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Traveling vision clinic bringing sight to rural Manitoba – Winnipeg

Raine Andrews remembers the day she put on her first pair of glasses. “I was outside, and I was like, ‘Whoa, trees have individual leaves?!’” As an optometrist assistant with the Mobile Vision Care Clinic (MVCC), Andrews and her colleagues set up vision clinics in Manitoba schools. Working in predominantly …

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‘No surgery date in sight’: Ontario child desperately needs help to stabilize leg

For nine-year-old Grace Anstey from Barrie, Ont., a cartwheel a year ago turned her life upside down, and it’s kept spinning ever since. Her family is desperate for a solution. After the cartwheel, Grace, then aged nine, dislocated her knee, an injury doctors hoped would heal on its own. But for …

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No end in sight to Vancouver’s CRAB Park tent city – BC

Almost two years after it was established, the encampment at Vancouver’s CRAB Park is not going anywhere, although many residents have moved out. Kevin Strome, who was among the first to pitch a tent in the Downtown Eastside park, said he worked with Carnegie Community Centre outreach staff to find …

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Why Prince Andrew may be out of public sight — for now

Hello, royal watchers. This is your regular dose of royal news and analysis. Reading this online? Sign up here to get this delivered to your inbox. It was described as a “family decision.” But there is a sense that it may have been more like an edict or decree, with some in the …

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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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