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A man with stab wounds receives emergency first aid

The timely delivery of first aid care especially with bleeding emergencies can greatly help. The Edmonton police applaud bystanders who were responsible for delivering emergency first aid to a man in Edmonton. The man sustained stab wounds on a train platform during the morning rush hour. With the quick efforts of the bystanders, they were […]

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Woman’s death at Edmonton Remand Center third such case in two months

Despite the immediate delivery of CPR to an inmate in Edmonton Remand Center, it was not a good outcome. An Edmonton Remand Centre inmate was found unresponsive in her cell. It is the third case involving fatality under investigation at the jail in less than 2 months. Alberta Justice spokeswoman Louise McEachern confirmed by email

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Teen involved in a watery ordeal in a pool receives immediate CPR

Life-saving measures including CPR are indispensable during emergencies. When a life is in danger, the prompt delivery of life-saving measures can greatly improve the chances of survival. A 14-year old is in severe condition despite CPR after an incident at a swimming pool. The incident occurred at Sunnyside Park swimming pool when the boy when

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Marathoner who collapsed on courses receives immediate CPR

Quick response and timely delivery of CPR are crucial elements in saving a life. Immediate delivery of life-saving measures can significantly improve the chances of survival. A doctor driving by the Edmonton Marathon on Sunday rushed to assist a man who collapsed and ceases to breathe just blocks away from the finish line. The man

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Victim of snowmobile crash received CPR

The victim of a snowmobile crash was given CPR. The incident involving Jeffrey Lindsay was a sergeant with the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in Yellowknife. Lindsay, 46-years old was from Brantford, Ontario, and the father of twin 12-year-old boys. According to Lt. Col. Tim Halfkenny, commanding officer of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group,

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A house fire left a man in critical condition despite CPR

A man was rushed to Peter Lougheed hospital in critical condition after a house fire in northeast Calgary. House fire ordeal The emergency crews were called to the 100 block of Templeby Drive at around 10:30 AM. Upon arrival, the crews were met with a large volume of smoke and flames. The fire extended from

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Victim of a rush-hour crash saved by an off-duty police officer

An off-duty police officer was credited for saving the life of a driver during an emergency that resulted in a rush-hour crash on the Port Mann bridge. New Westminster Police Const. Todd Sweet was driving home when he witnessed a vehicle crashed directly into a concrete barrier. Sweet assisted an off-duty officer with the Vancouver

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Man involved in a rollover incident receives first aid care

A Mission emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicular rollover. A 56-year old Osoyoos woman was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital after her vehicle flipped into a ditch that was filled with water. Timely rescue The local emergency personnel was requested to respond to the east of Lougheed Highway and Nelson Street after the motorists witnessed

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Victims of highway collision receive first aid care

A head-on collision on Vancouver highway resulted in injuries that required first aid. According to police, a Ford Focus and Mercedes SUV collided over the centerline of the four-lane highway. Road collision Two people are taken to a healthcare facility with life-threatening injuries after an early morning head-on collision in Vancouver’s east and left seven

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Victims of multiple vehicular incidents receive first aid care

A 3-vehicle accident occurred in front of the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. The accident occurred before 8 PM at the intersection of Wakesiah Avenue and Third Street. According to firefighters at the scene, a passenger in a Chevrolet Trailblazer was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with unidentified injuries. The driver of the Civic was examined

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Non-medical face masks now recommended for citizens in public

The chief medical officer of health in New Brunswick now recommends using non-medical face masks in public spaces such as pharmacies or grocery stores to limit the spread of COVID-19. Members of the general public can cover their faces with homemade face masks or another type of covering to limit the chance of spreading the

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Victim of early-morning shooting receives first aid

A man was taken to a healthcare facility for a gunshot wound on his arm. The Abbotsford Police are attempting to figure out whether there are any links between a shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning and one that occurred back in 2011 in the same area. Circumstances of the shooting incident Both incidents occurred

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Separate crashes resulted in several injured individuals during the weekend

Separate crashes in less than 48 hours apart resulted in injured individuals with two declared dead. The incidents occurred on Highway 99 near Pemberton, B.C. According to the RCMP, a motorist from the Lower Mainland died when up to three northbound motorcycles traveling together near Joffre Lake collided with a southbound vehicle. Two of the

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VIA Rail requires face masks on trains if physical distancing not possible

VIA Rail is implementing a new face mask policy for passengers on trains and in stations during the COVID-19 pandemic. VIA Rail announced that passengers will be required to wear a face mask if the appropriate physical distancing cannot be observed on trains and in stations. According to the company, this step is necessary as

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Some maskless employees: Loophole in Toronto face-covering bylaw

Some employees who were not wearing a mask has been a concern for some residents. This incident appears to have uncovered a loophole in the city’s new face-covering bylaw. A resident who was shopping at a store noticed two employees working the cash register not wearing masks. When asked why they were not wearing masks,

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