Ending birth alerts a ‘red herring’ that doesn’t address root causes of child apprehension, experts say

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Ending birth alerts a ‘red herring’ that doesn’t address root causes of child apprehension, experts say

The number of newborns taken into care dropped dramatically as birth alerts ended across Canada, but child welfare experts warn ceasing the practice cannot be the only step governments take to keep families together. “[Birth alerts] really risk being kind of a red herring in the real issue of ensuring that children have an adequate opportunity to …

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Sex assault trial starts for military officer who led COVID-19 vaccine campaign

OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s sexual assault trial is scheduled to begin in a Gatineau courthouse this morning. The trial comes more than a year after the senior military officer was abruptly removed as head of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign in May 2021. Fortin was later charged with one count of sexual assault …

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Safer opioid supply program leads to drop in Ontario hospitalizations, ER visits: study

TORONTO — Safe opioid supply programs can significantly cut down on emergency department visits and hospitalizations for people at high risk for overdose, new research from Ontario suggests. A study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal examined people who used a safer opioid supply program in London, Ont., for just over three years, …

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Sept 19 2022 – Today’s Biggest News Stories

A week of ceremonies, centuries of tradition, and years of meticulous planning have led to this moment: the historic funeral for the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch. Watch it here. Eleven days after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, the UK held an elaborate, solemn state funeral in Westminster Abbey. The royal family, UK politicians, and leaders …

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Ojibway and Métis musician sets off on tour with Tim & The Glory Boys

While some music groups culminate their year of hard work at an awards ceremony, Tim & The Glory Boys’ multi-instrumentalist Brenton David was back on the Home-Town Hoedown tour as soon as the Canadian Country Music Awards week came to a close. It was a big week in Calgary for Tim & The Glory Boys. The band …

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Long COVID plan, funding decisions in the works, Moore says

TORONTO — Ontario is expected to make funding decisions for a long COVID strategy in the near future, the province’s top doctor says, as health officials work to create standard definitions and treatment protocols. Hospitals have been submitting proposals to Ontario Health, and now the province is working to provide guidance to primary care professionals …

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