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A former staff member at Amber Meadow, a privately-owned assisted-living facility in northwest Winnipeg, has been charged with stealing from one of the residents, a 93-year-old woman. Winnipeg police said the resident of the facility, located in the 300 block of Pipeline Road, complained to police on Oct. 13 that money was stolen from her home on a number of occasions. Police said their investigation has resulted in a 41-year-old woman being charged with five counts of break, enter and theft. No total for the amount of money was given. Police said the suspect has been held in custody.

A Maple Ridge nurse who misled an employer to get a job as a private nurse only days after he was suspended for sexual assaults against hospital patients will never be registered to work in the province again, the head of the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. is promising. The case of Abihudi Imbai, who worked for Fraser Health between 2008 and 2012, is sensational and strange, not only because of sexual assaults against two sedated patients, but because Imbai got another nursing job so easily even though he had been fired by the hospital in Maple Ridge and suspended by the College. It took seven months for the private health company employer to discover Imbai had been suspended and to fire him.

A longtime resident of Alderney Manor has a confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease. Officials are also waiting for lab test results on three other residents who have recently been hospitalized with pneumonia.

A former Regina nursing home worker faces one year of probation after pleading guilty to assaulting a resident in her care. Tessie Weigetz was employed at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home when she was charged in December 2014