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Oversupply of pain pills after surgery helps fuel opioid epidemic

Reuters Health – More than two-thirds of surgery patients in a recent study had prescription opioids left over after they recovered from their operations, and the vast majority failed to safely store or dispose of the often misused and abused pills, researchers say. “Unused opioids that have been prescribed for …

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Anglophone population in Quebec rising despite language laws: 2016 census

The 2016 census reveals the percentage of Quebec anglophones has increased since 2011 despite the province’s language laws.Between 2011 and 2016 the percentage of Quebecers whose first official language spoken is English increased to 14.4 per cent from 13.5 per cent.READ MORE: Anglos in Quebec: Disappearing from Thetford Mines?The results are open to multiple interpretations …

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BC Court of Appeal reverse ruling on 10-year-old car accident

B.C.’s highest court has overturned a cash settlement to a passenger injured in a car driven by a 15-year-old without a license.The crash took place a decade ago near the Dry Lake campground, where five teens had travelled to via car.The car was an 86 Camaro that belonged to one …

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Kawartha Dairy receives $300K boost from provincial government

A renowned Peterborough-area dairy is getting a $311,200 boost from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund to help expand its product lines.READ MORE: Ontario government handed out $907 million in corporate grants since 2013Story continues belowPremier Kathleen Wynne, speaking in Bobcaygeon on Aug. 2, announced the province will fund a new …

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Canadian military encouraged by top soldier to attend Pride events in uniform

MONTREAL — Canada’s top soldier has issued a directive encouraging military personnel to attend Pride events in uniform.The directive issued by Gen. Jonathan Vance in June states that soldiers no longer have to seek authorization to wear their uniforms to Pride parades.READ MORE: Court martial for alleged racial slur, striking of …

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83-year-old senior missing for 5 days found safe: police

An 83-year-old man who had gone missing while on a walk near his home was found alive Wednesday morning, according to Toronto police.

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German carmakers reach deal to cut diesel emissions: source

BERLIN (Reuters) – German politicians and carmakers have reached an agreement to cut inner-city pollution to avert bans of diesel vehicles, a source close to a crisis meeting said on Wednesday. Earlier, the VDA carmakers lobby said it had offered to install new engine management software in 5 million cars …

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Italy police seize NGO rescue boat for allegedly aiding illegal migration

TRAPANI, Italy (Reuters) – Italian coastguards seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a German aid group in the Mediterranean due to suspicions it had aided illegal immigration, the police said on Wednesday. Video showed the “Iuventa”, which is run by Jugend Rettet, arriving at the island of Lampedusa surrounded …

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UK finds Roche bladder cancer drug too costly for routine use

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s healthcare cost-effectiveness agency NICE has decided Roche’s new immunotherapy drug Tecentriq is too expensive to justify its routine use to treat bladder cancer, but still hopes it can be used in certain circumstances. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said the drug was …

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40th Montreal Highland Games to kick off Sunday

The 40th annual Montreal Highland Games are gearing up to celebrate Scottish culture at the Douglas Hospital.Festivities for the Highland Games kick off Thursday, but the games won’t start until Sunday.“We’ve got pipe bands coming in from all over North America,” said Brian Mackenzie, Montreal Highland Games president.Story continues belowRelated

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