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June 17, 2018 9:00 AM Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital

William Mianscum says there's a pressing need to educate health care workers about Indigenous realities A former Cree leader says he experienced racism at a northern Quebec hospital and that health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve. William Mianscum, a former chair of the Cree School Board and past chief of the James 4

June 15, 2018 8:15 PM AHL championship bodes well for Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe didn’t care to talk about his future moments after winning the Calder Cup. All he wanted was to celebrate his team’s accomplishment before having to think about his own career. “I’m going to party my (butt) off tonight and not think about anything else beyond that,” Keefe said after his Marlies downed the visiting 9

June 15, 2018 2:49 PM Doctors not worried about aluminum foil

Experts weight on after online story suggests aluminum is 'neurotoxic' and can lead to mental decline Doctors are not warning about the deadly consequences of using aluminum foil, contrary to a story being shared on social media. Such online claims are not new. In one that surfaced this week on a diet and recipe site, the story suggests that aluminum 2

June 14, 2018 6:06 PM Lawyer denies Elizabeth Wettlaufer was hired after being on a ‘do not hire’ list

Wettlaufer first tried to kill a nursing-home resident in 2007 while working at the Caressant Care home in Woodstock, Ont. She confessed, unprompted, to her crimes in September 2016, ending a two-decade-long career as a registered nurse marked by numerous medication errors, suspensions for incompetence, and murder. Wilmot-Smith said she had no idea Wettlaufer 8

June 14, 2018 4:01 PM Ontarians ‘pretty worried about what Doug Ford has in store,’ Horwath says

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she and her MPPs have a “very important job ahead” to hold the Ford government accountable. “People are pretty worried about what Doug Ford has in store, and so am I,” said Horwath, speaking to both new and returning MPPs — there are 40 in total — for the first time since the June 7 election. The NDP doubled the number 8

June 14, 2018 12:50 PM Conflicting accounts over whether Wettlaufer was on a 'do not hire' list under maiden name, inquiry hears

Killer nurse confessed to killing 8 patients in her care and trying to kill or injure 6 others A public inquiry looking into how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill eight elderly patients in her care heard conflicting accounts Thursday about whether the ex-nurse was on a "do not hire" list used by one of Canada's largest nursing home owners early in her career 3

June 13, 2018 11:12 PM Accountant from St. Catharines a World Cup referee

The World Cup is a favourite tournament for Fletcher, who called his experience in Brazil “incredible.” “I got an absolute appreciation for how much the world stops for soccer when that tournament is on,” he said. “Because news and stuff comes in from every part of the globe. Different to any other tournament I ever go to, the World Cup’s the one where 7

June 13, 2018 2:00 AM Police investigating after flock of geese found decapitated and mutilated in north Toronto

Toronto police have launched an animal cruelty investigation after the carcasses of 14 mutilated geese were found in an industrial area in the north end of Toronto Monday morning. According to police, the birds were found at 6:20 a.m. Monday at Clayson Rd. just north of Bartor Rd. and Highway 400. Some birds had torn wings and legs. Some had their necks 6

June 10, 2018 8:16 PM Worried parents and child care advocates ask ‘what now?’ in wake of PC win

Minutes after media outlets declared a majority government for Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives last Thursday night, Carolyn Ferns began gearing up for a renewed fight for affordable, high-quality child care for Ontario families. “Feeling blue about child care? We hear you,” wrote Ferns, policy co-ordinator for the Ontario Coalition for Better Child 10

June 7, 2018 9:05 PM Epilepsy double the national average in First Nations population: study

A new study suggests that the incidence of epilepsy among First Nations people is twice that of the non-Indigenous population. A new study suggests that the incidence of epilepsy among First Nations people in Canada is twice that of the non-Indigenous population. Research from the University of Saskatchewan showed a national rate annually of 62 new cases 4