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OTTAWA — Almost 7,000 Canadians have received medical help to end their lives since Canada legalized assisted dying three years ago. According to the latest interim report compiled by Health Canada, 6,749 people have received medically assisted deaths. That amounts to roughly one per cent of all deaths in Canada. Health Canada says assisted deaths were provided […]

Toronto police say a doctor has been charged with sexual assault. They say the charges stem from an incident involving a patient that allegedly happened four years ago. Police say a doctor allegedly sexually assaulted a 40-year-old woman while conducting a physical examination. Investigators say that after a months-long investigation, they arrested 59-year-old Romeo Tan of […]

TORONTO — The self-employed are among the growing number of Canadians turning to private lenders in order to obtain a mortgage. While many prospective homeowners are driven to alternate lenders because of government-mandated stress tests and poor credit scores, the self-employed often have additional burdens to overcome in proving their income. “There’s more and more people […]

Toronto police have laid multiple charges in a series of alleged liquor store thefts valued at more than $38,000. Officers responded to a theft at a Liquor Control Board of Ontario location in the city’s west end earlier this month. They allege the man had entered the store, chosen an item and left without attempting […]

OTTAWA — The oil and gas industry has worn out its welcome in Canadian marine conservation areas. Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson today is announcing a total ban on oil and gas work, as well as mining, waste-dumping and bottom-trawling, in all of Canada’s marine protected areas. Wilkinson is at an international nature summit in Montreal where Canada is pushing […]

OTTAWA — Five of Canada’s leading scholars in fields ranging from artificial intelligence to Soviet history are being honoured with the $100,000 Killam Prize. The Canada Council for the Arts recognized academics from across the country Thursday for outstanding contributions to the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. Winners included Universite de Montreal professors Andre […]

TORONTO — A complex trial involving a novel claim to a large swath of Lake Huron lake bed and allegations of broken promises is set to kick off in Toronto today. The trial pits the Saugeen Ojibway Nation against the federal and Ontario governments. The two aboriginal groups who make up the Saugeen Ojibway Nation […]

TORONTO — Ontario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told Forests Ontario the day after the Progressive Conservative government delivered its budget this month that the 50 Million Tree Program […]

SUDBURY, Ont. — Grace Shirley scored a short-handed goal with 41.9 seconds left to lead her Saskatoon Stars to a 3-2 win over the Sudbury Lady Wolves on Wednesday at the Esso Cup. Saskatoon snatched first place away from Sudbury with one game left to go in the preliminary round of Canada’s women’s midget championship. […]

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Justin Robidas scored and added two assists as the Cantonniers de Magog hung on for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Buffaloes on Wednesday in the Telus Cup. The Cantonniers improved to 3-0 with the victory and are just the third Quebec team to open the national men’s midget championship with three […]


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