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Olympic gold medalist beats Hockey Canada for paying $4,000 in medical bills after concussion
Olympic gold medalist Katie Weatherston has only $4,000 in medical bills available to cover the ongoing traumatic brain injury she sustained while playing for Team Canada, Hockey Canada says. He said what he said was “wrong”.
She has now spoken out publicly and questioned Hockey Canada’s priorities.
“At the time, when they told me they could only give me $4,000, it was a slap in the face,” Weatherston told CBC News.
“And now it’s absolutely shocking that they have money for this when they didn’t have it for me…. It’s not fair. I don’t want to see that happen to female athletes.”
Hockey Canada has come under intense public scrutiny in recent weeks for using a national equity fund made up of a portion of player registration fees to settle a $3.5 million lawsuit. . A woman claimed she was sexually assaulted in 2018 by eight of her hockey players, including members of her junior team at Men’s Worlds.
Hockey Canada later told a congressional committee that it had withdrawn an additional $7.6 million to pay nine complainants who had filed sexual abuse allegations since 1989.
The organization has since defended the National Equity Fund, claiming it is used “to assist those who may have been injured or harmed in the event of inadequate insurance policies.” There is
Weatherston said he could not understand why he was not compensated through the fund.
In a media statement, Hockey Canada told CBC News that “athlete safety” is a “top priority” and that players injured on Team Canada may have access to various insurance policies or self-insurance policies “that may be available”. He said he has an insurance fund. sanctioned event.
The organization also said it has a health benefit trust that covers up to $5,000 in medical and dental costs that would otherwise not be covered by insurance.
“My medical needs are about $30,000 to $40,000 a year,” Weatherston said. “I can’t afford the medical bills, so I can’t get the care I need.” Read the full story here.
Turbulence in Paris
Demonstrators smash bank windows during clashes during a demonstration in Paris on Tuesday. The demonstration was part of a nationwide strike and protest against the government’s requisition of refineries that would force wage hikes and the reopening of fuel depots for some strikers.
in a nutshell
Canada’s chief public health officer said Tuesday that Canadians should get the recently approved bivalent vaccine to stem a fall resurgence of COVID-19. Appearing before members of the House Health Committee, Dr Teresa Tam said decisions to reinstate COVID measures, such as mandatory mask wearing and school closures, would largely rest with states and territories. rice field. The federal government withdrew pandemic-related border measures earlier this month, but warned they could resume if the pandemic situation worsens. If Canadians want to avoid more aggressive pandemic measures, Tam said getting “up-to-date” on vaccine dosages is the best option. “There is a possibility that our protection is weakening,” Tam said. It could be an early sign.” You can read more about this story here.
An RCMP officer who worked with the Burnaby Detachment’s Mental Health and Homeless Assistance Team was stabbed to death Tuesday while answering a call about a tent at a local park. BC Army Deputy Chief of Staff Dwayne MacDonald told reporters at a hastily called press conference that Const said: She is 31 years old, Shaelyn Yang, and has been a member of the RCMP for just three years. “She was her loving wife, sister and daughter,” he said. “People she worked with before joining the RCMP and her police colleagues described Konst Jan as a kind and compassionate person, which made her death all the more difficult to come to terms with. Her loss is immeasurable.” Police said Yang was involved in an altercation over the phone with a member of the city’s parks department about a tent in the park. That’s it. Please check this out for details.
Five months after three young female athletes complained of inappropriate behavior by their weightlifting coach, the same man was charged with sexually assaulting another young woman. Isaac Smith, 33, was charged with sexual assault on Sept. 28. These allegations have not been proven in court, and CBC News was unable to reach Smith for comment. The sexual assault allegedly occurred between him on January 1st and he on June 24th. CBC News spoke with her two of her three women who filed their Nova Scotia complaint to Weightlifting on April 21. The women claimed their complaints were not taken seriously and Smith should not have been allowed to continue coaching while the investigation was ongoing. say. Read the full text here.
Canada’s control over the outer edge of its Arctic territory is “thin” and will face significant challenges in the future from both its top military commanders, Russia and China. It alerted a congressional committee on Tuesday. Chief of the Defense Staff, General Wayne Eyre, told the House Defense Committee that the Far North faces no immediate threat. We don’t see a clear and current threat to sovereignty,” Ayer said. “In the coming decades, however, the tenuous grip we have over sovereignty, the threat to sovereignty, at the extremes of this country, will become increasingly difficult.” Learn more about.
Shauna Pomerantz saw her daughter’s smartphone use skyrocket during the pandemic, researched and found out why. It was her TikTok video. Pomerantz, a professor of children and youth studies at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario, delved into the world of TikTok with her teens. In addition to pointing out how he’s connected with his friends, Pomerantz also learned that TikTok is being used as an informal learning tool. “My daughter uses it to really talk about things like the war in Ukraine, COVID-19, sexism and racism, police shootings, the killings of people around the world, especially George Floyd and Sarah Everard. I was getting the latest information,” said the professor. Take a quick peek at TikTok and you’ll find teachers there too. Countless accounts highlight the fun and silly lives at school. But more and more educators are jumping into social media spaces especially loved by tweens and teenagers to reach them, teach them, and inspire new learning. However, some people have expressed concerns about its use given the reduced attention span. Please check this out for details.
Good news for the start of Wednesday. It’s been 10 years since the two brothers shared a kidney donation in Winnipeg, and both are working on a campaign to persuade people to give others the greatest gift possible: an organ. In 2012, Craig Settee gave a kidney to his younger brother, Kevin, who was critically ill after being diagnosed with kidney disease. Ten years later, and now in his 30s, the men at Fisher River Clean Nation say they’re in good health. “Overall, I feel really good… I can play sports, I can go to ceremonies, I can go to sweat lodges. Anything you can do can be done well.In Winnipeg.The two brothers are currently participating in a campaign called Great Actions Leave a Mark, which raises awareness and improves access to live organ donation. Celebrate living donors and their recipients, and work to give hope to those waiting to donate.
Opinion: “We Are Hockey” Exhibit Goes Beyond Games and Offers Important Dialogues on Culture and Society
The recent revelations about hockey culture have left us discouraged, but this new exhibit deserves a breath of fresh air, writes Shireen Ahmed. Read her column here.
Front Burner: It was unprecedented. Was it unfair too?It depends on the emergency law investigation.
It’s been eight months since a motorcade of protesters occupied downtown Ottawa and disrupted trade at US border crossings. And now, in just six weeks as Commissioner of the Emergency Act Investigation, Judge Paul Rouleaux has his one job. Getting to the truth behind the federal government’s unprecedented use of emergency powers used to sweep anti-vaccine mandate protesters from the capital. .
In just a few days of hearings, a clear line was drawn between those who believed the government justified invoking the emergency law and those who saw it as an unnecessary excess.today front burnerCBC presenter, Vassy Kapelos power and politics I’m here to catch up on what has been revealed so far and explain what to expect from all this testimony.
front burner27:52It was unprecedented. Was it unfair too?It depends on the emergency law investigation.
Today in History: October 19th
1864: A group of Confederate soldiers based in Canada attack the town of St. Albans, Vermont. Soldiers robbed him of a $200,000 bank and he killed one man while on the run before returning to Canada. The incident strained relations between Canada and the United States.
1957: Maurice (Rockett) Richard of the Montreal Canadiens became the first NHL player to score 500 goals.
1987: The Dow Jones Industrial Average on the New York Stock Exchange plummeted due to the global financial crisis. It plummeted to an unprecedented 508.32 points, or 22.62%. On the Toronto Stock Exchange, the 300 Index fell 407 points, or 11.32%, on Black Monday.
2005: Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants will be tried for crimes against humanity.