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Lisa's story: One of so many lost as opioids claim Indigenous lives at alarming rate (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
A collage is shown. At left, a photo of many people sitting around a picnic table. At right, a woman's profile is pictured. Lisa Red Young Man was one of at least 1,706 Albertans who died of opioid poisoning last year. The opioid crisis in Alberta has reached across populations and communities over the past number of years, but the First Nations population has been disproportionately affected.
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Corporate pressure led Shoppers Drug Mart staff to bill unnecessary medication reviews, pharmacists say (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
A person in winter clothing stands in an aisle at a Shoppers Drug Mart. CBC News spoke with former Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy employees who believe the company is taking advantage of the MedsCheck service by pushing staff to bill for consultations patients don't necessarily need. The company can then bill the province up to $75 per call.
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Return of controversial low-level flight training over Labrador eyed, as consultations continue with Indigenous groups (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
A fighter jet is pictured on a tarmac with a ladder connecting to the ground. A possible return to low-level flying at Goose Bay remains up in the air, as consultations continue with Indigenous groups.
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'I would be happy if I retired now': Swimmer Maggie Mac Neil enjoying ride before her last Olympics (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
Wearing a red and white Team Canada jacket, Canadian women's swimmer holds her 2021 Olympic gold medal in her left hand in front of her body while standing on the podium in Tokyo. The Paris Olympics in July will be the last for Canada's Maggie Mac Neil, who says she has "accomplished more than I ever wanted in swimming." She wants to defend 100-metre butterfly gold and lower the world record held by Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden.
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In this international student cap era, northern Ontario gets candid on why its permit needs are very different (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
A person wearing a blue sweater over a white dress shirt stands in a room, smiling. Post-secondary schools and councillors in Thunder Bay, Ont., want more consultation with the federal government over the new two-year cap on study permits for international students, while students say those already studying in Canada need more support to set them up for success. 
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A dress's journey sheds light on the history of slavery in Canada (Thu, 01 Feb 2024)
Graphic of a black and white photo of a woman wearing a dress and a crowd of people in the background. In the foreground, and old blue dress is displayed on a mannequin.
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This elderly couple lost home phone service for nearly 2 months. Their family says that's a major safety concern (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
When Jim Sacouman recently lost landline service at his rural home for nearly two months, he had no reliable way to contact family. Relatives of an elderly couple in rural Nova Scotia who endured a two-month landline outage say it’s a safety concern, calling landlines an essential service that should be prioritized by phone companies.
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Earn a fixed salary? You might be working for free tomorrow (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
The number 29 is circled in red on an illustration of a calendar. Hourly wage workers get another day to make money on leap years, but for salaried employees, that extra day is likely unpaid.
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Province cuts ties with Winnipeg foster home operator after teens given marijuana daily (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
A person rolling a joint. The Manitoba government is cutting ties with a private foster home operator and has asked police to investigate after learning the home was giving underage teens unauthorized cannabis as a form of harm reduction.
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This woman fell in a snowbank during a blizzard and couldn't get up. She's grateful for 2 men rescuing her (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
Bonnie Letrud, with one of her pet cats, Kilo, says she wasn't sure anyone would hear her cries for help after falling in the snow outside her Warman, Sask. home on Monday. A Saskatchewan woman is grateful to two men who found her lying in the snow behind her home as temperatures dropped below -20 C.
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How a Russian arms maker targets unknowing Canadian companies to get around sanctions (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
The Orlan-10, a reconnaissance drone used by the Russian military, is produced by Special Technology Center. At the outset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, countries including Canada immediately imposed extensive sanctions against the Russian military industrial complex. A recent hack of one Russian arms maker provides insights into how they pursue technology used to make weapons from unknowing Canadian companies.
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Seniors asked to pay thousands more in monthly fees after landlord removes incentives (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
82-year-old Penny Eccles says she plans to fight an increase of thousands of dollars to her monthly fees at a seniors' residence in Ottawa. Three seniors in Ottawa say their monthly fees are increasing by hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, through what some experts describe as a concerning legal loophole in the province of Ontario.
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One hospital's push to bring genetic cancer testing to more Black women (Wed, 28 Feb 2024)
A woman seated on a couch. Breast cancer tends to hit Black women at younger ages and be more aggressive, but they're underrepresented when it comes to genetic screening, say doctors launching an awareness campaign designed to empower Black women to learn more about it.
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Jordan's story: 'No parent should have to bury their kid' (Tue, 27 Feb 2024)
A photo of a man and a child hugging is pictured. She died of a fentanyl overdose at the age of 15, one of at least 1,706 Albertans who died of opioid poisoning last year. That works out, on average, to more than four deaths each and every day in 2023, the deadliest year on record for the province.
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Canada's international student spike was blamed on private colleges. Here's what really happened (Tue, 27 Feb 2024)
A group of university students stage a walkout to protest rising costs for international students. Documents obtained by CBC News reveal which colleges and universities account for the greatest share of Canada’s steep growth in international students, and which have the most to lose from a new cap on permits to study in this country.
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