Archive | November, 2018

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Poor first aid coordination: Diabetic inmate died from heart attack

The mother of Kinew James who died of a heart attack at the Regional Psychiatric Centre (RPC) in 2013 wants an apology from a male nurse who offended her daughter while delivering CPR on the 35-year old. Unprofessional conduct At the coroner’s inquest, nurse Stacey Ryma admitted saying on the similarity on performing CPR on […]

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Close call prompts family to fundraise for AED at school

While playing tag together with his friends on Wilfrid Walker school playground 3 years ago, Benjamin Fizzard collapsed unconscious to the ground. The consciousness of the 7-year old was restored without requiring CPR but was rushed to a healthcare facility and equipped with an internal cardiac defibrillator and pacemaker. The incident was dreadful, but his […]

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Woman died at Edmonton Remand Center despite CPR

An Edmonton Remand Centre inmate was found unresponsive in her cell. This is the third death under investigation at the jail in less than 2 months. Alberta Justice spokeswoman Louise McEachern confirmed by email that the correctional staff performed CPR to the woman and police and emergency responders were contacted, but the inmate was announced […]

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Man gunned down at auto body shop died despite CPR

The man killed in the latest homicide in the city at a downtown auto body repair shop has been identified as the business owner. According to a nearby business owner Ambesager Belay of CarProof Auto Repair, Ahmed Ahmed, 39-years old was gunned down inside his Aftermath Autohaus Inc. business around 9:20 AM. Commercial ordeal The […]

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Man who performed CPR on shooting victim describes effort to keep victim alive

A man who executed CPR on a victim of a deadly shooting ordeal says he and neighbors tried to lessen the man’s pain before the arrival of the emergency team. Police were called to a housing complex in the Rundle Heights neighborhood around 1:50 AM after residents reported a fight. They discovered a man experiencing […]

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Death of Comox Valley teen traced to toxic shock syndrome

The B.C. Coroners Service confirmed that 16-year old Comox Valley girl died. The cause is toxic shock syndrome during an overnight stay at Hornby Island last year. Sara Marie Manitoski went on a student trip to the Outdoor Education Centre in Tribune Bay Provincial Park. The grade 11 student complained to friends of experiencing menstrual […]

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Inmate dies during long haul transfer despite CPR

The death of Alex Joseph while being transported by B.C. Correction from Prince George to Maple Ridge has several unanswered questions. For more than an hour as they drove through Highway 97 in the back of B.C. Corrections van, the inmates pounded on the walls, shouting for help. They were worried that Alex Joseph was […]