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Air conditioners 'a necessity' as B.C. heat breaks records set almost a century ago

Air conditioners 'a necessity' as B.C. heat breaks records set almost a century ago

VANCOUVER — When Nicky Fried and her husband arrived in Vancouver from South Africa more than 30 years ago, they didn't need an air conditioner.
Quebecers no longer seeing doctor-assisted deaths as exceptional, says oversight body

Quebecers no longer seeing doctor-assisted deaths as exceptional, says oversight body

MONTREAL — As the frequency of medical aid in dying continues to rise in Quebec, the head of the independent body that monitors the practice in the province says he worries doctor-assisted deaths are no longer being seen as a last resort.
COVID-19 activity showing early signs that it may be increasing, new PHAC data says

COVID-19 activity showing early signs that it may be increasing, new PHAC data says

COVID-19 infections may be slowly starting to rise again in Canada, new data from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) suggests.
Calgary brings in water restrictions due to record low flows in rivers through city

Calgary brings in water restrictions due to record low flows in rivers through city

CALGARY — Alberta's largest city has brought in some outdoor water restrictions due to record low flows in the Bow and Elbow rivers that supply it and other downstream communities across the Prairies.
States that protect transgender health care now try to absorb demand

States that protect transgender health care now try to absorb demand

States that declared themselves refuges for transgender people have essentially issued an invitation: Get your gender-affirming health care here without fearing prosecution at home.
Astros' Singleton ponders what career could have been if minor league marijuana testing ended sooner

Astros' Singleton ponders what career could have been if minor league marijuana testing ended sooner

HOUSTON (AP) — In 2018, Jon Singleton requested his release from the Houston Astros after being suspended 100 games following a third failed marijuana test while in the minors, choosing to walk away from baseball rather than face the suspension and e
Some athletes with a fear of flying are leaning on greater resources than their predecessors

Some athletes with a fear of flying are leaning on greater resources than their predecessors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants star Joc Pederson is scared to fly. Outfielder Seth Brown of the Oakland Athletics, too. They are hardly the only ones.
Some athletes with a fear of flying are leaning on greater resources than their predecessors

Some athletes with a fear of flying are leaning on greater resources than their predecessors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants star Joc Pederson is scared to fly. Outfielder Seth Brown of the Oakland Athletics, too. They are hardly the only ones.
Records tumble as heat wave spreads from B.C.'s south coast to Interior, hitting 40 C

Records tumble as heat wave spreads from B.C.'s south coast to Interior, hitting 40 C

VANCOUVER — During British Columbia's heat dome in 2021, Nasrin Moshiri had to resort to putting the children in her daycare in the bathtub to stay cool. This week, she's taking them to the beach.
Coroner to hold inquest into officer cadet's suicide at Royal Military College

Coroner to hold inquest into officer cadet's suicide at Royal Military College

OTTAWA — The Ontario coroner will hold an inquest into the death of an officer cadet who took his own life while attending Royal Military College last year, a move the family's lawyer says is rare — and welcome.