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RCMP Service Dog Visits 5-year-old Manitoba Boy Who Named Him

Five-year-old Jackson Antoniw met face to face with the RCMP service dog he helped name when Hector made a rare school visit.

Jackson came up with the name Hector for one of the pups of the potential police service dogs born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta.

Hector was a hit and was announced a winner in the RCMP’s national Name the Puppy Contest.

Read more in Global News.

Source: globalnews.ca

Manitoba Government To Speed Up PTSD Help for All Workers

The Manitoba government introduced legislation Monday that it says will provide the broadest workers compensation coverage in Canada for post-traumatic stress.

The bill — like an existing law in Alberta and changes being eyed in some other provinces — would recognize post-traumatic stress disorder as a work-related occupational disease for first responders such as police officers and firefighters.

It would also, like the Alberta law, start from the presumption that the PTSD stemmed from an event or events at work, as long as a medical professional diagnoses it as such.

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger said his NDP government is going a step further by applying the law to all workers covered by the province’s Workers Compensation Board — nurses, retail store employees and more — and not just first responders.

“It makes sense to deal with (PTSD) regardless of what occupation you have, what job you have. If you’re experiencing the issue, it impairs your ability to do your job,” Selinger said.

Read more in National Newswatch.

Source: www.nationalnewswatch.com