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Ex-Illinois child welfare worker guilty of endangerment after boy beaten to death by mom

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — A judge convicted a former state child welfare worker Friday of child endangerment in connection with the 2019 beating death of a 5-year-old suburban Chicago boy by his mother, but the judge acquitted the man's supervisor.
Ontario appoints supervisor, starts new review of Riverdale consumption site

Ontario appoints supervisor, starts new review of Riverdale consumption site

TORONTO — Ontario's Ministry of Health is appointing a supervisor for a Toronto consumption and treatment services site that has been the focus of increased scrutiny after a bystander was shot and killed nearby.
Annual window to shop for Medicare Advantage plans returns on Sunday

Annual window to shop for Medicare Advantage plans returns on Sunday

Open enrollment for Medicare opens Sunday, and seniors could have dozens of options. During the enrollment period, which ends Dec.
Elf Bar finds an easy way around US vape import ban: a name change

Elf Bar finds an easy way around US vape import ban: a name change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four months after U.S. regulators tried to block imports of Elf Bar , the top-selling Chinese disposable e-cigarette remains widely available thanks to a simple but effective tactic: changing its name.
N.B. scrapyard fire: Saint John residents warned against eating homegrown vegetables

N.B. scrapyard fire: Saint John residents warned against eating homegrown vegetables

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Residents of Saint John, N.B., and nearby areas are being advised against eating homegrown garden vegetables following last month's massive scrapyard fire. A fire that erupted Sept.

Corrective to Oct. 7 story on pharmacare costs

OTTAWA — In an Oct. 7 story, The Canadian Press erroneously reported that the parliamentary budget officer estimates that an essential medicines drug plan would cost an additional $10 billion in 2024-25 and $12.1 billion in 2027-28.
Nova Scotia's government to add long-term mental stress to workers compensation

Nova Scotia's government to add long-term mental stress to workers compensation

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government is introducing legislation that would allow citizens who suffer from prolonged mental stress to claim workers compensation.

From high flying to burnout, pot industry faces downturn five years post-legalization

When Abi Roach thinks about the 20 years she spent fighting for Canada to legalize cannabis, she says pot legislation is like a clenched fist.

Men need to be aware of lifestyle factors that could affect fertility: researchers

MONTREAL — Male fertility is on the decline worldwide, and an international group of researchers says the poorly understood issue needs to be tackled as soon as possible.
Health ministers wrap up meetings in P.E.I. with a plan to grow the health workforce

Health ministers wrap up meetings in P.E.I. with a plan to grow the health workforce

CHARLOTTETOWN — The federal health minister says Canada intends to tackle its health workforce shortages by making it easier for nurses and doctors to practice in other provinces, streamlining credentials for internationally-trained health workers an