Quebec provincial police have found 2 unconscious bodies of girls missing with their father

Quebec provincial police have found the unconscious bodies of two girls believed to have been abducted by their father, after a three-day search in Saint-Apollinaire, southwest of Quebec City. Police have lifted the Amber Alert, first issued Thursday afternoon, and are now intensifying their search for the father, 44-year-old Martin Carpentier. A Sûreté du Québec spokesperson said paramedics are evaluating the […]

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Why it may be harder to catch COVID-19 from surfaces than we first thought

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Disinfecting groceries, wiping down packages, cordoning off playgrounds.  While those approaches to avoiding COVID-19 infection became commonplace early on in the pandemic, the […]

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Supreme Court of Canada upholds genetic non-discrimination law

Canada’s highest court has issued a ruling today upholding a federal law preventing third parties, such as employers and insurance companies, from demanding genetic information from individuals. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has decided the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act is a constitutional exercise of federal powers. In a curious twist, the federal government itself argued the legislation falls outside […]

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