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Two Manitoba Companies Fined for Workplace Injuries

Two Manitoba Companies Fined for Workplace Injuries

Factory Worker

Two Manitoba companies have been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in combined fines due to workplace injuries.

Winkler-based Prinsco Canada Inc. was ordered to pay $54,252 in fines and surcharges after a worker had several fingers amputated. The accident happened on April 12, 2016 when the worker was installing a rubber trim on the sharp edges of a resin mixer.

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Rapid Access Addictions Centre Opens in Selkirk

Rapid Access Addictions Centre Opens in Selkirk

Selkirk RAAM Clinic
The Selkirk Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic is located in Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority’s community health office at 237 Manitoba Avenue. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The fifth Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic in the province opened in Selkirk on Wednesday.

The RAAM clinic provides assessment, counselling, the prescribing of appropriate medication and connections for adult patients to community treatment programs and primary care physicians.

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Help Our Hospital: We All Need HSC, and HSC Needs You!

Help Our Hospital: We All Need HSC, and HSC Needs You!

The following is a paid advertorial on behalf of the HSC Millionaire Lottery.

When asked if he would return to Winnipeg and once again be the face and voice to promote the 2018 HSC Millionaire Lottery, Winnipeg Blue Bomber legend Milt Stegall didn’t hesitate.

“This place has meant so much for me, done so much for me, and I feel this is the least I can do by, by giving back,” said Stegall, who is serving as the Millionaire Lottery spokesperson for the third straight year.

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Home with a Heart: Meet the Family Behind Winnipeg’s HSC Lottery Home

Home with a Heart: Meet the Family Behind Winnipeg’s HSC Lottery Home

The following is a paid advertorial on behalf of the HSC Millionaire Lottery.

Sharayah and Curtis Moffat
Sharayah and Curtis Moffat are the builders behind the beautiful grand prize River Heights home in the 2018 HSC Millionaire Lottery.

Last year, the HSC Millionaire Lottery was tremendously proud to feature a prize home in Winnipeg’s North River Heights neighbourhood.

And this year, the lottery has returned to one of the province’s most exclusive neighbourhoods! HSC’s largest Grand Prize package stars a ‘European Farmhouse’ style home by Alair and builders Curtis and Sharayah Moffat — who the hospital foundation partnered with for last year’s River Heights gem, as well.

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Manitoba Hydro Offering Instant Rebate on CO Detectors

Manitoba Hydro Offering Instant Rebate on CO Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detector
Manitoba Hydro’s rebate on carbon monoxide detectors runs until November 30. (HOMEDEPOT.CA)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro is offering an instant $10 rebate for anyone who purchases an approved carbon monoxide detector from participating retailers.

The rebate program, running until November 30, coincides with National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, aimed at telling homeowners and businesses about what they can do to keep loved ones and employees safe from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.

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Kids Help Phone Adds Texting Option to Hook Up Young People with Crisis Counsellors

Kids Help Phone Adds Texting Option to Hook Up Young People with Crisis Counsellors

By The Canadian Press

Teen - Text - Cell Phone

TORONTO — Canadian youth can now access mental health support through a free bilingual texting service being rolled out across the country by Kids Help Phone.

The charitable organization is introducing the 24/7 texting support option through a service partnership with U.S. based helpline and technology pioneer Crisis Text Line.

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Doctors Expect Better Flu Vaccine Match as Annual Sneezing, Hacking Season Begins

Doctors Expect Better Flu Vaccine Match as Annual Sneezing, Hacking Season Begins

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Flu Shot
A child wearing virtual reality glasses receives a flu shot in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Whole Health Pharmacy)

TORONTO – Cases of seasonal influenza have already begun to show up in Canada, and public health officials say that means it’s time to get that jab in the arm — not only to prevent the flu for yourself but also to help avoid spreading the nasty respiratory bug to others.

This year’s flu shot is expected to be much more effective than last season’s, which ended up being a poor match for the predominant circulating strain, known as A-H3N2, said Dr. Michelle Murti of Public Health Ontario.

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