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Montreal shelters prepare as extreme cold warnings hit Eastern Canada, Maritimes

Montreal shelters prepare as extreme cold warnings hit Eastern Canada, Maritimes

MONTREAL — An extreme cold snap that is forecast to bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia with temperatures of -27 C Friday night has shelters in the Montreal area fearing for the vulnerable homeless population.
Eye drops recalled after US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

Eye drops recalled after US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials said Thursday a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections.
Doctor, GOP governor clash over private Medicaid discussion

Doctor, GOP governor clash over private Medicaid discussion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Republican Gov.
Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday.
COVID-19 tests will be mandatory for travellers from China for another two months

COVID-19 tests will be mandatory for travellers from China for another two months

OTTAWA — People arriving on flights to Canada from China, Hong Kong and Macao will have to do a COVID-19 test before they board for another two months, after Canada announced it would renew border restrictions on air travel from those areas Thursday.
As sexual assault rates rise, provinces face shortages of specially trained nurses

As sexual assault rates rise, provinces face shortages of specially trained nurses

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As rates of sexual assault climb across Canada, nursing experts say there is a shortage of specially trained forensic nurses to properly care for victims.
Bill Clinton back at White House to push paid family leave

Bill Clinton back at White House to push paid family leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three decades after Bill Clinton signed the nation’s family and medical leave law, he was back at the White House on Thursday to hold forth on what it’s meant to the country, unspooling his trademark blend of storytelling and wonkin
Liberals table bill delaying medically assisted dying expansion to March 2024

Liberals table bill delaying medically assisted dying expansion to March 2024

OTTAWA — The federal government is delaying the expansion of its medically assisted dying regime to people whose sole condition is a mental disorder for another year because it says more time is needed to prepare health-care practitioners and systems
Quebec says only people at risk who haven't had COVID-19 should get booster dose

Quebec says only people at risk who haven't had COVID-19 should get booster dose

MONTREAL — Only people who are considered at risk for severe COVID-19 — and who haven't already been infected — need to get a booster dose, Quebec's public health director said Thursday.
Ontario in full support of feds' national health-care data push

Ontario in full support of feds' national health-care data push

TORONTO — Ontario fully supports the federal government's push to make health-care funding contingent on data reporting, the province said Thursday as it announced a plan to boost access to primary care doctors.
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