OPP release 2019 Report on opioids

By Mike McDonald, The Canadian PressSep 29 2020, 12:07:09 The Ontario Provincial Police is releasing its report on the ongoing opioid crisis in the province. The 2019 Opioids and Overdoses: Impacts and Strategies report highlights stats, trends and impacts pertaining to opioids in OPP patrolled communities. OPP have identified a 34 per cent increase in […]

Union demands permanent hires to solve backlog in veterans’ benefit applications

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian PressTue Sep 29 2020, 12:11:31 OTTAWA — The union representing employees at Veterans Affairs Canada says the department should hire more permanent staff to deal with the backlog of veterans waiting for services and benefits. Union president Virginia Vaillancourt said temporary hires will not fix long-standing problems. “Veterans are not […]

B.C. announces first-in-Canada provincial early lung cancer screening program

By Camille Bains, The Canadian PressMon Sep 14 2020 18:51   VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has announced a new lung cancer screening program that is the first of its kind in Canada and aimed at early diagnosis of the deadliest form of the disease.   Premier John Horgan said Monday that 70 per […]

George Takei, Ocean Vuong win American book awards

NEW YORK — Fiction by Ocean Vuong and Yoko Ogawa, a prison memoir by Alfred Woodfox and a graphic memoir based on actor George Takei’s childhood in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese Americans are the among the winners of the 41st annual American Book Awards. The awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus […]