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Federal health minister says provinces, territories not providing OD death data

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:43am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:15am

VANCOUVER — Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says she's aiming to release statistics on overdose deaths in Canada but is frustrated with provinces and territories that...

The Populism Project: could border crossers prompt political shift?

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:42am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:15am

OTTAWA — "Help keep our borders safe," read a recent fundraising pitch from the federal Conservative party — a plea the official Opposition is linking directly to the increased...

B.C. leaders set for televised debate

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:42am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:15am

VANCOUVER — Leaders of British Columbia's political parties will enter living rooms across the province tonight as they take part in a televised debate.

Liberal Leader...

Hundreds attend vigil at Edmonton church where little boy's body was found

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:41am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:15am

EDMONTON — A couple hundred people have attended a vigil at the Edmonton church where the body of a slain little boy was found last week.

It was standing room only at...

Wife of accused B.C. polygamist testifies about life as a sister-wife

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:41am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:15am

CRANBROOK, B.C. — The first legal wife of a man accused of polygamy has testified in B.C. Supreme Court about her marriage and life as a sister-wife with up to two dozen other...

Mulcair suggests Trudeau pot experience highlights family privilege

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:40am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:15am

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smoked marijuana as an MP but he has not suffered the same consequences as Canadians who are slapped with simple pot charges, NDP Leader...

RCMP trial on labour code violations in N.B. shooting hears from tactical expert

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:40am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:15am

MONCTON, N.B. — Research into carbine rifles for frontline Mounties was shelved amidst a firestorm of controversy related to the 2007 Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski, an...

B.C. man pleads guilty to drug smuggling charges in Washington state

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:39am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:00am

SEATTLE — A British Columbia man who unsuccessfully fought extradition all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada has pleaded guilty to drug charges in the United States.

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Study suggests ancient underground water sources not immune to today's pollution

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:38am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:00am

CALGARY — New research suggests ancient underground water sources long believed to be shielded from modern-day contaminants may not be as safe as previously thought.

The...

Fake Tragically Hip merchandise still duping fans, warns guitarist Rob Baker

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:25am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 7:00am

TORONTO — Tragically Hip guitarist Rob Baker is urging fans to be vigilant when buying merchandise that claims to be linked to Gord Downie's charity.

The musician...

'Bee Nation' director aims to break down stereotypes about First Nations

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:23am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 6:45am

TORONTO — How do you spell "empowering?"

It's a word Lana Slezic uses often as she describes her new documentary "Bee Nation," which is the opening-night film for the...

First bison calves born in Banff National Park backcountry in 140 years

By The Canadian Press April 26, 2017 - 6:22am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 6:45am

BANFF, Alta. — For the first time in more than 140 years, bison calves have been born in Banff National Park's backcountry.

Parks Canada said the first calf was born on...

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