A new survey suggests a large majority of Canadians support the legalization of recreational marijuana use, with many expressing a cautious willingness to try eating pot-infused munchies. The poll by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax found that about 68 per cent of people across the country
When single mom Emily Weedon signed her daughter up for a YMCA program this summer, she knew it wouldn't be enough child care to cover her long work days, so she lined up babysitters to pick up her 8-year-old. "I'm being told that I have to make the time to find people to basically be the
Tourism in the Northwest Territories has reached record heights. The $201.40 million spent is an increase of 21 per cent over 2015-16 ($167.1 million), while the number of visitors went up by 16 per cent from the previous year (93,910). "They're fantastic numbers," said Anne Kokko, a
The official in charge of environmental issues says the city's executive is committed to making sure Montreal's signature bagel bakeries respect a bylaw on wood smoke. Monday evening, Réal Ménard told a group of residents from Mile End, the neighbourhood that's home to Montreal's two
Prince Edward Islanders are being advised to ask extra questions when buying a used vehicle. The province says there's a chance some vehicles damaged by flooding caused by recent hurricanes in the southern United States could end up on P.E.I. "Vehicles cross the border every day for resale
A Toronto councillor says the city has a commuter parking "crisis" and needs to block the loss of any parking lots near subway stations in the inner suburbs. James Pasternak, who represents Ward 10, York Centre, is bringing a motion to the city's executive committee on Tuesday, calling
The first city-run supervised injection site will open in Lowertown Tuesday afternoon to fight the growing opioid crisis, as the volunteer group that his been running an unsanctioned site only a few streets away says it will continue to operate. Ottawa Public Health has been working with the Sandy Hill
Ottawa wants to change the face of its police force to be more inclusive, but it's competing with the OPP and other police services for women, racial minorities and Indigenous officers. "We are short," said Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau. Ottawa hired 25 new officers in 2016.
According to numbers from the Coroner's Office, 179 people died of accidental overdoses in 2016 in Toronto, up from 135 in 2015, the largest ever one-year increase in the city. Coun. Joe Cressy, chair of Toronto's Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, says the situation has become even more dire
Two Islanders have flown up to Toronto to cheer on hundreds of athletes competing in this year's Invictus Games, and they say the experience has been unforgettable. "The stands are full, the excitement is just electric," Louise Campbell told CBC while watching track and field. Roughly
Labour standards are on the agenda today and tomorrow at the third round of NAFTA negotiations in Ottawa. Canada wants to see enforceable, progressive labour standards in a new trade pact and an end to right-to-work laws in the U.S. Under those laws, workers in 28 states have the right to refuse to
Victims of childhood sexual abuse often suffer great distress over the fact video or pictures of the crimes are circulating in cyberspace — adding to the pain they already experience, says a new report. The existence of images that may still be possessed by the abuser or publicly available for others
Canada is pushing for the inclusion of enforceable, progressive labour standards in a rewritten North American Free Trade Agreement, aimed at compelling Mexico to pay workers higher wages and do away with so-called "yellow" unions that represent employers rather than employees. Canada'
Biologists have made a discovery on a swath of native grassland in southwest Saskatchewan that they are calling exciting, but are also hesitant to talk about. Mike Burak, with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, says the group has found endangered greater sage grouse on a 1,222 hectares conservation area
Bombardier faces the prospect of a double barrel of bad news today affecting its commercial aircraft and railway businesses. The first hit could come from Europe early this morning with the announcement of a possible deal to merge Germany's railway manufacturer Siemens with Alstom of France. Alstom
Nova Scotia's health care system is expected to get a boost today as the Liberal government reintroduces a budget that was shelved because of the May 30 provincial election campaign. In its throne speech last week, the government acknowledged a need for better access to primary care, along with
Researchers with the U.S. government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn't good. The model could be critically important to efforts to save the endangered species, which
A boulder on the University of Calgary campus became a revolving canvas for free speech Monday after early-morning students arrived to find racist messages emblazoned on its surface. The Rocks, as they are known on campus, sit outside the MacEwan Student Centre. On Monday morning, the rocks greeted
The beloved City of Calgary employee who wore badge No. 1 for Calgary Transit until his retirement after 50 years of service has died at the age of 80. George Dorn retired just two years ago after working 50 years with the City of Calgary. In 1965, Dorn was in his 20s when he began his career with
A new report from a bipartisan think-tank says the federal government should scale back its spending on water and sewage systems in Canadian cities for each community's financial good. The Ecofiscal Commission report being released today makes the case that the fees homeowners pay for the water
Montreal police are requesting the public's help to locate Luc Cantin, 79, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has been missing since Sept. 21.
A Paralympian who was left paralyzed after a diving accident says she knew the injury was bad the moment it happened. Miranda Biletski testified Monday in Court of Queen's Bench in Regina, where she is suing the University of Regina for negligence.
A Windsor developer says the city's plan to eliminate a property tax rebate for vacant buildings won't actually fix the problem. The province's Municipal Act directs cities to rebate property taxes by 30 to 35 per cent for the portion of the building that is vacant. In June, Windsor City