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Wire-Bristle Safety Fears Prompt Ottawa to Establish BBQ Brush Safety Standards

Wire-Bristle Safety Fears Prompt Ottawa to Establish BBQ Brush Safety Standards

By The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – The Standards Council of Canada says it is developing national guidelines for the manufacture of barbecue brushes after a number of cases in which people accidentally ingested wire bristles.

The Council is currently seeking proposals to establish the new standard, aimed at protecting consumer health and safety, after Health Canada opted last year not to ban wire-bristle brushes outright.

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Letter Warns Christians After Yoga Studio Set to Open in Manitoba Community

Letter Warns Christians After Yoga Studio Set to Open in Manitoba Community

By The Canadian Press

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As the first yoga studio prepares to open in a southwestern Manitoba community a letter is spreading warning of its anti-Christian values. Participants strike a pose during a group yoga session at a park in Beijing, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

BOISSEVAIN, Man. – Lindsay Alvis was excitedly preparing to open up the first yoga studio in the small southwestern Manitoba community she calls home when a letter showed up in the mailboxes of some of her neighbours.

“PLEASE DON’T DO YOGA” the letter began.

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Manitoba Funding $5.1M in New Equipment for Three Hospitals

Manitoba Funding $5.1M in New Equipment for Three Hospitals

By Sarah Klein

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Three Manitoba hospitals are receiving new medical equipment at a combined cost of $5.1 million.

The province is funding a CT scanner at Health Sciences Centre, a cardiac catheterization medical system and specialized laboratory analysis equipment at St. Boniface General Hospital, and x-ray machine at Gimli Community Health Centre.

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Humboldt Tragedy Spurs Spike in Manitoba Organ Donor Registrations

Humboldt Tragedy Spurs Spike in Manitoba Organ Donor Registrations

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Flowers lie at centre ice as people gather for a vigil at the Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, to honour the victims of a fatal bus accident in Humboldt, Sask. on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — The tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team last weekend in Saskatchewan has inspired Manitobans to sign up to become organ and tissue donors.

Sixteen people lost their lives when the bus they were travelling on collided with a semi truck on April 6.

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Video Game Addiction a Disease? WHO Prepares to Codify ‘Gaming Disorder’

Video Game Addiction a Disease? WHO Prepares to Codify ‘Gaming Disorder’

By Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press

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A video game tournament happens at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on March 31, 2017. Lisa Pont has heard plenty of skepticism about video game addiction and whether it’s truly a medical condition that should be classified as a disease, as the World Health Organization plans to officially do in a couple of months. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Wayne Parry)

TORONTO – Lisa Pont has heard plenty of skepticism about video game addiction and whether it’s truly a medical condition that should be classified as a disease, as the World Health Organization plans to officially do in a couple of months.

“Some people think it trivializes other diseases. People think, ‘Oh my God, how can you get addicted to gaming? Just put (the controller) down,’ or like, ‘Please, then anything can be a disease,'” says Pont, a social worker at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

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Walmart Ends Involvement in Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Walmart Ends Involvement in Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities

By The Canadian Press

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Signage at a Laval, Que., Walmart store is seen on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL – Walmart Canada has confirmed it is ending its involvement with a Quebec program that provides job training to people with intellectual disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

Company spokesperson Anika Malik confirmed in an email Friday that the program, which was in place in several stores, will be phased out in the coming weeks.

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