Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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It's not clear yet who will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle, now that we know her father won't be attending her big-deal royal wedding to Prince Harry this Saturday.

In a statement released by Kensington Palace this morning, Markle says her father Thomas will not be attending her wedding and she has expressed hope that he can be "given the space" to focus on his health.

Thomas Markle's participation in the wedding at Windsor Castle was put into doubt after the celebrity news website T-M-Z cited his embarrassment regarding staged paparazzi photos.

It later reported that he was having heart surgery. (5)



Seniors in long-term care facilities are twice as likely to be prescribed opioids, and three times as likely to be on antidepressants, compared to fellow seniors on the outside.

A new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found 40 per cent of long-term care residents in five provinces studied in 2016 were prescribed opioids, compared to 20 per cent of all seniors.

And about 60 per cent of the long-term care residents were on antidepressants, compared to 19 per cent of all seniors.

The report says they use more drugs because they tend to be older, more frail and sicker than seniors who are living in the community. (5)



Alberta's United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney is standing by his personal attack on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whom he called "an empty trust-fund millionaire" who doesn't have a clue what he's doing.

The former Conservative M-P says Trudeau struggles with nuanced political issues, particularly the contentious debate that has stalled the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Kenney says having worked with Trudeau as an M-P for three years, he sees Trudeau as somebody who has difficulty with complex files. …

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