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at 19:49 on September 28, 2016, EDT.

Premier says B.C. to spend additional $10 million in battle against overdoses

VICTORIA — British Columbia will create a centre to research drug addiction and provide education and guidance to health-care providers but more must be done to battle an illicit-drug overdose crisis, the premier says.

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at 19:45 on September 28, 2016, EDT.

Water in oncology ward of Winnipeg hospital tests positive for legionella

WINNIPEG — A hospital in Winnipeg says it's found low levels of legionella bacteria in its water supply.

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at 15:59 on September 28, 2016, EDT.

Campaign promise of a doctor for every Nova Scotian five years away:health CEO

HALIFAX — Premier Stephen McNeil is refusing to let go of a key campaign promise to ensure every Nova Scotian has access to a family doctor, even though the CEO of Nova Scotia's health authority says it will likely take five years to make it happen.

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at 15:36 on September 28, 2016, EDT.

5 South Beach sites with Zika-infected mosquitoes identified

MIAMI — The first Zika-infected mosquitoes to be trapped on the U.S. mainland were caught in residential South Beach neighbourhoods, Miami-Dade County officials announced Wednesday.

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at 15:34 on September 28, 2016, EDT.

Union says 20 nursing jobs cut in Regina as health region faces budget woes

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses says patient care could suffer as jobs are cut in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, specifically in mental health.

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at 09:05 on September 28, 2016, EDT.

Woman with Alzheimer's told by condo board to get rid of specially trained dog

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is investigating a complaint about a woman with Alzheimer's being told by her condominium board that she can no longer keep her specially trained dog.

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