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B.C. set record for drug overdose deaths last year, appeals for federal help

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:54pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 7:15pm

VICTORIA — More than 900 people died in British Columbia last year from illicit drug overdoses, but the provincial health minister says the toll could have been far higher and...

Many youth with ADHD given antipsychotic drugs: study

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:36pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 7:15pm

TORONTO — One in 20 Ontario children and youth have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and many are prescribed antipsychotic drugs, despite having no other mental health...

Konta kicks things off at Australian Open, Day 4

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:09pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

MELBOURNE, Australia — Johanna Konta, who made a spirited run to the semifinals at last year's Australian Open, will attempt to advance to the third round when she kicks off...

Canadian Pacific Railway says Hunter Harrison stepping down immediately

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:44pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

CALGARY — Hunter Harrison has struck a surprise deal to step down as CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) five months ahead of schedule, apparently so he can take a...

Kelly Ellard, convicted killer of Reena Virk, says motherhood has 'calmed' her

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:43pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Convicted killer Kelly Ellard says she sees the world through different eyes after becoming a mother, but her emotional plea for prison leave wasn't enough...

Indigenous leaders to press federal government on services in northern community

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:42pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

OTTAWA — Indigenous leaders are set to press the federal government on Thursday over services available in Wapekeka First Nation — a tiny community in northern Ontario mourning...

Military officer's suspension casts clouds over federal shipbuilding effort

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:23pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:45pm

OTTAWA — The suspension of the military's second-highest-ranking officer has cast a pall over the federal government's multibillion-dollar plan to build new warships, which the...

The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:20pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:45pm

Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Jan. 18

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CENTRAL BANK SIGNALS WARNING AHEAD OF TRUMP: The Bank of Canada is warning there will be "material...

Holdout provinces urged to reach health funding deals to prioritize patients

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:19pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:45pm

OTTAWA — Mental health advocates want holdout provinces to end their funding standoff with Ottawa and strike deals to ensure struggling patients have access to critical front-...

Judge rejects bid by Aaron Hernandez to suppress cellphone

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:06pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:30pm

BOSTON — A judge has denied a request from former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to suppress the contents of his cellphone at his upcoming double murder trial.

Judge Jeffrey...

Trump commerce nominee Ross says U.S. won't be 'pushed around' on trade

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:02pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:30pm

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary said Wednesday he won't be "pushed around" by anyone as he signalled a potentially painful road ahead for Canada and...

Triple murder trial hears police had hoped Nathan O'Brien was hiding somewhere

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 4:56pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:15pm

CALGARY — Police officers held out hope a five-year-old Calgary boy could still be alive after he and his grandparents were initially reported missing. 

"We were asked...

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