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Video Shows Late Activist Pleading for Change to Assisted Dying Rules

Video Shows Late Activist Pleading for Change to Assisted Dying Rules

By The Canadian Press

Audrey Parker
Audrey Parker, diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer which had metastasized to her bones and has a tumour on her brain, talks about life and death at her home in Halifax on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

HALIFAX — A new national campaign is honouring a Halifax woman who ended her life with medical assistance, lobbying the federal government to amend Canada’s assisted dying rules.

Audrey Parker died with medical assistance on Nov. 1, two years after she had been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.

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Love on Borrowed Time: Cancer Patients Find Romance Despite Terminal Prognosis

Love on Borrowed Time: Cancer Patients Find Romance Despite Terminal Prognosis

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press

Anne Marie Cerato - Patrick Bardos
Anne Marie Cerato, left, and her husband Patrick Bardos pose for a photograph in their backyard in Toronto on Saturday, December 29, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

TORONTO – It could have been a meet-cute in a romantic comedy between a man and a “mutant.”

After weeks of online flirting, Patrick Bardos was en route to meet Anne Marie Cerato for their first date at a coffee shop in downtown Toronto. He texted Cerato to let her know he was only a few blocks away on a packed streetcar crawling through rush-hour traffic. Cerato said she had just passed the same intersection. “Are you wearing blue shoes?” she asked.

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Kinew Calls on Manitoba to Restore Mobile Cancer Units

Kinew Calls on Manitoba to Restore Mobile Cancer Units

Wab Kinew
Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew is calling on the province to restore its mobile cancer clinics after several screening appointments were cancelled at the last minute.

Kinew says the province’s BreastCheck clinics have been taken out of service without warning for the second year in a row.

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Motorcycle Ride for Dad Hits Nearly 1,500 Riders in Prostate Cancer Fight

Motorcycle Ride for Dad Hits Nearly 1,500 Riders in Prostate Cancer Fight

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad saw near-record registrations this year and over $350,000 raised. (CHRISD.CA)
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Obby Khan, Winnipeg Blue Bomber alumni and celebrity ride captain, prepares his hog at the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Saturday morning. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Motorcyclists revved their engines Saturday as the 10th annual TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad took off down Portage Avenue.

The yearly event is a fundraiser for prostate cancer research and had over 1,433 registered riders who departed from Earls Polo Park on their way to Gimli, Manitoba.

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Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Marks 10 Years

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Marks 10 Years

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad 10 YearsWINNIPEG — It’s a special anniversary for the TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad as the annual fundraiser to battle prostate cancer celebrates 10 years.

A campaign kickoff event on Friday set the tone for weeks of fundraising pledges and rider registrations in advance of the May 26 event.

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Fundraising Efforts Underway for WPS Half Marathon

Fundraising Efforts Underway for WPS Half Marathon

Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon
Runners along the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon route on Sunday, May 7, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)

Registration and fundraising efforts are open for the upcoming Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon.

The Canadian Cancer Society will benefit from the 14th annual event to be held May 6.

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