Ontario government cutting funding for public health: Cressy

TORONTO — The chairman of Toronto's board of health says the province has notified health units across Ontario their funding will be cut immediately as the government makes changes to...
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Ontario court upholds stay of legal proceedings against 3 tobacco companies

TORONTO — An Ontario court has upheld an order that suspended legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies, rejecting arguments from lawyers representing Quebec...

Ontario may let pharmacists prescribe treatments for minor issues like pink eye

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to allow pharmacists to prescribe treatments for minor health issues. The Progressive Conservative government says in its recent budget that it intends...

Ontario looks at merging ambulance services; Ford says service will not go down

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government says it is looking at merging ambulance services. In its budget delivered last week, the government says it plans to...

Council to Support Shut Down of Canada Post Fentanyl Deliveries

Councillors Luke Dufour and  Lisa Vezeau-Allen are putting forward a motion during Monday evening's meeting to support the amendment of the Canada Post Corporation...
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Big pharma might cut R&D, delay new drugs if pharmacare means more generics: memo

OTTAWA — Brand-name drug companies could put off introducing new medicine in Canada and scale back research here if the country makes a major shift to cheaper generic alternatives...

City to Continue Fight for Level III Withdrawal Management Facility

During Monday evening's meeting, City Council will continue it's fight to get a Level III Withdrawal Management Facility here in Sault Ste. Marie. So far,...

Military continues sex-misconduct fight with new guide for members, commanders

OTTAWA — The Canadian Forces have a new manual on how to respond to sexual misconduct, aiming to close many of the gaps identified...

Supreme Court decision could lift lid on physician billing figures in Ontario

OTTAWA — The public could soon know which Ontario doctors have billed the most to the province's health plan now that the Supreme Court has ruled on...

Opioid overdoses claimed more than 3,200 lives in first nine months of 2018

OTTAWA — The Public Health Agency of Canada has released new data showing that than 3,200 Canadians died after apparent opioid-related overdoses between January and...

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