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About 1,000 patients in hospital halls: report

TORONTO—On any given day, at least 1,000 people are being treated in Ontario hospital hallways, according to the special adviser on health care, who says “tough decisions” will be required to fix the problem.

The first report from Dr. Rueben Devlin and the premier's council on improving health care says hallway medicine is a significant problem in Ontario.

Minority government wins key byelection

NANAIMO, B.C.—The New Democrats won a crucial provincial byelection in British Columbia yesterday that allows Premier John Horgan's minority government to maintain its grip on power after facing a spirited campaign from the Opposition Liberals.

With the win, the NDP has 41 seats in the legislature and continues to hold power with the support of three Green Party members in the house.

Talking to kids about pot is changing

TORONTO—Parents are changing the way they talk to their kids about cannabis post-legalization as weed has become a more visible part of daily life across the country.

Ashleigh Brown, founder of SheCann, which allows Canadian women to share their experiences using medical cannabis, said talking to kids about marijuana shouldn't be a one-time “talk.”

Wife of Broncos' coach has forgiveness for driver

MELFORT, Sask.—The wife of the Humboldt Broncos' head coach says she forgives the truck driver who caused a crash that killed her husband and 15 others.

Darcy Haugan's wife, Christina, told court that while she's angry the crash claimed the life of the father of her two young children, she doesn't have ill will toward Jaskirat Singh Sidhu.