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Grassy Narrows pleads for governments to build and fund mercury treatment centre

Grassy Narrows pleads for governments to build and fund mercury treatment centre

TORONTO — Leaders from a Northern Ontario First Nation urged the federal and Ontario governments to commit to building and funding a mercury treatment centre in their community ahead of a meeting with them Wednesday.
Cannabis laws a boon for lawyers and likely to further clog justice system

Cannabis laws a boon for lawyers and likely to further clog justice system

MONTREAL — McGill University law professor Daniel Weinstock says he heartily recommends his students take up criminal law in order to take advantage of the country's new, strict cannabis laws.
UN: About 11 per cent of drugs in poor countries are fake

UN: About 11 per cent of drugs in poor countries are fake

LONDON — About 11 per cent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
Federal marijuana legislation approved by Commons, moves on to Senate

Federal marijuana legislation approved by Commons, moves on to Senate

OTTAWA — The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer. Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons, passing by a vote of 200-82.

Alberta government says more work needed as fentanyl deaths continue to rise

EDMONTON — New numbers show the death toll from fentanyl in Alberta continues to rise. Alberta Health reports that 400 people have died from apparent fentanyl-related overdoses in the first nine months of this year.
Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care

Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care

WASHINGTON — Breast cancer treatment left Susan Wolfe-Tank with an arm too painfully swollen to lift anything heavy or even fit into her usual clothing — a debilitating condition that gets little attention and has no cure.

Fentanyl, other drugs stolen from ambulance outside Winnipeg hospital

WINNIPEG — Police are investigating after drugs that could lead to a fatal overdose were stolen from an ambulance in Winnipeg.
Nine dead in London, Ont., area in streptococcus outbreak: health unit

Nine dead in London, Ont., area in streptococcus outbreak: health unit

LONDON, Ont. — Health officials have issued an alert, saying nine people have died in an ongoing invasive group A streptococcus outbreak in the London, Ont., area.

New Montreal superhospital receives third and final patient transfer

MONTREAL — The last of three major Montreal hospital transfers was successfully completed this morning as 110 patients made the switch to a new French-language superhospital.
Sales soar for marijuana advent calendars as health experts issue warning

Sales soar for marijuana advent calendars as health experts issue warning

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver cannabis company is scrambling to keep up with a flood of orders for marijuana-filled advent calendars, but the novel take on a popular Christmas tradition has some health experts ringing alarm bells.