REGINA - The Saskatchewan Health Authority isn't giving enough training to staff working with patients in areas struggling with high suicide rates, the provincial auditor said in her latest report.
TORONTO - Ontario is not doing enough to verify that people receiving disability benefits are actually eligible, with most approved applications marked "disabled for life" and very few ever reviewed, the auditor general has found.
MONTREAL - A Quebec hospital is touting the use of medical hypnosis after the results of a pilot project suggested it can reduce pain and anxiety in patients.
MONTREAL - Thirty years after the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, official acknowledgment has come that what happened on Dec. 6, 1989 at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique was an attack on feminists.
VANCOUVER - British Columbians will ring in the new year by joining all Canadians in not paying monthly rates for health care.
MONTREAL - China's ambassador to Canada is threatening what he called "very firm countermeasures" should Parliament adopt a motion calling for sanctions against Chinese leaders.
TORONTO - The Ontario government's concern for young residents is prompting it to entertain the idea of banning flavoured vaping products, the province's health minister said Thursday as another Canadian province finalized its own prohibition on the popular items.
Jewish groups across the country hailed the Supreme Court's decision not to allow an elderly man who lied about his time working for a Nazi death squad to continue his fight to retain Canadian citizenship, while his family decried the move as a miscarriage of justice.
OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau ushered in a new era of minority Liberal rule Thursday with a throne speech brimming with humility, goodwill and promises of collaboration with opposition parties whose support he needs to ensure his government's survival.
HALIFAX - A nationwide clamp down on vaping continued Thursday as Nova Scotia announced a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes, while Ontario hinted that it may soon do the same.
HALIFAX - Scientists attending a national gathering of Arctic researchers are outlining a widening range of climate change risks for so-called "sentinel" species, such as ringed seals and beluga whales, which have sustained Inuit for millennia.
OTTAWA - The Canadian military's Snowbirds aerobatics team is returning to full operations after a crash grounded the planes in the U.S. for more than a month.
TORONTO - Ontario's government and consumer services minister says she asked the CEO of the corporation that enforces warranties on new homes to step down.
TORONTO - Ontario's auditor general says a drop in the number of government inspections has allowed as many as 10,000 unsafe commercial vehicles to operate on the province's roads.
OTTAWA - Liberal MP Anthony Rota has been elected Speaker of the House of Commons, beating out fellow Liberal Geoff Regan, who had been Speaker during the last session of Parliament and wanted to continue.
OTTAWA - The opening of Parliament is steeped in centuries-old traditions, but this year some new elements — including a renovated train station and an astronaut — are bringing a modern touch to the ceremonies.
TORONTO - Ontario's Catholic teachers will be in a legal strike position over the winter break, and while they don't have any job action plans yet, their union says it should be "another wake-up call" for the government.
TORONTO - A teacher who led a group of Toronto high school students on a canoe trip in central Ontario two years ago that turned tragic when a teen drowned has been ordered to stand trial.
Hamilton police say they've laid multiple charges against a teenage boy suspected of assaulting a toddler and barricading himself inside a home.
OTTAWA - Bret McCann had planned to stay awake at his home in Australia to find out whether the Supreme Court of Canada would hear an appeal by the man convicted of killing his parents.
OTTAWA - A video of Justin Trudeau gossiping with other world leaders about Donald Trump is featuring in an advertisement for the U.S. president's leading political rival.
A federal court has ruled that the so-called Church of Atheism is not a church at all, and can't be treated like one for tax purposes.
TORONTO - Newly released government data show one in three Canadian women reported experiencing unwanted sexual behaviour while out in public last year, compared with one in eight men.
With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, or vaping, health organizations across the country have been pressing for action to limit what they see as a health threat — particularly to young Canadians. The following is a brief summary of the regulatory measures provinces and territories hav…
Toronto police have charged a man accused of mowing down three members of the same family in an alleged hit-and-run that sent a toddler to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 5.
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A woman in southern Alberta who made headlines after she was charged with causing distress to more than 200 dogs in her care has been prohibited from owning dogs for the rest of her life.
VANCOUVER - Telus Corp. is buying a German call centre company through its Telus International subsidiary for about $1.3 billion.
SMITHERS, B.C. - British Columbia's prosecution service says the former mayor of Burns Lake has been sentenced to two years less a day for sexual offences involving four boys under the age of 16.
HALIFAX - A social media app geared towards the outdoor lives of Inuit launched Wednesday with features that tie traditional knowledge to smartphone technology.
EDMONTON - An Edmonton man found guilty of breaking a woman's arms with a crowbar in a road rage attack is appealing his conviction.
OTTAWA - The 43rd session of Parliament — and a new era of minority government — is to open Thursday with a speech from the throne emphasizing the issues on which Justin Trudeau's Liberals believe they can find common ground with opposition parties.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police west of Toronto say a man faces multiple charges in what they describe as an ongoing human trafficking case.
LONGUEUIL, Que. - A former Montreal police officer and minor hockey coach is facing charges for alleged sexual infractions dating back decades and involving boys who at the time were aged between nine and 16.
HAMILTON - A teenage boy is in custody after allegedly assaulting a toddler with a weapon, leaving the little girl with "traumatic injuries" and sparking an hours-long standoff with police at a Hamilton home, officials said Wednesday.
GATINEAU, Que. - The federal Liberals will not make a decision about hiking the carbon price beyond $50 a tonne for at least another two years, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says.
TORONTO - A one-day strike by Ontario's public high school teachers could be the first of many such disruptions, the union representing them warned Wednesday during a walkout that left hundreds of thousands of students out of school.
TORONTO - Ontario's auditor general painted a grim picture Wednesday of a plodding justice system, plagued by worsening delays and outdated technology.
PENTICTON, B.C. - The son-in-law of a man killed earlier this year in Penticton, B.C., was sentenced to probation Wednesday for vandalizing the home of accused killer's estranged wife.
TORONTO - A Toronto children's hospital took the blame on Wednesday for allowing a website it once operated to be taken over by a cannabis company.
OTTAWA - The Liberal government will release its national action plan to respond to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by June 2020, says Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett.
TORONTO - Ontario is unlikely to meet its 2030 emissions target under its current climate change plan — and Premier Doug Ford's government knows it, the province's auditor general said Wednesday in her annual report.
WATFORD, United Kingdom - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau escaped an international summit with his relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump apparently intact despite ill-timed comments that threatened to ignite tensions between the two leaders.
HALIFAX - Six-year-old Sophia Grace LeBlanc and two siblings were in a van driven by their mother in November 2018 when the vehicle left the highway near Little River, N.S., and plunged into a river, landing on its roof.
OTTAWA - Opposition Conservatives are looking ahead to the return of Parliament Thursday as an opportunity to change the channel after weeks of very public party in-fighting around the future of leader Andrew Scheer.
VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has banned logging in an ecologically sensitive area along the United States border after Seattle's mayor and environmental groups called for protection of the watershed.
OTTAWA - The latest snafu in the relationship between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump played out on the public stage of an international summit on Wednesday. But the leaders of two of the world's closest allies have had their prickly exchanges before.