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‘Blindsided:’ Manitoba Officials Seize Newborn from Mother in Hospital

‘Blindsided:’ Manitoba Officials Seize Newborn from Mother in Hospital

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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An eagle feather and a baby hospital ID bracelet sit on a photo of a newborn baby during a press conference in support of the mother who’s newborn baby was seized from hospital by Manitoba’s Child and Family Services (CFS) at First Nations Family Advocate Office in Winnipeg on Friday, January 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Two social media videos show a newborn baby girl being taken from the arms of her Indigenous mother by Manitoba social workers and police — an apprehension that First Nations leaders say is all too common in a child-welfare system biased against Aboriginals.

The videos, broadcast live Thursday on Facebook by the woman’s uncle, show her sitting in a hospital bed, cradling her baby and rocking back and forth as social workers and police explain that the baby is being taken into care.

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Flu Cases Starting to Surge, with Kids and Teens Especially Vulnerable: Doctors

Flu Cases Starting to Surge, with Kids and Teens Especially Vulnerable: Doctors

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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A medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle on January 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ted S. Warren)

TORONTO — Cases of influenza are continuing to ramp up across the country, with kids and teens bearing much of the brunt of the dreaded winter bug, say infectious diseases experts, predicting that the peak of the annual sneezing-coughing-feeling-miserable season is likely still several weeks away.

This year’s flu season has a far different profile than last year’s: it began earlier and the predominant circulating A strain is H1N1, the viral type that caused the pandemic in 2009-2010 but hasn’t made much of an appearance for the last few years.

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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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Management Shakeup at Manitoba-Based Pot Producer After Health Canada Recalls

Management Shakeup at Manitoba-Based Pot Producer After Health Canada Recalls

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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A vendor displays marijuana for sale during the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – An investigation has determined that bullying by senior managers at a Winnipeg-based cannabis producer and demands on supply after legalization contributed to unauthorized weed being shipped to some stores.

Health Canada issued a recall earlier this month for two strains of Bonify cannabis products that were being sold at three stores in Saskatchewan.

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Blood Donations Urgently Needed During Holiday Season

Blood Donations Urgently Needed During Holiday Season

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(Blood donation image via Shutterstock)

Canadian Blood Services is in immediate need of blood donations this holiday season and has called for more than 30,000 donors across the country.

CBS is predicting the risk of a low supply of platelets — a vital blood component with a seven-day shelf life — between Christmas and New Year’s.

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New MRI Scanner in Dauphin Ready to See Patients

New MRI Scanner in Dauphin Ready to See Patients

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A female patient lies and waits for her MRI scan. (STOCK PHOTO)

The dream of a long-overdue MRI scanner in Dauphin is now a reality after the province announced Monday the machine is now in use.

The new MRI machine is expected to perform approximately 3,500 scans per year and reduce the number of inter-facility transfers required for patients who would previously have been transferred to Winnipeg or Brandon for the scans.

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