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Almost 1 million Canadians expected to have dementia by 2030, new report says

Nearly one million people in Canada are expected to have dementia by 2030, an increase of more than 65% from 2020, according to projections from a new report from the Alzheimer Society of Canada. And unless steps are taken to reduce risk and delay the onset of the disease, nearly 1.4 billion hours of care …

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US judge agrees to appoint special master in Trump search case

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania on September 3.Sean McKeag/Associated Press A federal judge agreed on Monday to appoint a special master to review records seized by the FBI in its unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida, a move that could …

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NASA is targeting a new lunar rocket launch on Saturday after patches. Here’s what to expect – National | Globalnews.ca

NASA was aiming for a Saturday launch of its new moon rocket, after fixing fuel leaks and bypassing a bad motor sensor that thwarted the first try. The maiden flight of the 322ft (98m) rocket – the most powerful NASA has ever built – was delayed late into the countdown on Monday. Kennedy Space Center’s …

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An Argentina-based yoga cult allegedly exploited women to attract wealthy men like Placido Domingo

Police are escorting Juan Percowicz to serve his pre-trial detention at his home in Buenos Aires on August 30.Natasha Pisarenko/Associated Press According to interviews with former members and local authorities. A sprawling investigation into the cult-like Buenos Aires yoga school that operated for more than 30 years in the Argentine capital has uncovered what authorities …

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Pakistan’s ‘monsoons on steroids’ show the world that extreme weather is never far away | Globalnews.ca

In Pakistan, a flood crisis of unimaginable proportions is unfolding in real time. The water came so fast and with such ferocity that entire communities were swallowed up by the water. Helicopters are still racing to bring stranded residents to safety. Others were hoisted out of their homes using pulley systems and makeshift bed frames. …

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Health Canada approves first bivalent COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron variant

A person removes the Moderna vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Kingston, Ont., in January.Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press Health Canada has approved an updated version of Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine that specifically targets the Omicron variant, making it the first “bivalent” COVID-19 vaccine licensed for use in this country. The Federal Department has authorized …

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Former officer Derek Chauvin, convicted of murdering George Floyd, has been transferred to federal prison in Arizona

FILE – This undated photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020 shows former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin has been moved from the restrictive confines of a state prison in Minnesota to a medium-security federal prison in Arizona where he will likely have a little more freedom …

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Ottawa signs agreements with Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen on materials for electric vehicles

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Montreal on August 22.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press The federal government on Tuesday signed separate deals with Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz that will give the two German automakers access to Canadian raw materials for electric vehicle batteries. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz observed …

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Hidden Waters: The Story of Disappearing and Disappearing Springs in North America

The Hidden Waters project by photographer Bremner Benedict is an artistic investigation that considers the effects of climate change on endangered and vanishing springs in the five major arid and semi-arid ecoregions of North America. She wants the series to raise awareness and serve as a call to action. What is the Hidden Waters Project? …

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