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BC overdoses hit new record at end of November

Last August, 49 people died of illicit drug-overdoses across B.C. Then 57 in September, 63 in October, and now 128 last month. The unsafe synthetic opioid fentanyl has been detected in more than 60 percent of 2016 deaths. Coroners Service found that at least one other substance - mostly cocaine - was present in 96 per cent of the cases. Last week, the federal government announced it was overhauling a Harper government bill that made it hard, if not impossible, for cities to open supervised ...

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Dr. Henry Heimlich, inventor of Heimlich maneuver, dies at 96

He also invented a chest drain valve widely used in emergency rooms and by soldiers in the Vietnam War, and in 1955 "gained notoriety with an operation that replaces a patient's severely damaged esophagus or one that has been removed", WCPO wrote.

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Trainer Reed Recalls Devastating Barn Fire

Reed said one problem the employees had in trying to rescue the horses is that they would instinctively run back into the barn and they would have to be chased back out. He said some of the horses in the yearling barn were older and some were racehorses. Reed thought that it might have been caused "by lightning during a Saturday night storm".

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16 die in Siberian city after drinking bath lotion containing alcohol

Although poisonings with products which contain alcohol are not so uncommon there in Russian Federation, this incident is considered to be very serious and the deadliest incident in city of Irkutsk, in years. Russian President Vladimir Putin is being briefed on the incident. Police have found an underground facility that made the counterfeit lotion, and seized 132 gallons of the substance at about 100 shops in Irkutsk, according to the Tass news agency.

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Deadline extended to sign up for January 1 Obamacare coverage

A penalty will still be enforced for those without health insurance. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Wednesday that enrollment momentum was building leading up to the deadline. California, New York and CT, which all operate their own exchanges, already had Saturday, Dec. 17 as their deadlines for January 1 coverage. On the healthcare, gov website , the administration said "hundreds of thousands have already selected plans over the last few days, and almost a million ...

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NES Classic Edition Will Be in Stock at Best Buy Next Week

Given the success of Super Mario Run, which has already surpassed 5 million downloads to become the top grossing title in the App Store on day one, it hasn't been a bad few weeks for Nintendo. Maybe Nintendo was afraid of taking momentum away from Switch, or didn't anticipate how many people might want a retro version of its original console, but it's clear the nostalgia market for its devices is enormous.