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Death toll reaches almost 4 a day in overdose crisis in B.C.: coroner

VICTORIA—Nearly four people died every day last month from an illicit drug overdose in British Columbia. Data from the BC Coroners Service says 120 people died in March, the third-highest…

No plan for pot-conviction amnesty amid legalization move, Liberals say

No plan for pot-conviction amnesty amid legalization move, Liberals say

New Don’t expect blanket pardon of past convictions for marijuana possession, Ralph Goodale says The Canadian Press Posted: Apr 17, 2017 2:50 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 17, 2017 3:24…

Man convicted of killing teenage girl missing from B.C. prison

MISSION, B.C.—An arrest warrant has been issued for a convicted killer who went missing from the minimum security unit of the Mission Institution in British Columbia. The Correctional Service of…

Legalizing pot: What to watch for in today’s long-awaited bill

Canada is about to do something very few countries in the world have tried: make recreational pot legal. Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will reveal precisely what it thinks legalization should…

Parents won’t have social assistance slashed if kids placed in temporary care

Ontario parents on social assistance will no longer have their benefits slashed when they temporarily lose their kids to children’s aid societies. The policy change by the Ministry of Community…

DEBATE: Syria Strike – Genius or Lunacy?

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Canada’s top spy agencies work out deal on ‘threat disruption’ operations

OTTAWA– Canada’s two most powerful intelligence agencies have crafted a formal deal to cooperate on using controversial powers to disrupt domestic threats to the country’s security, the Star has learned.…

Virtual reality project takes students through time at black orphanage in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX—Gerry Morrison’s childhood memories of life in the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children are painful, but he has agreed to relive them so a groundbreaking virtual-reality project can ensure…

Rescue group unable to help whale trapped in ice off Newfoundland coast

OLD PERLICAN, N.L.—A rescue group says there is nothing it can do to help a whale trapped in the icy waters off Newfoundland. Whale Release and Strandings says the ice…

Pilotless plane crash in northern Ontario woods leaves authorities baffled

OTTAWA—The military search-and-rescue technicians dropped in on a mystery. A light plane had crashed in the woods in northern Ontario and an air force Hercules transport and Griffon helicopter were…