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ROMANOW HEALTH-CARE REPORT
The Town ofKirklandLake; HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Nov. 28, 2002. 10:31AM

Kirkland Lake is extremely protective of the quality of its health care. It regards its
local professionals with pride.
You will NOT find that sentiment echoed here. What the Kirkland and District Hospital and the government doesn't want you to know.

10:52 AM |FULL STORY

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The cure? Take $15B, call me in four years

Nov. 28, 2002. 10:31AM

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Roy Romanow has recommended a $15-billion cash infusion by 2006 for a sweeping expansion of medicare that would stop the growth of private medicine. Romanow's massive report says a new Canadian Health Covenant should commit governments to a common vision of health care that excludes for-profit services.[Full Story]
?Final report (.pdf, 2.4 MB)?Speak Out: Romanow's prescription
?Voices: Reaction to Romanow report

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Kenyan terrorist attacks target Israelis

Nov. 28, 2002. 10:26AM

In simultaneous attacks on Israeli tourists in Kenya, a car bomb exploded at an Israeli-owned hotel today, killing 11 people and wounding 80 and at least two missiles were fired at ? but missed ? an Israeli airliner. [Full Story]


Minister quits drinking after airline incident

Nov. 28, 2002. 05:36AM

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OTTAWA?Defence Minister John McCallum was barred from boarding an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Ottawa earlier this month by a check-in agent who thought he'd had too much to drink. Allan Thompson has more. [Full Story]


Clarkson to visit troops on holidays

Nov. 28, 2002. 05:42AM

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OTTAWA?Gov.-Gen. Adrienne Clarkson says she plans to spend Christmas with Canadian sailors in the Arabian Gulf region to remind them of the growing support they have back home. As Canada's head of state, Clarkson is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Allan Thompson explains. [Full Story]


Bush anything but moronic, according to author

Nov. 28, 2002. 05:45AM

When Mark Crispin Miller first set out to write Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder, about the ever-growing catalogue of President George W. Bush's verbal gaffes, he meant it for a laugh. Since the 2000 presidential campaign, Miller has been compiling his own collection of Bush-isms, which have revealed, he says, a disquieting truth. Murray Whyte explain what Miller learned about Bush. [Full Story]


Hamas put on Ottawa's terror list

Nov. 28, 2002. 05:47AM

OTTAWA?The federal government expanded its blacklist of terrorist groups yesterday, naming Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad among six more terrorist organizations whose activities and support are now criminalized in Canada. Tonda MacCharles reports. [Full Story]


Suburban big boxes hurt downtowns

Nov. 28, 2002. 07:55AM

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Suburban power centres and big box retailers have overtaken many downtown cores as the top shopping destinations for Canadian consumers, a new survey shows. In a four-year period, the area flanking the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto fell from the top spot to eighth in a ranking of 20 top retail destinations, reports Dana Flavelle. [Full Story]


New drug reverses bone loss

Nov. 28, 2002. 05:48AM

WASHINGTON?A new drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the first to combat osteoporosis, the brittle-bone disease, by causing the body to form new, healthy bone tissue. [Full Story]

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Voices: Reaction to Romanow report

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Gunmen kill 4 Israelis in bus station attack

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It's that most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season is synonymous with starry-eyed tykes, warm get-togethers with family and friends, and cuddling in front of the fireplace with your honey - or your teddy. If you're wondering what to get the special people on your list, take a shopping trip through our Gift Guide section.

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The fascination of fat

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No amount of cardio carnage can quell Dr. Michael Bentley-Taylor's passion for fatty foods. Same goes for the rest of the world. No matter how much the experts preach lean living, we're still riding the gravy train. From the griddle to the grave, we're blubber-munching lard lovers.

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