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Some staff not trained enough to help suicidal patients: Saskatchewan auditor

Some staff not trained enough to help suicidal patients: Saskatchewan auditor

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority isn't giving enough training to staff working with patients in areas struggling with high suicide rates, the provincial auditor said in her latest report.

Montreal Children's Hospital employs medical hypnosis to reduce anxiety, pain

MONTREAL — A Quebec hospital is touting the use of medical hypnosis after the results of a pilot project suggested it can reduce pain and anxiety in patients.
Manitoba NDP seek honorary premier title for Louis Riel

Manitoba NDP seek honorary premier title for Louis Riel

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Opposition wants to give the title of honorary first premier to Metis leader Louis Riel.
Supreme Court won't hear appeal from former Nazi death squad member

Supreme Court won't hear appeal from former Nazi death squad member

Jewish groups across the country hailed the Supreme Court's decision not to allow an elderly man who lied about his time working for a Nazi death squad to continue his fight to retain Canadian citizenship, while his family decried the move as a misca
Vaping backlash: Nova Scotia bans flavoured e-cigarettes, Ontario mulls the same

Vaping backlash: Nova Scotia bans flavoured e-cigarettes, Ontario mulls the same

HALIFAX — A nationwide clamp down on vaping continued Thursday as Nova Scotia announced a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes, while Ontario hinted that it may soon do the same.
From seals to belugas, scientists describe worrying signs for Arctic 'sentinels'

From seals to belugas, scientists describe worrying signs for Arctic 'sentinels'

HALIFAX — Scientists attending a national gathering of Arctic researchers are outlining a widening range of climate change risks for so-called "sentinel" species, such as ringed seals and beluga whales, which have sustained Inuit for millennia.
Snowbirds aerobatics team returns to full operations after crash in U.S.

Snowbirds aerobatics team returns to full operations after crash in U.S.

OTTAWA — The Canadian military's Snowbirds aerobatics team is returning to full operations after a crash grounded the planes in the U.S. for more than a month.
Speech from the throne steeped in tradition, but this year brings new changes

Speech from the throne steeped in tradition, but this year brings new changes

OTTAWA — The opening of Parliament is steeped in centuries-old traditions, but this year some new elements — including a renovated train station and an astronaut — are bringing a modern touch to the ceremonies.
'Terrific:' Victims' son pleased high court rejected Travis Vader appeal request

'Terrific:' Victims' son pleased high court rejected Travis Vader appeal request

OTTAWA — Bret McCann had planned to stay awake at his home in Australia to find out whether the Supreme Court of Canada would hear an appeal by the man convicted of killing his parents.
Biden's campaign for U.S. president uses Trudeau in anti-Trump ad

Biden's campaign for U.S. president uses Trudeau in anti-Trump ad

OTTAWA — A video of Justin Trudeau gossiping with other world leaders about Donald Trump is featuring in an advertisement for the U.S. president's leading political rival.