VANCOUVER—Severely-ill Canadians who don't qualify for medical help in dying will suffer even longer while they wait to find out whether the federal government has violated their right to a medically-assisted death after a court ruling in B.C. yesterday, a civil liberties group says.
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EDMONTON—After years of lobbying by health groups, Alberta finally is moving to ban young people from using indoor tanning beds over growing fears about skin cancer.
The government says youths under 18 will not be allowed to use ultraviolet tanning machines starting Jan. 1.
INGERSOLL, Ont.—General Motors and the union representing about 2,500 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont. were expected to resume talks today aimed at ending a strike that's into its fourth week.
The members of Unifor Local 88 walked off the job Sept. 17 as union negotiators worked to have GM designate the CAMI plant as the lead producer of the Equinox SUV.
WASKATENAU, Alta.—An Alberta horse that was rescued from a sewage pit has died, but its owner says she's thankful she was able to clean the animal off and be with him during his final moments.
“I was so glad my horse did not die in that hole,” Lynn Danyluk said in an interview Sunday from her home in Waskatenau, north of Edmonton.
OTTAWA—A new poll suggests the political battle constantly waged for the support of Canada's middle class is being fought over increasingly shrinking territory.
An Ekos-Canadian Press survey of 4,839 Canadians indicates the number of people who self-identify as working class sits at 37 percent while 43 percent place themselves in the middle.
Inuit leaders and hunters are angry over European plans to launch a satellite that would drop a rocket stage likely to contain highly-toxic fuel in some of the most ecologically-sensitive waters of the Canadian Arctic.
OTTAWA—Crown-Indigenous Relations minister Carolyn Bennett held back tears as she announced an agreement in principle with survivors of the '60s Scoop.
The agreement provides up to $750 million in compensation for individuals classified as status Indians and Inuit.
It also includes an investment of up to $50 million for a foundation for healing and reconciliation.
CALGARY—An antlered midnight-rambler is a bit of a social media star after casually walking through a Calgary light-rail transit station.
Calgary Transit said a moose showed up on its closed-circuit television cameras early this morning as it ambled along a pedestrian overpass near the tracks.
The transit station is in the city's northwest near the Bow River valley.
OTTAWA—Just days after it was unveiled, the space for the dedication plaque at the National Holocaust Monument is empty—marked only by bolt holes.
The plaque's now in for a rewrite after failing to mention Jews or the Jewish people, the prime targets of the Second World War genocide.
WINNIPEG—Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government yesterday introduced legislation to allow politicians to jump from one party to another—a move that should end stalling tactics by ousted former Tory Steven Fletcher.