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Three cases of coronavirus ruled out in Canada

Three possible cases of a new type of viral pneumonia have been investigated in Canada and ruled out as coronavirus, the country's chief public health officer said yesterday.

The World Health Organization, meanwhile, announced plans to hold an emergency meeting to decide whether the illness linked to three deaths in China is an international emergency.

Three cases of coronavirus ruled out in Canada

Three possible cases of a new type of viral pneumonia have been investigated in Canada and ruled out as coronavirus, the country's chief public health officer said Monday.

The World Health Organization, meanwhile, announced plans to hold an emergency meeting to decide whether the illness linked to three deaths in China is an international emergency.

Alcohol main cause of substance-related deaths

VANCOUVER—Heavy drinking landed Dawn Nickel in the emergency department four times twice for alcohol poisoning and two more times when she took pills with alcohol to try and kill herself.

“I had no recollection of either wanting to end my life or taking the pills to end my life,” the Victoria resident said nearly 32 years after she downed her last drink.