More than 400 administrative health-sector workers being laid off in Ontario

TORONTO — More than 400 health-sector workers are being laid off in Ontario as the Progressive Conservative government moves to merge 20 agencies into...

Blair says more gun-control action needed, signals no new steps before election

OTTAWA — Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says more must be done to address gun violence, but he is also signalling no new measures will...

Nearly 400 Ontarians died of opioid overdose last summer: province

TORONTO — The province says nearly 400 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses last summer. Public Health Ontario has released updated statistics that indicate 388 people died from...

Join the breast screening Mammothon!

The Northeast Cancer Centre, in partnership with affiliated Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) sites such as SAH, is hosting the popular one-day breast screening...

Ottawa asks U.S. to note cannabis pardons to ensure accurate picture

Ottawa is encouraging Washington to take careful note of criminal pardons granted to Canadians for cannabis possession so that U.S. officers have the most accurate information when deciding whether to...
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OPP undergoes ‘massive’ shift in approach to opioid crisis, every OD now probed

Ontario Provincial Police say they've undergone a "massive" shift in their approach to overdoses as the opioid crisis deepens. The changes include investigating every overdose call, giving...
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Canada’s oldest woman dies at 114, ‘serene, content, grateful and positive’

NORTH BAY, Ont. — Canada's oldest woman, whose longevity and zest for life won her national attention — and an admiring nod from astronaut Chris...

Trudeau pledges more funding for reproductive health services worldwide

OTTAWA — The Liberal government says it will increase Canadian funding for women's health worldwide to $1.4 billion every year starting in 2023, with half of this money...
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Dangerous ‘purple heroin’ has made its way to Montreal, police document says

Montreal police are worried that a dangerous drug known as "purple heroin" has made its way into the city. An internal note obtained by The Canadian Press...

‘Hold China accountable’ for fentanyl, Andrew Scheer says

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the federal government needs to "hold China accountable" for the flow of illicit fentanyl that has fuelled...

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