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at 14:48 on May 28, 2015, EDT.

Conservatives remove federal tax on feminine hygiene products as of July 1

OTTAWA - The federal portion of the tax on feminine hygiene products will be removed as of July 1.


at 08:27 on May 28, 2015, EDT.

Upcoming right-to-die legislation prompts MPs to consider their voting rights

OTTAWA - MPs will begin to grapple later Thursday with an issue that's sure to become a hallmark of the next Parliament: what does one do if a piece of legislation flies in the face of their fundamental beliefs?


at 14:25 on May 28, 2015, EDT.

Alberta convenience store owners leery about possibility of menthol tobacco ban

EDMONTON - A group that represents Alberta convenience store owners is unhappy over indications the province will ban the sale of menthol-flavoured tobacco.


at 13:23 on May 28, 2015, EDT.

Hundreds of people protest cost cutting at New Brunswick legislature

FREDERICTON - Hundreds of public service employees staged a noisy protest today at the New Brunswick legislature, demanding the government back off on many of its austerity measures.


at 00:32 on May 28, 2015, EDT.

No petting at some Alberta petting zoos because of salmonella outbreak

CALGARY - Alberta Agriculture is recommending petting zoos implement a no-touch poultry policy for children under five years of age following a salmonella outbreak linked to baby chicks.


at 23:14 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Saskatchewan government posts results of CEO tours to long-term care facilities

REGINA - The government of Saskatchewan is giving the public a look at what's working and what's not working at long-term care facilities in the province.


at 22:40 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Mother says daughter mistreated, misdiagnosed at Regina hospital

REGINA - A woman who says her pregnant daughter was mistreated and misdiagnosed at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina says the 25-year-old will now lose her hand.


at 20:22 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

When to start anti-AIDS drugs? Major study says sooner is better, even for the still-healthy

WASHINGTON - A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.


at 17:37 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Winnipeg woman who died after hospital release had unseen clots in legs: doctor

WINNIPEG - An emergency room doctor testified Wednesday that he was startled when a woman he sent home was rushed back to the hospital within hours and died.


at 17:06 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Study reveals shortcomings in gene testing; results on estimating disease risk often conflict

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.


at 16:31 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

Lifespan lengthening for people with MS but there's still a 7.5-year gap: study

TORONTO - Life expectancy for people who have multiple sclerosis is lengthening but is still about 7.5 years shorter than that of people who do not have the disease, a new study suggests.


at 16:02 on May 27, 2015, EDT.

New report says Alberta expecting 60 per cent jump in new cancer cases by 2030

EDMONTON - Alberta needs to prepare for a dramatic increase in new cancer cases expected within the next 15 years, says the Canadian Cancer Society.


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