Two hospitals in the city are opening so-called “Angel’s Cradles” where overwhelmed parents can drop off their babies anonymously
The boxes will allow parents to place an infant inside a bassinet in a box in the emergency department at Grey Nuns Community Hospital and Misericordia Community Hospital.
The Grey Nuns Hospital is home to an Angel Cradle or newborn ‘safe haven,’ where parents can leave unwanted babies. The newborn safe havens are meant to be an alternative to prevent unsafe abandonment of babies.
The cradle is set to trigger an alarm 30 seconds after a baby is placed inside and the parent walks away. The hospital will make no attempt to identify those who use the cradle, and no criminal charges will be pursued.
Doctors at the hospital can then care for the baby and assess its health before eventually passing the child into the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
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Folks, I don’t know why advertisers don’t get this, but I refuse to watch any commercial they stick on the front of a video I want to see if it is over 15 seconds long.
drama5Advertisers, if you have something you want to sell me, and I’m hijacked into watching your commercial, then ya wasted your time and money if the spot is over 15 seconds long bunky!
I refuse to sit through a 30 second unwanted commercial no matter what…………….., so you not only don’t get me to watch your message, but I don’t get to see what I wanted to either!
All in all a bad deal!
Just as an example, here is a worth while spot with a fifteen second commercial on the front which is still watchable.
A Massachusetts funeral director is striking out in his search for a burial location for the body of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed in a gun battle with police.
Tsarnaev‘s mother said she wants her son’s remains returned to Russia. Stefan, however, said he doesn’t think Russia will take Tsarnaev’s body. He said he made calls to Russia, but that it was hard to get anyone to respond. He said he is working on other arrangements, but declined to be more specific.
(WELL, whatever they decide, it had better be soon because reports say the body is starting to stink up the neighbourhood!  Son-of-a-bitch is nothing but trouble even AFTER he’s dead!)
In case ya missed it, Lindsay Lohan did an interview with Piers Morgan where she categorically claimed:  I Hardly Ever Get Drunk or Do Drugs…………………………..,  Honest!
According to a recent article from Science News, early humans enjoyed dining on antelope brains.
Three sets of butchered animal bones unearthed at Kenya’s Kanjera South site provide the earliest evidence of both long-term hunting and targeted scavenging by a member of the human evolutionary family, anthropologist Joseph Ferraro of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and his colleagues conclude.
Newser writes that “this nutrient-rich brain tissue may have helped homo erectus support larger bodies, bigger brains, and travel longer distances.”
You might remember last week when we told you antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is a serious public health issue, but…………………., comparing the illness to AIDS,  is misleading, experts say.
A recent CNBC article with the headline “Sex Superbug Could Be ‘Worse Than AIDS’” quoted Alan Christianson, a naturopathic doctor, as saying that an antibiotic-resistant strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea “might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly.”
However, some experts called the comparison fear-mongering!.
300-TigerWoodsLindseyVonn-jpg_003541Three years ago, Tiger Woods found himself in full-on disgraced mode, was splitting with his wife, and had just lost a bunch of sponsors thanks to his infidelity scandal.
What a difference 1005 days make.
The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art may be full of A-list actresses and fashion icons, but this year, all eyes were on the pro golfer as he made his first red carpet appearance with his new girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, on Monday night.
The real kicker is that the NEW girl looks EXACTLY like the OLD girl!
While labour force survey figures suggest that Canada overall has recouped all of the jobs it lost in the last recession, a new analysis suggests that many medium-sized cities have still not seen their employment levels return to pre-recession levels.
In its first outlook for mid-sized cities, the Conference Board of Canada looked at 46 medium-sized communities across the country – cities which were generally doing well before the recession hit in 2008.
The board found that 21 of those cities – almost half – have not regenerated all of the jobs they lost during the recession, which officially ended in 2009.
“This is a troubling turn of events, given that these mid-sized cities play an important role as economic engines in their respective regions,” said the director of the board’s Centre for Municipal Studies, Mario Lefebvre.
Some of the poorer performing cities include:
  • Miramichi, N.B., which has seen its economic output drop every year since 2005 to the point where its 2012 real GDP and employment levels were less than half of what they were eight years ago.
  • New Glasgow, N.S., which has seen its economy shrink every year since 2009 and has shed almost 6,000 jobs since 2008.
  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., which has seen its economy decline for eight straight years and now reports employment levels that are half what they were in 2005.
  • Drummondville, Que., which has seen real GDP decline for five consecutive years and the number of jobs has fallen by 8,000.
  • Medicine Hat, Alta., which lost 14,000 jobs between 2008 and 2012 and saw its economy decline for five consecutive years over the same period.
  • Vernon, B.C., which has seen its economy contract for five consecutive years.
The recession was not kind to 29 of the 46 cities, which posted negative economic growth during the 2008 and 2009 recession years. The situation was especially dire among Ontario’s 11 mid-sized cities, where all 11 saw their economies shrink.
The vast majority of medium-sized cities (40 of 46) saw their growth resume in 2010. But 13 of them saw that growth stall in the subsequent two years.
So, which are the star performers among the mid-sized crowd?
The Conference Board highlights eight urban success stories where average annual job growth was at least three per cent per year between 2005 and 2012:
  • Brockville, Ont., which has added 4,500 jobs and has reported “strong economic growth.”
  • Leamington, Ont., which has posted “explosive growth” of more than eight per cent annually over the last three years.
  • Timmins, Ont., which added 5,000 jobs last year alone and has average growth of 2.7 per cent per year in each of the last three years.
  • Prince Albert, Sask., which has seen its economy surge at an annual rate of better than four per cent annually since 2007.
  • Lethbridge, Alta., which the Conference Board credits with “relatively consistent” annual economic growth since 2007.
  • Wood Buffalo, Alta., where economic growth has averaged an “explosive” 6.5 per cent annually since 2005, thanks to the oilsands.
  • Chilliwack, B.C., whose 6.2 per cent average annual GDP growth between 2005 and 2012 makes it one of the fastest growing mid-sized cities.
  • Duncan, B.C., whose economy has rebounded since 2010 at an annual rate of 7.5 per cent.
The Conference Board analysis offered the following observations about some of the other cities it studied:
  • Corner Brook, Nfld.: The economy in this city “grew strongly from 2005 to 2007, but growth has declined in four of the past five years.”
  • Charlottetown: The P.E.I. capital “posted positive real GDP growth every year from 2005 to 2012 and created more than 4,000 new jobs since 2005.”
  • Fredericton: Following “modest growth” from 2005 to 2010, the New Brunswick capital’s economy declined in 2011 and 2012.
  • Truro, N.S.: The city “avoided significant declines during the recession, but economic growth was modest between 2005 and 2012.”
  • Granby, Que.: This city “posted strong economic growth in five of the past six years, which led to the creation of more than 3,000 jobs during that period.”
  • Sept-Iles, Que.: “Thanks largely to a rising population, output and employment in Sept-Iles grew solidly between 2005 and 2012.”
  • Kawartha Lakes, Cornwall, Norfolk, Sarnia, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.: The economies of all these cities “were about the same size in 2012 as they were in 2005.”
  • Moose Jaw, Sask.: Moose Jaw grew by a “modest” 1.2 per cent per year from 2005 to 2012.
  • Red Deer, Alta.: Red Deer “rebounded” from the recession with “three strong years of economic growth: from 2010 to 2012.
  • Prince George, B.C.: Its economy has grown by about five per cent annually since 2010.
And unfortunately, folks, some cities are never going to recover or look like they did back in the 90″s.
That,s just the way it is!