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Family to appeal ruling allowing Quebec hospital to remove child's breathing tube

MONTREAL — The family of a five-year-old child who has been in a coma since June will appeal a court decision allowing a Montreal hospital to permanently remove the boy's breathing tube.
Ontario cities, hospitals discuss bringing back masks amid child virus surges

Ontario cities, hospitals discuss bringing back masks amid child virus surges

Toronto's board of health asked the city's top doctor Tuesday to consider reinstating mask mandates amid a surge in viral illnesses that's sending children to hospital at alarming rates.
Alberta Opposition demands Smith revoke call for advice from COVID 'bioweapon' doc

Alberta Opposition demands Smith revoke call for advice from COVID 'bioweapon' doc

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition says Premier Danielle Smith must cancel the invitation for advice from Dr.
Quebec coroner says delays in getting to hospital 'very likely' led to baby's death

Quebec coroner says delays in getting to hospital 'very likely' led to baby's death

MONTREAL — A seven-month-old baby from a northern First Nations community who died of meningitis in April might have survived if it hadn't taken so long to get her to hospital, a Quebec coroner has concluded.
Empire Co. tight-lipped as IT problems affect pharmacies at Sobeys and other stores

Empire Co. tight-lipped as IT problems affect pharmacies at Sobeys and other stores

HALIFAX — Empire Co. Ltd. remained tight-lipped Tuesday about computer system issues that are still impeding customers seeking prescriptions at some pharmacies it operates.
Alberta Court of Appeal dismisses unvaccinated woman's case for organ donation

Alberta Court of Appeal dismisses unvaccinated woman's case for organ donation

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Court of Appeal has upheld the requirement that eligible transplant recipients be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the stipulation did not violate the charter rights of a woman who refused to get a dose.
University of Waterloo brings back masking requirement in classrooms

University of Waterloo brings back masking requirement in classrooms

The University of Waterloo is reinstating a mask requirement for classes, saying Tuesday that it was making the move to avoid potential disruption to the exam season as cases of respiratory illnesses rise.
S. Carolina legislature's final effort to tweak abortion law

S. Carolina legislature's final effort to tweak abortion law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a dozen meetings and sessions over the summer and fall, South Carolina lawmakers are almost out of time to do something to change the state's abortion laws during a special session prompted by the overturning of Roe v.
Residents clash with Chinese authorities over COVID rules

Residents clash with Chinese authorities over COVID rules

BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China said that seven people have been arrested following a clash between residents and authorities enforcing COVID-19 quarantine restrictions.
Provinces and territories need details on federal money for health care: minister

Provinces and territories need details on federal money for health care: minister

VANCOUVER — Canada's health ministers are hoping for "serious engagement" by the federal government after an announcement that it's ready to increase funding for health care, British Columbia's health minister says.