VANCOUVER—Patients in Canada and the United States filled opioid prescriptions after minor surgery at a rate that was seven times higher than those in Sweden, reveals a new study that suggests the addictive pain drugs could be used more judiciously in North America.
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MILL BAY, B.C.—The father of a suspect in the deaths of three people in northern British Columbia says his son is in “very serious pain” and he expects a nationwide manhunt will end in the young man's death.
VANCOUVER—Retailers across Canada are struggling with a shortage of all cannabis, but there's one product they're especially desperate to keep on shelves: cannabidiol or CBD, a non-intoxicating extract vaunted for its purported health benefits.
VANCOUVER—Cindi Phelps never imagined herself running a pot shop.
She smoked weed as a teenager, but as an adult she says she became “cranky” about cannabis, endlessly lecturing her kids and judging everyone who touched the stuff.
BURNABY, B.C.—Jagmeet Singh often starts conversations with Burnaby South residents by asking a question: “I want to take on the government in Ottawa. What do you need me to do?”
Singh has lacked a voice in Parliament since he became NDP leader in the fall of 2017.
SURREY, B.C.—The RCMP will review the actions of officers who arrested 14 people at an indigenous pipeline blockade in northwestern British Columbia, and also erect a temporary detachment to maintain safety in the area.
KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Indigenous people yesterday voiced their anger and frustration with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a chaotic town hall in Kamloops, B.C., loudly interrupting him to condemn the arrests of protesters at a pipeline blockade.
VANCOUVER—A French teenager who accidentally crossed the border from Canada to the United States, and reportedly wound up detained for two weeks, should serve as a warning to Canadians, says an immigration lawyer.
VANCOUVER—A gathering of foreign ministers in Vancouver today to discuss the perils posed by North Korea is expected to focus on sanctions, non-proliferation, and diplomacy.
Eric Walsh, Canada's ambassador to Korea, says ministers will aim to identify which sanctions are being evaded and how to improve enforcement while also discussing possible diplomatic solutions.
SURREY, B.C.—Inside a colourful candy shop in a bustling Vancouver suburb, Andrew Scheer and Kerry-Lynne Findlay marvelled at delicate British chocolate bars, chewy Red Vines, and an edible Monopoly board.
The Conservative leader and byelection candidate weren't shopping just to soothe a sugar craving.