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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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I dreaded menopause, but learned to enjoy the heat

This is a First Person column by Ummni Khan, who lives in Victoria. For more information about CBC’s First Person Stories, see the frequently asked questions. The arrival of my first period was a long-awaited sign of adolescence. I wanted it all. Breasts. Pubic hair. Even pimples seemed to bring with them a kind of anxious coolness. Four decades later, …

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