The Alberta government has committed $20 million toward end-of-life care. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the money is the first step to improve access to palliative care for Albertans and their families.

Alberta puts $20 million into end-of-life care for patients and families (Details)

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EDMONTON—The Alberta government says it will spend $20 million on end-of-life care.Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the money is a first step in improving access to palliative care for patients and their families.He says...

Bala gets two homes from Habitat for Humanity to address housing shortage (Details)

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It was a humble scene at 1016 Elm St. in Bala on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23, as around a dozen people gathered at a patch of grassland in a residential neighbourhood. However, in...

Efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19 curtail throne speech pageantry (Details)

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OTTAWA—COVID-19 has left little of normal life untouched and Wednesday’s speech from the throne will be no exception.Throne speeches are typically a pageantry of ceremonial grandeur.But many of the traditional flourishes are being pared...

Former Prime Minister John Turner dead at 91 (Details)

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OTTAWA—“If not victory, then grace.”Toronto Star political writer Val Sears penned those words in 1989 as he reflected on the highs and lows of John Turner’s time in politics.Turner served as prime minister for...

Fishermen say they are removing Indigenous lobster traps in western Nova Scotia (Details)

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SAULNIERVILLE, N.S.—A flotilla of non-Indigenous fishing boats moved into St. Marys Bay off western Nova Scotia on Sunday to remove lobster traps set by fishermen from the Sipekne’katik First Nation.Colin Sproul, of the Fundy...
On Monday, Canada was listed among the countries that have officially joined the COVAX Facility, a strategy designed to guarantee ‘rapid, fair and equitable access’ to an eventual COVID-19 vaccine to every country.

The U.S. balked at this vaccine-sharing effort — but Canada is in (Details)

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This story is part of an ongoing series — The Road to a Vaccine — that looks at Canada’s quest to secure a COVID-19 vaccine amid the global pandemic, as well as the hurdles...

British Columbia gang leader Jamie Bacon to be sentenced in Surrey Six case (Details)

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VANCOUVER—A judge is scheduled to sentence a gang leader Friday on a charge related to shootings in 2007 that left six people dead at a highrise apartment building in Surrey, B.C.Jamie Bacon pleaded guilty...
CMP descended on an apartment building in St-Hubert, Que., Monday morning as part of their investigation into a woman suspected of mailing out envelopes to the White House and Texas law enforcement agencies containing ricin.

Quebec woman accused of attempting to mail ricin to the White House is also...

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Online records show that a Quebec woman named Pascale Ferrier was booked into the main jail in Hidalgo County, Texas, in March 2019 on suspicion of unlawfully carrying a weapon and using a fake...

Grieving relatives seek to sue Mississauga nursing home for $25 million for failing to...

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Grieving relatives of seniors living in Camilla Care Community, a Mississauga long-term-care home, are looking to sue it for $25 million for failing to protect its residents from the deadly COVID-19 virus.At least 68...

First Nations Health Authority chief medical officer concerned with rising COVID-19 cases (Details)

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The B.C. First Nations Health Authority acting chief medical officer Dr. Shannon McDonald said she knows all too well the emotional toll that restrictions designed to keep COVID-19 at bay have had. It was...
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From AIDS to COVID-19, America’s Medical System Has a Long History...

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In the early days of the pandemic, Susan Castor, a 64-year-old Filipino American nurse, would make her rounds taking care of patients at a...