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Alberta’s emergency room staffing shortages are getting worse in cities big and small, doctors warn

Alberta Health Services is looking for dozens of emergency physicians to fill vacancies across the province. The health authority says it is hiring 39 full-time equivalent ER physicians for regional and large urban hospitals. It is also trying to recruit 29 GPs for rural areas, who would be given priority in the emergency department of smaller hospitals. The shortage of …

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Dispute with clinic leads to postponement of hundreds of cataract surgeries in Winnipeg

A dispute between the provincial government and a private clinic has led to hundreds of cataract surgeries being postponed, with at least one patient being told she will have to wait another six months. Ann Bowman, 72, had been anxiously awaiting the surgery for two years and noticed her vision slowly deteriorating. The surgery was scheduled to take place this …

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Investigation into man killed over bag of chips in Don Jail begins

An inquest opened Monday into the death of a man who was murdered in a Toronto jail over a bag of chips, with the jury hearing that protections for prisoners may have been inadequate. It’s been nearly 15 years since Jeffrey Munro, 32, a man who struggled with mental illness and addiction, died in the Don Jail. He was attacked …

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Advocates criticize the time it took to confirm that a mother and two children from Harrow, Ontario, died from intimate partner violence

WARNING: This story contains discussions of intimate partner violence and suicide. Advocates working to raise awareness about domestic violence say they are devastated to learn that the deaths of a family in their Harrow, Ontario, home last month were the result of intimate partner violence. On Saturday, police confirmed that Carly Walsh and her two children were fatally shot and …

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Disabled Tenants Live in Fear of Eviction. Now This Man With PTSD Sleeps in a Shed

Sidney Wood says he was evicted from his home last month after he couldn’t pay his rent. Wood, 41, couldn’t afford the $1,620-a-month Edmonton basement apartment he shared with his two teenage children. Not after he and his wife separated in March, and not on his CPP disability income, which he says is $1,403 a month. So Wood, who can …

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