By Jordan Omstead
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A health-care staffing crisis and another wave of COVID-19 are pushing emergency departments across Canada to the brink, with wait times hitting new highs and several hospitals recently being forced to temporarily close their ERs. The Canadian Press spoke with emergency physicians across the country who discussed what patients should […]

By Nojoud Al Mallees
THE CANADIAN PRESS

With the cost of living rising at the fastest pace in decades, Canadians struggling to put food on the table are turning to community organizations for help. The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, Ont., says foot traffic has doubled at its discounted produce markets, where local produce is sold […]

By Christina Larson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list because of its fast dwindling numbers. “It’s just a devastating decline,” said Stuart Pimm, an ecologist at Duke University who was not involved in the new […]

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A Canadian Red Cross official in Manitoba estimates close to 2,000 people have been evacuated from a First Nation threatened by a wildfire over the last several days using planes, helicopters and trains. Jason Small says fewer than 30 people remained at the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in northwestern Manitoba […]

By Lyndsay Armstrong
THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Nova Scotia mass killer used “illegitimate or suspicious means” to amass cash and enjoy a lifestyle well beyond his reported $40,000 annual income, the inquiry into his 2020 murders has found. But the inquiry says in a document published Tuesday it found no evidence the gunman was involved in […]

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Canada’s western provinces are dealing with a number of wildfires caused by warmer and drier weather. The B.C. Wildfire Service is keeping an eye on the Nohomin Creek Fire, which measures more than 20 square kilometres and is burning just west of the Village of Lytton.  It says lower humidity […]

By Noushin Ziafati
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The man responsible for Toronto’s deadly 2018 van attack is seeking to appeal his conviction on 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. Alek Minassian filed a notice of appeal to Ontario’s top court this week. In it, he argued, among other things, that […]

By Stephanie Taylor
THE CANADIAN PRESS

When 48 Catholic church entities signed on to fundraise $25 million for survivors under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, it was spelled out they would do so through their “best efforts.” Ken Young puts it another way. “It was a weasel clause,” the former Manitoba regional chief of the […]

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Montreal Children’s Hospital says a surge in patients is putting strain on its emergency services, forcing families to be redirected elsewhere. The hospital sent a release earlier today, asking young patients with non-urgent conditions to consult their doctor or a rapid access clinic instead of coming to the emergency room. […]

By Lyndsay Armstrong
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada must make good on a long-standing promise to implement a centralized mental health crisis line that bypasses police and connects those in need with professionals who can help them, experts argued as a similar system went live in the United States. The new 988 mental health hotline American authorities […]

By Jim Bronskill
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A Muslim inter- national relief charity is telling the Supreme Court of Canada the federal government should not be allowed to “shoot first and hold a hearing later” when it comes to levying administrative penalties. Ottawa-based Human Concern International is asking the top court to review the Federal […]