September 12, 2023

An overdose prevention site for inmates is coming to this Ontario prison

The overdose prevention service at the Collins Bay Institution will be the third of its kind in Canada and the first in Ontario. Correctional Service Canada says it will save lives, but a union official says it presents staff with a moral dilemma.
September 12, 2023

Quebec's Moroccan community mobilizing to help victims of devastating earthquake

Donation drives and other initiatives are underway in Quebec to help Moroccans after a 6.8-magnitude quake toppled buidings and killed nearly 2,700 people, as of Monday.
September 12, 2023

This entire family died of suspected overdoses. Those left say parents with addictions need more support

In a 6-month span, a 16-month-old baby and both her parents died of suspected drug toxicity in Saskatoon. The surviving family members say they want to see better supports for parents living with addictions, and better protections for their children.
September 12, 2023

Canada's rules on Islamic adoptions prevent families from bringing their children home

Every year for the last four years, Maha Al-Zu'bi, a former Calgary professor, her husband Tahseen Kharaisat, a former local restaurant owner, and their five-year-old son Furat have dressed in red and white to celebrate Canada Day from the apartment they’re renting in the northwest suburbs of Amman, Jordan.
September 12, 2023

Silver-clad Beyoncé fans turn out for star's Vancouver show

B.C. Place shimmered with silver on Monday evening, as Beyoncé fans — known as the "Beyhive" — turned up in the thousands, clad in chrome, for the singer's concert on Monday.
September 12, 2023

Disgraced Victoria mortgage broker found guilty of civil contempt as warrant issued for his arrest

On Monday, Greg Martel's second set of lawyers resigned for"ethical reasons," the same issue cited by his first lawyer who quit in June.
September 12, 2023

No return date yet for Hay River, N.W.T., evacuees as fire conditions remain volatile

The town council in Hay River, N.W.T., decided Monday that it was still too soon to set a date for when residents can return, as fire conditions in the area remain "volatile" and the community remains at risk.
September 12, 2023

B.C. considering adopting Australia’s use of volunteers to bolster fire response, Eby says

Premier David Eby says proposal will be a key issue for expert task force he has formed to find ways of improving his government’s responses to natural disasters
September 12, 2023

Alberta announces new measures to combat violent crime

provincial government is ending triage protocol for prosecutors to prioritize cases based on the likelihood of conviction, creating teams of prosecutors to target repeat offenders in Edmonton and Calgary
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