Advocates say Montreal inmate’s COVID-19 death highlights need for action

Rights groups and families of detainees are calling for action from the Quebec government after an inmate died of COVID-19 in a Montreal detention centre this week. The groups say the 72-year-old inmate died on Tuesday at the Bordeaux provincial jail in the north end of the city. Jean-Louis Nguyen, whose partner is currently detained at Bordeaux, says the inmate’s death was […]

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Calgary Cares: Mask Makers YYC sews thousands of cloth masks for essential workers

It started with a handful of people and a big idea. “We’re trying to put a mask on every face that needs one,” said Fuyo Watanabe. So they started a Facebook group, Mask Makers YYC. Within the first day, 250 people joined. Now, three weeks later, the group has more than 5,000 members. “It’s really quite crazy,” laughed Patricia Floc’h-Anderson, […]

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2 men busted for selling cannabis without licence in downtown Hamilton parking lot: police

Two Hamilton men are facing charges after police say they were selling pot in a parking lot downtown near a former unlicensed cannabis storefront. Hamilton police say they became aware of the alleged operation after “numerous neighbourhood complaints” that the pair were selling marijuana products at a location on George Street. Police say they seized cash, cannabis, rolled cannabis cigarettes, […]

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Calgary sea cadets celebrate centennial: ‘That we’ve been here for 100 years, it blows my mind!’

When you think of cities with long connections to the navy, Calgary probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind – the nearest coast is a 1,000-kiloemtre drive away. But some Calgary sea cadets are celebrating their centennial this weekend. “I couldn’t be more proud,” 16-year-old Ben Demets said. “That we’ve been here for 100 years, it blows my […]

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Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 — The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer compared with angiotensin receptor blockers, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the BMJ. Blánaid M. Hicks, Ph.D., from Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and colleagues conducted a population-based cohort study involving 992,061 patients newly treated with […]

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Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate CA

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — A new clinical guideline for early-stage prostate cancer supports the use of shortened courses of radiation therapy, according to an article published in Practical Radiation Oncology. Scott C. Morgan, M.D., from the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to develop recommendations regarding moderately hypofractionated (240-340 cGy per fraction) and […]

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