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at 15:45 on May 03, 2016, EDT.

Province takes first step toward redevelopment of Riverview lands

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is taking the first steps toward redeveloping the Riverview lands in Coquitlam.

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at 15:35 on May 03, 2016, EDT.

Injuries among Nova Scotia nursing home workers caused by residents rising:board

HALIFAX - A spike last year in the number of nursing home workers seriously injured due to violence from residents is a disturbing trend that shows the urgent need for a change in workplace culture, says the chief executive of the Nova Scotia Worker's Compensation Board.

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at 15:19 on May 03, 2016, EDT.

Police, medical examiner investigating hospital death in Newfoundland

CORNER BROOK, N.L. - Police and the chief medical examiner are investigating a so-called "reportable death" at a hospital in western Newfoundland.

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at 15:10 on May 03, 2016, EDT.

Health authority fires clerical worker over privacy breach involving 11 patients

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health authority says it has fired an employee over a privacy breach involving the records of 11 patients.

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at 14:44 on May 03, 2016, EDT.

Alberta Health Services declares whooping cough outbreak at Calgary school

CALGARY - Alberta Health Services has declared an outbreak of whooping cough at a school in Calgary.

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at 14:11 on May 03, 2016, EDT.

Pot problem: Auditor urges Veterans Affairs to rein in medical pot use, costs

OTTAWA - The latest report from the federal auditor general urges Veterans Affairs to get a grip on its medical marijuana program for injured ex-soldiers, which is expected to cost taxpayers a startling $25 million this year.

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