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With inflation pressures rising, Liberals to give budget update on Dec. 14

With inflation pressures rising, Liberals to give budget update on Dec. 14

OTTAWA — Canadians will soon get an update on the health of federal finances and the government's outlook for an economy facing high inflation rates, flooding in British Columbia and the emergence of a new variant of COVID-19.
U.S. to require all inbound foreign air passengers to get COVID test the day before

U.S. to require all inbound foreign air passengers to get COVID test the day before

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden set out to turn the tables on the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday with a 10-point winter offensive against the Omicron variant that further complicates flying from Canada to the United States on the eve of the holiday trav
Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard not facing charges in hometown of Winnipeg: police

Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard not facing charges in hometown of Winnipeg: police

WINNIPEG — Former fashion mogul Peter Nygard will not be facing charges in his hometown after an investigation into sexual assault allegations from eight people.
Canada's surgery backlog heightens inequities in health care: advocacy group

Canada's surgery backlog heightens inequities in health care: advocacy group

EDMONTON — A health-care advocacy group says an increase in Canadians travelling to other countries for medical treatment reflects how inefficiently and ineffectively provinces have organized their surgical care.
Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear appeal in notorious 'Surrey Six' case

Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear appeal in notorious 'Surrey Six' case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear arguments about the fairness of B.C. proceedings that led to guilty findings for two men in the first-degree murders of six people. Earlier this year, the B.C.
Open more overdose prevention sites in urban and rural areas across Canada: study

Open more overdose prevention sites in urban and rural areas across Canada: study

VANCOUVER — Researchers in British Columbia say the expansion of overdose prevention sites in Vancouver led to immediate behaviour changes among some drug users as they entered addiction treatment and decreased the number of times they injected subst
More rain for BC, fighting Islamophobia in Ontario schools : In The News for Dec. 2

More rain for BC, fighting Islamophobia in Ontario schools : In The News for Dec. 2

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. 2 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House

Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House

OTTAWA — Canada's House of Commons erupted into a scene of cheers and cross-party hugs Wednesday as MPs unanimously adopted a motion presented by a Conservative MP to fast-track the passage of a Liberal government bill banning conversion therapy for
Fall floods, summer heat in B.C. in line with climate change: meteorologist

Fall floods, summer heat in B.C. in line with climate change: meteorologist

VANCOUVER — Flood warnings were issued Wednesday for several major rivers in British Columbia as a federal scientist says record-setting rainfall and alpine temperatures are consistent with climate change.
Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

WASHINGTON — Canada's trade minister has headed back to the U.S. capital for discussions on festering trade irritants, just two weeks after joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his visit to the White House. Mary Ng met virtually Tuesday with U.S.
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