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CMA report on MDs’ concerns about assisted death to inform debate at annual meeting

TORONTO — The Canadian Medical Association has released results of a major consultation with members about the best framework for providing physician-assisted death, an issue that continues to divide the country’s doctors.

The organization representing Canada’s almost 80,000 physicians released its report from the June 8-July 20 online consultation on Monday.

Alberta Energy Regulator restricts river water use by oil sector, cites drought

EDMONTON — The Alberta Energy Regulator is restricting how much water oilsands and other energy projects can withdraw from part of the Athabasca River and other rivers in the province.

It cites dry weather and low flow conditions for its decision that suspends water withdrawals under some temporary diversion licences.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board signs joint venture in Malaysia

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is venturing into the Malaysian real estate business for the first time.

The CPPIB has purchased a 49 per cent stake worth about $170 million in a joint venture to invest is a mixed-use development in the capital of Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia’s Pavilion Group.

B.C. fire destroys 30 homes

OLIVER, B.C.—Residents in southeastern British Columbia are regrouping from an immense and fast-spreading wildfire that so far has wiped out 30 homes and forced hundreds to flee with little more than the clothes on their backs.

Kerstin Klenheimer and her husband deserted their house when the 37-sq.-km Rock Creek fire broke out Thursday evening.

Jays able to avert sweep

TORONTO—With such a thin line between being on the N.Y. Yankees’ heels and getting swept at home, the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t hesitate and handed the ball to their fifth starter with the 5.26 ERA.

Drew Hutchison took it, threw a gem, and helped the Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 yesterday afternoon at Rogers Centre to move to a half-game back in the AL East.