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Suicide crisis declared

CROSS LAKE, Man.—A remote Manitoba First Nation declared a state of emergency yesterday after six suicides in the last two months and 140 attempts in the last two weeks alone.

Officials from the Pimicikamak Cree Nation, known as Cross Lake, say health workers on the northern reserve no longer can cope.

Pre-selecting baby’s sex sparks debate

TORONTO—American model and TV host Chrissy Teigen has faced criticism after disclosing her personal decision to hand-pick a female embryo during in-vitro fertilization.

The wife of singer-songwriter John Legend told People Magazine she was excited at the thought of seeing her husband with a little girl, adding that he “deserves that bond” and that “a boy will come along.”

Should pre-selecting a baby’s sex be allowed?

TORONTO American model and TV host Chrissy Teigen has faced criticism after disclosing her personal decision to hand-pick a female embryo during in-vitro fertilization.

The wife of singer-songwriter John Legend told People Magazine she was excited at the thought of seeing her husband with a little girl, adding that he “deserves that bond” and that “a boy will come along.”

Case paves way for assisted deaths

CALGARY—It’s not clear how many Canadians have applied to the courts for physician-assisted deaths, but some experts say the first case involving a terminally-ill Alberta woman has set an example for others who are bound to follow.

The Calgary woman, known only as “Ms. S” in court documents, was granted an exemption Monday to end her life with the help of two doctors in Vancouver.