Construction of a new six-station dialysis unit at the Glace Bay Hospital is now underway. “It’s exciting to see the construction start for the new dialysis unit at the Glace Bay Hospital,” said Business Minister Geoff MacLellan, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “Dialysis patients often make several trips for treatment each week and having it offered in our hospital means patients and their families will be able to get treatment closer to home.” Dialysis patients now travel to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney for treatment. The space will allow for 24 patients from Glace Bay to use the new unit daily. The project will be partially funded by the estate of the late Thomas Peach of Glace Bay, who left $1.9 million with the intent of helping establish dialysis services in the community. Construction is expected to be completed within a year.
Kansas City (US): Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. Authorities were searching Sunday for the two gunmen, said Officer Thomas Tomasic, a police spokesman. He said the two men had apparently gotten into some sort of disagreement with people inside Tequila KC Bar, left, then returned with handguns. “We think there was something that happened in the bar earlier probably,” Tomasic said. “Unfortunately, they left and decided to take it to another level, came back and started shooting.” Around 40 people were inside the small bar when gunfire erupted around 1.30 am, Tomasic said. The gunfire sent people running for the exits, with the injured leaving trails of blood as they fled. One of the injured was trying to get a ride to the hospital when ambulances arrived. “It’s a pretty small bar, so if you have two guys come in and start shooting, people are just running, running anywhere they can,” Tomasic said. All four men who were killed were Hispanic, but Tomasic said authorities do not believe the shooting was racially motivated. The shooting happened in a neighbourhood with a large Hispanic population.
Stephan Kirsch, as of August 1, will become President of Metso’s Mining Equipment business area, replacing Victor Tapia in the process.Kirsch, who joined Metso in 2018, and currently works as Senior Vice President, Business and Product Management in the Mining Equipment business area, will also become a member of Metso’s Executive Team from August.The current President of Metso’s Mining Equipment business area, Victor Tapia, will take on another internal assignment before leaving the company, Metso said.Metso President and CEO, Pekka Vauramo, said: “I want to express my warmest thanks to Victor for his contribution in developing Metso’s Mining Equipment business and wish him the best of success. At the same time, I wish Stephan most welcome in his new role and to the Executive Team.”