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Medical labs need new deal, more competition

The CEO of one of Ontario’s oldest, and smaller medical laboratories says the province needs to fix the lab system. Gerard Kennedy says the duopoly that allows two companies to bill for more than 90 per cent of tests is out of date and needs an overhaul. Sean O’Shea reports.
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RAW: Fire destroys wedding venue in St. Clements

Robert and Tammy Belanger are co-owners of Hawthorn Estates, in St. Clements, Man. The barn was built in the 1940s, and in 2006 the couple restored it into a wedding venue – with two floors, a staging kitchen, chandeliers and a lounging bridal room. At 6 a.m. Friday, Robert said he woke up to the sound of a horn honking outside his place. He was then notified the barn was completely engulfed in flames.
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How potholes are formed

Spring is officially here, meaning the unofficial start to pothole season has also popped up across the city.As city crews work to patch up the moon-like craters and crumbling pavement, many drivers are left having to slow down or risk damage to their vehicle. But how exactly are potholes formed?
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Oshawa GM plant to remain open, but smaller

General Motors will keep its Oshawa plant operating after December but will spend $170 million to convert it to a parts manufacturing facility. Sean O'Shea reports.

RBC denies travel insurance: Toronto man stranded in German hospital

A Toronto man remains in intensive care in Frankfurt, Germany after being denied a medical evacuation by his insurance provider. As Sean O’Shea reports, RBC cancelled his policy citing inaccuracies in the medical application leaving his family with more than $100,000 in bills, and the tab is growing.
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Abandoned Winnipeg kitten loses leg, looking for new home

An abandoned kitten that lost its leg due to amputation, now has renewed hope for a new home. Tuxedo Animal Hospital said a “good Samaritan” brought in a 10-week-old kitten named “Trip” several days ago. The kitten had been found near train tracks and had severe injuries to its left hind leg and part of its tail. Now the animal hospital is searching for someone to adopt the three legged kitten.
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