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  1. High rent may doom Catholic chapel that survived 9-11

    04.29 / 13:30 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    NEW YORK - Parishioners at a New York City chapel that sheltered 9-11 first responders are praying for a miracle to save it from falling victim itself to the prosperity of its resurgent neighbourhood. St. Joseph's Chapel is living on archdiocese subsidies after the rent for the relatively…
  2. Waterton and Glacier parks on Alberta-Montana border get dark-sky designation

    04.29 / 04:08 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    WATERTON, Alta. - A pair of sister parks straddling the border between Alberta and Montana have received a special designation. The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, as the Canadian and U.S. parks are known, have received an International Dark Sky Park designation. The announcement…
  3. Edmonton dentist and big hockey fan crowns patients with Oilers logo

    04.29 / 03:22 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    EDMONTON - Dentist Dr. Alex Pavlenko is providing a unique way for Edmonton Oilers fans to show off their love of the hockey team, with porcelain crowns featuring the Oilers' logo. "You crack a tooth in half, or part of it come off, or anything could happen, right?" Pavlenko said with a…
  4. Saskatchewan doctors want to make bicycle helmets mandatory in province

    04.29 / 03:15 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    SASKATOON - The Saskatchewan Medical Association is calling on the provincial government to make wearing a helmet mandatory for all cyclists in the province. Saskatoon physician Dr. Mahli Brindamour says helmets are essential in preventing brain injuries. She tells CTV Saskatoon it's time…
  5. City of Kamloops orders small evacuation due to unstable hillside

    04.28 / 22:23 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The sopping spring weather has forced the evacuation of a neighbourhood in Kamloops and washed out a road in the Shuswap. The City of Kamloops says in a statement that there has been a "significant change in the landscape" and pooling water has created the risk of a landslide…
  6. Strident opponent of assisted dying to chair review of advance requests

    04.28 / 21:57 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    OTTAWA - A Toronto doctor who once likened assisted dying to Nazi genocide has been put in charge of a federally mandated process to determine whether Canadians should be able to make advance requests for medical help to end their lives. The appointment of Harvey Schipper to chair a…
  7. Robotic fruit pickers may help orchards with worker shortage

    04.28 / 21:57 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines…
  8. Federal energy regulator says she won't seek new term

    04.28 / 21:10 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    WASHINGTON - One of two remaining members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says she will not seek a second term, a move that could leave the five-member panel with a single commissioner. Democrat Colette Honorable said Friday she will not seek appointment after her current…
  9. Warren, Sanders unhappy by Wall Street-paid Obama speech

    04.28 / 20:46 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are not happy about reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Warren said Thursday on SiriusXM's "Alter…
  10. Ontario making abortion pill Mifegymiso free for all who need it

    04.28 / 20:46 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    TORONTO - The Ontario government is promising to soon make an abortion pill free for all women in the province. Mifegymiso, known as RU-486 outside of Canada, is a combination of two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. After years of study, Health Canada approved its use as a…
  11. Catherine Mayer offers gender equality road map in 'Attack of the 50 Foot Women'

    04.28 / 20:46 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    TORONTO - Catherine Mayer says there is not a single country that has achieved gender parity, but creating a level playing field for women to succeed doesn't lie solely with pursuing political power. "The mechanisms that are holding women down are interlocking and you can't — just by pu…
  12. FDA approves 1st targeted drug for certain leukemia patients

    04.28 / 20:22 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    U.S. regulators have approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug for adults with acute myeloid leukemia who have a genetic mutation called FLT3. Also OK'd was a test to identify…
  13. Fears of losing pre-existing conditions protection under GOP

    04.28 / 19:57 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    WASHINGTON - From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns. In…
  14. US rig count rises 13 this week to 870; Texas up 11

    04.28 / 19:32 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    HOUSTON - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 870. A year ago, 420 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 697 rigs sought oil and 171 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed…
  15. Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

    04.28 / 19:32 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    NEW YORK - Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It's a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assertion back in November that it was "pretty…
  16. Record season? So far 673 icebergs counted in shipping lanes off Newfoundland

    04.28 / 19:07 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - About 673 icebergs have drifted into shipping lanes off eastern Newfoundland so far this year. That's almost as many as were counted during the whole ice season last year, ending in late September. Gabrielle McGrath of the U.S. Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol says…
  17. Alberta Energy Regulator says will appeal Redwater case to Supreme Court

    04.28 / 19:07 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    CALGARY - The Alberta Energy Regulator said Friday it will appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada a case that pits creditors' rights to oil and gas assets against environmental liabilities. The lawsuit involving bankrupt Redwater Energy Corp. has been closely watched as a precedent-setting…
  18. Settlement would have companies pay millions for spill

    04.28 / 17:57 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Residential customers and small businesses could receive thousands of dollars under a proposed settlement with the companies sued for a chemical spill and resulting water crisis in West Virginia's capital area three years ago. If the federal court approves, the…
  19. Statistics show overdose calls across B.C. set grim record in April

    04.28 / 17:57 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    VANCOUVER - New numbers from health officials and first responders in British Columbia confirm a provincewide drug overdose crisis shows no sign of abating. BC Emergency Health Services says it responded to 109 suspected overdoses around B.C. on Thursday, with 71 of those calls coming from…
  20. Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions

    04.28 / 17:33 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Lifestyle
    WASHINGTON - At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency had asked the court to put a hold on the case shortly after President…