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Province disputes lawsuit alleging abuse of people with disabilities

The provincial government says too much time has passed to fairly try a lawsuit alleging abuse among children and adults living with disabilities at the Manitoba Development Centre. But a lawyer for one of the former residents say the court action will continue despite the province’s objection. In a statement of defence filed in Manitoba […]

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Psychiatric hospital fined $650,000 for failing to protect its workers in B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. – WorkSafeBC has fined the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital almost $650,000 for failing to protect the safety of its workers. The workplace safety agency says the fine is the largest such administrative penalty and was imposed because the hospital in Port Coquitlam didn’t ensure the safety of its workers with adequate risk assessments, policies […]

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Entrepreneurs with disabilities in video contest

Income-earning options can be challenging for rural Manitoba residents for whom traditional employment is out of the question because of disability or illness. Increasingly, many are trying their hands at home-based businesses, but that can be tough to do at the best of times with the best of health.. READ MORE

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No stethoscope for pain: Scientists seek real way to measure

WASHINGTON – Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8?Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from joint-damaging childhood arthritis and then from fibromyalgia. READ MORE

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