HSAS survey finds evidence of under staffing in health care

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REGINA – Access to health care, wait lists, and too few doctors top the concerns for people in Saskatchewan after a survey was conducted by the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS).

This is the fourth year that HSAS has conducted their survey on healthcare under staffing.

Another major component of this year’s survey involved asking if people agree with the following statement:

“Saskatchewan health care employers have chosen to under-staff specialized healthcare professionals in order to control budgets. this trend has meant growing wait lists for many important health care services.”

The breakdown of how people responded to one of the key questions in this year’s HSAS survey

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Eighty per cent of respondents said that they agree that under staffing is an issue. HSAS President Karen Wasylenko said this is evidence of chronic under staffing.

“I think what the message here is that the public is frustrated with the ongoing health care service delivery, and how they’re not getting the access to the service that they need,” she explained.

The survey collected responses from over 1,000 randomly selected people across the province. Data gathered was weighed by age and gender, and has a margin of error of three per cent.

The HSAS represents over 3,700 health care professionals in 30 specialized fields including EMS, addictions, and pharmacists.

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Everyone wants to beat ISIS. Nobody knows how

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How do you destroy a hated group that thrives on hatred, or declare war without playing intoyour enemy’sclash-of-civilizations recruitment strategy?

As the world reels in the wake of a choreographedmassacre targetingthe bourgeois-bohème heart of Paris that left 129 people dead and more than 350 injured, world leaders have vowed to fight the so-called Islamic State with renewed resolve.

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It isn’t clear, however, what exactly that fight will entail.

France launched “massive” airstrikes against ISIS’s self-proclaimed Syrian capital of Raqqa over the weekend.

U.S. President Barack Obamadefended his strategy thus far and said he plans to intensify U.S. airstrikes on ISIS targets.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stuck to his pledge to pull Canada out of that same bombing mission, but saidhe’ll increase the resources Canada’s putting into training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. Details to be fleshed out.

Behind all this bluster is a kind of fatalistic uncertainty and a multitude of terrible choices.

“I find [these reactions] characteristic of a global community, an international coalition, that’s not really coherent,” said Kamran Bokhary, a University of Ottawa specialist in countering violent extremism and author of Political Islam in the Age of Democratization.

“There’s a lot of talk. Everybody says, ‘Let’s go defeat ISIS!’The question is, how? And that’s where everybody differs.”

The University of Calgary’s Centre for Military and Strategic Studies Director David Bercuson is more blunt.

“No one has a plan that’s viable,” he said.

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Whose boots on which ground?

Chances are ISIS won’t be defeated through airstrikes alone. Done judiciously they probably wouldn’tbe thorough enough; done thoroughly the civilian casualties would be unconscionable.

“At some point, someone will need to go in and clear the areas under ISIScontrol,” said Amarnath Amarasingam, a post-doctoral fellow at Dalhousie University’s Resilience Research Centre.

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But whose troops should be tasked with taking out a sophisticated terror network that controlscities, territories, oil fields? What should their mandate be?Who should help them?

One major problem is that disparate actors have divergent motivations. Just getting the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran (and its Lebanon-based proxy, Hezbollah), Iraq, the United Arab Emirates to agree on a framework, let alone to act on it in concert, would be a herculean task.

“National interests trump everything else,” Bokhari said.

Maybe it’s Turkey.

Maybe it’s some combination of Kurdish Pesh Merga and Syrian rebel forces, although Bokhari’s skeptical as to whether any of the latter are legitimately “moderate.”

In all likelihood it would mean the U.S. and others admit they’re going to have to live with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad —; a man who, human rights groups say, has gassed, barrel-bombed and starved his own people and has the blood of tens of thousands of civilians on his hands. A man Obama and others thought was on his way out four years ago.

“We could end up with the status quote we had in 2011,”Amarasingam said.

Can Canada pull out?

Trudeau has been adamant he plans to end Canada’s combat mission in Iraq by March.

Amarasingam isn’t so sure.

“I don’t think Trudeau will be able to pull out entirely,” he said.

“And if he does, I don’t know if it’s a smart thing to do. I don’t think what Syria needs now is disengagement.”

Even if Canada does end its bombing participation, said the RAND Corporation’s Linda Robinson, they’ll likely have plenty to do in other spheres —; perhaps most critically in aiding whatever ground forces eventually go after ISIS.

“The U.S.will miss Canada’s role in that airstrike kinetic fight but it will welcome anything,” she said.

“I think Canada has a huge competence in theseother arenas.”

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‘They have laid a trap’

Friday’s bloodshed in Paris, Thursday’s bombing in Beirut and the previous week’s ISIS-instigated downing of a Russian jet all come as ISIS suffers military losses in both Syria and Iraq —; the latter thanks in part to the bombing mission Canada’s vowed to end.

That’s no accident, Robinson said.

“[ISIS]has shown a very clear pattern:When attacked in one place, they pivot and launch another attack elsewhere,” she said.

“I think we have really crossed a rubicon with the attack inParis.”

And it’s tricky for global response not to play right into ISIS’s hands.

“The greater the hostility toward Muslims in Europe and the deeper the West becomes involved in military action in the Middle East, the closer ISIS comes to its goal of creating and managing chaos,” Scott Atran and Nafees Hamid wrote Monday in the New York Review of Books.

“ISIS is taking advantage of Europe’s refugee crisis, and encouraging hostility and suspicion toward those legitimately seeking refuge in order to further drive a wedge between Muslims and European non-Muslims.”

Paris is a good place to do it: In addition to the City of Light, France is home to one of Europe’s largest Muslim populations.

But it’s also been bad at integrating them fully:They disproportionately populate the poorer banlieues around Paris; they figure disproportionately in France’s incarcerated population.

Disaffected young people, French by birthand citizenship but culturally segregated, have proven a fertile recruiting ground for ISIS and its ilk.

While many —; including Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and a host of U.S. governors —; cited the Paris attacks as reason to cancel or delay plans to resettle Syrian refugees, the people positively identified as perpetrators of Friday’s carnage have all been born in Europe. Same goes for the people behind the Charlie Hebdo killings and the 2005 Madrid bombing.

“ISIS insidiously struck Paris.They knew exactly what they were doing,” Bokhari said.

“They gamed this thing out very shrewdly and in a very sinister way.”

Friday’s attacks have emboldenedright-wing nationalists in France and elsewhere and have pressured left-leaning French President Francois Hollande to appear tough on terrorists.

“That’s exactly what ISISwants: You crack down on your Muslim communities in France and elsewhere in Europe.That creates more problems: It reinforces the conspiracy theory among Muslims that the West is out to getthem,” he said.

“They have laid a trap.”

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The battle for hearts and minds at home

It was clear on Monday just how well that trap had been laid, as politicians in both Canada and the United States suggested delaying or cancelling plans to resettle Syrian refugees, and Obama found himself having to denounce a suggestion from a U.S. presidential candidate that the country conduct a “religion test” to ensure any refugees it accepts are Christians.

“There has to be a consensus that, look, we’re not fighting Islam. We’re not fighting Muslims. We are fighting something that is perverting Islam,” Bokhari said.

He thinks that will be easier in North America than in Europe, where ethno-nationalism tends to be stronger.

“Thetrick in terms of making sure the bad guys stay out … really that will work only if we can not alienate our Muslim citizens.”

Much of the challenge for Canada and its allies, saidAmarasingam, will be in working with communities to give young people in search of religious-political activism a healthier outlet.

“They need to empower communities at a very local level to work with these youth religiously,in the family, socially,” he said.

The RCMP has been mandated to do precisely this. Itdidn’t return requests from Global News Monday for comment.

And yes,Amarasingam says, that may mean discussing “jihad” —; a religious term co-opted by terrorists.

“To have more honest discussions about what’simportant to them, that can be part of the solution.”

As for refugees, no one would fault Canada or the U.S. for only taking in as many people as they can integrate, Bokhari said.

But keeping out refugees out of fear they’re terrorists?

“Then we’re basically handing victory to ISIS,” he said.

“They did this to affect the whole debate on refugees.”

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‘Way better than I thought’: Edmonton Oiler Connor McDavid updates condition

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EDMONTON — Connor McDavid won’t say if it was clean hockey or a dirty play that cracked his clavicle and disjointed his season.

The injury sparked heated debate among hockey fans and analysts over whether the Flyer defenders grabbed McDavid on the way down or gave him an extra shove into the boards.

“I don’t really want to touch too much on that comment. I know there’s been a little bit of a debate on whether or not, so I’m not going to touch too much on that,” said McDavid on Monday.

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Nearly two weeks after suffering the injury the Edmonton Oilers phenom said he’s feeling better than expected.

“I feel really good. I think it’s definitely way better than I thought it was going to be at this point,” said McDavid.

The Oilers have said the 18-year-old rookie would be out of the lineup for months.

The injury happened during Edmonton’s Nov. 2 game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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With the Flyers leading 2-1 and 1:44 remaining in the second period, McDavid had a partial short-handed breakaway but fell awkwardly and was ridden hard into the boards by Philadelphia defencemen Michael Del Zotto and Brandon Manning, who also lost their balance on the play.

“Lost a little bit of my footing, so went into the boards with a couple guys,” said McDavid. “I had a lot of weight coming in from behind me, and I guess that’s all it takes.”

The Oilers’ young star said he knew immediately he had suffered an injury.

“You could definitely feel that something wasn’t right.”

WATCH: Losing one of the league’s brightest stars is a huge blow for the Oilers, but both the team and its fans are trying to stay positive. Kent Morrison reports.

McDavid didn’t have an update about when he will return to the lineup.

“The main part is getting back to 100 per cent. I guess if there is any positive to it is that it’s a bone and that can heal,” said the 2015 first overall pick. “It’s not like it’s a separated shoulder or torn labrum.”

He said he has plates and screws to help repair the bone and that there is no damage to the shoulder or elbow.

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*** EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally said Global News would livestream the news conference. However upon arrival, our crew discovered the cell signal was not strong enough at the arena to support the video feed.***

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A Canadian in Paris picks up the pieces after attacks

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PARIS — It’s too soon for Canadian Julia Colucci to return to Rue Bichat, a street lined with brasseries and bars she used to frequent.

Colucci, a 23-year-old Toronto native whose spent about six years studying in Paris, lives just around the corner from the intersection where at least 10 people were gunned down — one in a handful of attacks that shook Paris Friday night.

“These are places I’ve been to a lot and I don’t want it all to have to be true, that this happened in my neighbourhood. It feels very invasive,” Colucci told Global News.

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On Friday, three teams of ISIS attackers targeted a national stadium, a rock concert and four nightspots with gunfire and suicide bombs. At least 129 people were killed and another 350 were wounded.

READ MORE: Defying terrorism, uniting together, a global “turning point”

Colucci was on Rue Bichat — the streets that house two restaurants that were peppered with gunshots — hours before. While at home, she heard the roar of gunfire, followed by piercing screams.

“We weren’t really sure what it was,” Colucci said. A journalist friend texted her shortly after, advising her to stay indoors — a mass shooting occurred just outside her apartment.

Colucci and her friends guessed that it was gang-related, or a robbery gone wrong. When they looked online, they realized the shooting was one in a string of targeted attacks.

She calls Saturday, “the worst day.”

“We realized the weight of what had happened. Everyone knew it was a terrorist attack and that’s when everything started to sink in,” she explained.

READ MORE: Celebrating life and brotherhood following Paris attacks

Place de la Republique — where thousands of locals gathered to hold candlelight vigils following the shootings at the offices of Charlie Hebdo last January — was “fragile,” she says.

By Sunday evening, as hundreds gathered at the square, what sounded like gunshots caused crowds to flee, stepping on candles, flowers and messages along the way. It was a false alarm.

“It’s so beautiful to have a mass gathering, but then to see everyone run for their lives at seemingly nothing is illustrative of a city that is so strong but still so fragile and can quickly shatter,” Colucci said.

“We want to be strong, no one wants to succumb to the fear they want us to feel, but we are all secretly shaking inside,” she said.

Guillaime De Langre, a 24-year-old Parisian, says that the French are raised according to the country’s motto: “Liberté, égalité, fraternité,” or freedom, equality and brotherhood.

READ MORE: Eyewitnesses give terrifying account of the Paris shootings

He suggests the attacks on French cafes, as locals sat on patios, is symbolic. The French terrace is where people convene, over coffee, lunch or drinks after work.

“Everyone knows so much of daily life involves getting a coffee and sitting on a terrace. It’s highly symbolic that they attacked here, it’s our liberty and our freedom and enjoying life for what it is,” he said.

READ MORE: Global News reporter’s account of Paris attacks

Last weekend was chilling for De Langre. The streets weren’t bustling and the subway was empty.

“The whole city felt just silent, I’ve never seen Paris like this,” he explained.

But from it came unity. It’s the first time in months that De Langre says he struck up a conversation with the people next to him. His neighbours looked him in the eye instead of shuffling by while staring at their phones or at their feet.

READ MORE: ‘Today is a sad day’: French residents share response to Paris attacks

“We’re not a very optimistic group of people, and we so often forget about what we have,” he said.

“It’s in these moments that we feel together again. We feel patriotic,” he explained.

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Paris attacks: What happened inside Bataclan concert hall?

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Dozens of people died inside the Bataclan concert hall during Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France when terrorists strapped with explosives and armed with guns stormed the hall and began shooting.

The attack was part of a series of synchronized attacks terrorized Paris Friday evening with most of the carnage occurring inside the popular concert hall. Here’s what we know.

9:40 p.m. local time

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At about 9:40 p.m. local time, police said three men emerged from a black Volkswagen that was parked outside of the Bataclan concert hall. Playing for a packed venue, American rock band, Eagles of Death Metal, were on stage and about a half-hour into their set when the three men entered the building, opening fire.

The attackers, armed with heavy weaponry and fitted with explosives devices, went unnoticed for a short time as they opened fire. Loud music presumably drowned out the initial sounds of gunfire.

Video from inside the Bataclan shows the band stop mid-song as loud gunfire is heard in the background.  The band’s drummer is seen crouching behind his drum kit while others flee the stage.

VIDEO: Footage captures moment gunshots heard at Bataclan, band flees stage

“They were not stopping. Refueling their guns, they were reloading their guns. They were heavily armed.” Julien Pearce, who survived the attack on the concert hall, told NBC News. “What struck me when I looked to one of the terrorists was how young he was.”

Attackers were “calm” and “determined”

Concert goers were seen fleeing the hall, stepping over bodies as they tried to escape through the front entrance.   Witness said the attackers made mentions of Iraq and Syria and shouted “Allahu akbar.”

The three men took close to a hundred people hostage during the two-hour ordeal.

“There was blood everywhere, corpses everywhere. We heard screaming. Everyone was trying to flee,” Pierre Janaszak told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

WATCH: Concert-goers escape from the Bataclan after gunmen attack the concert hall.

Pearce described the attackers as “calm” and “determined” as they sprayed bullets into the panicked crowed.

Video shows the desperation of the concert goers as several people are seen hanging from second-floor windows, trying to flee the concert hall.

“They are hiding in some kind of room in the dark and they text(ed) me, and they are very afraid, of course, and they are waiting for the police to intervene, but it’s been over two hours now and this is terrible,” Pearce recalled.

Police storm concert hall

Heavily armed officers stormed the Bataclan just before midnight. Paris officials said an officer shot one of the gunmen and the attacker’s suicide vest detonated.  The other two attackers self-detonated their explosive devices.

WATCH: French security forces raid the Bataclan

“I heard them trying to negotiate with the police out the window,” Janaszak told AFP. “I clearly heard them say to the hostages, ‘It’s Hollande’s fault, it’s your president’s fault, he doesn’t have to intervene in Syria.’”

“Then we heard shooting when the police intervened. There was shooting in all directions, there were more explosions.”

At 12:20 a.m. the siege was over.

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16 coffee table books that could make a great holiday gift

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NEW YORK – Coffee table books are always great gifts for just the right enthusiast, and they’re plentiful at holiday time as quick grabs or advance buys.

A few suggestions, based on interest area:

FASHION & CELEBRITY

“Harper’s Bazaar: Models,” by Derek Blasberg: Christy, Naomi, Linda, Kate, Gisele and more. In all, the magazine’s editor in chief, Glenda Bailey, and editor at large, Blasberg, have selected 28 famous faces, with essays, covers and interviews. Abrams, $65.

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“Curves,” photographs by Victoria Janashvili: Portraits focused on body esteem for women, all women 鈥?short, tall, big and bigger. Janashvili ends with a nude self-portrait to, she writes, “see myself as a beautiful one 鈥?like all the women that I photograph.” Self-published, $51 at Curvesthebook长沙桑拿.

“Creating the Illusion: A Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers,” by Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins: The people behind movie fashion get their due in long essays accompanied by production shots, illustrations and behind-the-scenes candids. From the silent era of Greta Garbo to Johnny Depp’s pirate. Running Press, $65.

“Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women II,” designed by Juan Gatti, text by Werner Spies, Wim Wenders and Peter Handke: The German photographer’s work spanning 2005 through 2014, black and white from the worlds of fashion, society and film. Portraits and nudes include Nicole Kidman, Tilda Swinton and Kate Winslet 鈥?and a few famous men. Schirmer/Mosel, $99.95.

PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & ILLUSTRATION

“Schatz Images: 25 Years,” by Howard Schatz: A stunning, two-volume box set from the award-winning photographer spanning portraits of murderers and athletes, dancers and models, pregnant moms and “interesting nobodies,” as the publisher puts it. A limited-edition retrospective. Glitterati Inc., $365.

“Fellini: The Sixties,” by Manoah Bowman: Focused on the director’s most iconic work, including “Dolce Vita,” ”81/2,” ”Juliet of the Spirits” and “Fellini Satyricon.” Includes some never-before-seen archive photos, along with stills and essays from an array of contemporary writers. A collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and Running Press, $65.

“Nextinction,” by Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy: A follow to the cartoonist’s wild collection of extinct birds. The 192 here, in Steadman’s trademark trippy style, are alive but endangered, including the giant ibis, the kakapo and the spoon-billed sandpiper. Steadman and Levy have dubbed themselves the “gonzovationists.” Portion of proceeds to BirdLife International. Bloomsbury, $50.

“Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History,” by Michael Klastorian and Randal Atamaniuk: Marking the 30th anniversary of the original movie, hundreds of images from all three in the time-travel trilogy. Concept art and storyboards are also included, along with cast and crew interviews. Harper Design, in conjunction with Universal Pictures, $50.

TV & MUSIC

“Dr. Who: Impossible Worlds,” by Stephen Nicholas and Mike Tucker: For the hard-core fan, this volume offers a 50-year history of the show in art and design. Extras at the back include sketches, schematics and full-colour sets on cards tucked into an envelope. Harper Design, $45.

“Blue’s Hands,” by Joseph A. Rosen: The photographer chronicles his own 30-year love affair with blues music focusing on the working hands of some of the greats. In full colour close-ups, from juke joints to concert halls and luxury liners, Rosen sticks to his mission of letting the hands tell the story, with nugget bios of each artist at the back. Schiffer Publishing, $29.99.

“Bob Dylan All the Songs,” by Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon: This is the story behind every track. That’s 492 songs. Along with exhaustive notes on players, lyrics and production, the two have included bites of backstory for true “Dylanologists.” Photos of the man and his famous friends and collaborators abound. Black Dog & Leventhal, $50.

“Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting,” by Eilon Paz: One need not be a vinyl head to appreciate this book, but one does need a healthy appreciation of music. This gem reads like “Humans of New York” of the crate-digging scene. Paz first self-published his ode to vinyl collectors, beginning in New York but spreading to collectors from Portugal to Japan to his native Israel and back again to Brooklyn. In all, he tells the stories and lovingly photographs the collections of more than 130 people, including Acid Jazz record label co-founder Gilles Peterson, among other notables. Ten Speed Press, $50.

TRAVEL & POP CULTURE

“Passage to Cuba,” by Cynthia Carris Alonso: The photographer has spent 20 years shooting Cuba. At a time of openness for American visitors, she captures street scenes, historic moments and beautiful landscapes, from Havana to the sparkling blue shoreline of Varadero Beach. In thoughtful but spare text, she explains the Spanish architecture of Old Havana, poses the dancers of Cuba’s water ballet team and shares her shots of a rally celebrating the return of Elian Gonzalez. Skyhorse Publishing, $45.

“John Baeder’s Road Well Taken,” by Jay Williams: Nobody captured “diner consciousness” quite like the realist painter Baeder. In this volume, Williams creates a full account of Baeder’s life, including interviews with the artist and nearly 300 images of his collectable diner paintings, watercolours, vintage photos and memorabilia. The Vendome Press, $45.

“The National Parks: An American Legacy,” photographs by Ian Shive: The National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary in 2016. From a portrait of a golden-mantled ground squirrel in Glacier National Park to a serene sunset at Denali, this book includes more than 200 never-before-seen images. A bald eagle guards prey in Olympic National Park, the stark dunes at White Sands create a wind pattern and the sunrise turns peaks yellow in Death Valley. Insight Editions, $50.

“Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783,” by Richard H. Brown and Paul E. Cohen: 60 detailed, full-colour maps tell the story of the American Revolution. Many document decisive battles, accompanied by essays putting them into context. Geeks of the period will revel. W.W. Norton & Company, $75

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Calgary dayhome owner pleads guilty to manslaughter in toddler death

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CALGARY – A Calgary dayhome owner accused in the 2012 death of a toddler pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday.

Caitlin Jarosz was originally charged with second-degree murder after Mackenzy Woolfsmith’s lifeless body was found in her private MacKenzie Towne day home on May 2.

Jarosz told emergency responders that Woolfsmith had fallen down two steps of carpeted stairs and flipped in the air. She was rushed to the Alberta Children’s Hospital suffering from brain and spinal cord injuries but died the next day.

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After consulting with the medical examiner and other experts, investigators determined Woolfsmith actually died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma.

According to an agreed statement of facts heard in court, Jarosz was the only adult in the home at the time. She was arrested in July 2013.

“She was remorseful the first day I met her and she came into my office,” said Jarosz’s defence attorney Alain Hepner on Monday. “It’s tough, I mean this is a young girl, no record, running a day home. It’s very difficult. She’s an ordinary girl with no past history at all in the courts so it’s very difficult.”

Jarosz’s murder trial, which began on Monday, was scheduled to last two weeks.

She is set to be sentenced in the spring of 2016.

– With files Carolyn Kury de Castillo

Caitlin Jarosz was arrested on July 16, 2013 in connection with the death of Mackenzy Jane Woolfsmith in May 2012.

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Sask. Premier calls on PM to suspend Syrian refugee plan

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REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to suspend the federal government’s plan to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year, citing potential security concerns.

“If even a small number of individuals who wish to do harm to our country are able to enter Canada as a result of a rushed refugee resettlement process, the results could be devastating,” Wall wrote in a letter to the Prime Minister dated Monday, November 16.

READ MORE: Trudeau pledges active role in terror fight

Wall describes Trudeau’s desire to help those “fleeing violence and bloodshed” as “noble,” but raises concerns about how a firm, end-of-year deadline could impact the screening process.

“Surely, we do not want to be date-driven or numbers-driven in an endeavour that may affect the safety of our citizens and the security of our country,” Wall wrote.

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Speaking to reporters Monday morning Wall was not entirely critical of the federal government’s plan, and made a point of highlighting the work being done by public safety minister Ralph Goodale.

“I have a great deal of comfort with Mr. Goodale on this particular file,” Wall said. “I hope he’s talking to the Prime Minister on it because he’s obviously a veteran in the cabinet.”

On the weekend, Goodale told The West Block’s Tom Clark that “a key part of (accepting refugees) is to ensure that the appropriate security checks are done.”

Wall said that his opposition to the federal government’s timeline is not just a security issue, but a settlement issue as well.

“We’ve been talking to the groups that do the settlement in the province of Saskatchewan, we’ve been talking to the mayors of our major cities – they also have concerns,” Wall said.

So far this year Saskatchewan has accepted 334 refugees, 28 of those from Syria, but Wall said he still hasn’t heard what the 25,000, end-of-year commitment would mean for the province.

“That’s part of the issue, by the way, we’re 45 days away and there are not answers to questions,” he said.

Wall also said he believes Canadians would be forgiving of a change in policy and would not necessarily see it as a broken election promise.

Meanwhile, NDP leader Cam Broten took issue with Wall’s comments, and suggested that denying entry to those fleeing violence only “compounds the damage terrorism is doing to our world.”

“I don’t think it’s wise for Mr. Wall to attempt to stir up fear in order to slam the door shut on families that are desperate to flee the tyranny of ISIS,” Broten said in a statement.

Wall, and other Canadian premiers, are scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister on November 23 in Ottawa.

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Help support the Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive

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Global News has partnered with the Toronto Fire Fighters for a ninth year in a row to support the annual Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive.

On Friday, Dec. 4, Global News hosted the annual Toy Drive LIVE at CF Shops at Don Mills from 5 to 8 p.m.

The family-friendly event featured a live broadcast by Global News at 5:30pm. Global’s Anchor Alan Carter broadcasted live from the square and was joined by Global News personalities Rosey Edeh, Susan Hay and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell.

Toy Drive: Global News has a special surprise for you at this year’s annual toy drive event

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Toy Drive: Global News has a special surprise for you at this year’s annual toy drive event

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Toy Drive: Toronto fire fighters’ important role in this year’s event

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Toy Drive: A $5,000 donation to this year’s annual event

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Toy Drive: One toy company’s generous holiday donation

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Toy Drive: The lighting of the Christmas tree

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Help support the Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive




The evening culminated with fire fighters collecting over 2000 toys for children in need thanks to the generosity of event goers.

The evening included an official tree lighting ceremony, a meet and mingle with Santa and his friends, holiday music brought to you by The Oakville Children’s Choir, and activities including: face painting, balloon art, an opportunity for kids to try on fire fighter bunker gear and play with Spin Master’s newest toys.

There was also free food and refreshments on hand.

All in support of the Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive!

The Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive is brought to you by Global News and sponsored by Spin Master.

How you can help support the Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive:

Donate a Toy

Donate a toy at your local Toronto fire hall.

For an interactive map of fire halls in your neighbourhood, click here.

Make a Monetary Donation

Don’t have time to drop off a toy? Make a charitable monetary donation to the Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive through CanadaHelps长沙夜网

Get your office Involved

Your office can get involved to make the holidays brighter for many children in need.

Contact us at [email protected]长沙夜网 to find out how you and your colleagues can donate toys and make a difference this holiday season!

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‘We are all in the same boat’ says French-born Muslim after two sisters gunned down by ISIS attack

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Khaled Saadi was working at La Belle Equipe restaurant, where his sister was celebrating her birthday, when his family and his life were shattered.

Gunmen stormed the Paris cafe, first aiming at those enjoying a balmy Friday night at the sidewalk tables, then spraying the interior.

“There were three birthdays including my sister’s one. So the terrace was crowded,” Saadi told The Associated Press. “And at half past nine, I was inside, they came and started shooting on everyone inside and outside on the terrace.”

“They killed everybody. My two sisters, my friends and my sister’s friends that were there.”

Khaled hit the ground. After a minute that felt like an eternity, the guns fell silent.

He stood, and found two of his sisters, friends and colleagues in pools of blood.

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His 35-year-old sister Halima died on the spot.

His other sister, 36-year-old Hodda was severely wounded and barely breathing, and Saadi did everything he could to try to save her, but in vain.

“I moved her with a friend of hers named Sam. We moved her to another restaurant nearby and then I left to get my other sister,” Khaled explained. “I left with the same person towards the restaurant. And then I left Sam with Hodda so he could talk with her and keep her awake and tell her that we were there because she was still breathing.”

In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, Khaled Saadi, 27, left and Abdullah Saadi, 38, listen during an interview with the Associated Press.

(AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

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She died upon arrival at a Paris hospital treating some of the at least 350 people wounded in Friday’s attacks.

Halima and Hodda were among at least 129 people killed.

Hodda was the manager of ‘La Belle Equipe’ and her sister Halima was on a one week visit to Paris before heading back to Dakar, Senegal where she lived.

Khaled Saadi is tortured by memories of the night, thinking of all the people he couldn’t save, and why he survived but his sisters didn’t.

He took the reservations for three birthday parties the cafe was hosting that night.

A French-born Muslim of Tunisian origin, Khaled Saadi and his brother Abdallah worry about a backlash against moderates like them.

“The people that do this, they kill Muslims, they kill everyone. Our sisters are gone, and 128 persons together with them. So many people are wounded,” Abdallah said. “I hope that the French people won’t mix up everything. We are born in France, in Bourgogne precisely, we have always worked, unlike what some stupid people may think. We are just citizens as anyone else, loving our families and the people in general and we lost two sisters.”

“My parents are in an absolute distress. We were eight brothers and sisters and we became six, in one evening.”

They lament the attack on a Paris neighborhood that embodied the idea of living together in diversity, saying attackers targeted everyone indiscriminately.

“We are all inhabitants of this planet and we need to fight one for the other and help each other,” Abdallah continued.

“There were black people, Arabic people, Jewish people there, all of us were hit. So we are all in the same boat.”

Cafe owner Gregory Reibenberg is Jewish, and a friend to Khaled Saadi and his deceased sisters.

Reibenberg also lost his wife and the mother of his daughter in the attack.

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