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Off-duty paramedic among those who died in Fernie arena ammonia leak

The City of Fernie shut down its operations on Friday to grieve the deaths of co-workers after an ammonia leak at the local ice rink. According to the BC Coroners Service, the men who died include Wayne Hornquist, Lloyd Smith and Jason Podloski. Deadly gas Based on the reports, 2 of the men worked for […]

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Three witnesses saved Abbotsford driver from drowning

A 21-year old Abbotsford man was saved from drowning by 3 passers-by after his car went into a water-filled ditch. Watery ordeal According to Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald, the man was travelling in a 1992 Honda Civic when he turned east onto Clayburn Road heading to Highway 11. A nurse who was passing by […]

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Students and teacher helped save life of stabbing victim

A class at Abbotsford Senior Secondary delivered first aid and comforted a girl who was brutally attacked. The injured girl was lying on the floor while another student was holding her hand. A student, Baneet Braich was in the computer lab at Abbotsford Senior Secondary when she heard screams. Initially, she believed it was a […]

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Baby girl revived after she stopped breathing at Surrey-U.S. border

The U.S. border officers saved the life of an infant who ceased to breathe at Pacific Highway crossing. Prompt rescue The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers revived an infant who ceased to breathe while waiting to cross. In a news release, the officers responded to the pre-primary lanes on a request for help since […]

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Man severely injured after truck veers across John Laurie Blvd. median

The bystanders pull an unresponsive senior out of his truck and attempted to save his life after the vehicle struck a light pole. Upon the arrival of the paramedics at John Laurie Blvd near Brisebois Drive, they found a man believed to be in his 70s in a critical condition. Vehicular accident The bystanders who […]

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Police investigating drowning at Montreal-area Beachclub

A man was pulled from the water at Beachclub in an unconscious state. He was shortly declared dead at the Ste-Eustache hospital. The police are currently investigating the drowning of the 21-year old Montreal man whose lifeless body was pulled out from the water at a beach and outdoor club in Laurentians. Watery ordeal The […]

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Preschooler found unconscious in pool in Val-des-Monts

Police are investigating after a toddle was found unconscious in a backyard swimming pool. The incident occurred during an afternoon party in the Outaouais municipality of Val-des-Monts. The 3-year old was in a critical state but in a stable condition in the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario after transported by an ambulance to the Gatineau […]

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Quebec hiker collapses and dies in New Hampshire

According to New Hampshire officials, a 24-year old man from Saguenay collapsed during a hike along with friends and died despite the extensive rescue attempt. Based on the Fish and Game officials, Simon Deschenes of Saguenay’s Chicoutimi borough was hiking on the Falling Waters Trail in Lincoln when he collapsed around 4 kilometers into the […]

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MRC des Collines police use defibrillator to help save a senior and child

The police in west Quebec saved a 68-year old man in cardiac arrest, just a month after reviving a lifeless toddler. At around 6PM, officers responded to a call on I’lf Road where a 68-year old man was suffering cardio-respiratory arrest. Saving a life After taking over a neighbor, a nurse who initiated CPR, the […]