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Ottawa rejects Toronto's request to decriminalize drug possession

Ottawa rejects Toronto's request to decriminalize drug possession

OTTAWA — Addictions Minister Ya'ara Saks has rejected Toronto's request to decriminalize the possession of controlled drugs, citing concerns about public safety.
DNA over decades: A look at how police tracked down a Calgary serial killer

DNA over decades: A look at how police tracked down a Calgary serial killer

CALGARY — The bodies of four girls and women were found outside Calgary in 1976 and 1977. For nearly 50 years, their killings were unsolved. On Friday, RCMP identified Gary Allen Srery, an American sex offender, as the killer.
B.C. mayor warns against videos of properties destroyed by fire outside Fort Nelson

B.C. mayor warns against videos of properties destroyed by fire outside Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of a northeast British Columbia community threatened by wildfires is warning people who stayed behind in the evacuation zone to stay on their properties and not share images of fire destruction on social media.
Mounties say U.S. sex offender killed four girls, women in Calgary in the 1970s

Mounties say U.S. sex offender killed four girls, women in Calgary in the 1970s

EDMONTON — An American sex offender, who died more than a decade ago in prison, killed four women and girls in Calgary in the 1970s — and there may be more victims, RCMP announced Friday.
The latest news on wildfires in Canada as thousands forced from homes in the West

The latest news on wildfires in Canada as thousands forced from homes in the West

Wildfires have forced thousands out of several communities in Western Canada. Roughly 6,600 residents have been told to leave their homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., while the rest of the city remains on evacuation alert. In Fort Nelson, B.C.
Hard-working crews, rain keep fire from Fort McMurray, Alta., as homes burn in B.C.

Hard-working crews, rain keep fire from Fort McMurray, Alta., as homes burn in B.C.

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Every day since a wildfire began menacing the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., grimy, exhausted firefighters have been spilling out of helicopters at the end of another one of the toughest shifts around.
McGill seeking new injunction to dismantle pro-Palestinian encampment on campus

McGill seeking new injunction to dismantle pro-Palestinian encampment on campus

MONTREAL — McGill University says it's going to court again to dismantle the pro-Palestinian encampment that has been set up on its downtown Montreal campus since late April.
Relief greets federal order to fix benzene leaks after plastics plant pollution

Relief greets federal order to fix benzene leaks after plastics plant pollution

OTTAWA — Feelings of hope and relief flooded Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, Ont.
Doctors recommend ways to combat waste, pollutants in health-care

Doctors recommend ways to combat waste, pollutants in health-care

Health-care professionals are joining forcesto cut down on waste including single-use plastics, surgical gloves and syringes where possible. Many have provided recommendations to the advocacy group Choosing Wisely Canada.
NACI recommends universal immunization program against RSV for infants

NACI recommends universal immunization program against RSV for infants

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is recommending a universal immunization program against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, for all infants.
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