canada has cut down nearly a hundred trees along the Lachine Canal to make way for a bike path.  Residents who live around the area were shocked to see that 70 trees were cut over the course of three days.  Only a few stumps remain.  “There seemed to be no concern about what was going to go down,” said Lawrence Kuntz, a Little Burgundy resident. “We talked to someone who was working here and he said they’re all going to go away. They’re all going to be cut. WeRead More


Toronto FC turfs Inebriatti supporters group in wake of fiery display in Ottawa

Toronto FC

Toronto FC has turfed one of its supporters groups after an investigation into a fiery display by fans at a Canadian Championship game in Ottawa. Flares and smoke bombs led to small fires in the stands and the pitch at TD Place in the July 18 match. The so-called Inebriatti supporters’ group eventually took responsibility, saying the incidents — while not acceptable — were “unplanned and accidental.” The MLS club said an investigation by the club and Ottawa police confirmed that Inebriatti members had smuggled in “prohibited pyrotechnic devices.” AsRead More


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Confirmed cases of West Nile found in Saskatoon mosquitoes

Mosquito

Mosquitoes caught in two traps within Saskatoon city limits have confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon are cautioning residents to take care to help lower their chance of coming into contact with the virus. The greatest risk of infection, according to the health authority, is during dusk and dawn when Mosquitoes are most active. Those infected with the virus experience minimal symptoms, but in rare cases it will develop into West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which can lead to brain inflammationRead More


Two youths charged with manslaughter in Raymond Beaver’s death

Raymond Beaver

London police have charged two youths with manslaughter in connection to the October 2017 murder of Raymond Beaver The two London youths, aged 15 and 17, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, have been charged. The pair will appear in court on Tuesday to answer to the charge. On Oct. 2, police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Lansdowne Avenue around 11:40 p.m. Police found a man who had been stabbed to death. Several days later, police announced that Daniel Cavanagh, 32, Melissa George,Read More


‘Hamilton’ creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The “Hamilton” playwright said he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He added that he will donate all funds from the Broadway hit when it is performed January in Puerto Rico. “The goal wasn’t just artistic satisfaction, but how canRead More


Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

SURREY, B.C. — The wife of a man gunned down in what police say was a case of mistaken identity is pleading for any information that would solve the murder the family is struggling to understand. Paul Bennett, 47, was shot in his driveway in Surrey, B.C., on the afternoon of June 23. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday he was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting. Darlene Bennett described her husband as the kind of man who wore his heart on his sleeve, volunteered his time freely,Read More


EPS ask for assistance to locate teenage boy with autism

Brgan

Edmonton police are asking the public to help them find a 14-year-old with autism. Cory Brgan was last seen in the Bonnie Doon area on Sunday at around 1 p.m. Brgan has autism and other diagnoses that require medication, and he functions at the level of a seven-year-old, EPS said. He is fascinated by airplanes, trains and buses, likes to travel by transit, and has been found at the airport, Greyhound station and ETS Westwood Garage in the past, according to police. Brgan is described as 168 centimetres (5’6”) tall,Read More