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NewsAlert: Fixing Phoenix pay system years, millions of dollars away, says audit

OTTAWA — The latest report from the auditor general says it will take years and hundreds of millions of dollars more to fix the federal government's broken civil service pay system.
Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

WASHINGTON — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.
'Wonder' star Tremblay, kids with facial differences meet for screening of film

'Wonder' star Tremblay, kids with facial differences meet for screening of film

TORONTO — Vancouver child actor Jacob Tremblay was in Toronto on Monday for a special screening of his new film "Wonder" about a child with facial differences, sharing it with his muses — a group of young patients who live that reality every day and

Friends raising funds to offset mounting medical bills for N.L. woman in States

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Relatives of a young Newfoundland woman are hoping to raise enough money to pay off some of her mounting medical bills after she had a stroke in the States.

B.C. to assess $700,000 annual drug cost for rare disease: minister

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it will pay for a drug that costs $700,000 a year for some sufferers of a rare disease.

Ontario motorcycle crash injuries twice as costly to treat as car crash injuries:study

TORONTO — Motorcyclists in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured in a collision than people in automobiles, 10 times more likely to suffer serious injuries and those injuries will cost more to treat, a new study suggests.
'Safe and accepted:' Child advocate urges more options to support LGBTQ youth

'Safe and accepted:' Child advocate urges more options to support LGBTQ youth

EDMONTON — A report says changes need to be made to help LGBTQ youth who are struggling in Alberta's child-welfare and justice systems.
Doctors at B.C. hospital question why police eavesdrop on suspects in ER

Doctors at B.C. hospital question why police eavesdrop on suspects in ER

Imagine taking a doctor into your confidence in a hospital emergency room, only to discover that someone else is recording the conversation on a smartphone.

Officials warn families of possible TB exposure at Fort McMurray daycare

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Alberta Health Services is warning families with children who attend a Fort McMurray daycare, and staff who work there, that they may have been exposed to someone with tuberculosis.
Opioids haunt users' recovery: 'It never really leaves you.'

Opioids haunt users' recovery: 'It never really leaves you.'

NASHVILLE — Businessman Kyle Graves shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit. Ex-trucker Jeff McCoy threatened to blow his brains out if his mother didn't hand over his fentanyl patches.