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’Stage 0’ breast cancer over-treated, suggests new Canadian study

TORONTO — Many women are receiving unnecessary treatment for a condition that is sometimes called Stage 0 breast cancer, the findings of a new Canadian study suggest.

Women who undergo single or double mastectomies or radiation as treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, are probably not increasing their chances of survival, the paper argues.

As crude hits six-year lows, towns in Alberta’s oilpatch feeling the pinch

CALGARY — Oil prices are the lowest they’ve been since the Great Recession and mayors in Alberta’s oilpatch are noticing the difference.

“The barber says that he has less customers coming in,” says Tom Tarpey, mayor of Peace River, population 7,000.

“I certainly notice less trucks and cars parked at the hotels in town overnight.”