Homeless, hooked on drugs and booze, and wanted for petty crimes, Kevin Swayzie's life was a mess until two total strangers moved him into their house in the suburbs and made him one of the family. "I'm grateful to have amazing people," Swayzie says. "When I was growing up I didn't have amazing people." He was born with a urea cycle disorder, which is associated with brain damage and learning disabilities. His parents are now dead.
Two men, different provinces, the same life-changing surgery, yet one has to pay out of pocket and the other is covered by the public health-care system in what some call Canada's medical "postal code lottery." Peter Pawlik, a hearing-impaired Calgary man, is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device surgically implanted that will help him hear clearly for the first time. Because the Alberta government won't pay for the surgery, his retired parents are footing the $50,000 bill.
There was no crash, no rollover, nothing was hit, yet the side airbags went off — twice — while they were driving. Both times Joanne and Rick Yuke, of Moose Jaw, Sask., were shaken and injured. The most recent incident happened on Thanksgiving Day. Joanne Yuke was driving their 2006 Honda Odyssey EX with her husband and visiting sister-in-law as passengers, showing their guest the Saskatchewan countryside.
Awful story & the quote from the officer is so strange. Police find kids shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks... “but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner." What??
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Selecting a term
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