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ER spillover into hallways creating patient risk at Halifax hospital: study

HALIFAX — A union study of Atlantic Canada's largest hospital says patient spillover into hallways due to overcrowding and sudden transfers from the emergency department is posing risks to safety.
Indigenous chefs aim to raise awareness of their traditional foods

Indigenous chefs aim to raise awareness of their traditional foods

TORONTO — Canadian cuisine might include a mix of culinary traditions, but the food of one of the country's founding groups is largely missing. An emerging group of indigenous chefs and restaurateurs is hoping to change that.

Hockey Canada to make smaller ice surfaces mandatory for youngest kids' games

Hockey Canada says it will make it mandatory that children getting their first introduction to the game play on reduced-size ice surfaces instead of full-sized rinks.

Elections watchdog alleges N.S. man broke political contribution rules

OTTAWA — The person tasked with policing elections in Canada has laid five charges against a Nova Scotia man over allegations that he violated strict limits on political donations.
Retailers offered new, free online course to prevent racial profiling

Retailers offered new, free online course to prevent racial profiling

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched a new online course aimed at preventing racial profiling at retail outlets.
1 child or youth suffers gunshot injury each day in Ontario, study finds

1 child or youth suffers gunshot injury each day in Ontario, study finds

TORONTO — Firearms injure a child or youth almost every day in Ontario, say researchers, who analyzed hospital records to determine which groups of young people are most at risk for gun-related accidents or violent assault.
Snowboarding star Mark McMorris in hospital after backcountry accident

Snowboarding star Mark McMorris in hospital after backcountry accident

VANCOUVER — Snowboarding star Mark McMorris, one of Canada's medal favourites at next year's Winter Olympics, is in a Vancouver hospital after suffering several injuries Saturday during a backcountry excursion.
Scores turn out for healing service after Nova Scotia church fire

Scores turn out for healing service after Nova Scotia church fire

HALIFAX — Scores of people clad in white gathered Sunday for a healing service in a community gym across the street from a fire-ravaged historic church just outside Halifax. The service was originally scheduled to take place in St.

Newfoundland cod stocks on rebound, but still at critically low levels: report

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A new federal report says northern cod stocks off eastern Newfoundland continue to grow 25 years after a sweeping moratorium, but warns they remain in the "critical zone.
Massive 'Big Maple Leaf' gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

Massive 'Big Maple Leaf' gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

Berlin police say thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram gold coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint that's worth millions.