Vancouver's mayor says he understands that some drug users aren't happy with the city's proposed model for decriminalization but time is of the essence and the details can be worked out later.
OTTAWA - After repeatedly voting non-confidence in the minority Liberal government, the Bloc Quebecois is now calling on the government to do everything possible to avoid an election during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OTTAWA - The Canadian Forces says it has charged one of its members in the death of an army reservist from British Columbia during a training exercise at a military base in Alberta last year.
Questions remained Wednesday about the future of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada as the federal government prepared to receive hundreds of thousands of doses while provinces limited use of the shot.
Preliminary results of an ongoing study in the United Kingdom suggest alternating the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines causes more frequent mild to moderate symptoms, but there are no other safety concerns from mixing those vaccines.
MONTREAL - The number of Quebecers aged 12 to 17 admitted to hospital for mental health reasons following an emergency room visit increased 40 per cent in January and February over the same period last year.
OTTAWA - Plans for Canada's foreign affairs minister to take his second international trip in less than a month have raised questions around what's allowed for those in quarantine and a discrepancy between what Canadians are told and what regulations actually say.
OTTAWA - The Crown is seeking a life sentence for a teenager who pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges including possession of explosive material and counselling someone to detonate a bomb.
OTTAWA - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to halt arms sales to Israel amid escalating violence in the region.
Nunavut's chief public health officer says the government is working to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for teens but there is no timeline on when doses might arrive.
QUEBEC - While political and business leaders across the country scramble to avoid a shutdown of Enbridge Inc.'s Line 5 pipeline, Quebec could be spared the most serious consequences if the oil stops flowing.
OTTAWA - The Canadian government should not be part of any further wrongful extradition of Hassan Diab regardless of the outcome of a looming French Supreme Court ruling, his lawyer said Wednesday.
TORONTO - Ontario says it'll sit on 254,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine arriving next week – and about 50,000 more it has in stock - until it decides when and if to offer second doses of the shot.
WASHINGTON - Political "brinksmanship" in Michigan risks allowing Enbridge Inc. to abandon plans for a $500-million tunnel that would protect an ecologically sensitive Great Lakes waterway from the controversial Line 5 pipeline, business leaders warned Wednesday.
HALIFAX - A Canada-U.S. spat over who is responsible for the recent death of a critically endangered right whale has prompted a senior Canadian official to suggest there's got to be a better way of settling such disputes.
OTTAWA - The Canadian Armed Forces is reporting minimal progress in its drive to increase the number of women in uniform over the past five years — a task experts say has been made even harder following recent allegations of sexual misconduct in the ranks.
TORONTO - The Ontario government failed to properly track billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds, including for high-profile programs like pay increases for front-line workers, an audit of pandemic-related health spending has found.
OTTAWA - Britain's trade minister says his country expects to kick-start talks on a free-trade pact with Canada in the fall and suggests it might differ in scope from what is now in place.
PORT ALBION, B.C. - Indigenous leaders are calling for an investigation into the conduct of Mounties on Vancouver Island after two members of a small First Nation were shot by police in the last three months.
The skyrocketing cost of lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up.
TORONTO - Lawyers for an off-duty Toronto police officer found guilty in a brutal assault on a young man challenged his conviction Wednesday, arguing the verdict was unreasonable in light of the evidence and issues with the victim's credibility.
VANCOUVER - Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer say they will apply to introduce new evidence in her extradition case next month.
TORONTO - A new report estimates nearly two-thirds of businesses globally, including 63 per cent in Canada, have seen an increase in targeted cyberattacks since they switched to widespread remote work.
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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.
EDMONTON - Alberta’s justice minister says he was wrong to accuse Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, Alberta’s Opposition N-D-P, and the media of rooting for COVID-19 to buckle his province’s health system.
OTTAWA - Advocates are calling on the federal government and the City of Vancouver to halt the march toward possible drug decriminalization in the city, saying the process excludes users and demands a do-over.
VANCOUVER - Doctors in British Columbia could face investigation or penalties from their regulatory body if they contradict public health orders or guidance about COVID-19, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. says.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians can be hopeful for a summer of backyard barbecues and park picnics but only if we get more vaccinations into arms and don't ease public health restrictions until "cases are way down."
FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. - A mayor in the Northwest Territories was watching for movement in slabs of ice and snow sitting on top of one of two rivers threatening his community on Tuesday.
TORONTO - Ontario will stop giving out first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for now due to an increased risk of a rare blood-clotting syndrome linked to the shot, a move the province's top doctor said was made out of an abundance of caution.
OTTAWA - Advocates fighting for better mental health and financial supports for Canadians who serve on juries say they are concerned about the stalled progress of a bill that would allow jurors to disclose details of the cases they witness to a medical professional.
EDMONTON - Some herds of Alberta's provincial animal are heavily contaminated with selenium from old coal mines, says research from a retired senior government biologist.
WASHINGTON - Shutting down the Line 5 pipeline in Michigan would deal a "massive and potentially permanent" blow to Canada's economy and energy security and risk lasting damage to relations with the United States, the federal government argues in court documents released Tuesday.
TORONTO - Ontario could safely reopen many outdoor recreational facilities even if it extends a stay-at-home order next week, the province's science advisers said Tuesday.
VICTORIA - Workers affected by COVID-19 in British Columbia will qualify for up to three days of paid sick leave under proposed legislation that Premier John Horgan says will plug holes in a federal plan and lay the groundwork for a permanent program.
OTTAWA - The federal government is launching a basket of programs to bolster airports with hundreds of millions of dollars in funding first announced back in November, but the sector says more drastic steps are needed.
MONTREAL - Quebec's online daycare waiting list was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend, with the personal data of 5,000 parents and children compromised.