Substance use among Ont. students down but concerns rise over fentanyl use: report

TORONTO — Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a...

Pot activist that gave out free seeds, back in court

CALGARY — A prominent cannabis activist who was arrested in Calgary during a national tour to distribute millions of free marijuana seeds to the public...

Doctors call on Ottawa to exempt medicinal marijuana from sales, excise tax

OTTAWA — More than 50 doctors from across Canada are calling on Ottawa to withdraw its plan to charge tax on medicinal marijuana. The doctors, who describe...

Finance Minister Bill Morneau talks pot bucks with provincial counterparts

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau can expect a lot of provincial hands reaching for the federal purse strings when he sits down with...

National blood shortage prompts call for dog donors at clinics in Alberta

EDMONTON — Parker is not yet five years old and has been giving blood regularly for nearly three of them. "He just gave his 12th...

Landmark study shows military veterans at greater risk of suicide

OTTAWA — A landmark study from Veterans Affairs Canada appears to confirm what many have long feared: Canadians who have served in uniform are...

Flu cases showing up earlier than usual, could be harbinger of bad season: experts

TORONTO — The influenza season in Canada could be shaping up to be a potentially nasty one, with a mixed bag of viruses already circulating in much of the...

Child advocate suggests ways to prevent Indigenous youth suicides

LA RONGE, Sask. — A report about suicide among Indigenous youth in northern Saskatchewan says they feel bullied, sad and alone in their communities. One youth,...

Thalidomide survivors say ‘degraded, insulted’ by disabilities minister

OTTAWA — Members of a thalidomide survivor group are accusing Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr of belittling them with insulting and degrading remarks during a...

DND ombudsman urges more health support for Canadian Rangers in the North

OTTAWA — The Defence Department ombudsman says the military should be doing more to provide health support for the Canadian Rangers who patrol vast...

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