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ER in Clearwater closing again due to staffing shortages — this time for 5 nights

This story is part of Situation Critical, a series from CBC British Columbia reporting on the barriers people in this province face in accessing timely and appropriate health care. The emergency department at the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, B.C., is set to be closed overnight for five days, adding more pressure on the B.C. community worst affected by ongoing ER closures this year. Not counting this closure, the Clearwater hospital has had its emergency …

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Manitobans who manage own home care squeezed by rising expenses, worker shortages

It’s getting harder for Vishno Gupta to hire the home-care workers he needs as a quadriplegic living at home.  The 82-year-old, who needs help with everything from getting out of bed in the morning to bathing and eating due to a spinal cord injury, is one of about 1,000 people in Winnipeg …

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U.S. to allow more imports of baby formula, reopen key plant to ease shortages

Under fire from parents and politicians, U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration announced steps Monday to ease a nationwide shortage of baby formula, including reopening the largest domestic manufacturing plant and increasing imports from overseas. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was streamlining its review process to make …

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