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WYWS: Habs and Kotkaniemi both win, man arrested after Mascouche death
And the challenge of sorting the belongings of victims of Flight 752
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Montreal police seek three suspects after stabbing in Saint-Laurent
Investigators have set up a crime scene perimeter and deployed detector dogs.
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Lying on your dating profile can hurt you and your chances at love
Many of us tell lies in new relationships or even with current partners. If you lie often, it could impact your self esteem, says a relationship expert.
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David Attenborough: ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ will take your breath away
"Our influence is everywhere and we have made a tragic, desperate mess of it so far," said David Attenborough about the human species on Earth.
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Man arrested in connection with death of mother of six in Mascouche
Police said the children could be material witnesses in their investigation.
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Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a ‘clown’ in rare address at weekly prayers
For the first time in eight years, Iran's top leader joined weekly prayers, dismissing “American clowns” who want to stick their “poisoned dagger” into the country's back.
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Montreal police investigating after Saint-Laurent man stabbed in apartment
According to police, three suspects were involved in an altercation that resulted in a stabbing at a Saint-Laurent apartment early Friday morning.
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Flu Viruses Are Hitting Canadian Children Especially Hard This Year
Canada’s chief public health officer says more children are being hospitalized this flu season because of an early spike in a strain of influenza B, which hits young people hard and is circulating across the country while a strain that typically targets the elderly also makes the rounds.Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later and the “double dose” of both influenza A and B strains has not been seen in Canada since 2015.“Right now we have influenza A-H3N2, which is still predominant, but influenza A, another strain, H1N1, is escalating and influenza B is early so all of this is going on at the same time, which is certainly having an impact on different communities and individuals.”Seniors are typically sickened by H3N2, Tam said, adding she does not yet know which strains were believed to have been linked to the deaths of two young people in Manitoba.Blaine Ruppenthal, 17, is suspected of having died of complications from the flu, according to a letter sent to parents Monday by the principal of Kelvin High School in Winnipeg.RELATED Winnipeg Teen Dies From Flu Complications As Cases Spike In Manitoba ▶️ Did You Know There Are Different Kinds Of Flu Shots? Why Canadians Should Get The Flu Shot ASAP A spokeswoman for the provincial government cited privacy laws in declining comment on whether Ruppenthal had any pre-existing medical conditions.Tam said the death of a 24-year-old patient in Manitoba is also believed to have occurred from similar issues.Lab tests will be done to determine if the two cases were linked to the virus, the provincial government said in a statement.Two other people, both over 80, have died in Manitoba from flu-related illness this season, the statement says.“The flu is impacting younger people more this season than in previous years. Almost 200 influenza B cases are reported to date and almost all were below the age of 50. The influenza A cases reported to date are very low for this time of a season with more than half below the age of 50.”Manitoba is urging all residents to get the flu shot, which it offers for free.The Public Health Agency of Canada said two deaths believed to be related to flu were also reported in New Brunswick this year.The latest report from FluWatch, the agency’s surveillance program of influenza cases, says 258 children in Canada, aged 16 and under, were hospitalized over a three-week period ending Jan. 4.“The weekly number of cases in this period is above the average over the previous five seasons,” it says.Alison Merton, director of Collingwood Neighbourhood House, which operates over two dozen child-care programs in Vancouver for infants to school-aged kids, said more children have been sick with the flu than in the past few seasons.The program can’t require parents to get any immunizations for their children but she said not having the flu vaccine can impact families.“We have siblings in different programs so typically if one family goes down it does affect multiple programs,” Merton said.Nasal spray shortageFlumist, a nasal spray version of the flu vaccine, is often given to children but a global shortage means it has not been available in Canada, Tam said, adding the vaccine is an alternative for anyone over the age of six months and pregnant women who get it also protect their babies.She said that while the vaccine is the best defence against flu, only about 43 per cent of Canadians under age 65 were immunized last year, even if they were at risk of complications, compared with 70 per cent of seniors.“What I’m more concerned about is that people with some chronic medication conditions, such as underlying heart disease or diabetes, are not getting vaccinated.”To protect grandma from getting the flu it’s actually more effective for you to get your flu shot.Isobel Mackenzie, B.C.'s seniors advocateIsobel Mackenzie, the advocate for seniors in British Columbia, said over 80 per cent of seniors in long-term care facilities, where the flu shot is offered, get immunized and 74 per cent of staff do, too.“Where we need to do the work is in the public,” she said, adding people who visit the elderly in care homes are putting them at risk if they aren’t vaccinated.“To protect grandma from getting the flu it’s actually more effective for you to get your flu shot,” she said.Unlike most other provinces, B.C. does not provide the flu shot for free, except to people 65 and over, under 19 or if they fit into a broad category, such as if they tend to be around vulnerable people including children and the elderly.“So why don’t we just say everybody can get it for free?” Mackenzie said. “Everybody who wants it is figuring out how to get it for free anyhow.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Jan. 16, 2020.
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Canadian friends of Iran plane crash victims wonder what to do with belongings
"It is my responsibility,'' said one friend. "It's a responsibility of any close friend to help a friend.''
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Ukraine Prime Minister offers to resign after leaked recording
Ukraine's prime minister offered his resignation on Friday after audio was leaked of him questioning President Volodymyr Zelensky's grasp of economics, in the first major political test for the inexperienced leader.
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Sussex staff 'redeployed' as Meghan stays longer than expected in Canada
Members of staff employed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their Frogmore Cottage residence are being 'redeployed,' a source close to the couple told CNN on Friday, raising questions about the royal pair's plans for the future.
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Future of royal patronages uncertain as Prince Harry makes last official appearance as senior royal
If the couple wants to reduce their workload, that reduction must come from somewhere, and their 20 patronages account for many of their appearances
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NFL PICKS: Bilicki’s Conference Finals selections
The lines are from oddsharks.com and the home team is in CAPs. SAN FRANCISCO -7.5 over Green Bay The 49ers are already talking about how this matchup won’t be a blowout like when these two teams met in November, but we’re not so sure. San Francisco has looked like the best all-around team in the […]
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2020 shopping trends see brick and mortar retail thriving
The recently released 2019 Canadian Shopping Centre study by Retail Council Canada (RCC) reveals that brick and mortar retail continues to thrive at Canada’s top shopping centres, despite of the growing competition from online retailers, a changing retailer mix and slowing overall sales and traffic growth. The study also revealed that future brick and mortar […]
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Get lucky this Valentine’s Day for a prize that’ll last 18 years
A little afternoon delight can land you one heck of a prize to last you 18 years. Just recently, British Columbia’s whimsical hotel chain, Hotel Zed (with locations in Victoria, Kelowna and soon Tofino) is offering a Valentine’s Day prize like none other:  If you take a “nooner” at the hotel and welcome a baby […]
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U of S researchers help discover new parasite found in wolverines
U of S researchers have helped find the 13th form of a parasite called Trichinella.
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Book these reads for an Oscar-worthy adventure
Oscar mania is once again upon us, with the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood being glammed up for the 92 year of glitz and glory as we celebrate the best of cinema. Best picture nominations include Ford V Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, to name just a few. One must not forget the […]
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The Rona Ambrose sweepstakes are—maybe?— back on
Politics Insider for Jan. 17: Trans Mountain wins at the Supreme Court, Brad Wall tweets intriguingly, and the full story of a harrowing Labrador rescue The post The Rona Ambrose sweepstakes are—maybe?— back on appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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5 things to know for Friday, January 17, 2020
Top court shuts down B.C. attempt to regulate what flows through expanded Trans Mountain pipeline
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TIPOFF: Wizards at Raptors
Washington Wizards (13-27) at Toronto Raptors (26-14), 7 p.m., Scotiabank Arena, TV: TSN; RADIO: FAN590 SCOUTING REPORT: The Washington Wizards have shown they can score with just about anyone in the NBA. Keeping their opponents from scoring? Well that’s another story. The Wizards score over 110 points per 100 possessions, ninth in the NBA. They […]
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ASK AMY: In-laws seek a favour and are shown the door
Dear Amy: This Christmas, my husband’s parents and their baby daughter came to stay with us. The plan was that they would stay with us for three days and leave on Friday morning, as my husband and I both had to return to work on Monday. On Christmas night they asked if I wouldn’t mind […]
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Path clears for more car unveilings at Montreal International Auto Show
Now that Detroit has pushed back the date of its iconic event, the hope is more manufacturers will choose our city to showcase new models.
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Montreal weather: Don't let the sun fool you into thinking Friday won't be disgracefully cold
A frostbite warning is in effect, so be careful out there.
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Loss. Grief. Acceptance. How the ancient Tibetan practice of sound baths brought me peace
Sound baths use frequency and vibration to support the body and to allow it to heal, writes Jen Kirsch.
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‘They’ have spoken; it’s the word of the year
Using the word they as a singular pronoun is gaining in usage, even as newsrooms urge caution.
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Burdens of Gen-X womanhood go under the microscope in ‘Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis’
Brooklyn author Ada Calhoun’s book looks for answers but she cautions ‘‘You can’t just spa-day your way out of this.’
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Delay in bringing bodies home makes mourning even more difficult
‘Burial in Canada is a way of embracing a deeper sense of belonging and rooting in the host country.’
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Ask the Kit: What’s the best workout gear?
Look to your exercise regime for inspo, says The Kit’s editor-at-large
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