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Son of Parkside Extendicare resident optimistic about transition to SHA
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Son of Parkside Extendicare resident optimistic about transition to SHA

Marie Albert, two months from her 100th birthday, has been through it all: the great depression, a World War, and an adventurous voyage to Canada. “My mom left Romania, my dad left Hungary, and they ended up going on the back of a truck with one suitcase each to Germany, and from Germany they came to Canada. That’s all they had,” her son Brian Albert told Global News Friday.The Parkside Extendicare resident has also been through the pandemic. According to a Saskatchewan Ombudsman report, 39 people died as a result of the outbreak. 194 of 198 residents were infected with COVID-19. The report criticized the facility for overcrowding, as well as inadequately supplying its staff personal protective equipment.Now, with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announcing its closing in o...
B.C. crash victim says ICBC stranded him in a care home
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B.C. crash victim says ICBC stranded him in a care home

A North Vancouver man who suffered life-altering injuries in a car crash last year is pleading with ICBC to reunite him with his family. Before the collision, Paul Zilahi was self employed. Read more: B.C. man paralyzed by crash launches legal challenge against ICBC’s no-fault insurance Now 64, Zilahi requires a wheelchair for mobility, and says he is being forced to live in a long-term care home because his family condo is not suitable for him.“I’m separated from my family, I’m here in a long-term care home and ICBC refuses to relocate me,” he said. Paul Zilahi pictured with his family, before the collision. Submitted “There’s a lot of hurt, there’s a lot of grieving,” he added of the separation fro...