Canada

March 1, 2024

Police now need a warrant to get a person's IP address, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court of Canada made a key privacy ruling Friday that means police must now first have a warrant or court order to obtain the numbers making up a person or organization's IP address. 
March 1, 2024

Winnipeg mayor pushes plan to reopen Portage and Main to pedestrians by summer 2025

Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham made it official Friday morning and announced his desire to reopen Portage and Main to pedestrians by summer 2025.
March 1, 2024

At least 54 inmates held past release date in Ontario jails in 2023, documents show

At least 54 inmates stayed in Ontario-run jails longer than they were supposed to last year, CBC Hamilton has learned.
March 1, 2024

Canada's Sarah Mitton wins women's shot put gold at world indoor championships

Sarah Mitton broke a Canadian record twice on her way to her first world title on Friday in Glasgow, Scotland. The 27-year-old shot put athlete won gold at the World Athletics Indoor Championships with a new national indoor record throw of 20.22 metres.
March 1, 2024

Sask. sees largest drop among provinces in percentage of immigrants who choose to stay long-term

Immigration is a big driver of Saskatchewan's population growth, but many newcomers to the province are not choosing to stay here, a report from Statistics Canada shows.
March 1, 2024

Ontario's booze regulator told a bar to collect names from take-out customers. Now it's backtracking

Ontario's alcohol regulator ordered a Toronto bar and bottle shop to record the name, address and purchase details of everyone who buys beer and wine to take home. After CBC News contacted liquor regulator AGCO, it announced "immediate review" of the rule.
March 1, 2024

Lawyer warns 'integrity of the entire system in jeopardy' if rising use of AI in legal circles goes wrong

Artificial intelligence can be a useful tool. In just a few seconds, it can perform tasks that would normally take a lawyer hours or even days. But courts across the country are issuing warnings about it, and some experts say the very integrity of the justice system is at stake.
March 1, 2024

Murky rules for nurse practitioners give rise to private clinics in Ontario

A growing number of Ontario patients are accessing private primary care from nurse practitioners — at clinics that are popping up throughout the province, charging patients typically $70 to $90 for a single appointment, and in some cases hundreds of dollars for an annual membership.
March 1, 2024

Air Canada joins WestJet in hiking checked-bag fee. Could carry-on charges be next?

It comes as no surprise to some industry experts: Air Canada hiked its first checked-bag fee by $5 for economy-type fares this week, just two weeks after WestJet did the same.
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