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More than 90 per cent of Ontario LTC homes meet A/C standards

TORONTO — More than 90 per cent of Ontario's long-term care homes are now providing air conditioning in all resident rooms — an update that comes now that temperatures across the province are dropping.
Biden on ending hunger in US: 'I know we can do this'

Biden on ending hunger in US: 'I know we can do this'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday his administration's goal of ending hunger in the U.S. by the end of the decade was ambitious but doable, if only the nation would work together toward achieving it.
B.C. illicit drug death toll nearly 1,500 this year: coroners service

B.C. illicit drug death toll nearly 1,500 this year: coroners service

VICTORIA — The coroners service in British Columbia says nearly 1,500 people have died this year from illicit drug use in the province.

N.W.T. testing discarded blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories government says it plans to begin testing blood samples for the presence of antibodies that develop in response to COVID-19.

Judge: Indiana can't enforce abortion burial, cremation law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has barred Indiana from enforcing a 2016 law's provisions that require abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains, finding that they violate the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Richard L.
Alzheimer's drug shows promise in early results of study

Alzheimer's drug shows promise in early results of study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease in a late-stage study.
Quebec's 'post-COVID' election campaign has few mentions of deaths, emergency powers

Quebec's 'post-COVID' election campaign has few mentions of deaths, emergency powers

MONTREAL — The French phrase "bain de foule" appears regularly on the agendas of Quebec's major party leaders during the provincial election campaign.
P.E.I. hospital treating five to 10 patients for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

P.E.I. hospital treating five to 10 patients for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

CHARLOTTETOWN — A Prince Edward Island hospital says it is treating between five and 10 patients in a suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown declared a Code Orange Tuesday at around 6 p.m.
In wheelchairs and walkers, Victoria seniors stage protest for park space

In wheelchairs and walkers, Victoria seniors stage protest for park space

VICTORIA — About 100 seniors, some more than 90 years old, staged a protest in Victoria Tuesday calling for a vacant school field to be transformed into an elder-friendly neighbourhood park.
23 sent to Niagara Region hospital after acid leak, all discharged

23 sent to Niagara Region hospital after acid leak, all discharged

An acid spill at an auto plant sent 23 people to a Niagara Region hospital Tuesday, including three who were directly exposed to the hazardous material, but all were discharged later in the day.