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Sell regulated heroin to drug users to reduce overdose deaths: B.C. group

Sell regulated heroin to drug users to reduce overdose deaths: B.C. group

VANCOUVER — The BC Centre on Substance Use is proposing a policy to sell legally regulated heroin as part of an urgent response to reduce opioid overdose deaths from a toxic drug supply that is profiting organized crime groups.
MP urges RCMP to investigate allegations of forced, coerced sterilizations

MP urges RCMP to investigate allegations of forced, coerced sterilizations

OTTAWA — The RCMP should immediately launch an investigation into all allegations of forced and coerced sterilizations in Canada, says NDP health critic Don Davies.
Tony Clement returns to Parliament from 'dark valley' following sexting scandal

Tony Clement returns to Parliament from 'dark valley' following sexting scandal

OTTAWA — MP Tony Clement is breaking his social media silence for the first time since a sexting scandal forced him to out of the Conservative Party.
Baby boom for endangered right whales offer researchers a glimmer of hope

Baby boom for endangered right whales offer researchers a glimmer of hope

After years of increasingly bad news, there's a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered North Atlantic right whale.
In the news today, Feb. 21

In the news today, Feb. 21

Four stories in the news for Thursday, Feb.

New study finds the developmentally disabled are vulnerable in Ontario

TORONTO — People with developmental disabilities are more likely than the non-disabled to encounter problems with Ontario's health-care system regardless of age, sex or class, a new study suggests.
'A little baloney' in PM's claim about solicitor-client privilege on SNC-Lavalin

'A little baloney' in PM's claim about solicitor-client privilege on SNC-Lavalin

OTTAWA — "In the matter of solicitor-client privilege, the member opposite must know that there are real dangers of unintended consequences, particularly on the two court cases currently wending their way through the courts.
Man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

TORONTO — A man accused of killing his daughter on her 11th birthday died in hospital on Wednesday evening, police said, noting that their investigation into the girl's death is not over.
Off-duty police officer, woman stabbed outside elementary school in Delta, B.C.

Off-duty police officer, woman stabbed outside elementary school in Delta, B.C.

DELTA, B.C. — An off-duty police officer and a woman were stabbed outside a private elementary school on Wednesday in Delta, B.C. The male officer was at Immaculate Conception elementary school just after 3 p.m.
PM joins hundreds in Halifax square to remember 7 refugee children lost in fire

PM joins hundreds in Halifax square to remember 7 refugee children lost in fire

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the hundreds of people who gathered in Halifax's main square Wednesday night in support of a Syrian refugee family that lost seven children in a house fire, as pressure mounted to bring other members