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Health Minister Mandel catches earful from rivals at Edmonton-Whitemud debate

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Minister Stephen Mandel caught an earful Wednesday from rival candidates over allowing boutique health-care clinics to operate....

posted: October 22,2014


Testing of Canadian Ebola vaccine moving as fast as possible: NewLink CEO

TORONTO - The CEO of the company that holds the licence for a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine has a message for people who are frustrated by how long it is taking to get it into use in West Africa....

Ontario ombudsman finds 'alarming loopholes' in unlicensed daycare system

TORONTO - Unlicensed daycares in Ontario operate under lax and barely enforced rules in a system with legal loopholes, the province's ombudsman has found in an investigation prompted by the death of a two-year-old girl....

B.C.'s seniors' advocate to poll elderly about support services, transport

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's new seniors' advocate is turning to the people who know best about what's working for the elderly and what needs to be improved....

Medical marijuana from unlicensed outlet shouldn't be covered: Nova Scotia court

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court's ruling that ordered the provincial government to cover the costs of medical marijuana for a woman who bought the drug from an unlicensed outlet....

Mandatory 21-day monitoring for all travellers from W. Africa to include kits with thermometers

CHICAGO - Rigorous monitoring of travellers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States....

Nova Scotia working to modernize fee structure for doctors: official

HALIFAX - The deputy minister of Nova Scotia's Health Department says it will take at least another two years to modernize the fee-code structure doctors use to bill for their services....

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