Ontario seniors and patients will pay the price of the developing home-care crisis


Strain on the home-care sector will put more pressure on the long-term-care sector and hospitals, resulting in increased hallway health care, Sandra Ketchen writes.
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Londoners rally in support of Wet’suwet’en fight against Coastal GasLink project
Supporters in London gathered together to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people, who are fighting a natural gas pipeline project, Friday night.
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Stephen Sondheim, the master who reshaped musical theatre, dies at 91
Sondheim influenced several generations of theater songwriters with such landmark musicals as ``Company,'' ``Follies'' and ``Sweeney Todd."
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Peter McKnight: Mandatory minimum penalties mean prosecutors, not judges, decide who goes to jail and for how long
Opinion: This isn't how justice is supposed to work and this is why numerous and diverse groups have called for the repeal of MMPs.
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Letters to The Sun, Nov. 27, 2021: Government must prioritize seismic upgrades and expand emergency preparedness
Re: B.C. has been warned for years of potential for key Sumas dike to fail Again, we witness another environmental calamity here in B.C. with inept government pre-warnings and post-disaster response. The premier has the gall to say the flood was “not contemplated before” despite the numerous previous studies and warnings of the frailty of […]
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Alberta ombudsman says AHS decision on EMS dispatch not under her jurisdiction
Decisions made by health authorities lay outside of the ombudsman's jurisdiction, according to a rare statement made by the province's independent investigator.
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B.C. floods: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with B.C. Premier John Horgan
Earlier Friday, Trudeau toured the flood zone in Abbotsford's Sumas Prairie, where crews have been working around the clock to bolster dikes ahead of more heavy rain.
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Gas prices expected to drop by at least 10 cents in most of Canada this weekend: analyst
"What we saw today was panic on the world markets as a result of the COVID variant coming out of South Africa."
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B.C. fuel supplies stable, for now, while Trans Mountain pushes back pipeline restart
Fuel shipments by barge and rail, along with rationing, are helping shore up the Lower Mainland's restricted fuel supplies while awaiting restart of the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Rob Fleming.
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RCMP investigate fatal crash on QE2 near Leduc
The RCMP has confirmed one person has died after a truck headed north on Highway 2 near Leduc, Alta., is believed to have lost control before rolling over several times.
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Princeton prepares for next atmospheric river as Canadian Forces members fill thousands of sandbags
The town of Princeton is preparing for another possible storm that could bring more flooding.
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Man in critical condition after Main Street assault
A man is in critical condition after being assaulted on Main Street early Friday morning.
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‘Not quite the same’: Lethbridge retailers navigate Black Friday during pandemic
big-box and smaller local businesses in Lethbridge advertised mark downs on Nov. 26 in an effort to entice shoppers to kick off their holiday shopping.
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Dave Chappelle made a surprise appearence at his old high school. By all accounts, it didn’t go well
During a Q&A session, a student reportedly told the comedian, “I’m 16 and I think you’re childish; you handled it like a child.”
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Colleagues, fans pay tribute after death of theatre giant Stephen Sondheim
Theatre fans and celebrities take to Twitter to remember the life of Sondheim.
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Frustrated by contract talks, University of Alberta staff hold mock labour strike
Dozens of University of Alberta staff staged a mock labour strike on their employer's doorstep.
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Ukraine president says Russia, oligarch planning coup for next week
The president said that Ukrainian intelligence has audio recordings of an alleged meeting between Russian and Ukrainian officials discussing a plan for a coup.
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Montreal police arrest second suspect in fatal stabbing of Côte-Des-Neiges teen
Andrei Donet appeared Friday at the Montreal Courthouse in connection with the stabbing death of Jannaï Dopwell-Bailey. Donet faces several charges including second-degree murder.
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B.C. solicits firms to rebuild flood-hit highways
The province is seeking requests for qualifications from construction and engineering firms to reconstruct two heavily damaged roads, Highway 8 and Highway 1
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Edmonton Oilers defenceman Kris Russell on verge of NHL record for blocked shots
"It's a commitment from a player to put his body on the line to help the team win. There's something to be said about that."
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Riders coach Dickenson still unsure who’ll back up Fajardo in West semifinal
Cody Fajardo will make his 14th start of the season when Saskatchewan hosts the Calgary Stampeders in the playoff opener for both teams.
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It’s ‘complicated,’ says judge of Treaty 6 efforts to oust ‘rogue’ Alberta regional chief
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B.C. to proactively close Highway 3 and Highway 99 on Saturday as storm arrives
Both stretches of highway were the sites of significant landslides following the Nov. 14 atmospheric river that triggered disasters around southwestern B.C.
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Head of BC Emergency Health Services leaving her position
Darlene MacKinnon faced calls to resign for the agency's management of the BC Ambulance Service in the wake of the province's deadly heat wave.
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Systemic racism in policing across unceded territories in B.C. demands reform says Human Rights Commissioner
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Two Montrealers overcame adversity to win prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
Sabine Plummer and Ramiz Razzak "really represent the best of Quebec," said the national secretary for the Rhodes Scholarships in Canada.
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Mediator chides U of M faculty association for dragging out strike
Mediator Arne Peltz recommends independent binding arbitration in the strike at the University of Manitoba, concluding that he sees 'no further value in mediation at this time.'
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Massey Hall in Toronto reopens after lengthy restoration
After three years of being closed, one of Toronto's oldest and most beloved concert venues reopened Thursday night featuring a special performance by Gordon Lightfoot.
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Omicron variant: AstraZeneca exploring impact on vaccine, antibody cocktail
AstraZeneca said that it had developed a vaccine platform to respond quickly to new variants with Oxford University, where its vaccine was created.
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Novavax says it’s developing COVID-19 vaccine to target new Omicron variant
The vaccine developer said it had started developing a spike protein specifically based on the known genetic sequence of the variant, B.1.1.529.
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Prince Albert RCMP deem deaths near Garden River suspicious
The deaths of two people have been deemed suspicious by Prince Albert RCMP. The two individuals were located in a vehicle near Highway 355 on Thursday.
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Rosie DiManno: At this point in the pandemic, there’s no more time for nonsense
Anti-vaccination folk spouting gibberish should button their lips as the new Omicron variant emerges, as it may be highly infectious, writes Rosie DiManno.
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