• Victoria's first supervised consumption site approved by Health Canada
Victoria's first supervised consumption site approved by Health Canada

Richard Stanwick, Island Health Chief Medical Health Officer. "Providing supervised consumption services is a critical component of ensuring people can use drugs in a safe space and find supports there too, when they are ready to begin recovery", said Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy in a statement.

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  • Elon Musk reportedly planning to build his own Hyperloop for tunnel system
Elon Musk reportedly planning to build his own Hyperloop for tunnel system

An Elon Musk concept at first, the Hyperloop train may become a reality sooner than expected - though it's not Musk who is overseeing the various Hyperloop projects now underway. Drawings from Musk's original 2013 Hyperloop research paper. Pishevar told AFP he expected the first hyperloop system to be built outside the USA because "the speed at w...

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  • Off-road vehicles restricted in Southeast Fire Centre backcountry
Off-road vehicles restricted in Southeast Fire Centre backcountry

About 3,800 people were fighting more than 120 fires across the province on Friday. The state of emergency gives agencies, such as Emergency Management BC, the fire commissioner, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and the RCMP the authority, under the Wildfire Act, to take every action necessary to ...

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  • Darren Soto blasts immigration plan as against American values, curb on economy
Darren Soto blasts immigration plan as against American values, curb on economy

President Trump unveiled controversial legislation on Wednesday that would sharply curtail legal immigration to the United States . David Purdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas . The Cotton-Perdue legislation, also known as the RAISE Act (for Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy ), would cut by half the number of...

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  • VACC asks SC for copies of supporting documents in Sereno impeachment
VACC asks SC for copies of supporting documents in Sereno impeachment

MALACANANG said Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte would not meddle in the impeachment complaints filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. "We respect any person who would file a complaint against any impeachable officer because that is within the bounds of the law". Another impeachment case is that of Larry Gadon, t...

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  • Trump on tricky legal ground with Obamacare threat
Trump on tricky legal ground with Obamacare threat

With that push unsuccessful thus far, and the latest effort flaming out last week, the subsidies case remains in play. An appeals court has allowed a group of Democratic state attorneys general to defend the subsidy payments in a case filed by the Republican-led House of Representatives, potentially making it more hard for the administration to s...

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  • How to Get Congress Moving on Health Care Reform
How to Get Congress Moving on Health Care Reform

Major health insurers in some states are seeking increases as high as 30% or more for premiums on 2018 Affordable Care Act plans, according to new federal data that provide the broadest view so far of the turmoil across exchanges as companies try to anticipate Trump administration policies.

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  • Interior Dept Watchdog Launches Probe Into Zinke Calls To Alaska Senators
Interior Dept Watchdog Launches Probe Into Zinke Calls To Alaska Senators

Zinke called the idea that he threatened Murkowski or Sullivan "laughable", adding that "the moon has been characterized as other things, too". Murkowski argued that eventually, time will prove that their votes to be the right ones. "I remember being so proud of you for saying directly to the president what your obligations were... the people of...

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  • Kelly quickly moves to impose military discipline on White House
Kelly quickly moves to impose military discipline on White House

John Kelly as a signal of a fresh start in the West Wing. Cantone-as-Mooch simpered to the Trump character (Anthony Atamanuik), reflecting Scaramucci's own ten-day-turnaround on the job. Dubke, who tendered his resignation on May 18 but agreed to stay on through the president's first trip overseas, was only in the position for about three mo...

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  • Caitlyn Jenner Spotted Wearing 'Make America Great Again' Hat
Caitlyn Jenner Spotted Wearing 'Make America Great Again' Hat

In a letter to Mattis, the Senators wrote , "This announcement contradicts existing Defense Department policies, undermines our military readiness, and puts our transgender service members as well as their commanders in an impossible situation".

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  • Air quality advisory remains in place for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley
Air quality advisory remains in place for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

There's still no relief from the smoke coming from more than 100 fires burning in British Columbia and the air could continue to be hazy throughout the weekend. The Washington State Department of Health recommends clubs and organizations cancel youth outdoor events when the air quality is rated unhealthy or very unhealthy .

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  • Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill into law
Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill into law

He blamed legislators for compelling him into signing the sanction measures. U.S. relations with Russian Federation have hit a "very risky low", President Trump said yesterday as he accused fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill of risking a new Cold War by limiting his power to make deals with the Kremlin .

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  • Another Samajwadi Party MLC Sarojini Agrawal resigns, joins BJP
Another Samajwadi Party MLC Sarojini Agrawal resigns, joins BJP

In yet another blow to Samajwadi Party within a week, MLC Sarojini Agarwal quit the party on Friday and announced that she was joining the BJP. Confirming that Agrawal had joined the party, state BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said: "Following conflicts within the SP family, their leaders are seeking their political future in other parties".

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  • Gore Compares Trump Admin. to Gruesome 'Game of Thrones' Red Wedding Scene
Gore Compares Trump Admin. to Gruesome 'Game of Thrones' Red Wedding Scene

Gore also pointed out the clear divisions within the GOP after the controversial resignations and staffing changes in the recent past. "I think in the process the president has been isolating himself from the rest of the country". As GoT fans may (painfully) recall, the Red Wedding was a bloody massacre in Season 3 Episode 9 during the nupti...

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  • Republicans Determined to Act on Health Care - But How?
Republicans Determined to Act on Health Care - But How?

Also on health care, Trump pressed the Senate to change rules to weaken the filibuster and ease passage of the bill by requiring only 51 votes. Patty Murray of Washington to make the hearings bipartisan. Rand Paul told reporters. They say two Republican amendments were so rushed that they were never given an official score by the nonpartisan Cong...

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  • New Veterans Health Care App Includes Telehealth
New Veterans Health Care App Includes Telehealth

Trump said the initiative will make a difference for people living in rural areas. "That means we're going to be able to use VA providers in cities where there are a lot of doctors, and be able to use those doctors to help our veterans in rural areas where there aren't many healthcare professionals".

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  • U.S. to Join Climate Talks Despite Planned Withdrawal From Paris Accord
U.S. to Join Climate Talks Despite Planned Withdrawal From Paris Accord

The State Department on Friday formally withdrew from the Paris climate accord, confirming President Trump's earlier pledge that the U.S. would pull out. participation in the accord but gave no details. The United States, under former President Barack Obama , had pledged as part of the Paris accord to cut U.S.

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  • Reed calls on Trump Administration to continue health insurance cost-sharing payments
Reed calls on Trump Administration to continue health insurance cost-sharing payments

His absence for the next two weeks, before the Senate begins it recess, probably denies leaders their best chance of turning that vote around. He said, "The votes are simply not there". Along those lines, Senate GOP health committee chairman Lamar Alexander of Tennessee discussed health care Tuesday at a private meeting with the panel's top Democra...

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  • North Korea warns United States to 'stop your senseless remarks'
North Korea warns United States to 'stop your senseless remarks'

China, with which North Korea does the large majority of its trade, has repeatedly said it strictly follows United Nations resolutions on North Korea and has denounced unilateral US sanctions as unhelpful. Someone needs to explain to Gorka that China's government is not made up of angry white people in the Rust Belt who loved Trump's plan to Make...

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  • Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments over break
Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments over break

But the current deal comes after Trump repeatedly lashed out at Attorney General, sparking speculation that he would fire the former senator and try to name his successor while Congress was out of town. Trump also needs to find a new secretary of Homeland Security after he named John Kelly his new chief of staff. The move, which must be approved ...

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