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Men in late 30’s most at risk of opioid-related death; Sudden retirement of Canadian Military’s second in command opens door for Norman return

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Alberta Health shining light on demographics most at risk of dying of opioids

Men in their late 30’s are most at risk of dying due to opioid overdose in the province. CTV News cited a study from Alberta Health which focused on deaths caused by opioid-based drugs. Over three-quarters of deaths recorded in the province were men with an average age of 38. Of the total deaths, only 20 were people 19 or younger. Opioids include codeine, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, carfentanil and heroin.

Retired Lt.-Gen. hopes former vice admiral will return to service

The sudden retirement of the Canadian Military’s second in command has opened the door for a potential return of Mark Norman. Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk’s resignation came as a surprise Tuesday night. He said he hoped Norman, the former Vice-Admiral, would return to duty in some capacity after a controversial retirement last month.

CFIA recalls kale kit over listeria concerns 

While Kale is considered a superfood, people could get sick if they eat this brand. According to CTV News, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag. The organization said the 28 ounce kit with a best before date of July 17, 2019, could contain listeria contamination.

Canada wants to eliminate LGBTQ conversion therapy 

The federal government urged provinces to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy. According to CTV News, Canadian officials called the practice “shameful” and “cruel.” The Liberals are considering taking further action and creating Criminal Code reforms to crack down on the programs.

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Lethbridge News

Fraudulent callers claiming to be RCMP officers in Taber

TABER, AB - It appears some fraudsters are making calls in the Taber area claiming to be RCMP officers. Police are warning the public about...

Two Lethbridge men arrested & charged, accused in local vehicle thefts

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Two men are facing charges after Lethbridge Police recovered a number of stolen vehicles this week. On Tuesday, Sept. 21 officers found...

Witness information needed to help with crash investigation

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Anyone who may have witnessed a crash earlier this week between a motorcycle and an SUV at the intersection of Highway...

Canada still working on AstraZeneca’s recognition in US and other countries

OTTAWA, ON - There’s still no word on when or even if American officials will start recognizing AstraZeneca’s vaccine or mixing doses for entry...

Alberta COVID-19 situation worsens as hospitals fill up

LETHBRIDGE, AB - We found out Thursday just how dire the current COVID-19 situation is right now here in Alberta. The number of people in...
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