Staving off dementia: 5 ways to keep your brain young and healthy

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Your brain may change with age but don’t think mental decline has to seep in as you get older. New research suggests there are plenty of ways to keep your brain sharp and alert.

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“The evidence is getting stronger that there are things we can do to potentially lower our risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Previously, before this evidence came to light, people…said it’s luck of the draw if they’ll get this disease and there was a real sense of helplessness and lack and control,” Mary Schulz, director of education at the Alzheimer Society of Canada, said.

“There are no guarantees that if you follow these [lifestyle habits] to a letter that you won’t develop a form of dementia but we’re learning that they have some protective measures,” she told Global News.

READ MORE: What are the early warning signs and symptoms of dementia?

These habits are also helpful for people already living with dementia in staving off the deterioration of their brain health, Schulz said.

For National Brain Awareness Month, Schulz named five lifestyle changes you can make now to improve your brain’s health and fight off illness:

Challenge yourself

Learn a new language, take up chess or even take piano lessons. Stimulating your brain helps to reinvigorate it, Schulz said.

“It’s something new and it wakes up your brain, giving it a jolt and startling it. You’re also teaching it to adapt, and be flexible as you have messages fired around in your brain in a way it doesn’t normally,” she explained.

Research backs up Schulz’ claim, too: Speaking a second language could delay the onset of three types of dementias — vascular, frontotemporal and mixed dementia, according to one study. It found that people who were bilingual developed dementia 4.5 years later than people who could only speaking one language.

READ MORE: Why docs say these mood changes are a warning sign for Alzheimer’s

Make sure you choose a hobby that you’re interested in when setting a challenge. If you hate Sudoku, don’t commit to completing one every day.

Be socially active

Engaging with your family, friends and community is key to keeping your brain happy. This could be through conversations with your grandkids, joining a local book club or even going to the movies with your friends, Schulz said.

One study suggested that leisurely activities that rolled physical, mental and social stimulation together helped the most to prevent dementia.

“There is new evidence that suggests as we are exposed to new ideas and conversations, different pathways in our brain are created and that’s neurons talking to each other, which we want,” Schulz said.

READ MORE: Inside the world of dementia, as a painful reality sets in

Maintaining relationships is especially crucial in keeping your mental health intact. Schulz said there’s debate around whether depression causes dementia or if it surfaces as dementia sets in. Either way, the two go hand-in-hand leaving dementia patients in isolation.

One study warned that loneliness is as bad for aging seniors as poor physical health. It can increase a person’s risk of premature death by 14 per cent.

Follow a healthy diet

A healthy diet helps with keeping your weight in check and your heart healthy, but what you eat also feeds your brain.

“The brain directs our heart and all of our organs to do the jobs they’re meant to do and what we’re learning is there are specific foods that are particularly good for brain health,” Schulz said.

So what should you be eating? Look for colour when putting together your meals because those are the ingredients that’ll be packed with anti-oxidants and other nutrients to nourish your brain.

READ MORE: 6 misconceptions about nutrition and healthy eating

Blue and purple fruits and vegetables — blackberries, blueberries, purple cabbage and plums — are a good start. While green, from broccoli, avocados, spinach, and pears, help, too.

Reds, from beets, raspberries, red grapes, tomatoes and red peppers, also make good choices, Schulz said.

Fish is packed with omega-3s, so reach for tuna, salmon and herring to feed your brain.

Stay physically active

You don’t need to run marathons to keep dementia at bay, but doing some form of physical activity goes a long way in keeping your brain young.

Exercise gets your heart rate up, which increases blood flow to the brain, nourishing cells with nutrients and oxygen. It also encourages the development of new cells, all factors in reducing your risk of stroke, Schulz said.

Gym memberships need not apply — walk to the grocery store instead of driving, take the stairs instead of the escalator and get off of the bus two stops ahead on your way home.

Your brain is just like your heart. They’re both muscles that need to be given a workout to stay healthy.

Limit your stress levels

There’s a reason why colouring books and puzzles are making a comeback for adults. These activities are great for destressing and research suggests they’re exactly what busy bodies need to unwind and give their minds a break.

Stress disrupts mood regulation, disrupts our sleep, elevates blood pressure, increases stress hormones like cortisol and increases depression. Too much stress could lead to chemical imbalances that damage the brain and other cells in the body.

Even exercises like meditation help in easing stress.

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Trudeau honoured by Alberta’s Tsuut’ina First Nation, chiefs issue challenge

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CALGARY – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been honoured by a southern Alberta First Nation, but aboriginal leaders also challenged him to deliver on his promises to Indigenous People.

Trudeau, who has called an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde were honoured at an elaborate ceremony at the Tsuut’ina Nation. The prime minister was presented with a black cowboy hat, a fringed black jacket and an honorary headdress.

Watch below: Prime Minister Trudeau receives ceremonial headdress

During his speech, Trudeau warmly and graciously received the honour, calling it a distinct privilege. He said it was something he will wear and a title he will bear with the utmost respect and pride.

Tsuu T’ina Chief Roy Whitney told Trudeau that his election brings with it high expectations that the government will work with First Nations to overcome historical obstacles to recognition. Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, outlined five promises the Liberals made during last fall’s election and told Trudeau he expects him to keep them.

Trudeau reiterated that he is committed to renewing a relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Metis.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived to a throng of media at Grey Eagle Hotel and Casino to meet dignitaries near Calgary, March 4, 2016.

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The headdress, or war bonnet, that was presented to Trudeau symbolizes accomplishment, respect, bravery and peace building. Tsuut’ina chief and council spokesperson Kevin Littlelight said the bonnet is made of felt and golden eagle feathers—the “most sacred of all feathers to First Nations.” He said the beadwork is exclusive to the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the bonnet was made by elder and medicine man Bruce Starlight.

Watch below: Global’s Gord Gillies explains the symbolism behind the war bonnet

Littlelight said the headdress is traditionally given to someone who displays courage and bravery, but in recent times has also been bestowed to those who bring peace.

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    “It was an idea coming out to the Tsuut’ina Nation to bestow a feather hat on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau because he was a real leader in terms of taking a concern on aboriginal issues,” Littlelight said in an interview last week.

    “To our surprise, the prime minister agreed…it’s an honour that works both ways. He’s coming here to accept, we’re honouring him, and for us—out of the 600 nations—to have this privilege is astronomical.”

    Reporters were cautioned not to step on the red carpet that had been laid out prior to the prime minister appearing at the event.

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    Prime Minister Trudeau and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde enter in a ceremonial procession. Hundreds applaud loudly for the prime minister.

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    He was greeted by Tsuu T’ina Chief Roy Whitney, Bellegarde and First Nation elders before going into a private meeting.

    The First Nation rarely bestows ceremonial headdresses upon sitting prime ministers, though other Canadian leaders have received similar honours from other bands.

    In 2011, the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta named then-prime minister Stephen Harper the band’s honorary chief and gave him a headdress of eagle feathers.

    With files from Global’s Doug Vaessen and Jill Croteau

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Irving mounts public relations push as questions swirl around frigate program

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Officials at Irving Shipbuilding opened the company’s massive new facility on the Halifax waterfront to the media on Friday in a response to recent speculation about the future of Ottawa’s plan to refurbish the Royal Canadian Navy.

President Kevin McCoy led a tour around the imposing ship assembly hall and a fabrication facility in Dartmouth to show off the company’s capabilities as work continues on the construction of the first of six Arctic patrol vessels.

READ MORE: Irving shipyard development likely to go ahead despite budget concerns: premier

Irving has yet to sign a contract for the high-profile replacement of the navy’s frigates —; a program awarded to the Halifax shipyard with much fanfare in October 2011. And last week the federal government revised the framework for the frigate replacement program, opting for a proven foreign design over a custom domestic blueprint.

The 6,400-tonne ships are being built like giant lego projects inside the cavernous assembly hall, which the company says is the largest covered shipbuilding facility in North America.

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Assembly Hall is 47 metres high at its highest point and at 408 metres in length is longer than four football fields.

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“We’re doing this today because we’ve gotten a lot of questions about what’s happened over the last four years,” said McCoy during Friday’s tour.

McCoy said Irving wants Canadians to know that work has been ongoing and the company is positioned and technically capable of meeting any requirements laid out by Ottawa and the navy.

“We not only built the facility…but now we are up and running and the benefit of all of that prep work over the last four years is that we can efficiently go into shipbuilding,” he said.

The company began construction of the Arctic patrol vessels last September.

The 6,400-tonne ships are being built like giant lego projects inside the cavernous assembly hall, which the company says is the largest covered shipbuilding facility in North America.

WATCH: Irving Shipbuilding gives a tour of its facilities in Halifax.

It’s 47 metres high at its highest point and at 408 metres in length is longer than four football fields.

Inside, state-of-the-art computerized cutting machines are used on the steel which is then shaped and welded in place into giant blocks that are stacked into the three mega blocks or sections that make up each ship —; aft, centre and bow.

READ MORE: Navy shipbuilding in midst of rough seas: Canadian Global Affairs Institute

McCoy downplayed Ottawa’s revision of the frigate plan, saying he sees it as a “refinement” rather than uncertainty about the program.

He said Irving recognizes the advantages of working with firms that have existing designs.

“Less cost, less developmental risk, more cost certainty up front once we do get a contract, but also it takes about two years off the design timeline,” said McCoy.

However, he wouldn’t discuss cost or numbers of ships and would only say that the Irving shipyard was prepared to build 15 frigates beginning sometime in early 2020.

Original estimates pegged the cost of building 15 warships at around $26 billion, but internal documents and published reports last fall suggested the price tag could go as high as $40 billion.

McCoy deflected a recent media report that the work schedule is already four weeks behind for the patrol vessels.

“We see nothing right now that impacts delivering the first ship in 2018 as we planned,” he said. “We have not projected that the first ships will be late.”

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Bayer showcases new wheat breeding station in Saskatchewan

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It is a major milestone for Canadians and the entire world. A new state-of-the-art wheat breeding station just outside of Saskatoon has officially opened.

On Friday, a ceremonial ribbon cutting took place on-site at the Pike Lake, Sask., facility as a helicopter with a Bayer banner flew overhead.

“We’re just so pleased that Bayer made the choice to invest here in Saskatchewan,” said Alana Koch, deputy minister of agriculture for the Government of Saskatchewan.

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    “It makes a lot of sense; we have over 40 per cent of Canada’s farmland, we have a good diverse crop mix, a good diverse geography where multiple wheat varieties can be grown here. We’re the perfect location.”

    READ MORE: 2016 seeding ‘essentially wrapped up’ in Saskatchewan

    T.J. Harvey, member of parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac New Brunswick, was also in attendance among the crowd of over 130, many of whom were national and internal delegates.

    “For us in government it’s exciting to see this type of private sector investment within agriculture because as we all know agriculture is a very strategic pillar in the growth and sustainability of the rural economy and it’s a great day for Canadian farmers.”

    In Canada, eight billion dollars worth of wheat is exported every year. What this 21,500 square-foot Bayer facility aims to do is not to reinvent the “kernel” per say just improve it.

    “The ultimate goal is to bring really the best wheat hybrids to our Canadian growers and for doing this you need to have a facility like this,” said Dr. Marcus Weidler, head of Seeds Canada for Bayer.

    “You have test the products you want to bring to the Canadian market, under Canadian conditions and that’s what this facility does.”

    It’s the company’s ongoing commitment to deliver innovative solutions to agriculture, said Weidler, by developing forms of wheat with better resistance to disease and a higher tolerance to stresses like drought.

    “If we can have better yields than it helps the farmers to make a sustainable income but also it helps to feed the world,” said Gary Stanford, president of Grain Growers of Canada.

    Demand for wheat is rising at double the rate of what is being produced and the worldwide population is expected to top 10 billion by 2050.

    “Ultimately, you have more people on this planet but the planet is not growing that means we have to produce, Canadians growers have to produce on a smaller footprint more food and that’s what we’re trying to achieve here,” Weidler said.

    Although he admits, new high yielding wheat hybrids won’t happen overnight.

    “It’s not like you produce a new product within a year, it takes anywhere between eight and 12 years and that’s also what we are saying when we come up with a new product here, it will be the first half of the next decade, it’s not something for tomorrow.”

    Now complete, the facility features laboratories, workshops, office space and 480 acres dedicated for field work. Officials would not say how much the wheat breeding station cost but that $24 million has been invested by Bayer from 2012 to-date across the country.

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Defiance, joy among fans as French make winning Euros start

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SAINT-DENIS, France – Protected by an unprecedented security operation, the European Championship opened Friday with a reassuringly peaceful showpiece at the Stade de France and the French victory the hosts sought after an anxious build-up to a month of soccer festivities.

Around 80,000 fans watched Dimitri Payet make a stunning impact on his tournament debut for France at the age of 29, scoring one after setting up the opening goal in a 2-1 victory over Romania.

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“It was a little bit tense and everyone around me was very nervous, but with the last goal it was a liberation,” 23-year-old fan Baptiste Chevet said as “Merci Payet” was being sung by compatriots leaving the stadium. “We are strong together.”

With each French success in the national stadium, the painful memories slowly heal of the night seven months ago when the venue was targeted by suicide bombers as the team played Germany.

WATCH: Security concern forces TV screen ban on French terraces during Euro 2016

Suicide bombers near the stadium killed one bystander as a wave of attacks claimed 130 lives in total across the French capital on the night of Nov. 13. The country has been under a state of emergency since then, requiring tight security to cope with the anticipated arrival of more than one million soccer fans.

“Everything has been done to make sure the match ran as smoothly as possible – both for the teams and supporters,” France coach Didier Deschamps said through a translator. “I hope this will be a footballing festival … there is so much passion and fervour behind the national team.”

French President Francois Hollande praised the country’s transport and security services for their handling of the opening match.

“Everybody has kept to the rules – and that’s very important,” Hollande said. “There are 20,000 Romanians here who have also been subjected to the same checks and they completely understood.”

WATCH: Euro 2016 kicks off in Paris, France under intense security

There was a mood of defiance among fans at the stadium north of Paris.

Security agent Samuel Leclercq is part of the 90,000-strong force of police, soldiers and private guards assembled to protect the biggest sporting event in France since the 1998 World Cup.

“That day we saw fear in people’s eyes,” Leclercq said, recalling the Nov. 13 attacks. “I saw a father hold his daughter, he was really frightened. Now we look at the fans and people’s attitude and we spot the odd one out right away.”

Fans from near and far have not been deterred from travelling to France to see the first expanded 24-team European Championship, featuring 51 matches spread across 10 stadiums.

“We live in a free country and we are here to party and nobody will stop us from partying,” France fan Dominik Kovacic said. “We are here to have fun.”

Easing any apprehension, some gun-wielding police officers posed for selfies with fans.

The security operation didn’t feel intrusive to one fan, who has flown in from Myanmar to spend a few days at Euro 2016.

“It’s good for our safety,” 35-year-old Kyaw Zaw Han said. “I feel safe … it’s very exciting.”

As they drank beer in the hours before kickoff, some home fans were wrapped in Tricolours and others were painted in the blue, white and red of the French flag.

“We don’t care about terrorism,” France fan Nicolas Tommeray said. “We just want a victory (by the team) and to enjoy.”

The message from hairdresser Gerald Ge was direct: “We are not afraid.”

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RCMP investigate after human remains discovered southeast of Edmonton

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A search for human remains discovered in a rural area southeast of Edmonton is over, according to RCMP.

The search started Wednesday after a resident alerted police to human remains that were discovered at Range Road 233 and Township Road 510 near Beaumont.

Sgt. Jack Poitras said RCMP were on scene from Wednesday to Friday.

“Police have conducted a search of a fairly wide area there and found some more bones there,” he said. Poitras declined to say how many bones have been recovered.

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On Friday, crime tape was still visible around a log cabin on Range Road 233 but that was taken down Saturday morning.

Although the search is over, there were still some workers on scene Saturday.

“Sometimes we send reconstructionists, workers with GPS location devices that plot the area,” Poitras said.

He said RCMP are working to identify the remains. A report from the medical examiner is expected next week.

RCMP will then use missing person reports and dental records to determine the identity, Poitras said.

“The more details on age, sex and all that then it’s easier to compare to missing persons files or previous people that we’re looking. But until then it’s hard to have an idea who we’re looking for.”

He could not comment on whether the bones showed signs of damage.

Poitras said there is no indication of when the remains may have been left there, but he said police do not believe the incident is recent, adding there is no danger to the public.

“There [isn’t] a high risk to people. It appears that would have been in the past more so than recent,” he said.

The RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section and its Major Crimes Unit has been called in to help with the investigation.

RCMP blockedoff a pair of roads southeast of Edmonton as officers conducted a search on June 10, 2016.

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RCMP blocked off roads and searched an area southeast of Edmonton on Friday, June, 10, 2016. Police did not say what they were searching for.

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RCMP block off a pair of roads southeast of Edmonton as officers conducted a search on June 10, 2016.

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Winnipeg hockey players pay tribute, remember Gordie Howe

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WINNIPEG —; The hockey world continues to mourn the passing of one of its greatest stars, Gordie Howe.

While the Saskatchewan native never played for Winnipeg, his time in the World Hockey Association (WHA), playing for the Houston Aeros and Hartford Whalers did bring him to the old Winnipeg Arena numerous times.

WATCH: Gordie Howe talks about Winnipeg Jets

“It’s not like [Howe] floated his way through the years in the WHA,” said Joe Daley, former Winnipeg Jet. Daley started his career in the Detroit Red Wing organization in 1971-72.

Howe had been sidelined with wrist injuries and the Red Wings had pushed Howe into a front office role. The hall of famer quickly lost patience and joined the WHA in 1973.

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“People paid to watch Gordie Howe play. And he still gave all he had,” Daley added. Daley and the Jets faced off in a series of games against the Aeros under the leadership of Bobby Hull.

READ MORE: What is a Gordie Howe hat trick?

Jordy Douglas, former left winger with the Hartford Whalers now relishes the two years he spent as a teammate of Howe’s. He said the legend quickly made an impression on the then-rookie, as he signed his first professional contract.

“He walks right up and reaches across the table and says ‘Hi Jordy, welcome to the New England Whalers,’” Douglas recounted.

“I stand up and I go ‘Thank you Mr. Howe.’ And he goes ‘no, no, I’m your teammate. Call me Gordie.’”

Douglas added that he had learned many lessons from Howe, the most important of which was to be a better person off the ice than on it.

“You’re privileged to be in his company. But you never knew he was a superstar,” Douglas said.

“He was a humble man.”

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Tall tower proposal for central Edmonton runs into opposition

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An Edmonton developer has big plans for a gravel lot on 114 Street at Jasper Avenue.

“We just really wanted to again make a difference on the skyline and change how people viewed Jasper Avenue,” Regency Developments’ Raj Dhunna said to Global News when describing the Emerald Tower, a 45-storey building with plans for just over 270 units.

But the city’s chief planner is expressing concern about the proposed height.

The Oliver community is covered under an area redevelopment plan with height restrictions.  According to the community league, the maximum height in the area is 14 storeys.

“We’re evolving as an administration around some of our thinking for tall buildings,” Peter Ohm, the City of Edmonton’s chief city planner, said.

“Our general position on this is we have not obtained the rationale – the planning rationale – for a building of that height,” he added.

The developer is looking at possibly incorporating a day care into the tall tower proposal.

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To appease concerns, Regency is looking at room to provide a daycare space and to sell five per cent of the units at 85 per cent of list value.

The company is aiming at making the overall development “attainable,” with two-bedroom, two-bath units expected to start in the $350,000 range.

To achieve that, the company wants to have most of the parking structure located above ground, above the planned retail level.

“The deeper you go, the costs per unit increases,” Dhunna explained.

“We’re going to hide the above-grade parking behind this coloured glass,” Dhunna added.

Still, the parking design is a concern for the city with the above-ground levels not providing an “active frontage” according to a city report.

The developer indicates the parking levels will be hidden, covered with an illuminated colour glass.

The Oliver Community League has also weighed into the debate.

“This tower will cast, certainly, a long shadow,” Michael Sacha, with the community league, said.  “I think it’s important that if we’re going to see development like this that we get the right kind of investment back in the community.”

The league is calling for smaller retail bays to attract independent business and for some units designed to accommodate families.

The proposal will be up for debate at a public hearing at city hall on Monday afternoon.

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‘You’re nothing but a drunk Indian’: First Nations family disgusted by alleged racial attack

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WARNING: This story and video contains graphic content. Discretion is advised.

It was supposed to be a sightseeing excursion to Banff’s picturesque Bow Falls on Saturday. But instead, a family from Alberta’s Siksika First Nation says they were subjected to an assault and a verbal attack. The Many Guns family says without hesitation it was because of the colour of their skin.

Fifteen-year-old Payne Many Guns was with a couple of friends, his mother Alayna and two of his uncles. The teens were throwing rocks into the river at Bow Falls.

Bow Falls in Banff, Alberta

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    He said without warning, a couple started accusing them of damaging property. As the conversation continued the man came up behind Payne, wrapped his arm around his neck and choked him.

    “I heard footsteps behind me and then I felt a great force on my back and I felt someone’s arm wrap around my neck,” Payne recalled.

    “I didn’t know what was happening. I felt terrified.”

    Payne’s mother said her son and his friends told her what happened.

    “Payne was holding his throat saying, ‘mom, mom somebody’s choking me, somebody’s choking me.’ Just the look in his eyes and the fear in his eyes, I knew something terrible had happened,” she said.

    Alayna questioned the man who physically assaulted her son. She said the inquiries from the concerned mother triggered a barrage of racial slurs against the group, some of which she captured on her iPhone.

    “The racial discrimination and the profanities started. ‘You stupid Indian, you effing this, you’re nothing but a drunk’ and just calling us things that were unbelievable.”

    The troubling incident has left a lasting impression on the family.

    WATCH: Viewer video of an alleged racial attack caught on video in Banff.

    “I’m still trying to accept what happened and understand why,” Payne said. “I don’t know —; I feel different, I don’t feel the same. It made me feel ashamed of being who I am.”

    Banff RCMP responded to the incident. Officers are continuing their investigation and expect to lay a charge of assault on a minor.

    The man expected to be charged is from Alberta, but not from the Banff area.

    The Many Guns are considering pursuing hate crime charges against the pair.

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Ontario discriminates against patients with eating disorders: expert

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Andrea Clifford has been looking through her daughter’s room for a special doll she can’t find. It belonged to 15-year-old Brieanne Christou, who took her own life on Family Day after battling an eating disorder in and out of hospital.

Her mom says Brieanne would start hospital treatment, but if she refused a meal they would kick her out.

“She was admitted because she’s not eating, but now she’s being sent home because she’s not eating,” Clifford said.  “It just didn’t make sense.”

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Only one place ever made a difference —; the Youth Eating Disorders Unit at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

It has a dozen beds and is the sole treatment centre of its kind in Canada, for kids in crisis who have already been through hospital eating disorder programs and not recovered.

At Ontario Shores, patients don’t get sent home out if they trip up.

READ MORE: Ontario family speaking out for teens who have taken their own lives

“We go back and figure out what went wrong and keep working on it,” explained Dr. Leora Pinhas, head physicians for the Eating Disorder Unit at Ontario Shores.

She said their approach is to work with kids and their families collaboratively, as opposed to a cookie cutter approach.

“We have treatment programs in Ontario that are still doing the same things they were doing 20 to 25 years ago,” said Pinhas. “There’s absolute injustice in the system.”

She believes it is because eating disorders are stigmatized and the patients are considered “difficult” and there’s still a perception they have control over what they are doing to themselves.

READ MORE: Ontario family hopes devastating loss will start conversation about mental illness

That perception is even held among many psychiatrists, who can graduate without any exposure to eating disorders.

“Eating disorders are the only significant group of disorders that is not addressed in any formal way,” said Pinhas, adding that there is very little research funding and even money the government designates to hospitals for youth mental health doesn’t necessarily always help.

“None of the centres that get the money ever put any money towards eating disorders.”

Global News asked Ontario Minister of Health Eric Hoskins how his ministry ensures money sent to hospitals gets to eating disorders programs.

The answer was puzzling.

“It’s a new program that we were involved in setting up, the ministry was,” Hoskins said.

“We know that this is a priority for Ontarians.”

Pinhas said it’s time to move forward.

“We have to actually address what I would call the systemic and endemic discrimination,” she said, adding that the starting point is accountability.

“We have to hold the people we give our tax dollars to accountable,” Clifford said, adding that although Ontario Shores truly helped Brieanne, after everything else she had been through it was just too late.

“I’ve been told we’re lucky to be getting the help that we did because of the waiting lists for everything is so long, but when it is not enough you still can’t appreciate it.”

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Your Manitoba: June 2016

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Your Manitoba June 28; Oak Hammock Marsh, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 28; Webb Lake, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 28; St. Malo, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 28; Nopaming Prov. Park, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 28; Hecla Island, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 24; Winnipeg, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 24; Oak Hammock Marsh, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 22; Portage la Prairie, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 22; Clearwater Lake, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 22; Riding Mountain National Park, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 20; Minisino, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 9; southern Manitoba.

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Your Manitoba June 6; Lakeland, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 6; Haywood, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 6; Neepawa, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 3; Winnipeg, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 3; Riding Mountain National Park, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 3; Interlake, MB

Submitted by: Leslie Mehner

Your Manitoba June 3; Winnipeg, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 1; Rosenort, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 1; Carman, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 1; Riding Mountain National Park, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 1; St. Adolphe, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 2; Winnipeg, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 3; Laurier, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 8; Pinawa, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 8; St. Georges, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 8; Oak Hammock Marsh, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 10; Morris, Man.’

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Your Manitoba June 10; Winnipeg, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 10; Fraserwood, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 21; Dominion City, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 24; Landmark, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 27; Lake Manitoba, Man.

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Your Manitoba June 29; Winnipeg, Man.

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Vancouver doctor performs three heart transplants in 24 hours

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As a surgeon, Dr. Anson Cheung is used to putting in long hours in the operating room at St. Paul’s Hospital, performing life-saving surgery on critically-ill patients.

But this week the head of cardiac surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital was pushed to his limits: three heart transplants scheduled within hours of each other.

“We normally do 17 or 18 transplants in one year, so to do three in 24 hours is remarkable,” he said.

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“Giving the gift of life to patients is our job, and it’s amazing.”

Due to patient confidentiality, the hospital can’t disclose exactly when the transplants occurred, but they did all happen this week.

The first one was scheduled at 6 p.m., with the procedure taking approximately three hours to complete. The second surgery began just an hour after that, and took the better part of the night, finishing at 5 a.m.

By noon, the team was back in the operating room with another patient who desperately needed a new heart.

By the time it was all over, Cheung spent more than 15 hours on his feet, but he says the credit has to go to the entire team.

“Three in a row is extremely difficult…we need coordination between BC Transplant and the donor’s family. We need to send doctors and nurses to procure the organ, and then here at St. Paul’s we need to staff the operating room and the ICU while we juggle [these surgeries].”

This is the first time in B.C. history that three heart transplants were done in less than 24 hours. At one point, the staff at St. Paul’s weren’t sure if they could pull it off.

“There was a moment while I was coordinating, and I realized we had three good hearts, and I wondered whether it was feasible to do them all,” said Dr. Margot Davis, who says when the third heart became available, they almost had to turn it down.

“It would have been a terrible loss if we couldn’t give a viable organ to someone who needed it.”

2015 was a record for organ transplants in B.C., with 422 people given the gift of life. According to Cheung, 2016 is shaping up to beat that number.

“We’ve already done 14 heart transplants this year, and we expect to beat our own record of 23 in one year,” he said.

All three patients are said to be doing well. One family who can’t be identified reached out to Global News via email. The letter says they are eternally grateful for the gift of life that they have received, and they will think of the donor and their family always.

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Officer shoots, wounds rock-wielding man at Dallas airport

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DALLAS – A police officer shot and wounded a man Friday outside baggage claim at a Dallas airport after the man attacked a woman believed to be the mother of his children and then threatened the officer with a large rock, police said.

“There doesn’t appear to be any other weapon present than the rock,” Dallas Police Assistant Chief Randall Blakenbaker said.

Video posted by Instagram user @flashyfilms- and credited to Bryan Armstrong shows people scattering on the sidewalk outside the baggage claim door at Dallas Love Field. An officer in a yellow vest is seen pointing his gun, and at least nine gunshots can be heard. A man repeatedly yells “stand down!” and a woman is heard screaming.

Asked why the officer fired so many rounds at a man holding a rock, Blankenbaker said only that he did not know how many shots were fired. “We have to conduct an investigation over those types of speculation.”

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Some airport operations were temporarily disrupted, but the airport remained open. Spokesman Jose Torres said that some people after hearing shots ran through security so everyone had to be rescreened. Officials warned that delays could last several hours.

“There were some folks in the security line who were startled, so they went through the security line without being checked. So the airport has had to pull everybody back out of the secure area and recheck them for security purposes,” Blankenship said.

The man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital. Torres said he was not critically wounded.

Traveller Lucinda Fonseca told WFAA-TV that she and her husband were coming out of the baggage claim area when they saw police approaching the man throwing rocks and one of the officers drew a gun.

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“The man was yelling at the cops, basically saying ‘shoot me shoot me, I dare you,’ something to that effect,” Fonseca said, adding she then heard gunfire.

“I crouched down on the ground,” she said. “I didn’t know where the bullets were going.”

Blankenbaker said it appeared that the man had used a large rock from nearby landscaping to smash the windshield and driver’s side window of a car. Blankenbaker said no children were present during the disturbance and the woman wasn’t injured.

The officer, the lone law enforcement person involved in the incident, would be placed on administrative leave during the investigation, as per police policy, Blankenbaker said.

Police officers swarmed to Love Field but the airport was not closed, Blankenbaker said.

Southwest Airlines, the dominant airline at Love Field, said in a statement that vehicular traffic at Love Field was being routed around the active investigation scene. The airline advised that travellers be flexible to change plans that involve the airport Friday. They say they’re working with air traffic controllers nationwide to manage inbound flights.

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