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Canada moves to update Chinese medicine rules

Federal health authorities in Canada have met with practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine as a first step towards modifying regulations covering the sale of imported Chinese herbal remedies.

Canada mourns hero from HK

Wyng Chow The Standard 25.11.2010

A memorial service will be held on Saturday in Richmond, near Vancouver, for David Lam See-chai, the Hong Kong-born millionaire philanthropist who died this week after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 87.


Calgary Zoo to reopen stingray exhibit

The Calgary Zoo is planning to reopen its stingray exhibit seven months after the unexplained death of 41 rays.

Canadian dignitaries say goodbye to Ted Rogers

Canada's prime minister and a number of other dignitaries were on hand Tuesday morning to say a final goodbye to one of the country's most prolific entrepreneurs.


Anniversary of massacre at Ecole polytechnique marked

Nineteen years to the day Marc Lepine gunned down 14 women in a shocking act of violence at Montreal's Ecole polytechnique, people gathered for a memorial service to remember the victims in Montreal on Saturday.

Bodies of slain soldiers on their way home

Comrades carried the caskets of three slain soldiers to a waiting military plane at Kandahar Airfield on Saturday, as 2,000 soldiers from a dozen countries stood at attention.


Santa Lucia brand ricotta cheese recalled for listeria

Canada's food watchdog is warning Ontarians to avoid consuming Santa Lucia brand ricotta cheese because it may be tainted with listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects cheese sold in 500-gram packages with a best before date of Jan. 1, 2009, an...

Plane-wreck survivor can go home soon

Wendy Mclellan The Province 20.11.2008
Plane-wreck survivor can go home soon

Thomas Wilson walked away from the wreckage of a deadly plane crash with only second-degree burns and some bumps and bruises. The sole survivor of Sunday's crash on South Thormanby Island on the Sunshine Coast that killed six other passengers and...


Poverty, racism tied to youth violence, report says

Jordana Huber Ottawa Citizen 16.11.2008
Poverty, racism tied to youth violence, report says

TORONTO - Ontario will consider collecting race-based data, Premier Dalton McGuinty said yesterday following the release of a report recommending the statistics be gathered in the education and justice systems as part of a comprehensive effort to ...

Grieving family says goodbye to Brandon

The four remaining members of the Crisp family attended the funeral for their son and brother Brandon, sobs breaking the silence as they filed into church to say their final goodbyes.


Hundreds expected at Ontario teen's funeral

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a funeral mass on Friday for an Ontario teenager who ran away from home following a dispute over video games.

Lettuce considered possible culprit in Ontario E. coli outbreak

Lettuce is believed to be responsible for four E. coli outbreaks in southwestern Ontario that made about two dozen people sick, food inspectors say.


National Portrait Gallery project scrapped

KATIE SCHNEIDER Canoe.ca 09.11.2008
National Portrait Gallery project scrapped

City council members looking forward to the National Portrait Gallery coming to Calgary say they are disappointed the federal government has decided to kill the project for which they spent $500,000 on a bid.

NL's largest health board probing breakdown of stem cell freezer

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Questions surrounding the quality of cancer care in Newfoundland were rekindled Thursday after the province's largest health board announced that a freezer storing the stem cells of 29 cancer patients unexpectedly broke down.


E. coli closes 3rd restaurant in southern Ontario

A 50s-style diner in Burlington, Ont., has voluntarily closed as health officials investigated two confirmed and three possible cases of E. coli connected to the restaurant on Friday.

Calgary Zoo in mourning day after baby elephant's death

The Calgary Zoo is hoping to learn more about the tragic death of baby elephant Malti. They're performing a post-mortem exam on the 15-month old after she died from a rare, but deadly, disease called elephant herpesvirus.


Renowned peace activist from N.S. turns 100, friends and colleagues pay tribute

HALIFAX, N.S. — At 100 years old, Muriel Duckworth's voice may have diminished to a whisper, but her simple, pacifist message - "war is stupid" - is as potent as ever.

Patient didn't know test was botched until after inquiry

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The final witness to testify at an inquiry into botched breast cancer tests in Newfoundland and Labrador says she didn't know her test was flawed until this year -- eight years after she was first diagnosed with the disease.


Calgary Zoo elephant calf diagnosed with life-threatening disease

Michelle Butterfield Calgary Herald 02.11.2008
Calgary Zoo elephant calf diagnosed with life-threatening disease

According to officials at the Calgary Zoo, one of the youngest animals in the zoo family has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease.

Canada barely bitten by West Nile in 2008

Cases of West Nile infection among Canadians during this year's mosquito season plunged dramatically compared with last year, and experts suggest cooler, wet weather is likely the reason.



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