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

    Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press 0

    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. The race to get the vaccine safety tested and made in sufficient quantities so that large studies

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

    Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press 0

    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. The race to get the vaccine safety tested and made in sufficient quantities so that large studies

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  • Neighbours shocked to see dramatic changes in man shot by police

    Peter Rakobowchuk and Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press 0

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. – A man police say ran over two Canadian soldiers was described by neighbours on Tuesday as a far different person from the young boy they remembered. Shelley Brennan, 52, lives two doors from the home where Martin Couture-Rouleau grew up on a suburban street in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, just south of Montreal. Brennan said

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  • With homegrown radicalism in spotlight, government to introduce new spy powers

    Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press 0

    OTTAWA – As investigators piece together a suspected terrorist attack in Quebec that left one soldier dead and another injured, a parallel political dimension is playing out on Parliament Hill. Amid the tragedy, it is difficult to miss the none-too-subtle jousting and positioning. The Conservative government says the assault by a man who rammed into

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  • Don’t break my stride, MPs tell RCMP over Hill security delays

    Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press 0

    OTTAWA – RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson came to a Commons committee armed with police video footage from three different security cameras and giant time-stamped photos mounted on display boards. He took MPs second-by-second through two incidents on Parliament Hill last month. By his side at Tuesday’s hour-long hearing were two other top Mounties, the head

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  • B.C. mom says no to sexy Halloween costumes for 4-year-olds

    The Canadian Press 0

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Halloween costumes for preschool girls that depict police officers and firefighters in sexualized skin-tight uniforms have a Victoria mom fuming against thrift store Value Village. Raina Delisle (de-LIL) says she saw the shiny costumes with short skirts when she was shopping for her daughter but what really disturbed her was the same

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  • Dr. David Juurlink, head of the division of clinical pharmacology and toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, speaks during an interview in Toronto on Friday, April 4, 2014. An increase in the number of prescriptions of a powerful antipsychotic drug for conditions not approved by Health Canada is raising concern about what medical experts call lack of professional and government oversight of doctors' prescribing practices.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

    Off-label prescribing of antipsychotic drug highlights lack of oversight

    Adam Miller, The Canadian Press 0

    TORONTO – An increase in the number of prescriptions of a powerful antipsychotic drug for conditions not approved by Health Canada is raising concern about what medical experts call lack of professional and government oversight of doctors’ prescribing practices. Also known as off-label prescribing, the practice is believed to be the reason why the number

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  • In this Sept. 25, 2014 photo, containers hold genetically modified aedes aegypti mosquitoes before being released in Panama City. The Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, along with British biotechnology company Oxitec Ltd., released the mosquitos to combat and control populations of mosquitoes that transmit dengue. The aedes aegypti mosquito is the main vector for another viral disease called chikungunya that appeared less than a year ago in the Americas and is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, bringing the total number infected in the epidemic to more than 1 million. The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has infected more than 200 Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco

    Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has infected more than 200 Canadians

    The Canadian Press and Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press 0

    OTTAWA – More than 200 Canadians have been infected by a virus that has sickened almost 800,000 people in the Caribbean. A Health Canada official says as of Oct. 1, some 201 Canadians had been infected with chikungunya (CHIK-un-gun-yah) disease, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes that causes fever and severe joint pain, as well as

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  • A member of the ground crew installs the protection pin onto a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet's missile at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania Monday Oct. 20, 2014 . Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft, which they shadowed for some 15 minutes, NATO said. (AP Photo/Canadian Air Force, Cpl Gabrielle DesRochers)

    NATO jets intercept Russian fighters twice in 2 days over Baltic Sea

    Matti Huuhtanen, The Associated Press and Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press 0

    HELSINKI – NATO scrambled fighter jets _ including two Canadian F-18′s _ twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing. Lt. Col. Robert Gericke said the Russian aircraft were flying in international airspace and had not

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  • British Columbia Premier Christy Clark smiles during a tour before a groundbreaking event for FortisBC's Tilbury LNG facility expansion project in Delta, B.C., on Tuesday October 21, 2014. According to the company, the $400-million expansion south of Vancouver will add 1.1 million gigajoules of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to storage and 34,000 gigajoules per day of liquefaction capacity. The existing LNG facility on the site opened in 1971. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

    B.C.’s LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

    Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press 0

    VICTORIA – New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied natural gas plants to meet emission standards or face penalties and makes the industry the cleanest in the world, says Environment Minister Mary Polak. Polak tabled the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act on Monday, saying it will set the province’s emission benchmark at

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