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at 14:48 on August 31, 2015, EDT.

Crowdfunding campaign to pay Ottawa's portion of road for isolated reserve ends

WINNIPEG - A crowdfunding campaign to help pay for an all-weather road for a reserve under one of the longest boil-water advisories in Canada has fallen short of its lofty goal, but supporters say they will continue the fight.

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at 13:50 on August 31, 2015, EDT.

Race is on: Health officials say Edmonton lake safe for international triathlon

EDMONTON - The race is on — Alberta Health Services has declared Hawrelak Park in Edmonton safe for swimmers.

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at 11:01 on August 31, 2015, EDT.

A racial gap in kidney transplants closes, research shows, but blacks still face disparities

CHICAGO - A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.

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at 07:45 on August 30, 2015, EDT.

No surgery required: Study says tiny wireless pacemaker OK; doctors reluctant to use it widely

LONDON - A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.

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at 23:34 on August 29, 2015, EDT.

Harper pledges renewal of cancer agency's mandate, funding if re-elected

OTTAWA - A quiet day on the federal election campaign saw the Conservatives promise to continue funding an agency devoted to combating cancer while the Liberals and New Democrats talked about repealing Conservative citizenship and terrorism laws.

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at 17:54 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

Alberta backs off from forcing epileptic girl to stop cannabis-derived treatment

LEDUC, Alta. - Alberta appears to have stepped back from a fight to stop a four-year-old girl from receiving a marijuana-derived treatment for her seizures.

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