Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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Heat warnings continue for most of eastern Canada today, although the suffocating heat and humidity wave is near its end.

The muggy temperatures are expected to persist for at least another day in the eastern half of Ontario, and for a day or two in southern Quebec and the Maritimes, prompting authorities to urge people to remain vigilant, stay hydrated and check on each other.

The warning comes as health officials in Quebec confirm 17 deaths related to this week's extreme heat in the Montreal and Eastern Townships regions.

They are also investigating a potential 18th heat-related death, northeast of Montreal. (5)



The S-P-C-A of Western Quebec says more than 70 animals perished in Monday night's fire that destroyed its shelter in Gatineau, across the boundary from Ottawa.

Firefighters were able to save a dozen dogs from the inferno, but six later died of their injuries.

In a message posted on its Facebook page, the facility's board of directors says it has received many offers of money to help them care for animals and to rebuild the shelter.

It says while it isn't in a position to accept non-monetary donations yet, it will provide more information about that in the coming days.(5)



A new report finds accidental falls are the most common form of injury across the country -- landing a person not only on the ground, but often also in hospital.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information says in 2016-17, about one-third of the over two-million injury-related emergency department visits were due to accidental falls, leading to more than 152-thousand hospital admissions.

It says hip fractures are the most common injury suffered.

The most common place people take a tumble is at home -- often on the stairs. (5)



The federal government is giving a second thought to 420-million dollars in funding to Ontario as a result of the province's newly installed Conservative government cancelling the carbon cap-and-trade program. …

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