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New Ghostbusters for our time, a harrowing tale from World War II and an inspirational Dark Horse
Also a bizarre tickling investigation and a serial killer story told through his victims
Jul 14th, 2016
Overdose deaths could be reduced if more B.C. doctors used database: report
Just 30 per cent of B.C. doctors are enrolled in the PharmaNet program, which lets them track if patients are abusing opioids by getting prescriptions elsewhere, warn experts.
The Canadian Press
Nov 24th, 2015
Oscar-nominated shorts are special; Side Effects and Identity Thief, just ordinary
Paperman and Maggie Simpson are among the short films with Academy Award nominations this year.
Feb 7th, 2013
Premiers united in opposition to Conservatives' 'unilateral' health care decision
Premiers say they will band together to get the federal government back at the health care table, but will Ottawa budge from its increasingly tough stance?
David P. Ball
Jan 16th, 2012
Canada's health care: premiers gather in Victoria to discuss system's future
What does the future hold for health care? With Canada's health accord expiring in 2014, the country's premiers are meeting to discuss plans for medicare. VO is live-blogging from the meetings.
David P. Ball
Jan 15th, 2012