Impossible to Tell from Remains in Storage Locker How Babies Died: Pathologist

Impossible to Tell from Remains in Storage Locker How Babies Died: Pathologist

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Storage Locker Babies
An evidence photo from April 18, 2016 in Winnipeg, presented by the prosecution in the trial of Andrea Giesbrecht case on Monday July 18, 2016 is shown in this handout photo. Description on photo: 129. (Sentinel Storage Facility/THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

WINNIPEG – Ontario’s chief forensic pathologist says there’s no way to determine the cause of death for six infants whose remains were found in a storage locker, but the babies were certainly big enough to have been born alive.

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‘Lot of Questions:’ Free DNA Tests Offered After Manitoba Men Switched at Birth

‘Lot of Questions:’ Free DNA Tests Offered After Manitoba Men Switched at Birth

By The Canadian Press

Leon Swanson - David Tait
Manitoba’s former aboriginal affairs minister Eric Robinson, centre, with Norway House residents Leon Swanson, left, and David Tait Jr. announces at a press conference in Winnipeg on Friday, August 26, 2016 that the two men were switched at birth in 1975 when their mothers gave birth at Norway House Indian Hospital. A recent DNA test revealed that the two men from Norway House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba were likely raised by each other’s families. This is the second time such an incident occurred in 1975. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

NORWAY HOUSE, Man. – When Ron Evans was 17, he worked as a driver shuttling staff home after their shifts at the Norway House Indian Hospital in northern Manitoba.

He’s now racking his brain trying to think of the names of workers he knew back in 1975, the same year four men were switched at birth at the hospital in the remote community 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

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Saskatoon Couple Asked by CRA to Prove They Have Children a Second Time

Saskatoon Couple Asked by CRA to Prove They Have Children a Second Time

By The Canadian Press

Family
Devin Dubois, his wife Maeghan and their sons Hudson and Hugo pose in this undated family handout photo. A Saskatchewan couple has two boys, four car seats and a nanny but they’re being asked by the Canada Revenue Agency to prove that their children exist — again. Devin Dubois and his wife got a letter telling them to prove that they have children or their child benefits would be cut off. But Dubois says the CRA has the information in its possession because the couple got the same letter in 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Devin Dubois)

SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan couple has two boys, four car seats and a nanny but they’re being asked by the Canada Revenue Agency to prove that their children exist — again.

Devin Dubois and his wife got a letter telling them to prove that they have children or their child benefits would be cut off. But Dubois says the CRA has the information in its possession because the couple got the same letter in 2014.

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Hykawy to Lead Bisons’ Volleyball for 2016-17 Season

Hykawy to Lead Bisons’ Volleyball for 2016-17 Season

Jon Hykawy - Ken Bentley
Jon Hykawy (left) will take over for Ken Bentley as head coach of the Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team for the 2016-17 season. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new head coach will be at the helm of the Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball squad this season.

Jon Hykawy will step in and lead the 2016-17 team as head coach Ken Bentley embarks on a six-month research/study leave to take on professional development opportunities.

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Manitoba Mother Charged in Death of Infant Daughter

Manitoba Mother Charged in Death of Infant Daughter

RCMP Logo VehicleA 22-year-old Thompson woman is in police custody after her three-month-old daughter died on Sunday.

RCMP were called to a Thompson residence on Dominion Bay at around 10:20 p.m. for an infant in medical distress. When emergency crews arrived, they immediately began performing medical care to the child. She was taken to hospital, but pronounced deceased the same evening.

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Sperm Donor at Centre of Canadian Lawsuits Admits to False Info: Police

Sperm Donor at Centre of Canadian Lawsuits Admits to False Info: Police

By The Canadian Press

An American whose sperm donation was allegedly used to create more than 30 children, including at least three in Canada, has told police he lied to a sperm bank about his background.

Police in Georgia say James Christian “Chris” Aggeles showed up at an Athens-Clarke County police station last week and said he wanted to turn himself in.

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Former Manitoba Premier to Be Adviser for Prestigious Global Law Firm

Former Manitoba Premier to Be Adviser for Prestigious Global Law Firm

By The Canadian Press

Gary Doer
Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer speaks to the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa on Dec. 2, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

TORONTO – Gary Doer, a former Manitoba premier and Canadian ambassador to the United States, is joining the Toronto office of the global law firm Dentons.

The firm says in a release that Doer will be senior business adviser and will work with clients on Canada-U.S. trans-border matters, as well as global public policy initiatives.

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Solutions Near for Elderly Couple Living in Separate Care Homes: Family

Solutions Near for Elderly Couple Living in Separate Care Homes: Family

By The Canadian Press

Separated Couple
A Facebook photo of Wolfram Gottschalk, 83, and his wife Anita, 81, went viral on Facebook after their granddaughter posted it to social media. (FACEBOOK / SUPPLIED)

VANCOUVER – The family of an elderly husband and wife in British Columbia who were forced to live in separate care homes say the health authority overseeing the couples’ care is moving forward with plans to reunite them.

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