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More than 70 per cent of people in jails awaiting bail or trial, report says

More than 70 per cent of people in jails awaiting bail or trial, report says

TORONTO — The crisis in Canada's bail system has worsened over the last decade, with more people in pre-trial custody and some spending weeks in detention before being released on bail, according to a new report that calls for major reforms.
Primary-care teams, access to health records key fixes for family doc crisis: report

Primary-care teams, access to health records key fixes for family doc crisis: report

TORONTO — A new report says patients across Canada see more primary health-care teams, access to their own electronic records and faster licensing of foreign-trained physicians as key ways to solve the country's family doctor shortage crisis.
Will I be paid extra for working an extra day this leap year?

Will I be paid extra for working an extra day this leap year?

People who are paid hourly will be compensated for any work they put in on Feb. 29, but the answer is less clear for those who receive an annual salary.
Rare case containing coveted Wayne Gretzky rookie cards sells for $3.7M

Rare case containing coveted Wayne Gretzky rookie cards sells for $3.7M

REGINA — A case of old hockey cards containing the game's Great One has fetched more than $3.7 million after it was uncovered in a Regina home.
'Superhighways': Study says rural ground wells increase risk of higher radon levels

'Superhighways': Study says rural ground wells increase risk of higher radon levels

OKOTOKS, Alta. — Henk de Haan says that for five years he was blissfully unaware of the invisible danger as his children slept in the basement of their acreage home southwest of Calgary.
Make the most of loyalty programs by timing purchases, combining offers: expert

Make the most of loyalty programs by timing purchases, combining offers: expert

Tips for making the most of grocery loyalty tips: be patient, but don't be afraid to skip an offer.
Ukrainian troops improvising medical supplies: UNIFIER training commander

Ukrainian troops improvising medical supplies: UNIFIER training commander

ŁÓDŹ, Poland — Ukrainian troops are using improvised medical supplies on the battlefield because they don't have what they need to treat and transport the wounded, the officer commanding medical training for Operation UNIFIER told federal ministers S
Freeland pledges pharmacare deal won't jeopardize federal finances

Freeland pledges pharmacare deal won't jeopardize federal finances

WARSAW, Poland — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says pharmacare will not jeopardize Canada's fiscal standing as the federal government intends to abide by the spending rules it pledged in the fall.
What would happen without a Leap Day? More than you might think

What would happen without a Leap Day? More than you might think

NEW YORK (AP) — Leap year. It's a delight for the calendar and math nerds among us. So how did it all begin and why? Have a look at some of the numbers, history and lore behind the (not quite) every four year phenom that adds a 29th day to February.
Sandra Richardson: Empowering social profit sector workers to reach their full potential

Sandra Richardson: Empowering social profit sector workers to reach their full potential

Join us for a film screening on March 7 that could change your views on how we can sustain non-profits and charities