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Health, Politics

Conservative MP Jim Hillyer found dead in Ottawa office

Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer has died in Ottawa. The 41-year-old father of four, who represented the riding of Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner, complained Tuesday of feeling ill. He was found in his office Wednesday morning. Mike Storeshaw, director of communications for the »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Mixed-race heritage complicates stem cell search

A 19-year-old woman with cancer is having trouble finding a stem cell donor because of her mixed aboriginal and Irish roots. Rosalie Lirette Gilbert was diagnosed on June 29 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia—a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Indigenous girl who chose “traditional” cancer treatment, dies

(with files from Connie Walker, CBC) An 11-year-old Objibwa indigenous girl from the New Credit First nation near Caledonia, Ontario has died of a stroke according to a statement by her family. The young girl was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic »