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Regina warming shelter sees increase in visitors as temperatures drop – Regina
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Regina warming shelter sees increase in visitors as temperatures drop – Regina

Since it reopened on Dec. 1. Awasiw has seen over 415 people come through its doors. The warming shelter was originally closed in June after funding was cut. Then in November, it received word more federal funding was on the way.Community Health director at All Nations Hope Network, Melanie Kingston says the shelter offers people the most basic needs.“Telephone, bathroom. A place to be warm, and a place to be safe.” Read more: ‘More overdose deaths’: Alarms raised as Regina overnight drop-in centre closes Read More ‘More overdose deaths’: Alarms raised as Regina overnight drop-in centre closes The building has chairs setup for 30 people, but Kingston says there is...
Trudeau, Ford to mark electric vehicle manufacturing ‘milestone’ in Ingersoll, Ont.
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Trudeau, Ford to mark electric vehicle manufacturing ‘milestone’ in Ingersoll, Ont.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make an announcement this afternoon in southwestern Ontario about electric vehicle manufacturing. Trudeau will be joined by Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the province’s Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli for an announcement at 12:15 p.m. in Ingersoll, Ont.Trudeau’s itinerary says the announcement will “mark a milestone in manufacturing electric vehicles.” Trending Now Trending Now The town is home to the General Motors CAMI production plant, which the automaker announced in April would be retooled by the end of the year into what it called the country’s first full-scale commercial electric vehicle production facility.The provincial and federal governments each invested $259 million toward that project and GM...
Racial profiling victims say police complaint system is broken in Repentigny, Que. – Montreal
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Racial profiling victims say police complaint system is broken in Repentigny, Que. – Montreal

The Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR) says it’s filed 11 complaints over the past three years with Quebec’s police ethics commissioner against Repentigny police. Despite this, the committee has not made a single decision on potential racial profiling in the police force. “The system, it’s a little bit broken, especially when it comes to police ethics complaints involving Repentigny,” said CRARR director, Fo Niemi. Read more: Montreal suburb of Repentigny promises police review after 4th racial profiling complaint upheld CRARR says three of their clients — Hézu Kpowbié, François Ducas and Fabien Ruault’s son, who was 12 at the time he was handcuffed by police — are part of a pattern. Each of their complaints were dismissed and never made...
Avalanche Canada introduces new forecasting model, says it’s easier to use
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Avalanche Canada introduces new forecasting model, says it’s easier to use

Heading into the backcountry? Avalanche Canada says it has a new forecasting system that outdoor enthusiasts will find easier to use.The new model will group areas that have similar avalanche conditions, along with giving users relevant information. 3:43 New avalanche forecast system unveiled “This new system allows our forecasts to more accurately reflect backcountry conditions,” Avalanche Canada says on its website. Story continues below advertisement “Our regions are now determined by the avalanche conditions. We’ve made these changes to tackle one of our biggest problems with our old system, where con...
Dozens of Santas take part in Halifax run to help make kids’ wishes come true – Halifax
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Dozens of Santas take part in Halifax run to help make kids’ wishes come true – Halifax

Your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you, there really were dozens of Santa Claus‘ running around Quinpool Road Saturday morning. The group of 101 Santas brought in festive cheer to busy commercial street, and they did it for a good cause.The Quinpool Road Mainstreet District Association partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to host Halifax’s first ever ‘Ho Ho Holiday 5k run.’“We thought it would accomplish a couple of things, make money for Male-a-Wish, and to have a really cool fun different event on the street,” said Karla Nicholson. 101 people took part in the Ho Ho Holiday 5k run. Alicia Draus / Global News The goal was to raise $10,000 — enough to cover the average cost of one wish. Trending Now ...
Vernon, B.C. Zamboni driver honoured for lifesaving aid
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Vernon, B.C. Zamboni driver honoured for lifesaving aid

A Vernon, B.C., Zamboni driver, with a background in volunteer firefighting, was in the right place at the right time when he helped save the life of a stranger in February 2020. Jonny Rockall, the arena attendant and Zamboni driver, jumped into action when recreational hockey player Al Winther went into cardiac arrest at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place arena.On Friday, BC Emergency Health Services presented Rockall with an award for his lifesaving efforts.“It is an honour. I’m blessed. I can’t imagine a better outcome: Al making a full recovery, us being friends. He is an awesome guy,” said Rockall. Read more: ‘Words can’t describe it’: B.C. man honoured for helping save electrocuted coworker’s life Read More ...
Health Canada recalls thousands of laundry products over bacteria concern   – National
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Health Canada recalls thousands of laundry products over bacteria concern   – National

Hundreds of thousands of laundry and other cleaning products have been recalled in Canada because of the risk of bacterial infection. Health Canada issued the recall Thursday for roughly 227,000 units of laundry detergent, fabric conditioner and household cleaning products manufactured by The Laundress.As of Nov. 30, 2022, the U.S.-based company was aware of 11 cases of pseudomonas infections reported by consumers, and is investigating any link to the affected products, Health Canada said. Read more: Over 1,500 Cuisinart blenders recalled due to injury hazard Read More Over 1,500 Cuisinart blenders recalled due to injury hazard “Consumers should immediately stop u...
Overdose outreach teams being implemented in Saskatchewan
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Overdose outreach teams being implemented in Saskatchewan

Drug overdoses have been a major concern for Saskatchewan in recent years as the number of confirmed overdose deaths continue to rise in the province with few safe injection sites. As part of the province’s attempt to reduce the number of overdoses, The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is partnering with both the Saskatoon and Regina fire departments to develop overdose outreach teams. Read more: Regina resident applied for medically assisted death after consistent surgical delays Read More Regina resident applied for medically assisted death after consistent surgical delays The teams are part of a pilot project to help individuals reduce their risk of overdose...
‘Machine gun nest’ comment by longtime Kelowna councillor prompts apology – Okanagan
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‘Machine gun nest’ comment by longtime Kelowna councillor prompts apology – Okanagan

A Kelowna city councillor apologized on Tuesday for an “inappropriate” comment made at a public hearing weeks earlier. “I take full responsibility and again I apologize for the inappropriate comment regarding bicycle theft that I regret,” Coun. Charlie Hodge said in council.“This was an off-the-cuff comment that I realize now was a mistake. I take full responsibility. And again, I apologize to the public and to my council colleagues.” Read more: Crime back to pre-pandemic levels in Kelowna, RCMP say Read More Crime back to pre-pandemic levels in Kelowna, RCMP say The comment prompting the mea culpa came during a Nov. 15 discussion on a high-rise development propos...
London, Ont. moves closer to renaming Paul Haggis Park – London
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London, Ont. moves closer to renaming Paul Haggis Park – London

There was no debate on Tuesday as city councillors in London, Ont., endorsed a move to rename Paul Haggis Park and remove all references to the park’s current name from the city’s website. It comes after a U.S. jury ordered the London-born screenwriter and film director to pay at least US$7.5 million in compensatory damages to a woman who accused him of rape.Days later, Haggis, 69, was ordered to pay an additional US$2.5 million in punitive damages, for a total of US$10 million, or about C$13.3 million.The park at 2875 Bateman Trail, which was named after Haggis in 2011, was first brought to the attention of city councillors in 2018, a year after the allegations that led to the U.S. jury’s decision emerged.Then-Ward 3 Coun. Mo Salih tabled a motion calling for the director’s name ...