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Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

OTTAWA — The delicate politics of drug policy were on full display this week, as Canada's chief health officer suggested decriminalizing hard drugs should be discussed to address a spike in opioid overdose deaths, while Health Minister Patty Hajdu in
Nova Scotia First Nation relieved after missing teen found safe; man in custody

Nova Scotia First Nation relieved after missing teen found safe; man in custody

ESKASONI, N.S. — The entire We'koqma'q Mi'kmaq First Nation in Nova Scotia is breathing a sigh of relief, Chief Rod Googoo said Saturday, after an Indigenous girl who had been missing for more than a week was found safe.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 22

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:41 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2020: There are 124,629 confirmed cases in Canada.
Quebec issues provincewide street check guidelines; rights groups raise concerns

Quebec issues provincewide street check guidelines; rights groups raise concerns

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has issued provincewide guidelines to police forces regarding street checks, but the policy is raising concerns from various rights groups.
New Brunswick's provincial election campaign enters first weekend

New Brunswick's provincial election campaign enters first weekend

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick political party leaders fanned out across the province Saturday, as they made their pitches to voters during the first weekend of the provincial election campaign.
'This shouldn't have happened:' Father attributes son's death to COVID-19 rules

'This shouldn't have happened:' Father attributes son's death to COVID-19 rules

INVERMAY, Sask. — People could always tell when Aaron Ogden entered a room. The 19-year-old had a big presence, said his father, Mark Ogden.
Five things to know about how the Conservatives will choose their new leader

Five things to know about how the Conservatives will choose their new leader

OTTAWA — The deadline to submit ballots in the Conservative party leadership race to be has passed. The winner will be revealed on Sunday night.

TDSB seeks more space for fall classes as parents weigh whether kids will attend

TORONTO — Canada's largest school board is searching for additional spaces to hold classes this fall, but says it won't know how many are needed — or where they'll be located — until parents of elementary students confirm whether they'll be sending t
Who are they? What do they want to do? A primer on the Conservative contenders

Who are they? What do they want to do? A primer on the Conservative contenders

OTTAWA — On Sunday, the federal Conservative party will elect a new leader. There are four candidates vying to lead the party, which currently holds 121 seats in the House of Commons and serves as the Official Opposition.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $31.4 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $31.4 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 25 will be approximately $40 million. The Canadian Press