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Premier tells B.C. municipal leaders not to expect 'lolly,' stresses collaboration

Premier tells B.C. municipal leaders not to expect 'lolly,' stresses collaboration

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Texas judge blocks investigations of trans youth families

A Texas judge on Friday expanded her order blocking the state from investigating families of transgender youth who have received gender- affirming medical care.
Parents win key ruling in Michigan newborn blood dispute

Parents win key ruling in Michigan newborn blood dispute

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has found key parts of Michigan’s newborn blood-testing program unconstitutional in a challenge by four parents who raised concerns about how leftover samples are used long after screening for rare diseases.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signs abortion ban into law

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signs abortion ban into law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Friday signed into law a ban on abortions at all stages of pregnancy, making West Virginia the second state to enact a law prohibiting the procedure since the U.S.
Sexual assault nurse says N.B. premier's comments are a 'slap in the face'

Sexual assault nurse says N.B. premier's comments are a 'slap in the face'

FREDERICTON — Comments from New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs’s about a rape victim who was turned away after requesting a forensic exam are misleading and a “slap in the face” to nurses, a Fredericton sexual assault nurse examiner said Friday.
Calls grow to streamline licensing for doctors as health-care systems struggle

Calls grow to streamline licensing for doctors as health-care systems struggle

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — As Canadian health-care systems buckle under the weight of doctor shortages, the past president of the Canadian Medical Association is calling for a national licensing pathway for doctors — and some provinces are on board.
Deaths are declining, but the pandemic isn't over yet, experts warn

Deaths are declining, but the pandemic isn't over yet, experts warn

TORONTO — While the head of the World Health Organization says the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is "in sight," some Canadian experts warn it would be premature to declare the global health crisis over.

COVID-19 cases and deaths down in Ontario from week before

Public Health Ontario says COVID-19 cases and deaths are down in the most recent week of data available, but outbreaks in nursing homes are on the rise. The agency says there were 6,968 cases of COVID-19 recorded during the week of Sept.
Monkeypox activity in Ontario peaked in July, top doctor says

Monkeypox activity in Ontario peaked in July, top doctor says

TORONTO — Ontario's chief medical officer of health says monkeypox activity in the province has peaked. Dr.

Woman charged with bomb threat against children's hospital

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities on Thursday arrested a woman accused of calling in a fake bomb threat at Boston Children's Hospital amid a barrage of harassment and threats of violence over its surgical program for transgender youths.