Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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National Audio 2:35 AM ET

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NAT002 - (Paramedics-PTSD) VANCOUVER. x-08s. A first-responder training centre in British Columbia is looking to help emergency crews reduce and manage post-traumatic stress through a new online course. Greg Anderson is dean of applied research and graduate studies at the Justice Institute of B-C and says it's essential to give first-responders tools to help deal with working in traumatic environments. ("..physically well.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) -- TAG: The course takes six to eight hours to complete, and teaches rescuers different ways of dealing with trauma, including identifying stress, mentally rehearsing and using breathing techniques. --

NAT001 - (Suspended-Drivers) TORONTO. x-31s. (Steve Hennigar) Trying to do a friend a kindness didn't quite go as planned for a Woodstock, Ontario man. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --

NAT003 - (Paramedics-PTSD) VANCOUVER. x-10s. A leader at a B-C training school for first responders says it's now more important than ever to make sure emergency crews have the ability to handle traumatic environments. Greg Anderson is dean of applied research and graduate studies at the Justice Institute of B-C, which has created an online course to help rescuers prevent and manage post-traumatic stress. He says the province's ongoing opioid overdose crisis has created a difficult working environment for first responders. ("..their career.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) -- TAG: Anderson says many first responders only stay in the field for five to seven years, but improving their mental health could extend that time frame. --

NAT004 - (Sask-Legis) REGINA. x-13s. Labour strife and a ballooning deficit will be front and centre during the Saskatchewan legislature's spring sitting, which starts today. Finance Minister Kevin Doherty (DORE'-tee) is considering layoffs or forcing public servants to take unpaid days off as a way to tackle the province's deficit of 1.2-billion dollars. Bob Bymoen (BEE'-mihn), head of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union, says labour groups will speak out against both of those moves. …

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