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Impassable winter roads create ‘dire’ situation for Ontario First Nations: NAN

Impassable winter roads are delaying vital shipments and threatening the safety of First Nations across northern Ontario, leaders warned as they pressed the provincial and federal government for support. An unseasonably warm winter, intensified by human-caused climate change, has left many remote First Nations cut off from an essential road …

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‘Dire consequence’: Ontario doctors pitch plan for buckling health-care sector

With a family doctor shortage, increasing burnout among health-care workers and ever-growing wait times at emergency departments putting more and more pressure on Ontario’s health-care system, the province’s doctors are hoping the government heeds their suggestions for solutions. “We are in a state of dire consequence if we don’t do …

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‘Dire situation’ for students waiting for housing, says president of U of C students’ union

School orientation begins at SAIT Polytechnic, Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary next week, but many students set to study in Calgary are still waiting to secure housing for the fall semester. The president of the University of Calgary Students’ Union says there were about 500 students still on the wait-list. …

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Doctor shortage in northwestern Ontario remains dire with no clear relief in sight

Emergency rooms in northwestern Ontario remain critically short-staffed, and hospital leaders across the region warn the risk of emergency-room closures could continue well into the summer.  Three months ago, the emergency room in Red Lake, Ont., closed for 24 hours during a weekend because no physician was available. Officials say a similar …

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