Canada & World

Pope Francis and Gov. Gen. Mary Simon watch a traditional dance during the final public event of his papal visit across Canada as he prepares to leave Iqaluit, Nunavut on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pope Francis and Gov. Gen. Mary Simon watch a traditional dance during the final public event of his papal visit across Canada as he prepares to leave Iqaluit, Nunavut on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US vice-president Joe Biden walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, December 9, 2016. U.S. President Joe Biden’s long-anticipated first trip to Ottawa this week is expected to put Canada’s defence spending back under the microscope.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US vice-president Joe Biden walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, December 9, 2016. U.S. President Joe Biden’s long-anticipated first trip to Ottawa this week is expected to put Canada’s defence spending back under the microscope.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
File photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

What to know about new research on coffee and heart risks

American university study offers a rare controlled evaluation of caffeine’s effect

File photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks at a news conference in Montreal, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, during which he announced details for a national strategy for drugs for rare diseases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Ottawa to spend $1.5 billion to improve access to drugs for rare diseases

Duclos wants to increase coverage for existing drugs, create list of new and emerging treatments

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks at a news conference in Montreal, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, during which he announced details for a national strategy for drugs for rare diseases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The CGGS M. Perley searches the waters of the Bay of Fundy in Hillsburn, N.S. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 as they continue to look for five fishermen missing after the scallop dragger Chief William Saulis sank in the Bay of Fundy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Transportation Safety Board report on fatal Atlantic sinking cites lax federal rules

Stability testing may have helped prevent 2020 sinking of a Nova Scotia scallop dragger

The CGGS M. Perley searches the waters of the Bay of Fundy in Hillsburn, N.S. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 as they continue to look for five fishermen missing after the scallop dragger Chief William Saulis sank in the Bay of Fundy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Police-reported hate crimes rise again, as pandemic worsens discrimination: StatCan

Reports up by 27 per cent in 2021, after a 35 per cent increase in 2020

Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Kennedy Stewart, carries his civic election ballot after marking it as he votes at an advance poll in Vancouver, B.C. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart wins $100,000 costs in NPA defamation case

Stewart was sued after he issued a news release in 2021 denouncing ‘hate and extremism’ in the NPA

Kennedy Stewart, carries his civic election ballot after marking it as he votes at an advance poll in Vancouver, B.C. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chief Clinton Key, of the Key First Nation, speaks during a news conference about the launch of consultations regarding Bill C-92, federal legislation that re-affirms the rights of Indigenous communities to establish and provide their own child welfare services, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

First Nation chooses affluent Vancouver launch pad to reform Indigenous child welfare

Campaign aims at doing what’s best for children on the ‘front lines of colonization’

Chief Clinton Key, of the Key First Nation, speaks during a news conference about the launch of consultations regarding Bill C-92, federal legislation that re-affirms the rights of Indigenous communities to establish and provide their own child welfare services, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A resident without running water at home fills a container at a water fill station, a day ahead of World Water Day, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

A quarter of world population lacks safe drinking water: UN

Estimated cost of meeting UN water and sanitation goals could reach $1 trillion a year

A resident without running water at home fills a container at a water fill station, a day ahead of World Water Day, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
Alexandru Radita is shown in a handout photo from his 15th birthday party, three months before his death. A child welfare official from British Columbia testified Tuesday in an inquiry into the Calgary teen’s death. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta *MANDATORY CREDIT*

B.C. child welfare official testifies at inquiry into teen’s death in Calgary

Alexandru Radita was diabetic and weighed 37 pounds at the time of his death in 2013

Alexandru Radita is shown in a handout photo from his 15th birthday party, three months before his death. A child welfare official from British Columbia testified Tuesday in an inquiry into the Calgary teen’s death. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Al Stone-Gebhardt and his mother, Erika Dubose, pose for a photo outside their home on Friday, March 3, 2023, in Tulsa, Okla. As hundreds of bills nationwide take aim at nearly every facet of transgender existence, from health care to athletics to bathroom access, trans kids like Stone-Gebhardt and their families say certain proposals could eliminate one of the last remaining safe havens to explore their identities: K-12 public schools. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy)

U.S. transgender youth: ‘Forced outing’ bills make schools unsafe

Wave of legislation raising debate over student needs, school responsibility, parents’ right to know

Al Stone-Gebhardt and his mother, Erika Dubose, pose for a photo outside their home on Friday, March 3, 2023, in Tulsa, Okla. As hundreds of bills nationwide take aim at nearly every facet of transgender existence, from health care to athletics to bathroom access, trans kids like Stone-Gebhardt and their families say certain proposals could eliminate one of the last remaining safe havens to explore their identities: K-12 public schools. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy)
Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Bill C-11 in the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The bill, also known as the Online Streaming Act, is one of several problematic Canadian initiatives tech leaders in the U.S. want President Joe Biden to raise with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Take hard line on Canada’s digital tax, online laws, tech associations urge Biden

Online Streaming Act, Online News Act troubling for American industry coalition

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Bill C-11 in the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The bill, also known as the Online Streaming Act, is one of several problematic Canadian initiatives tech leaders in the U.S. want President Joe Biden to raise with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister Katie Telford arrives to appear as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a motion to compel his chief of staff to testify about foreign interference at a House of Commons committee will not be a confidence matter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau chief of staff to testify on foreign interference at committee

Katie Telford will testify for two hours during the second week of April

Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister Katie Telford arrives to appear as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a motion to compel his chief of staff to testify about foreign interference at a House of Commons committee will not be a confidence matter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A coyote walks through Coronation Park in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Now that coyote denning season is in full swing, the Vancouver park board is offering some tips for a “peaceful coexistence” between the animals and humans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Vancouver park board offers tips on how to ‘respect’ city’s coyotes

Animals can become bolder in the spring or stand their ground if they perceive a threat

A coyote walks through Coronation Park in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Now that coyote denning season is in full swing, the Vancouver park board is offering some tips for a “peaceful coexistence” between the animals and humans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
A woman shops for produce in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food inflation appears to be easing in Canada but experts say consumers shouldn’t expect lower prices at the grocery store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Food inflation in Canada shows signs of easing, but grocery prices to remain high

Prices are rising less quickly, signalling worst of grocery price hikes could be behind us

A woman shops for produce in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food inflation appears to be easing in Canada but experts say consumers shouldn’t expect lower prices at the grocery store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kimberly Murray speaks after being appointed as Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Adviser on unmarked graves says some landowners are refusing access for searches

No federal law in place to protect suspected gravesites or grant communities access to such land

Kimberly Murray speaks after being appointed as Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Forensics on the scene at Charles P. Allen High School in Halifax, Monday, March 20, 2023. Halifax police have arrested a student after three people were stabbed at a high school this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Riley Smith

Halifax student charged with attempted murder as debate grows over school violence

Accused also treated in hospital for stab wounds, no indication of how he received those injuries

Forensics on the scene at Charles P. Allen High School in Halifax, Monday, March 20, 2023. Halifax police have arrested a student after three people were stabbed at a high school this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Riley Smith
Firefighters continue the search for victims Monday, March 20, 2023 at the scene of last week’s fire that left one person dead and six people missing in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Families of Montreal fire victims facing agonizing wait for answers

Unstable structure of the building makes it complicated and potentially dangerous to recover bodies

Firefighters continue the search for victims Monday, March 20, 2023 at the scene of last week’s fire that left one person dead and six people missing in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Barricades are unloaded from a truck near the courts in New York, Monday, March 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump waits out grand jury as New York braces for protests

Former president over the weekend claimed without evidence that he would be arrested on Tuesday

Barricades are unloaded from a truck near the courts in New York, Monday, March 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Razak Iyal, one of two asylum seekers who walked across the Canada/US border in December and lost his fingers because of severe frostbite, is photographed as he enters his refugee hearing in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Two men who lost fingers crossing into Canada become Canadian citizens

Pair among wave of refugee-claimants who snuck into Canada from the United States in 2016

Razak Iyal, one of two asylum seekers who walked across the Canada/US border in December and lost his fingers because of severe frostbite, is photographed as he enters his refugee hearing in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods