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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — There is a cost to war — to the countries that wage it, to the soldiers who fight it, to the civilians who endure it. For nations, territory is gained and lost, and sometimes regained and lost again. But some losses are permanent. Lives lost can never be regained. Nor can limbs. And so it is in Ukraine. The stories of the people who undergo amputations during conflict are as varied as their wounds, as are their journeys of reconciliation with their injuries. For some, losing
CALGARY — The Battle of Alberta is back with a friendly hockey wager between the city councils in Calgary and Edmonton. The Calgary Flames will play the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL's Western Conference semifinal in their first post-season matchup since 1991. The best-of-seven series begins Wednesday in Calgary. Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek says every council member in the losing city is expected to wear the winning team's jerseys at the first meeting after the series finishes. She or Edmonton Mayor
PRAIRIE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is the first state in the nation to require most gas stations to sell fuel with at least 15% ethanol under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Reynolds signed the bill on a farm near Prairie City, about 20 miles east of Des Moines. The Republican governor signed the bill on a flatbed wagon backed by tractors and corn planters, highlighting what she called a victory for Iowa farmers and biofuels advocates. The ethanol industry consumes about half of Iowa's c
A Canadian study looking at some COVID-19 patients who were readmitted during the first years of the pandemic adds to our growing understanding about the virus, says infectious diseases specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch.
COVID-19 has not gone away, so planning for better air quality indoors is needed, says cardiologist Dr. Christopher Labos. He also thinks many Canadians will choose to continue wearing masks.
With an aging population and a large portion of the riding employed in the health-care sector, Ottawa West-Nepean voters could cast their ballots with health — and especially elder care — at the top of their minds. Suzanne Barnett, a retired nurse who was visiting Britannia Beach with her former colleagues, said four of the five of them had recently lost their family doctors and had struggled to get a new one. "That is the most important thing for me right now: health care, not highways," said B
Three lynx were born at the Montreal Biodôme on May 1 and the kittens and their mother are doing well, the Space for Life said in a statement. The kittens' mother is providing the babies with all the maternal care they need, the statement said. This is the second litter produced by the seven-year-old female and eight-year-old male. Their last litter was in 2016. The Biodôme's staff are strictly adhering to protocol in order to maintain a tranquil environment for the mother to nurse and groom her
Because they help to create a shared understanding, metaphors can play a critical role in navigating the gap between the knowledge patients and health-care providers bring.
"The use of this island was truly unprecedented in this part of New Jersey."
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An outbreak of avian flu is forcing farmers to cull their flocks and leading to concerns about higher food prices. The outbreak is prompting a new wave of conspiracy theories that the bird flu isn't real and emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. (May 17)
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — With his team's Champions League qualification ambitions in ruins, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka felt it was time to deliver some home truths. “Disastrous” was how Xhaka summed up Arsenal's 2-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday that left Tottenham in charge of the race between the north London rivals for a top-four finish in the English Premier League. Then he went further. “If someone is not ready for this game or too nervous, stay on the bench, stay at home, don’t come he
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Monday decided to join neighboring Finland in seeking NATO membership, ending more than two centuries of military nonalignment in a historic shift prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The move drew strong objections from Turkey, a key NATO member who declared the two nations should not be allowed to join because they have been too lax in taking action against Kurdish militants. Countries can only join NATO if all current members agree. Swedish Prime Minister Magda
RCMP have identified five people from southern Alberta as those charged in the death of a 35-year-old man who was reported missing last summer. The body of Lane Tailfeathers was discovered in a rural area in southwest Alberta last July, roughly a month after his family told Fort Macleod RCMP that he had gone missing. On Saturday, Mounties announced they had arrested five people in connection with the homicide. The RCMP has now named them and their charges: Richard Lavell, 43, and Miranda Turuk,
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s inflation rate rose to the highest level in 40 years last month as Russia's war in Ukraine fueled further increases in food and fuel prices. Consumer price inflation accelerated to 9% in the 12 months through April, from 7% the previous month, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. That is the highest rate since sometime in 1982, when inflation reached 11%, according to statistical modeling by the ONS. Millions of households across Britain were hit with a 54%
An Edmonton jury will have to decide if the fatal shooting of two Métis hunters was a deliberate crime or an act of self-defence. In March 2020, Jacob Sansom, 39 and his uncle Maurice Cardinal, 57 were gunned down in a remote location outside of Glendon, Alta., about 215 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. Roger Bilodeau, 58, and his son Anthony, 33, are both charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Sansom and Cardinal. Both men pleaded not guilty in the Edmonton Court of Q
Taxi and limousine fares in Halifax will go up on Tuesday evening for the first time since October 2012, largely due to the price of gas. The increase was recommended in a staff report presented to Halifax regional council on Tuesday. Fares will be raised an average of 12.1 per cent, with a greater impact on shorter trips. Andrea MacDonald, HRM's acting director of buildings and compliance, presented the report to council. She said there have been requests from the industry and individual counci
Kalush Orchestra were greeted by cheering fans as they returned to Ukraine after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. (May 17)
MONTREAL — A long-awaited report from the Quebec coroner says residents of long-term care homes were kept in a blind spot while the provincial government reacted to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Géhane Kamel, who investigated deaths in long-term care during the early days of the pandemic, concludes that the Health Department offered no specific instructions to long-term care homes despite knowing older people were particularly at-risk from the novel coronavirus. Kamel's inquest looked at 5
A volunteer firefighter says a temporary tire storage site in Richmond County is a fire risk. The tire transfer site in L'Ardoise is used by Maia Transport — a contractor with Divert Nova Scotia. Hillary Taylor, with the L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Department since 1984, estimates there are more than 5,000 tires in the pile and he thinks they aren't stored properly. "You are supposed to have a brick wall all around ... so it can be contained so that it doesn't spread anywhere," said Taylor. "And in