‘One-size-fits-all’: Paramedic in northern B.C. slams solution to staffing shortages

A northern B.C. paramedic is slamming the new BCEHS 'scheduled on-call' model introduced to address staffing shortages, saying it will just create more gaps.
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Man with meat cleaver threatens to kill at Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Vancouver police made the arrest at the community centre on Columbia Street around 1 p.m. Sunday after a witness called 911.
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Art heist at Kelowna gallery takes four minutes
The stolen sculptures included bronze, stone, and glass pieces. Altogether, the pieces weighed more than 300 pounds.
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Victoria store employee recovering after daytime assault, theft
The suspect entered the Mayfair Mall shop on Jan. 13, picked up two sets of Lego and moved towards the exit when the employee approached him and directed him to a cashier.
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Quebec Ink: Did Ottawa’s COVID relief programs save the economy, or tank it?
So far, evaluations of the programs’ success have mostly fallen into ideological camps.
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B.C. Premier John Horgan completes cancer radiation
B.C. Premier John Horgan said he was "a little less robust than before, but feeling better everyday."
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Teen charged with stabbing high school teacher denied bail
The 16-year-old has been detained since Dec. 9, after teacher Maxime Canuel was stabbed twice during an unprovoked attack.
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COVID-19: Some Alberta classes move online as teaching positions go unfilled
As of Monday morning, 581 teachers were absent from Edmonton Public Schools and 112 posts were unfilled.
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New Brunswick government offering some workers a $3 per hour wage top-up
The temporary top-up for workers who make less than $18 per hour is in effect until March 14. More than 8,000 workers are eligible, and the program will cost about $8 million.
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Kitchener extends on-street parking ban through Tuesday
The City of Kitchener has announced that its snow event has been extended an extra 24 hours and will now last right through Tuesday.
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Canada approved Paxlovid, Pfizer’s new oral COVID pill. What you need to know
As Canada stares down an expected jump in hospitalizations, Paxlovid could play "an important role" in the fight against COVID-19, according to health officials.
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Snowy return to in-person learning for students in London, Ont.
Students in London, Ont were allowed to sign out of virtual classrooms on Monday as the province began its latest round of reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Calgary Roughnecks postpone 3 home games
Game time for match-ups on Feb. 18 and April 8 will be revealed later on, according to a news release by the Calgary Roughnecks.
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COVID-19: 322 health-care workers in N.B. in isolation after testing positive
New Brunswick is reporting two more deaths related to COVID-19, as it confirms 322 health-care workers who have tested positive for the virus are currently isolating. 
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Iqaluit sets up filling station after fuel found in drinking water again
Iqaluit residents reported smelling fuel in their tap water and the city confirmed trace amounts had entered the distribution network.
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#BettyWhiteChallenge brings boost in donations to London, Ont. humane society
A noticeable amount of dollars are starting to roll in," said Steve Ryall, executive director of the Humane Society of London and Middlesex, following the #BettyWhiteChallenge.
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22-year-old man arrested, charged in connection with fatal collision in Mississauga: police
The driver of the second vehicle, 22-year-old Akamjot Sandhu, was arrested on Thursday.
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Nova Scotia reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths, including man in his 40s
The province also says there are now 73 people in hospital from COVID-19, including 13 people in ICU. The province says there are more than 5,700 active cases in Nova Scotia.
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Canada deploys special forces to Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia
Global News has learned that a small contingent of Canadian special forces soldiers sent to aid Ukrainian government, plan for potential embassy evacuation should Russia invade.
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China’s claim that Omicron came from Canadian mail dismissed as ‘ludicrous’
A Chinese state-controlled news outlet reported that the Jan. 7 infection of a Beijing resident was the result of receiving a letter or parcel from Canada that passed through Hong Kong.
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Leylah Fernandez is a tennis — and style — star to watch
The Canadian athlete on her new Lululemon role and feeling “invincible”
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Daisy the dog surrendered to Chilliwack BC SPCA after being run over by a car
Daisy has extensive injuries, said Chloe MacBeth, manager at the Chilliwack BC SPCA. She arrived needing urgent care and attention.
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Man in critical condition after Mississauga apartment fire
Emergency crews were called to a building on Webb Drive, near Confederation Parkway, around 6:20 a.m.
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Employees locked inside office tower after single Omicron case in Beijing
The workers were not given any warning that they would be locked down, and COVID control workers brought bedding and pillows to the office.
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B.C. SPCA campaign celebrates Betty White's 100th birthday
White, the beloved TV actress who died on New Year's Eve, would have celebrated her centenary today
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The world left these Afghan women behind. Now they’re fending for themselves.
Educated in a Canadian-funded school, they became Afghanistan’s best and brightest young women. Today they live in fear, abandoned to the Taliban. The post The world left these Afghan women behind. Now they’re fending for themselves. appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Man attacked on Sunday after leaving Forks public washroom: Winnipeg police
Officers say the victim, a man in his 30s, was visiting the Forks with his family Sunday afternoon at the time of the attack.
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The It List: Canadian brand Knix launches new activewear collection
Toronto-headquartered brand Knix kicked off the new year with a new collection of activewear to get "every body" moving. 
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OPP close Highway 7 between Kaladar and Perth
The highway is closed between Highway 41 at Kaladar and Perth due to winter storm weather conditions that are making the roads treacherous for driving.
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‘Incredibly frustrating’: B.C. gym owners wait to see whether COVID rules will lift or stay
Dance studios, bars, nightclubs, gyms and fitness centres have all been closed since Dec. 22 and many of them have been surviving on government supports.
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