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C. difficile cases fall 36 per cent in hospitals, better infection control credited

C. difficile cases fall 36 per cent in hospitals, better infection control credited

TORONTO — Rates of Clostridium difficile, an often recurring bacterial infection of the colon that causes debilitating diarrhea, have fallen dramatically in hospitals across Canada since 2009, a study has found.
Marineland founder John Holer dies at 83, lawyer says

Marineland founder John Holer dies at 83, lawyer says

John Holer, who founded the Marineland theme park in Niagara Falls, Ont., and unapologetically defended it against all critics, has died at the age of 83. His lawyer Andrew Burns says Holer died in his home Saturday morning surrounded by family.
Toronto police investigating drive-by shooting; fourth homicide in 24 hours

Toronto police investigating drive-by shooting; fourth homicide in 24 hours

TORONTO — An unarmed woman was killed in a drive-by shooting in north Toronto early Sunday morning while on her way home from a funeral, police said.
Toronto Pride Parade takes place amid tensions between LGBTQ community, police

Toronto Pride Parade takes place amid tensions between LGBTQ community, police

TORONTO — As Toronto's annual Pride parade wound through the city's core on Sunday, the streets might have been their usual sea of colour, but at moments, a heaviness hung in the air.

Parents stranded in Japan granted Canadian visas for adopted children

VANCOUVER — Five Canadian families have been granted visas to return home with their newly adopted babies, after being stuck in Japan for weeks due to a bureaucratic impasse. Ryan Hoag of Coquitlam, B.C.
Pigs make surpise appearance during yoga session in Aldergrove, B.C.

Pigs make surpise appearance during yoga session in Aldergrove, B.C.

ALDERGROVE, B.C. — Yoga practitioners in Aldergrove, B.C., had some unlikely company during a string of sessions on Sunday.
Former Smiling Goat employees prepare to open LGBTQ community space in Halifax

Former Smiling Goat employees prepare to open LGBTQ community space in Halifax

HALIFAX — Former baristas at a Halifax cafe who are still owed thousands in unpaid wages are pushing back by opening a coffee shop of their own at the same location as their former workplace.
A dozen Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

A dozen Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

GAO, Mali — Canadian troops started to take up their positions in the world's most dangerous peacekeeping mission on Sunday, as a dozen Forces members flew into an isolated United Nations' base to begin work on Canada's year-long commitment to help b
Trudeau, Scheer and Singh court voters in Quebec on Fete nationale holiday

Trudeau, Scheer and Singh court voters in Quebec on Fete nationale holiday

MONTREAL — For the second time in two days, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was confronted on Sunday by a protester during a visit to Quebec to coincide with the Fete nationale holiday.
Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim's family

Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim's family

Notorious serial killer and pig farmer Robert Pickton has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in Quebec, the family of the one of his victims said Sunday.