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at 19:14 on December 19, 2014, EST.

B.C. report says closed-minded government probe led to health workers' firings

VICTORIA - A British Columbia government investigation that prompted the firings or suspensions of seven health researchers failed to follow existing procedures and reached premature conclusions, a labour lawyer says.

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at 18:07 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Low oil prices forcing Alberta to look at deferring capital projects: Prentice

CALGARY - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says a number of capital projects, including a new cancer-care centre in Calgary, may have to be delayed due to falling oil prices.

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at 18:05 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Canadian Forces medics, 2nd mobile lab heading to Sierra Leone for Ebola fight

TORONTO - The federal government says Canadian Armed Forces health-care workers and support staff will travel to Sierra Leone on Saturday to begin an Ebola-related mission.

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at 15:22 on December 19, 2014, EST.

New Brunswick to face cost of $500,000 to $700,000 with more abortions

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's health minister says increased access to publicly funded abortions is expected to cost the province between $500,000 and $700,000 more per year.

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at 15:18 on December 19, 2014, EST.

CDC: Flu is widespread in more than half of US states, hitting the South and Midwest hardest

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest.

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at 14:36 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Police identify man who died during arrest at Nova Scotia special care home

RIVERTON, N.S. - Police have identified a 49-year-old man who died as he was being arrested at a special care home on Tuesday in northeastern Nova Scotia.

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