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Brett MacLean of the Phoenix Coyotes has been admitted to hospital after suffering a cardiac emergency.
The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying the 23-year-old winger has been admitted to hospital in London, after
suffering a medical emergency while playing hockey Monday night in Owen Sound.
The Coyotes said MacLean received CPR on site before being taken by ambulance to hospital in Owen Sound. He was then taken by air ambulance to London, where he was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit.
`Our thoughts and prayers are with Brett and his family,' Phoenix general manager Don Maloney said in a statement. ``We
request that everyone please respect their privacy at this time. We will provide an update on Brett's status when information is
MacLean played most of last season with the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes' American Hockey League affiliate, where he had 25 goals and 23 assists ...
Provincial police in Ontario have launched a criminal investigation into a fatal mall roof collapse in Elliot Lake.
Two women were killed on June 23 when the roof of the Algo Centre Mall caved in and plummeted two floors down into the building.
The Ontario Provincial Police announced today they have started a criminal investigation.
The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ministry of Labour are also conducting investigations.
Doloris Perizzolo, 70, and Lucie Aylwin, 37, were killed in the collapse.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced a public inquiry into the mall collapse Friday following public outcry about why search-and-rescue efforts were called off two days after the collapse, only to be restarted hours later after an appeal from McGuinty.
The Canadian Press
Toronto Public Health has revealed mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus are here in Toronto.
This is the first positive test result this year.
Associate Medical Officer of Health for Toronto Public Health Dr. Howard Shapiro says this happened earlier in the season than in previous years.
Public Health has issued the following reminders when it comes to mosquitoes:
- Reduce mosquito breeding grounds by draining standing water around your home;
- Use mosquito repellent approved by Health Canada;
- Wear light-coloured clothing and cover up when in areas where mosquitoes are present;
- Take extra precautions, especially in early morning and early evening, when mosquitoes are most active.
Toronto Public Health has 43 mosquito traps throughout the city and sends mosquitoes for laboratory testing every week.
Bev Oda is stepping down.
A statement released Tuesday reveals the Minister of International Cooperation and Durham MP told the Prime Minister about her decision two weeks ago. Her resignation is effective July 31st.
It did not give a reason for this decision.
Oda says she's grateful for the support of staff and colleagues in the House of Commons and Senate. She also expresses her appreciation Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet for "their outstanding leadership."
Oda has come under fire in recent months for her spending habits while travelling on behalf of the government.
The Prime Minister also released a statement, thanking her for her "hard work and dedication in representing the constituents of Durham, and for her many accomplishments in the ministry."
Harper sends his best wishes to her in next challenges and opportunities but makes no mention of Oda's reasons for leaving either.
17-year-old girl who died after a vehicle rollover in Muskoka just graduated from high school Friday.
Sara Nicole Girard's final update on Twitter Friday, said she was headed for a "Weekend away with my girls."
She never returned.
The OPP have identified Girard as the girl from Stouffville who died Monday night.
Two of her friends were also critically injured; a 17-year-old girl from Markham and an 18-year-old girl from Stouffville.
Both are said to still be in hospital in critical condition.
Police say two of the girls in the car were not wearing seatbelts. Girard was ejected from the vehicle.
The Special Investigation's Unit has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police officer with any criminal offence after a Transgendered woman was bloodied while being arrested at teh rotunda just south of the University courthouse.
The SIU report says 37-year-old Angela Turvey took a few swings at the officers when they tried to arrest her after she was protesting the arrest of an Occupy Toronto Protester.
That's when she was punched and hauled to the ground suffering a nose fracture and a cut above the eye.
The SIU director says her refusal to back away, and then resisting arrest, meant the officer had the lawful authority to make that arrest.
(w/files from D.McKee)
After an unnamed police source called Toronto a "war zone" in the Toronto Sun, Police Chief Bill Blair is trying to calm fears about escalating gun crime in the city.
While Blair says Toronto is one of the safest cities in North America he is being realistic, noting he's not denying there isn't any crime in the city.
He adds Toronto police have been forthcoming about statistics, noting trying to hide anything. He reveals while there has been an increase in gun-related crime, he says police are now keeping a record when guns are fired either as a salute or not at people.
Blair notes it was all hands on deck over the weekend, with a list of holiday events taking place. Blair underlines despite all of this there were no murders over the past few days.
We should know better.
That's from Ontario Safety League president Brian Patterson when it comes to water safety.
This comes after seven people drowned over the long weekend, including a 27-year-old Toronto man. He died in the Welland River.
Patterson says people need to let go of the romantic vision of canoeing down rivers without a life jacket, noting most of them aren't very restrictive.
He is happy the province has moved forward on water safety but is urging for Transport Canada to get stricter with small boats.
Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and
the rumpled defence lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.
Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement.
"Mr. Griffith passed away this morning at his home peacefully and has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island," Doughtie told The Associated Press, reading from a family statement.
The family will release further information, the sheriff said.
He had suffered a heart attack and underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2000.
Griffith's career spanned more than a half-century on stage, film and television, but he would always be best known as Sheriff Andy Taylor in the television show set in a North Carolina town not too different from Griffith's own hometown of Mount Airy, N.C.
Griffith set the show ...
The hot and humid weather expected on Tuesday throughout the rest of the week, has prompted Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown to issue a Heat Alert for the city.
During a Heat Alert, the public is encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Other groups at risk include people with chronic illnesses, limited mobility and with certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications and those who are homeless.
The public is advised to "Beat the Heat" by taking these precautions:
- Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty
- Go to air conditioned places, including shopping malls or one of many local libraries or community centres located in each neighbourhood
It's been a deadly long weekend on Ontario's waterways, with 4 confirmed drowning deaths.
There could be as many as 7 people dead, as 3 are still missing.
Most recently, a body was pulled from the Ottawa River, not far from where 2 men are believed to have drowned.
A third person there was reported missing from a boat tour.
Closer to home, the body of 30-year old Charles Urqhart from Oshawa will be taken to Toronto for an autopsy.
He died in hopital after being pulled a lake in Peterborough.
Police say a 27-year old man from Toronto drowned in the Welland River while celebrating Canada Day in Niagara Falls.
Authorities in Saugeen Shores say a 79-year-old was pulled from the water this weekend without vital signs.
The man's spouse had been watching him swim when he suddenly stopped moving. A young couple pulled him out but he wasn't breathing and couldn't be revived.
It's a debate that's been brewing for a long time now: whether you should spank your kids.
But now there's proof that maybe you shouldn't.
A new study by Manitoba researchers shows that spanking or other forms of physical discipline like smacking or pushing increase the risk of mental disorders when kids grow up. Some of those include depression, mania and alcohol and drug abuse.
The authors estimate that eliminating childhood physical punishment could reduce the incidence of some mental health disorders in adults by up to 7 per cent.
Researchers used data collected between 2004 and 2005 in a national, representative U.S. survey of nearly 35,000 adults.
Spanking is illegal in over 30 countries, but it's still legal in Canada and the U.S. Moreover, It's estimated that about 70 percent of Canadian parents approve of spanking to discipline according to Gary Walters, a retired psychology professor at the University ...
Around 200 Hydro One workers from Ontario will arrive in Virginia, Washington and Baltimore on Tuesday to help restore power to millions of people.
It was on Friday that a storm not only knocked out power to 3-million homes, but is also blamed for the deaths of 22 people throughout the U.S. U.S. officials fear the death toll could climb because of the heat and widespread use of generators, which emit fumes that can be dangerous in enclosed spaces.
Almost 1.8-million people are going on day four without any power.
In February 2010, Hydro One assisted utilities in Vermont in after a winter storm, and in September 2008, crews travelled to Ohio to help restore power after hurricane Ike caused major outages.
(some files from CP, Photo credit:AP)
Another fatality on the roads this past long weekend.
A teenage girl from York Region lost her life in a single vehicle rollover on Highway 11 Monday evening.
It was near Burk's Falls around 5:30 p.m.
OPP say the girl was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Two other teenagers were taken to Sunnybrook Hospital by air ambulance.
A possible meth lab will be dismantled today by Toronto police, but they're still searching for the person suspected of operating it.
A resident of the building at 190 Borough Drive in Scarborough contacted their building manager after a leak began. The manager then contacted police where they busted the meth lab in an apartment unit on Monday.
The building is near Brimley and Ellesmere.
It's also believed that the suspect in this case was inside the unit at the time, but jumped from the 30th floor balcony to a unit below. Police are still searching for a suspect.