Offbeat Injured Albino Raccoon Rescued, Nursed Back to Health

04:20  11 february  2018
04:20  11 february  2018 Source:   insideedition.com

4-year-old girl dead, two seriously injured in collision near Grassland

  4-year-old girl dead, two seriously injured in collision near Grassland A four-year-old girl is dead, and two adults were taken to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision near Grassland, Alta. Saturday evening. RCMP say the collision happened at around 5 p.m. on Highway 55, around one kilometre west of Grassland. A westbound pickup truck lost control and went into the oncoming lane, striking an SUV travelling east. The male driver of the truck sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital by ground ambulance, before being taken to an Edmonton hospital by air ambulance.

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A rare albino raccoon is on the road to recovery after being found with an injury in Pennsylvania.

The critter was brought to the Humane Animal Rescue in Verona after he was found with an infected wound on his back in Aliquippa.

"Staff had to anesthetize him in order to clean the wound & he’s expected to heal up just fine," the rescue center said in a post on Facebook.

It wasn't an everyday sight for staff.

"Did you know that you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than seeing one of these critters in the wild?" they wrote. "Some wildlife biologists believe that the chances for albinism are 1 in every 750,000 raccoons!"

Photos shared to Facebook show the raccoon undergoing treatment.

"He is pretty camera shy, as a wild animal should be," the center's director, Jill Argall, told InsideEdition.com in an email.

She said he's now on a course of antibiotics. "His prognosis for recovery is very good," she added.

Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers’ rights on the job .
Employers have a human rights obligation to reasonably accommodate injured employees after an accident, the Supreme Court has ruled in a decision that could have significant implications across the country — particularly for migrant and temporary agency workers.The case was fought by special needs educator Alain Caron after being told by his employer there was no suitable alternative work available after an injury prevented him from returning to his previous role.As a result, the Quebec compensation board said his rehabilitation would have to take place “elsewhere,” which for the board and Caron’s employer was the extent of their obligation under the law.

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