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‘Historic backlog’: More than 1,200 court cases at risk of being tossed in N.S.

Nova Scotia’s court system is facing mounting pressures and a “historic backlog” in cases, meaning some accused may never face trial. The province’s justice minister, Barbara Adams, revealed this week more than 1,200 cases are at risk of being thrown out due to delays because of the 2016 Jordan decision. …

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Toronto Public Health recommends meningococcal vaccine amid rise in cases – Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 7, 2024 9:54 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Public health officials in Toronto are recommending that people get vaccinated for meningococcal disease in light of an increase in cases. Toronto Public Health says there have been …

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Lyme disease cases are rising. We don’t have a vaccine — but we used to – National

With Lyme disease cases climbing steadily in Canada, the lack of an available vaccine has become a pressing concern among infectious disease specialists. Getting bitten by a tick means risking a potential infection with Lyme disease. If left undiagnosed or untreated early, the bacteria can spread deep into different parts …

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Are cancer cases set to rise in Canada this year? What new projections say  – National

The number of cancer cases and deaths in Canada is expected to increase this year because of a growing and aging population. But despite this trend, the overall incidence rates of people diagnosed with and dying from cancer will continue to decline, according to the latest data from the Canadian …

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Solar eclipse eye damage: More than 160 cases reported in Ontario, Quebec

Dozens of cases of eye damage related to April’s total solar eclipse have been reported so far in Canada. The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) told Global News on Thursday that it had received a total of 118 reports of eye complications from the April 8 eclipse. The conditions reported …

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Leave Canada or sue? Auto theft victims consider their options as cases surge

As the Greater Toronto Area confronts an auto theft crisis, some residents are considering bold – or arguably radical – action. Kamran Hussain, who moved to Canada from India on an international student visa in 2017 and has completed the arduous process of becoming a permanent resident, said he has …

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More cases of measles reported in Ontario in 2024 than all of previous year

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Public Health Ontario says there have been more confirmed cases of measles reported so far this year than in the previous year. As of March 13, only three months into the year, the public health unit said there have been eight lab-confirmed …

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B.C. lawyer who used fake, AI-generated cases faces law society probe, possible costs

A British Columbia lawyer alleged to have submitted bogus case law “hallucinated” by an AI chatbot is now facing both an investigation from the Law Society of B.C. and potential financial consequences. Earlier this month, it was revealed that lawyer Chong Ke allegedly used ChatGPT to prepare legal briefs in …

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Osteoarthritis cases could reach 1 billion worldwide by 2050, study says – National

Cases of osteoarthritis have more than doubled in Canada over the last 30 years, according to a new study, which predicts the condition could affect up to 1 billion people worldwide by 2050. The study, published in the journal The Lancet Rheumatology Monday, found that between 1990 and 2020, cases …

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Nova Scotia appoints new provincial judge amid backlog of court cases – Halifax

A new judge has been added to Nova Scotia’s provincial court, filling one of the two remaining vacancies on the bench. In a release from the province on Friday, it was announced that Angela Caseley, a federal Crown attorney from Bedford, was appointed to the position with her tenure effective …

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