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The Mounties are not saying much about a stabbing in the RM of West St. Paul, that took the life of a teenaged boy.  It happened yesterday, with neighbors saying the boy died of his injuries.  So far, police keeping pretty tight lipped, but, they have said that the victim and suspect were known to each other.

 

The president of the police association says, unless 25 officers are added to the organized crime unit, the province’s new gang strategy won’t have much of an effect.  Mike Sutherland charging gang members also means committing to lengthy investigations….and that requires people. 

 

Winnipeg is one of 2 cities on the Prairies that’ll take part in a project that  hopes to reduce the number of fires that are set by kids.  Fire department staff will ask retailers in the city to voluntarily refuse to sell matches and lighters to minors.  The project also looks to educate parents about the impact of kids playing with fire.

 

City police have charged a 23 year old man with stabbing his infant son.  The child is in critical condition, but stable, following the attack on Saturday.  The incident happened apparently during a domestic dispute between the man and his 29 year old common law wife.

 

In health news this morning, a new report says more than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease, or other types of dementia.  The World Alzheimer Report says barring a medical breakthrough, dementia will nearly double every 20 years….meaning by 2050, it’ll affect a whopping 115 million people.

 

NBC’s “30 Rock” has taken its 3rd straight comedy series trophy at the Emmy Awards.  AMC’s, “Mad Men” was also a repeat winner, for best drama series.  Top acting honors went to Alec Baldwin of “30 Rock,” Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad,” and Glenn Close for “Damages.”  Jeff Probst of “Suvivor” also won his 2nd Emmy as best reality show host.

    

While federal health officials are under pressure to fast track the country’s swine flu vaccination program, a number of infectious disease experts say “Hold On !”  They fear fast tracking the vaccine could undermine public confidence in it.  The country’s leading figure in the SARS crisis, Dr. Donald Low agrees, he says if a vaccine is rushed out and anything goes wrong…the PR damage would last a long time.

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