Respiratory Issues

Tofino and Ucluelet ask Lower Mainland residents to stay away

Tofino and Ucluelet are asking residents from the Lower Mainland to stay away for at least the next eight days. The District of Ucluelet, Tourism Ucluelet, and the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce asked residents of the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal health regions to postpone their visits until the afternoon on November 23. Visitors scheduled …

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CPR

Victim of a boating incident receives CPR

A man died despite CPR after a boat capsized in Bauline. Several responders were present on the scene after a medical emergency reportedly caused the boat to capsize. The danger in the water According to Todd LeGrow, assistant chief of the Pouch Cove Volunteer Fire Department, he was spending the afternoon at Duck Pond with …

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Manitoba Human Rights Commission reports increased calls for mandatory mask opponents

Manitoba’s attempt to cut rising COVID-19 numbers appears to be paying off but it is leading to some public anger. There has been a sharp rise in complaints to the province’s human rights commission. The office is dealing with anywhere between 50 to 100 calls per month on the face mask issue, from individuals telling …

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The guitarist of ‘The Rascals’ guitarist collapsed on stage

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals collapsed on stage during a performance in Montana. The 74-year old was transported to a healthcare facility. There was no immediate report on the status of his condition. Unexpected ordeal According to Jody Grant, programming and marketing director for the Alberta Bair Theater …

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Police lay charges as Etobicoke BBQ restaurant defies lockdown

Police have laid charges after once again attending Adamson Barbecue, a restaurant in Etobicoke that had been ordered to close after defying public health rules and allowing in-person dining despite a provincial lockdown order. The owner and the restaurant face nine charges, including violating indoor dining rules, holding an illegal gathering, and operating a business …

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Snowboarder involved in an accident receives CPR

An adult male snowboarder died while on Whistler Blackcomb due to an accident 3 days after opening for the season. The unconscious snowboarder was found at Whistler Blackcomb and later declared dead. He fell in an area of the ski hill with difficult terrain. Dangers while on the ice The ski patrol responded to a …

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Quebec company gets approval for reusable, recyclable masks that are more efficient than N95

A Montreal company has received Health Canada approval to produce a reusable, recyclable mask they claim is more efficient than the vaunted N95. The mask is the invention of surgeon and Dorma Filtration CEO Rene Caissie. Caissie’s design, the Dorma 99 will go into production in Sherbrooke at the end of the week, using Quebec …

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Immediate action with the delivery of CPR saves a life

Steve Stewart and Steve Parks together with Abbotsford firefighters given a commendation. The certificates of commendation were presented to Steve Stewart and Steve Parks together with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Captain Jim Durvin and firefighters Scott Ellis, Tom Dodd, and Greg Herron. A helping hand A call concerning a case of the cardiac arrest came in …

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