B.C. expanding life-saving tools available to first responders

Health Minister Adrian Dix said Friday that the province has also added 85 full-time paramedics and 65 dispatchers, as well as 22 new ambulances.
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Outgoing STM CEO says public transit faces a lot of challenges
Luc Tremblay is stepping down from the top job at the STM but not before criticizing the ARTM, the umbrella group that operates and manages mass transit in greater Montreal.
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Third Victoria-area medical clinic announces closure in as many weeks
There are already an estimated 100,000 people without access to primary care in the capital region.
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‘It broke me’: Teen with autism beaten up by adult while out for a walk in Surrey, B.C.
The teen and his father, who have asked not to be identified for their privacy, believe the disturbing incident was racially-motivated.
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Yukon parents’ approval of First Nations school board hailed as ‘monumental change’
Education experts said the decision could set a precedent for changes in the health, child welfare and justice systems in the territory.
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Canadian men have learned to bend, but not break, on their World Cup path
The Canadian team “can balance it out, it can grind, it can defend, it can hit teams on the counter attack and on other days it can play,” coach John Herdman says.
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COVID-19: B.C. health officials eye lifting restrictions by mid-February if Omicron downward trends continues
Most recent provincial health orders that put restrictions on indoor social gatherings are up for review on Feb. 15
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Black History Month is 'a catalyst to allow Black culture to shine'
There are more than 100 events planned so far for Montreal's 31st Black History Month, which takes place from Feb. 1 to 28.
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Letters to The Sun, Jan. 29, 2022: Downtown Eastside, a community slipping into despair
Re: Is help on the way for people in ‘horrendous’ homeless camp full of debris, despair, death? Having taught in Canada’s worst postal code, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, I have seen a once-vibrant community slip slowly into despair. My daughter is a clinical counsellor who is working at new Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health […]
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Okanagan study compares energy-efficient water heaters
"There are a lot of ideas out there that are being tested but we are only looking at technology that is really available."
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COVID-19: Hospitalizations hit record high, nine additional deaths
Hospitalizations have hovered just below the 1,000 mark in recent weeks, hitting 990 on Friday
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Electricity bills on the rise in Calgary after ‘significant’ increase in demand
According to ENMAX's rate in January, the price of electricity currently sits at 15.9 cents per kilowatt-hour, up from 7.9 cents per kilowatt-hour last year.
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Russia has enough troops near Ukraine for full invasion, Pentagon says
Russia has assembled more than 100,000 troops at Ukraine’s borders, the officials said, publicly confirming for the first time what intelligence analysts have described for weeks.
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More services needed to help men deal with mental health problems: UBC study
Men are more vulnerable than women to mental illness, including depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide after the end of a relationship, researchers found
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Toronto Catholic elementary teachers’ union suspends scheduled strike action
A union representing Toronto Catholic elementary teachers has suspended strike action that had been scheduled for next week. 
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Auston Matthews is leading the Leafs in more than just goals and points, he’s leading them in the dressing room
Star centre has “a great mind for the game,” veteran Jason Spezza says.
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Canadiens' Nick Suzuki looks up to Bruins' Patrice Bergeron
"We’re on the same team at the All-Star Game, so maybe I’ll chat with him there," Habs centre says about Bruins captain.
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Emergency crews respond to plane sliding off runway at Kelowna airport
Emergency crews responded to an incident at Kelowna International Airport where a small plane slid off the runway at approximately 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
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Calgary Stampeders sign linebacker Fraser Sopik to new contract
The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed Canadian linebacker Fraser Sopik.
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‘I don’t want to minimize it’: Sask. doctor wary as COVID-19 measures ease
Dr. Alexander Wong said it's difficult to know what the immediate impact will be of the Sask. government's decision to relax some COVID-19 public health measures despite Omicron.
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Letters sent home about school absenteeism raise questions for parents
Families informed when at least 30% of staff and students are away. But it’s unclear what the benchmark means.
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Ontario’s online gambling market set to launch April 4
Date was greeted by cheers from companies which hope to tap into the new market.
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Surrey’s council to vote on pausing new ethics complaints until next election
The proposed bylaw change would prevent anyone from filing new ethics complaints until after this fall's election, but would allow current complaints to proceed.
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‘Substantial’ Lethbridge Family Services donation to help reduce counselling wait times
'Wait times since the beginning of COVID have pretty much doubled, and we've gone to at times needing to triage families, which is absolutely unacceptable.'
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American media personalities have jumped onto the convoy story. Here’s what that could mean for Canada
It could mean a boon for Donald Trump, among other things.
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Vaughn Palmer: NDP faces huge challenges as pay talks open with public servants
Opinion: Soaring inflation means unions will want more than 2-2-2, but the 4.5-4.5-4.5 being sought by the main federal government union would be a tough sell
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Trudeau says ‘very small, very angry’ trucker convoy is trying to ‘lash out’
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's concerned about the potential for violence during this weekend's planned protest on Parliament Hill by truckers.
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COVID-19: B.C. hospitalizations still hovering under 1,000, 9 more deaths reported
Health officials said there were 990 positive cases in B.C. hospitals, an overnight increase of 13, along with 141 cases in critical or intensive care.
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