Women’s Heart Health –
Women are being strongly warned by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to pay greater attention to their heart health.
In a report released today, C-E-O Yves Savoie warns Canadian women are “unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease” because of a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them.
Savoie notes heart disease is the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada, yet women’s hearts are still vastly misunderstood.
The report says women are five times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer, yet two-thirds of heart disease clinical research still focuses on men.
Toronto Serial Killer –
A home in north Toronto remains the scene of evidence-gathering that police expect will take over a week to complete.
A forensic anthropologist will dig into the ground by hand, looking for possible human remains left by an alleged serial killer.
Police expect more murder charges to be laid against a landscaper already charged this month with five counts of first-degree murder in the presumed deaths of five men.
As many as 30 properties are linked to 66-year-old suspect Bruce McArthur.
The north Toronto home is where flower planters were found with remains of three individuals and more than a dozen other planters are still to be examined.
RCMP Puppies –
The RCMP is hoping Canada’s children are up to the challenge of coming up with names for the police force’s latest 13 furry recruits.
The 13 puppies were born throughout the year at the Mounties’ Police Dog Service Training Centre in Alberta.
The RCMP says each one needs an “original and imaginative” name but there are conditions.
Each name must begin with the letter ‘L,’ and have no more than two syllables and nine letters.
Ontario Politics –
Ontario Progressive Conservatives to announce new leader on March 10. The Party is seeking new leader after Patrick Brown stepped down following sexual misconduct allegations.
National Anthem –
Prime Minister Trudeau has tweeted that the Senate’s approval to tweak a line in the national anthem “is another positive step towards gender equality.”
A bill to make the anthem more gender neutral passed third reading in the Senate last night.
Only royal assent is needed now in order to change the second line of “O Canada” from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.
STARS Lottery –
Innisfail RCMP are advising residents of a reoccurring phone scam where suspects contact potential victims by phone, claiming to be an employee with the STARS Lottery.
Victims are told they have won a prize from the lottery and are then asked to make a payment to claim it.