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Patient in Gatineau tests negative for Ebola

Patient in isolation in Gatineau, Que., hospital tests negative for Ebola
The Canadian Press

GATINEAU, Que. - A girl who was put in isolation at a hospital in Gatineau, Que., as a precautionary measure has tested negative for Ebola.

Karelle Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Outaouais region public health, says the girl, who had come down with a fever following a recent trip to West Africa, is in stable condition and under observation.

Fever is a common symptom of the often deadly virus which has killed more than 1,500 people in the largest Ebola outbreak on record.

Proposed laws could dampen sales of e-cigs

E-cigarettes sales will suffer if regulated like tobacco: analyst
Alexandra Bosanac, The Canadian Press

Designed to simulate smoking, electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity but uncertainty over possible Health Canada regulations and restrictions by other regulators are raising concerns for the industry in Canada.

Doctor helping to develop surgery black box

Operating room black box could provide valuable feedback for surgeons
Anne-Marie Vettorel, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A Toronto surgeon who is working to adapt black box aviation technology to track surgeries and improve patient outcomes says preliminary results are promising.

In Dr. Teodor Grantcharov's operating room,"the whole room is wired." Cameras and microphones capture movement and conversation, and patient data, like heart rate and blood pressure, is logged automatically by a data recorder similar to black boxes used on airplanes to record flight data.

Aboriginal recruits face culture shock: study

Going from reserve to recruit a culture shock for some aboriginals: report
Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.

Being so far away from their families brought some aboriginal recruits to tears, says an internal study, while others got sick on the kinds of food served in mess halls.

$50-million Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed

No winning ticket sold for Friday`s $50-million Lotto Max jackpot
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - No one has the winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.

Two MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each were available, and one was won by a ticketholder in Ontario.

The jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 5 will remain at $50-million, but there will be seven MaxMillions prizes up for grabs.

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Teacher fired for giving zeros wins appeal

Edmonton teacher fired for giving zeroes for not doing homework, tests wins appeal
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - An Alberta appeal board says the Edmonton Public School Board was unfair in suspending and firing teacher who gave out zeros to his students.

Lynden Dorval was suspended in May 2012 and fired four months later for awarding zeros to students who did not hand in homework or take assigned tests.

Dorval appealed to the Board of Reference and it has ruled that Dorval was treated unfairly in his dismissal.

The appeal board has ordered that Dorval be paid his salary from the date of his dismissal and also that his pension be topped up.

Quebec agrees to proceed with energy strategy

Quebec agrees to proceed with energy strategy at annual premiers meeting
Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press

CHARLOTTETOWN - Quebec's rookie premier, Philippe Couillard, made his presence felt at his first meeting with Canada's other premiers, agreeing Friday to have his province join in the development of a national energy strategy that had been stalled by a previous separatist government.

Man convicted in Mayerthorpe deaths arrested

Man convicted in shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 arrested
The Canadian Press

WHITECOURT, Alta. - One of two men convicted in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 has been arrested and charged with a drug crime.

Dennis Cheeseman was released from prison last November after serving two-thirds of his sentence for manslaughter.

RCMP Staff-Sgt. Ron Campbell said Cheeseman was taken into custody Friday in a community only about 50 kilometres west of the Mayerthorpe-area farm where the four constables were ambushed.

Canadian team evacuated from Ebola zone home

Canadian laboratory team evacuated from Ebola zone back in Canada
Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Three Canadian scientists evacuated from Sierra Leone over Ebola concerns are back in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday night.

The three left earlier Friday on a chartered plane to make the trip home. A quarantine officer assessed them when their plane landed in an undisclosed Canadian location.

They were deemed healthy and allowed to travel to private residences where they will enter a period of isolation.

American family on tour bus recalls crash

'Blood everywhere': American family hurt in B.C. tour bus rollover recalls crash
Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press

KELOWNA, B.C. - When the tour bus carrying Janice Wong's family and dozens of other tourists stopped rolling along a mountain highway in British Columbia, the 19-year-old found herself in a writhing heap of people catapulted from the vehicle.

The scene was so bloody and dusty she couldn't tell who was who. She screamed out for her parents.

"I couldn't see — I was panicking at the same time," Wong said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

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