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National News

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27.08.2014

Premiers, native leaders call for forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women

CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers and native leaders are inviting the prime minister to take part in a roundtable discussion on murdered and missing aboriginal women, with one native leader saying Stephen Harper's decision to reject calls for a public inquiry shows disrespect.

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27.08.2014

Halifax university changes frosh week, a year after incident shone spotlight

HALIFAX - Keeping frosh week activities fun and engaging for students while at the same time respectful and inclusive is a pressing challenge facing Canadian universities, says a leading expert who helped a university last year in the aftermath of a chant that glorified non-consensual sex with underage girls.

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27.08.2014

Vancouver Aquarium seeks judicial review in fight against cetacean bylaws

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Aquarium has launched a legal challenge over the city park board's attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins and porpoises at the popular tourist attraction.

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Health News

Recent Health Headlines

27.08.2014

Mentally ill need help, not handcuffs: police, mental health association

VANCOUVER - There has been a significant increase in the number of interactions between police and people with mental illness over the past five to seven years, says a new report by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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27.08.2014

Having 'The Talk' with kids may not be easy, but parents need to persevere: experts

It's a moment many parents dread and postpone for as long as possible: having The Talk with their son or daughter about puberty and all the bodily changes that come with that hormone-fuelled stage of life — from breast buds and periods to pubic hair and wet dreams.

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Content Provided By Canadian Press.