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Manitoba government takes steps toward reducing ER wait times – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The new Manitoba government has taken its first steps toward shoring up the province’s health-care system — a major part of its campaign in the recent provincial election. Health Minister Uzoma Asagwara announced Friday that the province is adding capacity and expanding …

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‘Almost died a few times’: Northern Ontario city of Sudbury grapples with opioids

GREATER SUDBURY, Ont. — Crystal Plume sits in the shade of a tree near a busy intersection in downtown Sudbury and carefully injects fentanyl into a vein on the back of her hand before licking the speck of blood left behind. The 36-year-old who regularly panhandles in the northern Ontario …

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Woman stabbed multiple times near Ellice Avenue bus shelter – Winnipeg

A woman is recovering in hospital after being stabbed multiple times at a bus shelter in Winnipeg’s downtown. Winnipeg police say they went to the 1800 block of Ellice Avenue just before 8 p.m. on Sunday and found a 28-year-old woman who had been stabbed. She was taken to hospital …

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25-year-old man injured after being shot by Toronto police officer multiple times: SIU – Toronto

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Special Investigations Unit says a 25-year-old man has been seriously injured after a shooting involving Toronto police early Tuesday. The shooting happened on Sherwood Avenue, near Pharmacy Avenue, at around 2:50 a.m. SIU spokesperson Kristy Denette told reporters that Toronto police …

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Ontario adds $44M to fund aimed at reducing ER wait times at hospitals

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 20, 2023 1:05 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size OTTAWA — Ontario is adding $44 million to a fund for hospitals to help reduce ER wait times and allowing more hospitals to qualify. The new funding is on top of …

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Third time’s the charm: The Winnipeg Sea Bears are the city’s newest basketball team – Winnipeg

The prospect of building up a team from scratch hasn’t deterred Mike Taylor. On the contrary, he’s embraced the excitement and the enthusiasm that comes with it. As the head coach of Winnipeg’s newest basketball team, the Sea Bears, Taylor said he’s ready for the team to leave its mark …

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‘Angry’ protests must stay peaceful amid ‘tough times,’ Trudeau says

Canadians are going through “tough times,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday — but “angry” protests, he added, should remain peaceful despite those difficulties. He made the comment after footage emerged on social media of the prime minister being swarmed by a small but vocal group of demonstrators in …

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Man rushed to hospital after being stabbed multiple times: Toronto police – Toronto

Toronto police say a man has life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in north Etobicoke on Thursday morning. Emergency crews were called to Jamestown Crescent and John Garland Boulevard, near Finch Avenue and Martingrove Road, just before 9 a.m. Police said the man was stabbed multiple times. He was transported to …

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Pearson airport launches virtual booking system to cut long wait times

Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is officially launching a free virtual booking system Thursday that allows travellers to book a spot in the security line ahead of their flight.  YYZ Express is meant to help streamline the security check-in process for passengers and ultimately ease wait times that have ballooned this year for …

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Lakeridge Health launches tracker that shows wait times at its 4 Durham Region emergency rooms

People who live in Durham Region can now check an online dashboard that will tell them how long they will have to wait to see a doctor when they go to an emergency room in their communities. Lakeridge Health, an integrated regional health system that serves Durham Region, has launched what …

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