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Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage products may contain E-coli E-coli concerns have lead to a food recall in Alberta after four people became ill after eating products made by Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Calgary-based Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products. They’re recalling the Garlic, Garlic […]

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Alberta Teachers Association proposes wrong fix for SLAs

| October 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Alberta Teachers Association proposes wrong fix for SLAs

Zwaagstra says Alberta Teachers Association proposal just as bad as the problem The Alberta Teachers Association has correctly identified a problem but in doing so it has missed the bigger picture. The Alberta Teachers Association is worried about administering the province’s new Student Learning Assessments (SLA) for Grade 3 students. They say that teachers do not […]

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Health Canada banning some drugs from India

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Health Canada banning some drugs from India

Health Canada move follows U.S. Food and Drug Administration banning imports from Apotex factory in Bangalore Health Canada says it is banning imports of some medications and drug ingredients produced in India due to concerns about quality. The agency took the action against Apotex Pharmachem India, Apotex Research Private Ltd. and IPCA Laboratories. It says it […]

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Ebola lab and story of world-class science in Winnipeg

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ebola lab and story of world-class science in Winnipeg

Canada at the forefront of Ebola research at national laboratory in Winnipeg When Dr. Frank Plummer talks about the first experimental Ebola drug used in an outbreak, he pronounces it “Zed Map.” “I do it consciously,” says Plummer, who retired this year after serving for nearly 14 years as the head of Canada’s National Microbiology […]

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Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

Religious or spiritual beliefs were important to Canadian mental health Canadians appear to be a pretty well adjusted bunch, according to a new report on Canadian mental health, which found that 77 per cent of people aged 15 or older are considered to be psychologically flourishing - feeling good about life and functioning well. The Statistics Canada […]

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BC teachers strike may be over with tentative deal

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC teachers strike may be over with tentative deal

Students already missed two weeks of school because of BC teachers strike A tentative deal has been reached in the BC teachers strike, a mediator confirmed Tuesday. The breakthrough in negotiations came on the fifth day of talks at a Richmond, B.C., hotel between the union and the employers’ association with the help of Vince Ready. Ready, […]

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Canadian healthcare challenged in BC Supreme Court

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian healthcare challenged in BC Supreme Court

If Dr. Brian Day wins, Canadian healthcare could be fundamentally changed A recent court challenge before the British Columbia Supreme Court had threatened to change the rules of the game for the Canadian healthcare system, should the challenge make its way to the Supreme Court of Canada and be successful. Dr. Brian Day of The […]

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Canadian doctors prescribing more high-dose opioids

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian doctors prescribing more high-dose opioids

Canadian doctors ignoring new guidelines? A new study shows prescriptions for high-dose formulations of opioids like oxycodone and morphine jumped by 23 per cent in between 2006 and 2011, despite guidelines advising Canadian doctors against giving most patients such elevated doses. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences […]

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Sex, Lies and P.I.s – A Calgary private investigators advice column

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sex, Lies and P.I.s – A Calgary private investigators advice column

Calgary Private Investigators, Ali Wirsche and Marnie Milot offer tips on how to tell if your spouse is cheating. By Ali Wirsche and Marnie Milot Want to be your own Detective?  We will reveal more exciting tips in upcoming issues.  You don’t want miss it. Is your mate reminiscing about events that you did together, […]

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Alberta E.coli outbreak from raw pork sickens 100

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta E.coli outbreak from raw pork sickens 100

Alberta E.coli outbreak biggest in 15 years Alberta’s chief medical officer says the Alberta E.coli outbreak linked to raw pork products has affected 100 people, including 19 who have been hospitalized. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has ordered a recall of pork products from V and T Meat and Food in Calgary and Hiep Thanh […]

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