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at 21:02 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

150 rally at Saskatchewan legislature over cuts to disability payments

SASKATOON — About 150 people rallied at Saskatoon city hall Friday in protest of cuts to a provincial program that provides money for disabled people.

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at 19:07 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Photo of separated elderly couple draws attention to bed shortage in B.C.

VANCOUVER — Every time the elevator doors open at Wolfram Gottschalk's care home and he sees his wife of 62 years, the couple's granddaughter says he always reacts the same way.

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at 18:02 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Diagnostic images of patients in Saskatoon lost in archives: health region

SASKATOON — The Saskatoon Health Region says diagnostic images have been lost for 206 patients.

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at 17:20 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Survival of quake victims depends on many factors

NEW YORK — How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?

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at 16:02 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

'I want answers so bad:' Manitoba First Nations men angry over birth mix-up

WINNIPEG — For years, people in the tiny northern Manitoba community of Norway House Cree Nation gossiped and whispered about why David Tait Jr. and Leon Swanson didn't look much like their parents.

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at 15:22 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.

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at 09:01 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Vancouver's supervised-injection site sees unusually high number of overdoses

VANCOUVER — Drug overdoses have spiked this week at Vancouver's supervised-injection site as workers report noticing an unknown substance has appeared on the streets.

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at 08:56 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Most of remaining Fort McMurray evacuees allowed to go home Wednesday

EDMONTON — Some of the last evacuees from the Fort McMurray wildfire are being allowed to return home after Alberta's top health officer approved the cleanup of their neighbourhoods.

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at 08:45 on August 26, 2016, EDT.

Crystal ball-like web tool could help patients with lung disease: B.C. doctor

VANCOUVER — Millions of people who feel like they're suffocating from the symptoms of a lung disease could benefit from a new website its creator considers a crystal ball for helping doctors calculate how progression could be delayed with tailored therapies.

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at 21:49 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Winnipeg mom wants changes to mental health policies after son found dead

WINNIPEG — The mother of a suicidal man who died after being discharged from a Winnipeg hospital wants changes to mental health policies.

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at 21:35 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Saskatchewan labour group says fewer inspectors cause of work deaths, injuries

A Saskatchewan labour group says a spate of workplace-related accidents that include two deaths this month is a result of government cutbacks.

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at 18:30 on August 25, 2016, EDT.

Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavours, not nicotine

NEW YORK — Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavours like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.

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