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Shining a light on the suicide crisis in Quebec's Inuit and aboriginal communities

When Beatrice Deer starts to talk about suicide, her voice carries a weight that hadn’t been there just moments earlier.

Deer’s sister Janice killed herself 27 years ago and she struggled to cope with that loss for years. 1,087 more words

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For the first time, radioisotopes produced at Saskatoon cyclotron being used in research, soon to be used at RUH

The Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences has reached a pair of major benchmarks.

The first use in research of radioisotopes produced at the cyclotron has taken place on the University of Saskatchewan campus and Health Canada has granted clearance for the cyclotron to start supplying radioisotopes for PET-CT scans for patients at Royal University Hospital. 161 more words

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NRC staff got warnings about chemicals in drinking water two years before neighbours

The National Research Council protected its own staff from firefighting chemicals in their drinking water for nearly two years before it told its neighbours about the problem, Postmedia has learned. 975 more words

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Same-day medical marijuana delivery service launches in Calgary

It’s door-to-door delivery at decidedly high speed.

Aurora Cannabis Inc., which operates Alberta’s only licensed industrial medical marijuana producer, announced Tuesday that customers in Calgary and surrounding communities will be able to get same-day delivery of the drug used to combat a variety of ailments. 554 more words

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Provinces slow to cover new drugs after approval, makers complain

Provinces can take up to 15 months to cover new drugs in their drug plans after they’re approved by Health Canada, a group of drug makers announced today. 314 more words

Canada

Lendvoy: Health Canada must consider needs of those with arthritis

Around four millions Canadians live with osteoarthritis, and many of them use non-prescription medications such as acetaminophen to manage their disease, so many people are affected by potential restrictions around obtaining the drug that have been floated by Health Canada. 569 more words

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Snap-on Ratcheting Tie Down Recall [US]

US/Washington: Alltrade Tools recalls an estimated 129,000 Snap-on Ratcheting Tie Downs due to possible ratchet failure, sudden load release and injury hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/eJBf300vjEx

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