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Halifax refugee clinic receives $684,000 increase in annual funding

Halifax refugee clinic receives $684,000 increase in annual funding

HALIFAX — A provincial funding boost tripling the annual budget of a Halifax clinic for refugees is being hailed as crucial at a time when the province is experiencing regular increases in newcomers. Dr.
Alberta pot shops now allowed to take down window coverings after robberies

Alberta pot shops now allowed to take down window coverings after robberies

EDMONTON — Alberta's cannabis regulator will allow pot shops to take down window coverings after a spate of robberies.
Bausch Health reports US$145 million loss in the second quarter, lowers guidance

Bausch Health reports US$145 million loss in the second quarter, lowers guidance

LAVAL, Que. — Bausch Health Companies Inc. reported a loss of US$145 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of US$595 million a year earlier. The company, which keeps its books in U.S.
China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor said in a statement that she tested positive for the virus Monday evening and is experiencing mild symptoms.
Nagasaki marks A-bombing anniversary amid nuclear war fears

Nagasaki marks A-bombing anniversary amid nuclear war fears

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki paid tribute to the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing 77 years ago on Aug. 9, with the mayor saying Russia's war on Ukraine showed the world that another nuclear attack is not just a worry but “a tangible and present crisis.
Ontario Cannabis Store unable to process deliveries after partner faces cyberattack

Ontario Cannabis Store unable to process deliveries after partner faces cyberattack

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says a cyberattack faced by one of its logistics partners has left the provincial pot distributor unable to process or deliver orders to marijuana shops and customers.
Vernon, B.C., New Democrat MLA to face recall petition over health-care issues

Vernon, B.C., New Democrat MLA to face recall petition over health-care issues

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government's handling of the health-care file has prompted a Vernon, B.C., resident to launch a recall campaign against her local New Democrat member of the legislature.
Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says.
Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sources

Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sources

OTTAWA — Sources close to the government's proposed $5.