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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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Former GTA daycare worker gets no jail time after pleading guilty to assaulting 5 children

A former GTA daycare worker who pleaded guilty to slapping, kneeing and dragging five children has been given no jail time.  Magdelene Vasanthkumar, now 52, worked at BrightPath Maple on Maple Avenue — one of two locations owned by BrightPath Early Learning Centre and Child Care in Milton, Ont.  Security video from the daycare …

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Indigenous fire keepers and ecologists say it’s time to light a careful fire to calm wildfires

With a deft swing of a drip torch, Joe Gilchrist ignited sagebrush near Savona this spring, just northwest of Kamloops. B.C. In seconds, an angry crackle grows into a tongue of orange flame, fluorescent against the dusty landscape of the Skeetchestn Indian Reserve in central B.C. Gilchrist — a fire keeper — sets …

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Russia attacks Ukrainian capital Kyiv for 1st time in weeks

Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east. Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. Klitschko said two people …

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RCMP updates its ‘core values’ for the first time in 25 years with commitments to reconciliation, diversity

The RCMP is updating its statement of “core values” for the first time in a quarter century by adding references to “reconciliation,” “diversity,” “honour” and “empathy.” Insp. Alex Laporte, the RCMP ethics officer leading the team working on the new guiding principles, said the document is meant to act as foundation for the entire organization …

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‘It’s time for happy stories:’ The evolution of LGBTQ storytelling in film

Peter Knegt remembers sneaking out to video stores as a teenager searching for films that he could relate to.  Sometimes, he couldn’t find anything. “The accessibility that queer youth have now to this content is very new,” Knegt said. “It’s remarkable … and is going to go a long way in …

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Vaccine mandates have been blamed for some of Pearson airport’s chaos. Is it time to drop them?

The waning effectiveness of vaccines to stop the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 could mean it’s time for federal policy makers to consider lifting vaccine mandates, some experts suggest. “It’s hard to really justify our mandates anymore,” said Dr Zain Chagla,  an infectious diseases physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and …

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As the U.K. brings back imperial measurements, is it time for Canada to drop them?

For more than 50 years, Canada’s dual system for measuring things has been a source of confusion for tradespeople, crafters, newcomers and anyone who’s ever been asked for their weight in kilos. Why, for instance, are outdoor temperatures measured in Celsius — until you get into a pool? Why do we order our …

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Why Russia’s closure of CBC’s Moscow bureau was likely just a matter of time

When Canada banned Russian state television network RT, analysts said it was only a matter of time before Moscow retaliated with Canadian news outlets in the crosshairs.  That the target was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is not surprising, experts said, given how Moscow likely views the public broadcaster as a mouthpiece for the government, just …

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A royal visit at a time of reckoning: Will Prince Charles and Camilla connect with Canadians?

Kyle Empringham doesn’t follow the royals and wasn’t initially aware there was a royal visit to Canada coming up this week. Still, after he found out, the co-founder of The Starfish Canada, a group that supports young people in their environmental careers, saw potential for some “optimistic skepticism” about what …

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