Montreal hospital may remove boy’s breathing tube despite parents’ objection: court |

A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled that a Montreal children’s hospital can permanently remove a breathing tube from a five-year-old who has been in a coma since June. The Sainte-Justine hospital sued the child’s parents because they are refusing to consent to the procedure unless the hospital plans to reintubate the child if things … Read more

Facebook adds way to remove misinformation from groups | The Citizen

Facebook on Thursday added a method for people running groups to automatically sift out claims that have been debunked since being posted. The ability for group administrators to send misinformation to a “quarantine queue” comes ahead of midterm elections in the United States and as Facebook-parent Meta continues to fend off critics who say it … Read more

Political imperative to remove the cloud over Mbalula will be strong | The Citizen

An important high court judgment recently sent a rare puff of reviving oxygen into the stale fug of gloom and misery that currently is South Africans’ daily lot. If not overturned on an appeal, a declaratory order awarded by Judge John Smith against Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and his Eastern Cape MEC counterpart may encourage … Read more

Beyoncé Confirmed She Will Remove an Ableist Slur From a Song on ‘Renaissance’

Only a few days have passed since Beyoncé’s newest album, Renaissance, changed our lives. But the release wasn’t completely without controversy. The Grammy winner is now facing backlash over a lyric that contains an ableist slur.  The disabled community called out the pop star’s song “Heated,” which includes the lyrics, “spazzing on that ass, spaz … Read more

N.S. to remove remaining COVID-19 restrictions, including isolation for positive cases |

Nova Scotia is moving to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions this week, including the mandatory self-isolation period for those who test positive. In a release Monday, Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said “this is the right time” to remove the remaining rules. They will be lifted on Wednesday. “Although we … Read more

Instagram, Facebook remove user posts offering access to abortion pills – National |

Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. Such social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion suddenly snapped into … Read more