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Top doc: Theresa Tam appointed to head Public Health Agency of Canada

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 3:13pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:45pm

OTTAWA — Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has appointed Dr. Theresa Tam as Canada's top doctor, the third person to head the Public Health Agency of Canada since its...

Canada keeping mum as Iraqi Kurds prepare for independence referendum

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 3:11pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:45pm

OTTAWA — As the federal government considers the future of Canada's military mission against Islamic State militants, there are growing concerns about a new battle brewing in...

Some residents fume as Montreal's three supervised injection sites inaugurated

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 3:10pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:45pm

Montreal's three supervised injection sites were officially inaugurated Monday, but not everyone in one of the areas was thrilled about the new neighbour.

Daniel...

Picking up the harassment probe into Don Meredith a mistake, says his lawyer

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 3:07pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA — The Senate ethics watchdog should have abandoned her investigation into allegations of workplace harassment and bullying when Don Meredith resigned his seat last month...

Liberal government waiting for more details on Trump travel ban decision

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 3:05pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is waiting for more details after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six...

Not One More: Community vigil to be held in wake of teen suicides in Cape Breton

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 2:46pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:15pm

SYDNEY, N.S. — As a Cape Breton community struggles with a string of recent teen suicides, a vigil is being organized to give youth in the region hope and resources, organizers...

Ottawa and Quebec announce investments to protect St. Lawrence River

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 2:45pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 3:30pm

MONTREAL — Ottawa and Quebec announced plans Monday to invest $57.5 million over five years to continue to work together for a healthy St. Lawrence River.

The...

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

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 2:35pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 2:45pm

Highlights from the news file for Monday, June 26

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ONTARIO TO CALL INQUIRY INTO NURSING HOME MURDERS: The case of a nurse who murdered eight seniors in long-...

Ontario to ban 'scalper bots' in proposed ticket sale reforms

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 2:22pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 2:30pm

TORONTO — Ontario is promising to clamp down on online ticket scalping, a source of frustration and anger for fans who have often been unable to secure tickets to their...

Calgary running back Finch says ADD medication to blame for positive drug test

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 2:16pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 2:30pm

Calgary Stampeder running back Roy Finch says he made a mistake trying to treat his attention deficit disorder and it resulted in a two-game suspension.

The CFL...

Running afoul of the law: Alberta RCMP pluck stuck ducks from sewer

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 1:46pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 2:15pm

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — RCMP in northern Alberta stepped in when some ducklings ran afoul of a Fort McMurray sewer over the weekend.

Police say they got a call about the ...

Police in Taber, Alta., treat burning of Pride flag as an arson case

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 1:25pm Updated: June 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

TABER, Alta. — Police in a small southern Alberta town are treating the burning of a rainbow Pride flag as an arson case.

Taber Police Chief Graham Abela says someone...

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