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B.C. parents file lawsuit alleging ‘gross negligence’ in care of their autistic son – BC
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B.C. parents file lawsuit alleging ‘gross negligence’ in care of their autistic son – BC

Warning: This story deals with disturbing subject matter that may upset and trigger some readers. Discretion is advised. The family of an autistic man in the Lower Mainland has filed a lawsuit alleging he was subjected to a “harmful and injurious living environment” while in residential care as a minor.The plaintiffs, who have asked not to be named for their son’s protection, claim that multiple parties — including the B.C. government — failed to seek or act upon medical recommendations for the boy, who was in a “position of extreme vulnerability” and lived with “complex disabilities.”“They promised to help but broke that promise,” his father told Global News.“They isolated him from his family and put him in solitary confinement, where he harmed himself without any apparent effort...
Global News Hour at 6 Calgary: Sept. 29
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Global News Hour at 6 Calgary: Sept. 29

Canada Posted September 29, 2022 Police investigate the suspicious death of a little girl in a southeast Calgary neighbourhood. Closing arguments wrap in the first-degree murder trial for a teen charge with killing Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett. A Calgary committee takes the first step toward addressing noisy vehicles. Source link
Teen charged in connection with 2 carjackings in Durham Region: police
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Teen charged in connection with 2 carjackings in Durham Region: police

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an investigation into two carjackings in Durham Region, police say. Durham Regional police said on Wednesday at around 9:45 p.m., officers received a report of a carjacking in the Coomer Crescent and Chapman Drive area of Ajax.Officers said the suspect approached a female victim and allegedly brandished a knife and attempted to take her vehicle. Read more: Police investigating after ‘numerous shots’ fired at Ajax home Read More Police investigating after ‘numerous shots’ fired at Ajax home “The female fought back and the male suspect fled,” officers said in a news release. Trending Stories ...
Hurricane Ian: Canadians in Florida hunker down as storm lashes state – National
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Hurricane Ian: Canadians in Florida hunker down as storm lashes state – National

Summer Willett stocked up on food, water and other basic supplies as she prepared to ride out hurricane Ian at her in-laws’ home in Florida. The Cornwall, Ont., woman travelled south recently to spend a couple of months with family in Palm Beach, Fla., but her visit took an unexpected turn as the hurricane, which hit Florida’s west coast on Wednesday, moved across the state.The 26-year-old was out getting supplies Wednesday in preparation for the major storm.“We’re buying water and canned food and flashlights and stuff like that,” she said in a phone interview.“We’re going to do our best to stay inside and keep safe …. But we’re not leaving as of now. We’re going to be in the house until the storm passes.” Read more: ‘Historic’ Hurricane Ian rips through Florida aft...
Edmonton Oilers blanked 4-0 by Calgary Flames in pre-season game
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Edmonton Oilers blanked 4-0 by Calgary Flames in pre-season game

The Edmonton Oilers were shut out for the second-straight pre-season game, falling 4-0 to the Flames in Calgary on Wednesday night. “There’s things we can do better offensively for sure, but I look at the positives of that game,” Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft said. “I thought Tyson Barrie played a heck of a game. He showed a lot of leadership. Two games in a row on the road, as a veteran player to come in and perform the way he did I thought that was excellent. I thought Philip Kemp turned in a really good game. Pickard in net played really well and there was some good signs in our team game. Again, the penalty kill was very good — and some things to build on and some things to work on.”The first period was scoreless though the Flames carried the play, outshooting the Oilers 13-...
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alberta jump to nearly 1,000
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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alberta jump to nearly 1,000

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alberta took a jump in the past week, adding more than 100 patients to already stressed hospital resources. For the week ending Sept. 26, COVID-19 hospitalizations increased by 137 to 980 total. The last time Alberta hospitals were this full of COVID-19 patients was May 27.COVID ICU numbers saw a 50 per cent increase from the week prior, up 13 to 39 – matching mid-May numbers.A total of 4,905 Albertans have had their death attributed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, a number that increased by 33 over the past week. The oldest age cohort tracked by the province — people over 80 years old — bore the brunt of those deaths, with 25 more octogenarians added to the death toll in the week of Sept. 20. Read more: End of COVID-19 bord...
Faster adaptation to climate change will save Canada billions: analysis
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Faster adaptation to climate change will save Canada billions: analysis

Canadians will see lower incomes and a choice between higher taxes or fewer government services if there isn’t more effort to adapt to the changing climate, a new report from The Canadian Climate Institute warns. But according to a report released Wednesday, if governments and the private sector buckle up and start investing in making Canada more resilient to the effects of extreme weather, the economic impact of climate change can be cut by 75 per cent.“The good news story is we have some ability to change this future,” said Ryan Ness, the director of adaptation research for the climate institute. Read more: Hurricane Fiona shows how climate change is fuelling severe weather events in Canada: expert Read More ...
Global Calgary: Flames vs Avalanche Oct 13
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Global Calgary: Flames vs Avalanche Oct 13

Global Calgary is the official community partner of the Calgary Flames. Here’s your chance to win one pair of tickets to the Calgary Flames vs. the Colorado Avalanche on October 13. Watch Global News Hour at 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 and listen for the CODE WORD. Enter the CODE WORD below for your chance to win. The winner will be announced at the end of the show. GOOD LUCK! No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per person. One (1) pair of tickets is available to be won. Approximate retail value of the Prize CDN$160.00. Must be a legal resident of the province of AB. The contest runs on Oct. 11 2022. Entries must be received by 6:45pm MT on Oct. 11, 2022. Skill-testing question must be correctly answered to claim Prize. Odds of being ...
Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to U.N. aviation agency: minister
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Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to U.N. aviation agency: minister

Canada will oppose Russia’s re-election to the U.N.’s aviation agency, Omar Alghabra, Canada’s transport minister, told Reuters on Tuesday on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly. “It’s important that Russia is held accountable for its actions, and we will not be supporting Russia’s nomination to the council,” Alghabra said.A vote to elect countries to ICAO’s 36-member governing council is to be held on Saturday. Read more: Pro-Moscow officials claim all 4 occupied regions in Ukraine voted to join Russia Read More Pro-Moscow officials claim all 4 occupied regions in Ukraine voted to join Russia Asked if he expects other...
Kelowna, B.C. Mounties arrest female suspect in ‘shocking’ failed carjacking
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Kelowna, B.C. Mounties arrest female suspect in ‘shocking’ failed carjacking

A Kelowna, B.C., woman was arrested Monday after unleashing a bizarre attack on multiple generations of a family whose car she was trying to steal, RCMP say. Police said the unidentified assailant allegedly kicked a woman who was with her two children in the torso, then grabbed her vehicle keys. The incident occurred while in a parking lot in the 200 block of Rutland Road South Sept. 26 at around 2:40 p.m., police said.The victim’s brother and 79-year-old mother exited the vehicle at that point and were told, “I have a knife and I’ll stab you,” RCMP said.“The suspect then attempted to enter the driver’s seat of the vehicle but the family was able to stop her,” RCMP said. 1:34 ...