In the wake of the Implant Files investigation, a growing number of countries have said they will better track medical implants and warn patients faster by creating or expanding medical device registries. (Craig Chivers/CBC)Retired politician Mac Harb unsuccessfully introduced legislation, the Medical Devices Registry Act, six times — once as a Liberal MP and five times as a senator. Carolyn Pullen, chief executive officer of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, says the lack of communication about medical devices is 'a big gap in our health system.' Like 'a giant Walmart with no cash registers'Nova Scotia surgeon Dr Alex Mitchell said there's "no reliable medical device identification in Canada at present." Learn more about your medical device by searching our database of Health Canada records.
December 17, 2018 09:00 UTC
BERLIN — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. Following the Nazis’ anti-Jewish pogrom in November 1938 known as Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, the British government agreed to allow an unspecified number of Jewish children as refugees from Nazi Germany or territories it had annexed. Jewish groups inside Nazi Germany planned the transports, and the first arrived in Harwich on Dec. 2, 1938, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In all, about 10,000 children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland were taken to Britain, about 7,500 of whom were Jewish, according to the museum. The Claims Conference carries out continuous negotiations with Germany to expand the number of people eligible for compensation.
December 17, 2018 04:52 UTC
A city policy in Surrey, B.C., has drastically reduced the number of fires in abandoned buildings. For years, unoccupied buildings have been a breeding ground for illegal activities that often led to fires. But in January, fire chief Len Garis launched a new program to pressure owners to take responsibility for their properties. The city gives property owners a limited amount of time to comply And if they don't, fire crews do it for them. "On average, we were looking at about 16 to 18 abandoned property house fires per year.
December 17, 2018 04:18 UTC
ISLAMABAD — The Taliban say “another” meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. The terse statement from Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the meeting would be held Monday without offering details. The State Department has neither denied nor confirmed previous meetings, but U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad previously said he has met with all Afghans involved in the 17-year war. Since Khalilzad’s appointment in September attempts to jumpstart peace talks have accelerated. They are aimed at bringing an eventual end to Washington’s participation in what has become its longest war at a cost so far of $1 trillion.
December 17, 2018 03:45 UTC
No, the New England Patriots couldn’t point to anything fluky in a 17-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Patriots (9-5) are still in comfortable position to win their 10th straight AFC East title. Not that one seemed particularly close at hand during another anemic showing in their road white uniforms. Gronkowski, who came in averaging 111 yards receiving in six games against Pittsburgh, caught two passes for 21 yards. The Steelers came in having lost three straight and winless against New England since 2011.
December 17, 2018 03:00 UTC
Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart has sent a letter to Premier John Horgan asking the province to rescind a new tax on real estate even though Stewart supports the tax. The tax, called a school tax surcharge, was announced as part of the B.C. The letter also warns that residents may blame the city — not the province — for the tax hike because the municipality collects the tax for the province. 'Revolt'"Residents could perceive the increase on their property tax bill is a result of municipal financial mismanagement and thus could 'revolt' against the City of Vancouver property tax increases," says the letter. Homeowners can expect to pay an additional 0.2 per cent tax on the portion assessed between $3-$4 million, and 0.4 per cent tax rate for the portions above the $4 million mark.
December 17, 2018 02:48 UTC
The Holy Names Knights took the consolation title at the 62nd University of Windsor Invitational High School Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Mikhai Barnett had 17 points to lead the Knights to a 54-20 win over the Assumption Purple Raiders in the consolation final at the St. Denis Centre. Holy Names advanced to the consolation final with a 67-41 win over the St. Anne Saints in the semifinals. Rodi Mazloum had 16 points for the Knights and Andrew Ogley finished with 12 points for the Saints. Sarnia scored the only two goals in the third period for a 3-1 win over the Flyers in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League play.
December 17, 2018 02:15 UTC
"I hope they can hear us in Ottawa," said Wayne Drysdale, MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti, to the crowd that gathered in Grande Prairie's Muskoseepi Park. <br><br>🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 <a href="https://t.co/VcJ6PtFohv">pic.twitter.com/VcJ6PtFohv</a> —@Energy_CitizensThe event was organized by pro-oilsands groups Oilfield Dads and Rally4Resources, which say government regulations are suffocating the Canadian oil and gas industry. Grande Prairie is a hub for oil production in northwestern Alberta, known as Peace Country. More than a dozen speakers addressed the crowd, many of whom were holding signs bearing slogans such as "Alberta is in Canada, too," "I Heart Alberta Oil & Gas," and "We need jobs." Grande Prairie is located about 500 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
December 17, 2018 02:01 UTC
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will be sidelined again with a concussion. Crawford left Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks with 1:30 left in the first period after the back of his head struck the right post during a goalmouth pileup. I think a concussion is a concussion. Every concussion is different, so we’ll see.”On Sunday, Crawford allowed two goals on eight shots and left with Chicago leading 3-2. At the same instant, San Jose’s Evander Kane plowed into Strome from behind and Strome tumbled into Crawford, forcing the goalie into the goalpost.
December 17, 2018 01:54 UTC
Koren retired from Sick Kids in June 2015 and is working in Israel. Sick Kids closed the Motherisk lab in 2015. A prolific author, Koren has published more than 1,500 research papers over the last 40 years, Sick Kids has said. Sick Kids said it is “looking into these articles,” following questions from the Star. Sick Kids said Friday that the hospital “was unaware that Dr. Koren had published on morning sickness and/or Diclectin without disclosing his relationship with Duchesnay.”“The responsibility for disclosing relationships (conflicts of interest) in a publication rests with the author,” Sick Kids said.
December 17, 2018 01:52 UTC
The #KokumScarfCampaign asks women to upload photos of themselves wearing ribbon skirts and kokum scarves — the colourful scarves that their Indigenous grandmothers, or kokums, are well known to wear — while wearing a "statement tee" from an Indigenous-owned business. Every woman who posts a photo is asked to include a caption about what makes her resilient, something that appeals to filmmaker Diandre Thomas-Hart, who organized the photo shoot in Winnipeg. "That kokum, that power, the power to scold. Elissa Gabriel, who runs the Eagle's Nest Youth Resource and Recreation Program for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, took part in the photo shoot, wearing a skirt she made with participants in the program. The #KokumScarfCampaign closes Dec. 31, when four winners will receive a variety of prizes including clothes from Indigenous-owned businesses.
December 17, 2018 01:52 UTC
Last season in the KHL, Mikko Koskinen posted a 1.57 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage with the Russian team. Now in the NHL, Koskinen is putting up superb numbers with the Edmonton Oilers. “I really loved my time there.” Last season, he posted a 1.57 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage with the Russian team. “And that’s why I’m here,” Koskinen said Sunday in Vancouver before his Edmonton Oilers took on the Canucks. And when you put all the small little things together its going to be big things,” Koskinen said.
December 17, 2018 00:33 UTC
Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper worked in perfect unison through the air and Ezekiel Elliott decimated defences on the ground. Dallas produced 292 yards in offence, its lowest total since Cooper was acquired in a Week 9 trade. Cooper had four receptions for 32 yards, Prescott wound up 24 of 39 with 206 yards and one interception, and Dallas was shut out for the first time since a 12-0 loss to the Patriots on Nov. 16, 2003. Just three plays after the blocked field goal, Marlon Mack’s physical 19-yard run established a tone Dallas never really changed. That’s what we’ve been playing these last five weeks and we didn’t do that tonight.”——More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP–NFL
December 17, 2018 00:33 UTC
ST. LOUIS—Johnny Gaudreau and Alan Quine each scored twice as the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis Blues 7-2 on Sunday. The Flames’ Elias Lindholm scores on Blues goaltender Jake Allen in the first period of Sunday’s game in St. Louis. Oskar Sundqvist and Tyler Bozak scored for St. Louis, which was trying for its first three-game winning streak of the season. Tkachuk, son of former Blues star Keith Tkachuk, pounced on the rebound of Giordano’s shot to get the Flames going 5:58 into the game. St. Louis goalie Jake Allen was replaced by Jordan Binnington after the first period.
December 17, 2018 00:22 UTC
Tokyo prosecutors on Dec. 10 indicted Nissan, as well as Ghosn, for allegedly misleading investors and the government about how much the company was paying its top executive. For Nissan, a potential $6.2 million (U.S.) fine for filing false financial statements may only be the start of its troubles. Japanese prosecutors are turning their attention to Nissan and its CEO in the investigation on Carlos Ghosn’s under-reported compensation. ( Junko Kimura-Matsumoto / Bloomberg )Prosecutors charged Nissan with breaching Japan’s financial instruments and exchange law by under-reporting Ghosn’s compensation by about $43 million. “He’s at risk,” said Tatsuo Yoshida, an analyst at Sawakami Asset Management in Tokyo and a former Nissan employee.
December 17, 2018 00:22 UTC