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  • 'Look and don't touch'

    They're cute, friendly and seem to seek interaction with humans. The first couple of beluga whales around the island this season were sighted ...

  • Accepting new patients

    Build it and patients will come was the idea behind putting a medical practice in the old town hall in Paradise. But that hasn't exactly been ...

  • No room at the ICU

    Jeannie Baldwin is worried about her father, whose heart surgery Thursday was cancelled at the Health Sciences Centre. "To tell you the truth, ...

  • Not enough MRIs 'unless you beg'

    A longtime radiation oncologist is urging the province to acquire more MRIs to provide adequate care. "Unless you beg, it is still sometimes ...

  • Power struggle

    An Ontario environmental alliance is floating the proposed Lower Churchill Falls hydroelectric project as a better alternative to nuclear power ...

  • Cyclist sets out on national trek to help promote suicide awareness

    Ben Verboom might seem like just another cyclist determined to set out on an adventure from Cape Spear across the country to B.C. But the slight ...

  • Fast-thinking cottagers rescue canoeists

    Barrie James and Pat Perham know when it's a good day to take a boat out on Middle Gull Pond, and Friday wasn't one of them. The two were among ...

  • Keep it simple

    As the H1N1 influenza panic subsides, the national regulatory agency that governs public health response needs to come up with simple, clearcut ...

  • 'My whole life was about to implode'

    The pant leg of Cathy Ryan's faded jeans covers her ankle bracelet, a small black box attached to a strap. A few times, the fit, slim woman has ...

  • No confirmed swine flu cases in province

    There are no confirmed cases of swine flu in this province, but health officials say they have protocols in place to flag any suspicious symptoms ...