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Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive amid spike in cases

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive amid spike in cases

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities launched a new nationwide anti-polio drive on Monday amid a spike in new cases among children, health officials said.
B.C. announces measures to license more internationally trained doctors

B.C. announces measures to license more internationally trained doctors

RICHMOND, B.C.
Moncton, N.B., Muslim community wants change after man dies waiting in emergency room

Moncton, N.B., Muslim community wants change after man dies waiting in emergency room

MONCTON, N.B. — The Muslim community in Moncton, N.B., is calling for change after one of its members died Wednesday while waiting for care in a New Brunswick emergency room.

Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary to open heated trailer next to busy ER

CALGARY — Alberta's health-care delivery agency says it's preparing for surges in patients at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary by opening a heated trailer next to the facility's emergency department.
Crowd angered by lockdowns calls for China's Xi to step down

Crowd angered by lockdowns calls for China's Xi to step down

SHANGHAI (AP) — Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct ch
Doctors urge parents to get routine vaccines for kids following pandemic disruptions

Doctors urge parents to get routine vaccines for kids following pandemic disruptions

Preventable diseases like measles could follow trends seen elsewhere in the world and spread quickly in Canada due to a drop in routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, say pediatricians who are urging parents to ensure their kids are fully
Protests over China's COVID controls spread across country

Protests over China's COVID controls spread across country

BEIJING (AP) — Protests against China's pervasive anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints they might have worsened the death toll in an apartment fire in the northw

Rugby star and ALS campaigner Doddie Weir dies at 52

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Doddie Weir, a former Scotland rugby player whose diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease led to a widely praised campaign for more research into ALS, has died at the age of 52.
B.C. retracts plan to scrap individualized autism funding

B.C. retracts plan to scrap individualized autism funding

VICTORIA — A government plan to phase out individualized funding for children diagnosed with autism in British Columbia was dropped Friday by Premier David Eby, who said families don't need the stress of worrying about losing supports for their kids.
Alberta premier defends new rules on in-person learning, no mask mandates in schools

Alberta premier defends new rules on in-person learning, no mask mandates in schools

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is defending new rules ordering schools to provide in-person learning during the current wave of viral illnesses, saying a clear, measured response is crucial for students and parents.
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