October 25, 2020

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

** Alberta looking for paramedics to help with COVID-19 testing


** To meet the rising demand for COVID-19 testing, Alberta has put out a help hail for paramedics and other health care workers to assist in doing the swabbing. That is the word from CTV News (October 1) which said Alberta Health Services is looking for approximately 100 EMS, nursing, or allied health personnel to undertake the task of casual Community Tester. According to the news site, the job only requires the applicant to be able to perform a throat or nasal pharyngeal swab on all ages groups both symptomatic and asymptomatic. Demand for the testing is experiencing an upswing with the onset of the fall. On Thursday, the province did 14,678 tests while overall 1,365,496 have been done on 1,030,261 Albertans. Delays in results due to the autodialer system have also been experienced.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

** London Ambulance Service in UK does mass response to Catholic school after several pupils sickened by potentially tainted candy; police investigating


** Five separate ambulances and support vehicles were dispatched to a London Catholic school today, after 13 teenage girls at La Sainte Union took ill following the consumption of some candy. The Daily Mail (James Gant/October 5) said the mass response took place around 11:44 a.m. According to the newspaper, the ambulances were accompanied by a clinical team leader, car medics, and incident response officers. A spokesman for the ambulance service did not comment on exactly what caused the girls to become ill. Police have been dispatched to the site and are investigating. No one has been arrested and the school was not evacuated. There is no word on the girls’ condition.

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Friday, October 2, 2020

** Retired Australian ambulance officer from New South Wales pleads not guilty to murdering wife 40 years ago


** A retired ambulance officer from New South Wales appeared in court Thursday to plead not guilty to murdering his wife in 1982. That is the word from The Daily Mail (AAP/October 2) which said Walgett resident John Bowie, 70, has been charged with killing Roxlyn Margaret Bowie, 31. According to the newspaper, Roxlyn’s body has never been found. Prosecutors contend Bowie was a womanizer who rid himself of his wife by disposing of her remains at a pig farm. The defence, meanwhile, says Roxlyn may actually be still alive and simply does not want to be found. Bowie’s next appearance in court  is December 11th at which time a trial date will be set.

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