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‘Sick to our stomach’: Ontario family mourns after dog dies at boarding business

A Hamilton, Ont., dog boarding business is under investigation after a pet owner reported her healthy pocket bully puppy died while under its care. Jenuen Monroe says her experience with the pet sitter has shaken her to the core as she awaits a medical examiner’s report to find out what …

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N.S. mother ‘in shock’ after enduring 17-hour hospital wait with sick baby

A Nova Scotia mother is voicing her frustration with the province’s health-care system after waiting more than 17 hours in an emergency department with her sick 10-month-old son. Amber Clark of Scotsburn, N.S., said she arrived at the nearby Aberdeen Hospital on April 22 at about 12 p.m. following a …

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‘We are sick of it’: Ontario forest firefighters burning out as concerns grow

As Ontario’s forest fire season drags on, a sense of mutiny is brewing on the front lines. Crews of firefighters, who have long warned of understaffing and inexperience, are burning out. Some are quitting. Others plan not to return and a few remaining veterans are on the brink of retirement. …

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Ontario budget to bring ‘targeted investments’ but no more paid sick day program

TORONTO — It’s budget day in Ontario and the finance minister says he’s prepared a plan with “targeted investments” to ensure the province’s economy stays resilient in the face of uncertainty. One investment that won’t be in the budget, however, is a sick day program. Government sources told The Canadian …

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Flu season: Why are so many Canadian children falling sick? – National

The flu has returned with a vengeance after being absent for a couple of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hitting children especially hard. Here’s what doctors say is happening, and why. What flu strains are we seeing this flu season? Based on predictions from the World Health Organization on …

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Why ‘stay home when sick’ matters so much right now

“Stay home when sick” came before “mask up” as a message to prevent spread early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that influenza, RSV and other viruses have joined the mix, the original advice holds true more than ever, say some Canadian doctors. The triple threat of respiratory viruses slamming pediatric …

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Have a sick kid? Some medication shortages may make treating them tricky

Shortages of some key pediatric medications are making a particularly rough respiratory illness season even tougher in Alberta. An ongoing shortage of children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen products, including pediatric Tylenol and Advil, continues across the country due to what Health Canada calls “unprecedented demand.” And amoxicillin, a first-line antibiotic used …

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Summer bonus program prompting airport screening staff to work while sick, unions say

A union representing airport screening officers in Alberta says some of its members have shown up to work feeling sick in order to access a summer attendance bonus program being studied by a House of Commons committee. “It’s a reward to circumvent doing what’s right,” said Richard Brown, president of Teamsters Canada …

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Sick leaves among B.C. health-care workers have increased since start of pandemic, data shows

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. (CBC) Data shows that sick leaves in B.C.’s health-care sector are up by a marked amount compared to pre-pandemic levels. According to numbers requested by CBC News, an average of 9.7 per cent of health-care workers in the public system were off sick for at least …

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