Skip to content
18.1 °Cforecast >
Cloudy

National News

Opioid death toll in Canada nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows

OTTAWA — Nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit, new government figures show.
NewsAlert: opioid death toll nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows

NewsAlert: opioid death toll nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows

OTTAWA — New government figures show that nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit.

Police identify two men wanted in Toronto playground shooting

TORONTO — Police have identified two men wanted in connection with a daylight shooting at a Toronto playground that sent two young sisters to hospital. Det. Sgt.

Yves Giroux, career public servant, nominated to be new budget watchdog

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Yves Giroux, a career public servant, as the new parliamentary budget officer.
In the news today, June 19

In the news today, June 19

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, June 19 ——— CANNABIS BILL HEADS BACK TO SENATE A federal bill to legalize recreational cannabis was bounced back to the Senate on Monday, where the government's representative argued it's time to get on with lift
Search resumes for First World War warships in Lake Superior

Search resumes for First World War warships in Lake Superior

Two French minesweepers built in Thunder Bay disappeared 99 years ago
Ontario researchers working on way to cure weed faster

Ontario researchers working on way to cure weed faster

Don't panic, but they are worried there might not be enough