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B.C. researcher says device mimics parent's touch to help babies cope with pain

B.C. researcher says device mimics parent's touch to help babies cope with pain

VANCOUVER — Researchers in British Columbia have designed a "robot" that helps reduce pain for premature babies by simulating skin-to-skin contact with a parent who may not be available during around-the-clock procedures in a neonatal intensive care
Anti-discrimination organization wants to map offenders with hate atlas

Anti-discrimination organization wants to map offenders with hate atlas

VANCOUVER — An advocacy organization says it wants to map hatred and discrimination across Canada in a move that is prompting warnings of caution from one civil liberties group.
Trucker who caused Broncos crash likely to be deported after sentence: lawyer

Trucker who caused Broncos crash likely to be deported after sentence: lawyer

An immigration lawyer says the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan is likely to be deported to India right after he serves his sentence.
As MPs pull all-nighter, Philpott breathes fresh life into SNC-Lavalin scandal

As MPs pull all-nighter, Philpott breathes fresh life into SNC-Lavalin scandal

OTTAWA — Former cabinet minister Jane Philpott fanned the flames of the SNC-Lavalin fire Thursday as Liberals struggled to douse the controversy and focus Canadians' attention on their pre-election budget.

Janes brand chicken nuggets recalled over possible salmonella contamination

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of a frozen breaded chicken product over fears of salmonella contamination. The agency says Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Nuggets from the marketplace.
Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni, B.C., prompts evacuation updates

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni, B.C., prompts evacuation updates

VICTORIA — When tsunami-alert sirens rang out in the dead of night in Port Alberni 14 months ago, most people fled for higher ground but some didn't recognize the emergency signal, says a new study. A magnitude 7.
'I fought to live:' Manitoba Mountie shot in head faces shooter in court

'I fought to live:' Manitoba Mountie shot in head faces shooter in court

MINNEDOSA, Man. — RCMP Cpl. Graeme Kingdon got a chance Thursday to face the man who shot him during a series of break-and-enters last summer in western Manitoba, and called for the maximum sentence under the law for attempted murder.
B.C. legislation targets Trans Mountain, say proponent and Alberta government

B.C. legislation targets Trans Mountain, say proponent and Alberta government

VANCOUVER — Environmental legislation proposed by British Columbia is specifically targeting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and would significantly impact it, the project's proponent and the Alberta government argued Thursday. The B.C.
'The right thing was done:' Manitoba family gets guardianship of seized baby

'The right thing was done:' Manitoba family gets guardianship of seized baby

WINNIPEG — The mother of a newborn who was seen in a social media video being taken away by authorities in hospital says she is relieved a judge has given guardianship to the family.
In Liberal, Tory battle over deficits, both messages click, poll suggests

In Liberal, Tory battle over deficits, both messages click, poll suggests

OTTAWA — With a federal election looming this fall, the Liberals and Conservatives are bracing for an ideological battle that pits the merits of balancing the books against spending on consumer confidence — and many Canadians may actually agree with