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  • Hundreds may have been exposed to tuberculosis at Alberta seniors facility

    October 16, 2017 7:11 PM 18

    EDMONTON - The Alberta government says 323 people may have been exposed to tuberculosis at a seniors facility in the Edmonton area. Alberta Health Services says it has notified these people to be tested for the infectious bacterial disease and to be treated if necessary. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs and is spread to others through the air through

  • Rotary Clubs of Wilmette to Mark World Polio Day Oct. 24th and Historic Progress Toward Polio-Free Planet

    October 16, 2017 4:21 PM 13

    WILMETTE, Oct. 16, 2017 - Members of the Rotary Club of Wilmette and the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day, Oct. 24th, to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio. A vaccine prevents this crippling and paralyzing disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. The Village of Wilmette

  • N.S. passes Tory bill proclaiming pregnancy and infant loss awareness day

    October 13, 2017 10:40 PM 22

    HALIFAX -- A private member's bill proclaiming Oct. 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day has been unanimously passed by the Nova Scotia legislature. The legislation was tabled this week by Tim Houston, the Progressive Conservative member for Pictou East. A similar bill was passed unanimously in Ontario in late 2015, proclaiming Pregnancy and Infant

  • Flu vaccine shots now available in Thunder Bay

    October 13, 2017 12:58 PM 23

    THUNDER BAY -- Thunder Bay-area residents looking to get early protection against the flu this fall may want to pick up the phone and make an appointment with their doctor. The flu vaccine is now being distributed to local health care providers, hospitals and long-term-care homes. Pharmacies are expected to receive their supplies by early next week. But the first

  • Former Sipekne'katik chief Jerry Sack charged with drug trafficking

    October 12, 2017 6:39 PM 24

    Police accuse Sack of having 'significant quantity' of prescription pills The former chief of Sipekne'katik First Nation in Nova Scotia has been charged with drug trafficking. Nova Scotia RCMP said in a news release Thursday that Jerry Sack was arrested earlier this month in a targeted traffic stop in Indian Brook. Police allege Sack, who was a passenger

  • Mother with flesh-eating disease taking legal action against Halifax hospital

    October 11, 2017 7:37 PM 21

    HALIFAX -- A new mother who was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease days after giving birth and is now a quadruple amputee is taking legal action against a Halifax hospital and several doctors. Lindsey Hubley gave birth to her son Myles on March 2 at the IWK Health Centre and has undergone numerous surgeries since, including amputations below both of her elbows

  • Waterloo Wellington CMHA launches online mental health support tool

    October 10, 2017 7:47 PM 19

    Service will include 24/7 peer and professional support The Canadian Mental Health Association for Waterloo Wellington is launching a new online tool that would give residents immediate, 24/7 access to mental health services. Starting Oct. 11, Big White Wall will provide peer and professional mental health support to anyone 16 years of age and older

  • Beware the pets when handling the Halloween candy haul

    October 10, 2017 3:00 PM 16

    NEW YORK -- Halloween may be fun and games for humans, but all that candy can pose a risk to dogs and cats. Chocolate, and the caffeine and theobromine it contains, can cause vomiting, diarrhea and other issues, depending on the size of the pet, the type of chocolate and how much is ingested. Candy wrappers are another issue since dogs may chow down as is on any candy

  • Working night shifts is linked to an increased risk of obesity

    October 9, 2017 1:08 PM 15

    For millions of Americans, the workday is actually at night, either regularly or off and on. Might this have an effect on their weight? The researchers analyzed data from 28 studies, involving more than 270,000 people who worked various shifts in such sectors as health care, government, manufacturing, telecommunications and transit. Overall, comparing

  • Stoney Creek native Sunita Maheshwari laces up for Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure

    October 6, 2017 6:25 PM 15

    CIBC 393 Barton St. E. branch employee raises more than $11,000 for breast cancer efforts thanks to clients Sunita Maheshwari laced up her shoes to help in the plight against breast cancer earlier this month. The 61-year-old Stoney Creek resident participated in the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure Oct. 1 in Burlington. She was among more than 2,600 people