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Alberta NDP calls for premier to come clean on pursuing health-care user fees

Alberta NDP calls for premier to come clean on pursuing health-care user fees

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition says Premier Danielle Smith must dump health spending accounts — and if she doesn’t dump them, clarify if she still believes they’re a good way to convince people to pay out of pocket for doctor visits and surgeries.
Manitoba's top doctor to field questions as respiratory virus numbers climb

Manitoba's top doctor to field questions as respiratory virus numbers climb

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's chief public health officer is scheduled to take part in a telephone town hall Tuesday night as the number of children with respiratory viruses climbs. With hospital resources being strained and school absences rising, Dr.
New York issues first licenses for legal pot dispensaries

New York issues first licenses for legal pot dispensaries

NEW YORK (AP) — New York issued its first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses on Monday, taking a monumental step in establishing a legal — and lucrative — marketplace for recreational marijuana.
Case managers warn veterans' lives at stake as Ottawa presses ahead on rehab contract

Case managers warn veterans' lives at stake as Ottawa presses ahead on rehab contract

OTTAWA — Case managers at Veterans Affairs Canada are warning that lives could be at stake as the government presses ahead with plans to change the way physical and mental rehabilitation services are provided to ill and injured ex-soldiers.

Malta proposes bill to ease EU's strictest anti-abortion law

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s government introduced proposed legislation Monday to ease the European Union’s strictest anti-abortion law and allow the procedure in cases where the mother’s life or health is at risk.

How cooking food and gathering for feasts made us human

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re cooking a meal for Thanksgiving or just showing up to feast, you’re part of a long human history — one that's older than our own species.
2022 tax forms in Ontario, Nunavut to offer access to organ donor information

2022 tax forms in Ontario, Nunavut to offer access to organ donor information

OTTAWA — People who file taxes in Ontario and Nunavut for the 2022 tax year will have the option of seeking information about organ and tissue donation.
Hong Kong leader Lee isolating with COVID-19 after APEC trip

Hong Kong leader Lee isolating with COVID-19 after APEC trip

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for the coronavirus after meeting with other regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand, the city's government said Monday.
B.C. public safety plan includes focus on repeat offenders, more mental health teams

B.C. public safety plan includes focus on repeat offenders, more mental health teams

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's premier says a new public safety plan for the province includes more mental health response teams and an increased focus on tackling repeat offenders.
'Amazing': Mom hears late daughter's transplanted heart

'Amazing': Mom hears late daughter's transplanted heart

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana woman heard the heartbeat of her late daughter inside the chest of a 68-year-old Illinois man who received it in a transplant operation.
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