OTTAWA—After a flurry of intense lobbying from insurance companies, health charities, a handful of provinces, and the justice minister herself, the fate of a controversial genetic testing bill now is in the hands of Parliament.
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OTTAWA—The top Mountie has decided the time has come for him to retire.
In a message to the force yesterday, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said he will leave at the end of June to focus on his family more after spending 32 years with the force, including the last five as commissioner.
He called it a profound honour and privilege to have served with the Mounties.
VANCOUVER—A first-responder training centre in British Columbia is looking to help emergency crews reduce and manage post-traumatic stress through a new online course.
The self-directed program was developed by the Justice Institute of B.C. in New Westminster, which trains paramedics, corrections officers, and other law enforcement officers.
Giving indigenous people a greater say in the operation of national parks and the creation of new protected areas is on the agenda at a major conference in Alberta this week.
TORONTO—Some bottles of vodka are being recalled in Ontario because the alcohol content is about double what it should be.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario says labels on one batch of Georgian Bay Vodka shows 40 percent alcohol by volume, but the alcohol content actually is 81 percent.
TORONTO—Ontario's English Catholic teachers have ratified an agreement to extend their contracts past the next provincial election.
Members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association voted 87 percent in favour of the two-year extension, which gives them four percent in raises and gives the Liberal government labour peace ahead of the June, 2018 vote.
ESQUIMALT, B.C.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says regulating the sale of marijuana will protect young people and take money away from criminal gangs, but the government is drawing the line at pot when it comes to legalizing illicit drugs.
VANCOUVER—All the avalanches that killed snowmobilers over the past five years occurred in British Columbia, but two-thirds of the victims were from Alberta.
Avalanche Canada says March is the deadliest month for snowslides and it is focusing its safety message on Alberta's snowmobilers this year.
LETHBRIDGE, Alta.—It had been about three decades since relatives had last seen two sisters in Alberta.
But the family recently received some unexpected news. Anna and Kym Hakze are alive and living in the United States.
“After so many years, it's very unusual for a case like this to end with good news,” S/Sgt. Scott Woods of the Lethbridge Police Service said yesterday.
OTTAWA—The European Union's environment commissioner wants to join forces with Canada to “defend” the Paris climate change accord in the face of an uncertain political landscape in the U.S. under Donald Trump.