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Alberta towers above other provinces in the number of long-term unemployed | CBC News

Earlier this month, Statistics Canada released its labour force survey for April, the agency’s monthly household survey that aspires to assess the health of the Canadian economy. That survey offered up some positive indicators for Alberta: jobs in the province were up by nearly 16,000, while the province’s unemployment rate dipped to its lowest level […]

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Some provinces, territories not tracking race of infants who die in their sleep | CBC News

Safe Sleep is an investigative series examining what risk factors were present in more than 1,300 incidents of infant death over an 11-year span in Canada. Data from three provinces shows Indigenous infants are dying during sleep at rates that are disproportionately higher than their share of the population, but several other jurisdictions in Canada aren’t tracking […]

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Blasts heard overnight in three Russian provinces along Ukraine border

April 27 (Reuters) – Series of blasts were heard in the early hours of Wednesday in three Russian provinces bordering Ukraine, authorities said, and an ammunition depot in the Belgorod province caught fire around the same time. Belgorod regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said a fire at the ammunition depot near the Staraya Nelidovka village had […]

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Ontario beekeepers stung by devastating parasite that may impact honey, fruit growers in other provinces | CBC News

Hobby beekeeper Ramin Abdollahi remembers opening up a hive this spring, only to find a pile of dead honeybees at the bottom.  “It is very, very heartbreaking,” said Abdollahi, who lives in Kitchener and keeps his hives at a farm near Shakespeare, Ont. Heartbreaking — but not unusual this season. Beekeepers across the province are reporting […]

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Almost a million B.C. residents have no family doctor. Many blame the province’s fee-for-service system | CBC News

Camille Currie has less than a year of battery life on her pacemaker and no family doctor. The Greater Victoria resident and mother of two says she also has bleeding and connective-tissue disorders that would make post-op care challenging when she does get the battery replaced. If she has trouble healing, she is afraid she will […]

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B.C.’s child vaccine rate stalls at 57%, lagging behind other provinces as COVID-19 restrictions lift | CBC News

Bree Cropper, a mother of four in Penticton, B.C. said her family is staunchly “pro-vaccine, pro-science.” Still, she hesitated when her oldest daughter became eligible to a receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the summer of 2021. “We asked her to hold off for a short bit so that we could watch the safety signals coming out […]

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N.B. tenants facing eviction after landlord pivots to Airbnb due to province’s new cap on rent hikes | CBC News

Two families living in a duplex in Hampton now have fewer than 30 days to get out, according to eviction notices stuck in their doors on March 31.   The previous day, they told their property manager they would not agree to rent increases that would take their rent from $700 per month to $900 […]

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Avian flu poses ‘significant risk’ to Canadian poultry farms as cases reported in multiple provinces | CBC News

The highly contagious and deadly avian influenza is spreading among poultry birds in Canada, with government authorities tracking cases in 12 farms so far in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as additional possible cases in Alberta and Quebec. “In Canada, avian influenza is a very serious issue. It creates mortality in birds […]

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4 provinces push ahead with plan to build small nuclear reactors to supply power | CBC News

Four provincial governments are pushing ahead with a plan to develop nuclear power in Canada. Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Alberta have released their strategic plan to expand the nuclear industry through the development of small modular reactors (SMR). SMRs are, as their name implies, much smaller than a traditional nuclear reactor. They can be built in […]

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Several provinces are dropping vaccine passports, but some businesses aren’t on board | CBC News

Although Saskatchewan has dropped its provincewide vaccine passport program for businesses, Colin Hall would like to continue requiring customers show proof of vaccination at his Regina yoga studio. Even so, he has decided instead to nix the requirement. Hall said when he first introduced a vaccine requirement last July, months before Saskatchewan imposed a provincial mandate, […]