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Germany unveils cannabis liberalization plan, with caveats

Germany unveils cannabis liberalization plan, with caveats

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister unveiled a plan Wednesday to decriminalize the possession of up to 30 grams (about 1 ounce) of cannabis and to allow the sale of the substance to adults for recreational purposes in a controlled market.
Appeal filed against Alberta Review Board ruling that Matthew de Grood still a risk

Appeal filed against Alberta Review Board ruling that Matthew de Grood still a risk

EDMONTON — A lawyer for a mentally ill man who fatally stabbed five young people at a Calgary house party is appealing a determination that he remains "a significant risk to public safety" and wants him released from custody.
B.C. woman grateful for breast milk donations wants to give back

B.C. woman grateful for breast milk donations wants to give back

VANCOUVER — A smooth pregnancy had Cindy Li dreaming of motherhood. But when she suddenly started bleeding at 32 weeks, her baby boy arrived early and needed breast milk that she couldn't produce.
'Line of defence': Climate change having broad effects on health-care systems: Lancet

'Line of defence': Climate change having broad effects on health-care systems: Lancet

When you have to shut down a hospital operating room because there's so much wildfire smoke your instruments can't be kept sterile, you know climate change is affecting health care. "That actually happened in my OR," said Dr.
Soldier facing more charges after speaking out against military's vaccine requirement

Soldier facing more charges after speaking out against military's vaccine requirement

OTTAWA — A Canadian soldier who has publicly spoken out against the forced removal of hundreds of unvaccinated Armed Forces members is facing more charges.
Biden gets updated COVID-19 booster shot, promotes vaccine

Biden gets updated COVID-19 booster shot, promotes vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden rolled up his sleeve and got his updated COVID-19 booster shot Tuesday, as he urged millions of people who have yet to be boosted to do so by Halloween, if possible, so they can gather safely with family and frie
Manitoba doctor warns of overwhelmed hospitals, calls for government help

Manitoba doctor warns of overwhelmed hospitals, calls for government help

WINNIPEG — Manitoba hospitals are full, patients are waiting days for beds and many workers are quitting after burning out, says the chair of the group that represents physicians in the province. Dr.
Family of woman found dead on ER floor asks Quebec coroner to reopen investigation

Family of woman found dead on ER floor asks Quebec coroner to reopen investigation

MONTREAL — The family of an 86-year-old woman who was found dead on the floor of a Montreal-area emergency room last year is calling for a new investigation into the circumstances of her death following the release of a coroner's report.
Soaring RSV rates in parts of Quebec lead national cases, strain hospital staff

Soaring RSV rates in parts of Quebec lead national cases, strain hospital staff

MONTREAL — Soaring cases of respiratory syncytial virus in Quebec have pushed the positivity rate to 15 per cent in Montreal and Quebec City. Weekly provincial surveillance data ending Oct.

South Dakota medical pot cards rise with 'pop-up clinics'

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.