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Scale up B.C. drug-checking programs to save lives: centre on substance use

Scale up B.C. drug-checking programs to save lives: centre on substance use

VANCOUVER — Checking illicit drugs for deadly toxins is the best option to prevent fatal overdoses without a safer supply, but that service should be expanded to rural and remote communities in British Columbia, says the manager of a drug-checking pr
Group involved in Ottawa protest asks court to halt federal use of Emergencies Act

Group involved in Ottawa protest asks court to halt federal use of Emergencies Act

OTTAWA — A group involved in the anti-government protest against COVID-19 measures in Ottawa is asking a court to put the brakes on federal use of the Emergencies Act to clamp down on demonstrators.
Police arrest at least 100 in sweeping operation to dismantle Ottawa protest

Police arrest at least 100 in sweeping operation to dismantle Ottawa protest

OTTAWA — Police officers descended on anti-government protesters in Ottawa on Friday, arresting at least 100 people and towing more than 20 vehicles in a push to end a three-week occupation that has reverberated across Canada and around the world.
The latest on protests against COVID-19 measures in Ottawa and beyond

The latest on protests against COVID-19 measures in Ottawa and beyond

The latest developments on ongoing protests against COVID-19 restrictions and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government, in Ottawa and various locations across Canada, on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. All times eastern: 10:00 p.m.
Politicians condemn violence at Coastal GasLink construction site in northern B.C.

Politicians condemn violence at Coastal GasLink construction site in northern B.C.

Politicians are denouncing what police have called a violent confrontation in separate attacks against officers and employees at a construction site for a natural gas pipeline being built across northern British Columbia.
Travellers to Nunavut who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can isolate at home

Travellers to Nunavut who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can isolate at home

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — Travellers to Nunavut who are unvaccinated for COVID-19 or partially vaccinated will no longer have to isolate in one of the government's isolation hotels in Southern Canada.
Reporters take heat in Canada, U.S. for reaching out to donors who supported protests

Reporters take heat in Canada, U.S. for reaching out to donors who supported protests

WASHINGTON — Journalists in Canada and the United States, veterans of a daily grind that entails tracking down and chatting up newsmakers, politicians and ordinary citizens by whatever means necessary, are encountering a very different — and hostile
Top doctor says Canada is past peak of Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19

Top doctor says Canada is past peak of Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19

The country’s top doctor says Canada is past the peak of the COVID-19 wave caused by the Omicron variant and is ready to move out of a crisis response.
A list of anti-COVID restriction protests around the world

A list of anti-COVID restriction protests around the world

Protests against COVID-19 restrictions have taken place around the world since the beginning of the pandemic.
Protest showdown in Ottawa and Ukraine crisis deepens: In The News for Feb. 18

Protest showdown in Ottawa and Ukraine crisis deepens: In The News for Feb. 18

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Feb. 18 ... What we are watching in Canada ...