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• While it will be another five or six months before we know if the St. John’s IceCaps can be considered an American Hockey League on-ice success this season, it’s safe to say the team is poised to become an off-ice hit for the second straight year. St. John’s will kick off its second AHL season Saturday night on the road in Springfield, Mass., against the Falcons, but when the IceCaps return for their home opener next Friday night against the Adirondack Phantoms, another full house of 6,287 fans will await the team at Mile One Centre.
• Some worker representatives say, the majority of offshore workers would not want to take night flights, despite the addition of Cougar Helicopters’ search and rescue service and other offerings. “That’s all great, and it’s necessary, and we’re glad that it’s done, but the fact is they’re missing the point. There’s a greater chance of fatalities at night than there is in the day when a helicopter ditches,” said Brian Murphy, an offshore worker who also represents other workers, as a union leader with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 2121.
• The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is no longer treating the death of a Paradise woman this summer as a homicide.
A statement from the RNC said 53-year-old Patricia Anne Rice’s passing has been classified as a sudden death.
Speaking with reporters later, RNC Deputy Chief William Janes would not elaborate on the cause of death, stating the police do not release such details in the case of a sudden death.
• A new report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) says the rate of mastectomies to treat breast cancer is higher in Newfoundland and Labrador than any other Canadian province. The report, “Breast Cancer Surgery in Canada, 2007-08 to 2009-10,” says the rate of mastectomies among women with unilateral breast cancer varies across the country from 26 per cent in Quebec to 69 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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