Canada & World

Feds plan to spend billions on housing strategy

However much of the $15.9 billion will not be spent until after the next election in 2019

Opioid prescriptions up across Canada: report

The report shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent, while daily doses on average dropped

Health Canada hints at government’s plans for legal pot

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regulations

Telus gives $20,000 to support ECOmmunity
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        Russian meddling has implications for Canada

        Kosovo president Hashim Thaci warns that Russian meddling has implications for Canada

        Washington governor tells BC don’t be ‘daunted’ by Trump

        “I want to assure this assembly that no matter who is in the White House, it won’t affect Washington state’s relationship with Canada or British Columbia.”

        UPDATE: CBS fires Charlie Rose following allegations

        Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be accused with sexual misconduct allegations

        LGBTQ advocates want military, RCMP to take part in apology

        “These are all the organizations that perpetrated past discrimination against the LGBTQ community.”

        Canadians are getting bad advice from the taxman

        An auditor has found that Canadians are getting bad advice from the taxman, when they can get through

        Forecast calls for a snowy Canadian winter

        Canadians told to brace for a ‘classic’ Canadian winter with lots of snow

        Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

        Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

        Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

        The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary

        Charles Manson, leader of murderous ’60s cult, dead at 83

        Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

        Australians vote Yes to endorse gay marriage

        Australia’s same-sex marriage postal survey: 61.6% yes, 38.4% no

        Loblaws closing 22 stores, launching home delivery ahead of ‘difficult year’

        “We are excited about our future. But…we expect 2018 will be a difficult year,” said Galen G. Weston, Loblaw CEO.

        ‘Weinstein Effect’ goes global as powerful men confronted

        Emboldened by the women, and men, who have spoken up, the “Weinstein Effect” is rippling across the globe

        Global carbon pollution on the rise

        Global carbon pollution rises after three straight flat years

        Magnitude 6.5 quake hits Costa Rica

        A magnitude 6.5 quake hits Costa Rica coast, shakes San Jose capital

        Montreal war monument vandalized on Remembrance Day

        “It’s an insult to the army, and to soldiers that died for us.”: Residents angry after war monument vandalized

        Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 400

        Authorities in Iran’s western Kermanshah province say the quake killed 407 people in the country and injured 6,700. Kermanshah

        Veterans with PTSD bond over military vehicles

        ‘Misfits all getting together:’ Veterans with PTSD bond over military vehicles