Skip to content

National News

B.C. baby of mother in coma from COVID-19 is 'strong and healthy,' aunt says

B.C. baby of mother in coma from COVID-19 is 'strong and healthy,' aunt says

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The aunt of a B.C. infant born while his mother was in a coma due to COVID-19 complications says the family is trying to stay hopeful but keep their expectations reasonable as she remains unconscious a month later.
Quebec mother who pleaded guilty in daughter's death testifies at coroner's inquest

Quebec mother who pleaded guilty in daughter's death testifies at coroner's inquest

QUEBEC — A mother who pleaded guilty earlier this year to killing her two-year-old daughter told a coroner's inquest that she was desperate and broke at the time of the murder.
Yukon releases strategy in response to MMIW national inquiry report

Yukon releases strategy in response to MMIW national inquiry report

Yukon has released what it says is the first comprehensive response to a national inquiry's report into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Yukon to get first Moderna vaccine doses in January, with more in March

Yukon to get first Moderna vaccine doses in January, with more in March

WHITEHORSE — Yukon says it will get Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in January. Premier Sandy Silver says the territory will get enough of the vaccine for every adult who wants it.
Commons passes assisted-dying bill after Conservatives end filibuster

Commons passes assisted-dying bill after Conservatives end filibuster

OTTAWA — A bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying was approved Thursday by the House of Commons after the Conservatives ended a days-long filibuster.
Canadian police chiefs apologize for 1968 opposition to decriminalizing homosexuality

Canadian police chiefs apologize for 1968 opposition to decriminalizing homosexuality

TORONTO — Canada's police chiefs are apologizing to LGBTQ communities for their opposition to decriminalizing homosexuality in the late 1960s. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police made the formal apology in a statement issued online Thursday.
'Dereliction of duty': Ombudswoman slams Quebec long-term care COVID-19 response

'Dereliction of duty': Ombudswoman slams Quebec long-term care COVID-19 response

MONTREAL — An ombudswoman’s report has found that during the first wave of COVID-19, Quebec’s long-term care system failed in its duty to ensure the safety and dignity of residents, some of whom died alone and without palliative care.

Weather, disorientation factors in 2019 crash of U.S. plane in northwestern Quebec

GATINEAU, Que. — The Transportation Safety Board says a U.S. plane that veered way off course and crashed in Senneterre, Que., in July 2019 was the result of poor weather leaving the pilot disoriented.
Syrian refugees take citizenship oath on fifth anniversary of first arrivals

Syrian refugees take citizenship oath on fifth anniversary of first arrivals

OTTAWA — A group of Syrian refugees took the Canadian citizenship oath in an online ceremony Thursday, the fifth anniversary of when the first plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Canada as part of the Liberal government's promise to resettle te
Brits fear 'damage' if Canadian politicians delay ratification of trade deal

Brits fear 'damage' if Canadian politicians delay ratification of trade deal

OTTAWA — The British government is concerned and disappointed that Canada's Parliament won't be able to formally ratify the countries' new trade agreement ahead of a Jan. 1 deadline.