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Hiker given first aid care by firefighters and Good Samaritans

A hiker received first aid care by firefighters and Good Samaritans. The hiker had to be rescued after injuring her ankle on a North Shore trail. She is thankful for her rescuers and the strangers who helped her before they arrived. Immediate action in the wilderness Connie Baxter stated that she was given top-notch first […]

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Woman involved in skiing expedition accident given CPR

A woman involved in a skiing expedition accident received CPR. The Mounties and coroner are investigating after a young woman who was killed while snowboarding during a cat-skiing expedition in southeastern B.C. Dangers in the wild The 32-year old woman, a resident of the Kootenays region was on a backcountry trip with a group of […]

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Nunavut hunters recalls encounter with the polar bears

Two Nunavut hunters survived a polar attack and one of their companions was killed. The encounter started when a mother polar bear and her cub went to their camp and attacked them. Icy ordeal According to one of the hunters named Leo Lijangiag, age 38, they were having a morning tea together with his two […]

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School staff training on first aid saves life of a girl

School staff of the Calgary Balmoral School had one month training on first aid, learned CPR and how to use the school’s on-site defibrillator before the start of the school year. It was on the third day of school, an incident happened that nobody had predicted, but staffs of Calgary Balmoral School were all […]

IIO investigates after Abbotsford police officer gives CPR

The civilian-led body investigates after a Salt Spring RCMP officer performed CPR. The officer performed CPR to an unresponsive man and he was later declared dead. The Independent Investigations Office is investigating after Abbotsford police officers performed CPR to an unconscious man who did not survive. Unforeseen demise The Abbotsford Police Department responded to a […]

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Victims of avalanche near Fernie given first aid

The Fernie Search and Rescue retrieve skiers injured by size 2 avalanche. A group of skiers triggered a size 2 avalanche in Orca Bowl outside the Fernie Alpine Resort. Out of the 11 skiers, 6 were affected by the slide. One of the members was carried 300 meters down the slope by the avalanche. Icy […]

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Jogger who survived heart attack stresses importance of CPR training

On a sunny morning, Gordon Andrusiak went out for a brief jog close to Neil Nesbitt Park in Barrhaven. He was diagnosed with a heart condition but has been exercising regularly and eager to include jogging into his regimen. Unexpected ordeal In a short while, he was found by a group of workers wearing orange […]

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CPR efforts on ‘unresponsive’ Whistler Blackcomb snowboarder failed

At Whistler Blackcomb, there was an unconscious snowboarder who was later declared dead. He fell in a site at the ski hill which has a difficult terrain. According to the statement given by the officials of the ski hill, the ski patrol responded to an emergency dispatch call on a 27-year old snowboarder who was […]


Pedestrian struck by taxi given CPR

A pedestrian sustained serious injuries on Thursday morning after being hit by a taxi cab on Elgin Street. The paramedics report that the woman in her 60s was standing on the sidewalk when the cab hit her after 9 AM. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Unforeseen incident The woman was found […]