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Mike Leblanc in his Midland home with pictures of his wife Deanna Leblanc, who died in hospital in March 2014. (Tracy McLaughlin photo/Special to the Toronto Sun)

Nurse told husband no hope of saving wife: Court

A husband whose wife’s life support was shut off without authorization insisted that nobody ever told him she was “brain dead” or that there was “no hope” — until Nurse Joanna Flynn came on duty, a jury heard Monday.

Teachers Lisa and Brian Schmidt were running along the Ottawa River Pathway on Sunday when they saw two men in a canoe tip into the swollen river. Brian Schmidt risked his life to rescue them from the ice-cold water.

Runner rescues canoeists

A high school teacher training for the Ottawa Marathon risked his life early Sunday afternoon to pluck two capsized canoeists from the ice-cold flood waters of the Ottawa River.