OTTAWA—Health Canada makes some on-reserve patients jump through hoops or wait longer than non-indigenous Canadians to access prescription drugs their doctors believe they need to treat mental illnesses, a psychiatrist who has worked in First Nations’ communities says.
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OTTAWA—If the federal government won’t seek court advice on the constitutionality of its restrictive new law on assisted dying, Serge Joyal is hoping a provincial government will.
VANCOUVER—Police in West Vancouver have released photos of a car they believe was torn apart by a black bear over the weekend.
The photos show the rear passenger door of the car ripped back, its frame bent, side airbags trashed, and seats shredded.
The attack was reported yesterday at a home in the upscale British Properties, and officers estimate damage at about $10,000.
OTTAWA—If you ever thought about going into space, now’s your chance.
Canada is recruiting candidates to fill two potential new spots in its space program.
Innovation and Science minister Navdeep Bains is announcing the new $3-million recruitment campaign today, giving astronaut wannabes until Aug. 15 to apply.
MONTREAL—A Montreal borough’s plan to pay tribute to late sovereigntist premier Jacques Parizeau by changing the name of a park that currently honours Vimy Ridge is being blasted by some critics as disrespectful to Canada’s war history.
CALGARY—Police say a stabbing at a Calgary medical clinic, in which a man was killed, appears to be domestic in nature but they aren’t saying what may have led to the attack.
Officers who arrived at the Perpetual Wellness Chinese Medicine Centre yesterday afternoon also found two other people with non life-threatening injuries.
The sound of a mother bear calling for her cub normally is a warning to get the heck out for anyone in the bush.
But for Joanne Barnaby—hungry, tired, thirsty, mosquito-bitten, and stalked by a wolf—it was a lifesaver.
“I knew what it was right away,” Barnaby said from her home in Hay River, N.W.T.
TORONTO—The CBC will broadcast live the final stop of The Tragically Hip’s upcoming tour, which ends in Kingston, Ont.
CBC television, radio, and online platforms will carry the concert Aug. 20, starting at 8:30 p.m. (ET).
The public broadcaster announced the program as the band released its 14th studio album, “Man Machine Poem,” earlier today.
EDMONTON—Researchers at the University of Alberta are suggesting there might not be as much medical benefit to vitamin D supplements as previously thought.
A team led by Michael Allen, director of the Evidence-Based Medicine Department at the faculty of medicine, recently examined the evidence for 10 common beliefs about the pills.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is stepping up the exchange of traveller information with the United States to help catch social-benefit cheats, better track suspected terrorists, and identify people who remain in Canada past visa-expiration dates.