Kelowna, BC, RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die on Saturday

Kelowna, BC, RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die on Saturday

Police in the Central Okanagan are warning people that there may be an extremely toxic drug supply in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Kelowna RCMP said officers responded to three different drug overdose calls on Saturday that left five people dead. Read more: Investment scams on the rise in the Okanagan “Starting at 8:13 am, the … Read more

Dozens of Alberta schools on ‘respiratory illness’ outbreaks

Dozens of Alberta schools on ‘respiratory illness’ outbreaks

Less than three weeks into classes, respiratory illness outbreaks have been declared at more than 20 schools in Edmonton, Global News has learned. An outbreak is declared by Alberta Health Services when schools report at least 10 per cent of students are sick. At that point, health officials work with the school to determine next … Read more

September sadness could explain why stocks are being hit hard this month

September sadness could explain why stocks are being hit hard this month

September appears to be the worst month for Seasonal Affective Disorder, which may be the missing link for why the month is so bad for the stock market. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a depressive mood disorder related to the change of seasons. While most of us have heard of SAD, few associate it … Read more

Town northwest of Edmonton calls on province to help as community could soon have just 1 doctor left

Town northwest of Edmonton calls on province to help as community could soon have just 1 doctor left

A get-together was held in Onoway, Alta., on Friday, where local leaders said they hope to raise attention about the town being faced with only having one doctor left in the community relatively soon. Joe Blakeman, the reeve of Lac Ste. Anne County, said Onoway currently has three doctors, but one is leaving at the … Read more

After 22 years in the C-suite, Telus’ Darren Entwistle still has a long to-do list

After 22 years in the C-suite, Telus’ Darren Entwistle still has a long to-do list

Telus CEO Darren Entwistle at his Toronto office, on Sept. 15.JENNIFER ROBERTS/For the Washington Post Darren Entwistle isn’t going anywhere. Mr. Entwistle has been at the helm of Telus Corp. TT for a remarkable 22 years, but says he’s got several more milestones to reach before he passes the reins at the Vancouver-based telecom company. … Read more

‘The end is in sight’: COVID-19 deaths at lowest levels since March 2020, WHO says – National

‘The end is in sight’: COVID-19 deaths at lowest levels since March 2020, WHO says – National

The number of reported deaths worldwide from COVID-19 was the lowest last week since March 2020 – a positive sign that the end of the pandemic that has killed at least six million people is in view, the World Health Organization says. Overall, the number of new weekly deaths decreased by 22 per cent the … Read more

Family of injured Calgary hockey player outraged after ambulance never arrives

Family of injured Calgary hockey player outraged after ambulance never arrives

“Extremely high” call volume is to blame for an extremely long wait for a young hockey player stuck laying on the ice unable to move, after a hit from behind. Saiva Brar was trying out for a AAA hockey team on Saturday at Calgary’s Stu Peppard Arena. The 14-year-old was doing his best to impress … Read more

Scientists investigating deaths of giant sturgeon in BC’s Nechako River

Scientists investigating deaths of giant sturgeon in BC’s Nechako River

A white sturgeon is seen in BC waters after being captured during sampling by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in an undated handout photo. British Columbia government scientists are asking for the public’s help to solve a mystery after 11 of the iconic and endangered fish were recently found dead in the river in … Read more

BC launches fall booster campaign with next COVID surge expected in November

BC launches fall booster campaign with next COVID surge expected in November

BC health officials are now encouraging all British Columbians five years of age and older to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. This comes as the province prepares for a surge in COVID-19 cases in November and December connected to the respiratory illness season. Starting this week, the Moderna bivalent vaccine will start arriving in the … Read more

News anchor Julie Chin suffers ‘beginnings of a stroke’ on live TV – National

News anchor Julie Chin suffers ‘beginnings of a stroke’ on live TV – National

Oklahoma news anchor Julie Chin suffered what she says was the “beginning of a stroke” while reporting the news on live TV over the weekend. Chin, who works for NBC affiliate KJRH, was reporting on the attempted launch of NASA’s Artemis I rocket Saturday morning when she began to stumble over her words. Read more: … Read more