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N.S. union claims respiratory services in crisis, as agencies say recruiting underway – Halifax

A Nova Scotia union says a shortage of respiratory therapists is jeopardizing patient care, but health agencies say they’re already responding to the issue with recruitment efforts. The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees issued a release Thursday saying the dropping numbers of the therapists at Nova Scotia Health and …

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Ontario Science Centre survives severe rainstorm despite fears over roof – Toronto

A torrential downpour that swept across Toronto this week, overwhelming municipal and provincial infrastructure, wasn’t enough to buckle the roof of the Ontario Science Centre, despite warnings about the impact of heavy rain. The Ford government abruptly shut down visitor access to the popular tourist destination after an engineering report …

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‘We’re seeing higher vacancy rates’: Health workers union says Manitoba needs to do more – Winnipeg

The union representing Manitoba health-care employees says the province needs to pick up the pace and deliver on its election promises. The Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU) released an in-depth report Thursday, which details some of the vacancy issues facing rural Manitoba in a health-care system that continues …

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Liberal House leader MacKinnon new labour minister, replacing O’Regan – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 19, 2024 8:08 am Updated July 19, 2024 11:02 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Government House leader Steven MacKinnon has been sworn in as the federal Liberals’ new minister for labour and seniors. He participated in …

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Raptors, Wizards to meet in Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 18, 2024 11:38 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors will host a pre-season game against the Washington Wizards in Montreal as part of this year’s NBA Canada Series. The game announced Thursday …

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Toronto food bank asks for help after flooding damaged facility – Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 18, 2024 8:09 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size A large Toronto food bank is calling for urgent donations after flooding triggered by torrential rains earlier this week damaged its facility and ruined a large amount of …

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Pot shop break-in leads Winnipeg cops to stolen vehicles – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A break-in at a Winnipeg cannabis store led police to the recovery of two stolen vehicles and other contraband. Officers were called to the Henderson Highway shop around 6 a.m. Wednesday, and got there just in time to see a pickup truck …

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Grocer code of conduct may help stabilize food prices: Kraft Heinz Canada head – National

A grocery code of conduct could stabilize food prices in the future and encourage more investment in the Canadian food industry, according to the president of Kraft Heinz Canada. “It creates a better trade environment for both the supplier and the retailer, but I think at the end of the …

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Family tragedy: Boy, 14, drowns in Lake Erie, Ont. at beach, father, brother rescued

The body of a 14-year-old boy was pulled from Lake Erie on Tuesday, days after he, his brother and his father got caught up in dangerous waters at Port Stanley, Ont. The death is prompting calls for action around a pier notorious locally for dangerous undertows. Provincial police were able …

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