TORONTO — A string of overdose deaths in a pocket of Canada’s most populous city highlights the urgent need for new overdose prevention sites, an advocacy group said Wednesday, calling on Ontario to reverse a decision to pause the opening of such facilities.
CALGARY — The Calgary Fire Department says there were a record number of opioid overdose calls in July.
YAMACHICHE, Que. — Authorities are investigating in Quebec after a suspect swiped a provincial police car and took it on a 170-kilometre joyride.
OTTAWA — A new Statistics Canada survey reveals an “alarming” number of Canadians have driven a vehicle while high on cannabis or have been passengers in such vehicles.
MONTREAL — Close friends and relatives of homicide victims can soon be compensated for costs associated with attending the killer’s trial, Quebec’s justice minister announced Tuesday.
FREDERICTON — Residents of the Fredericton apartment complex that was the scene of Friday’s deadly shooting spree are being allowed back into their homes, but many are already thinking about moving out.
VANCOUVER — Trey Helten has known almost every one of the 50 or so people he has treated for overdoses on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside since February.
HALIFAX — A call by police chiefs for Ottawa to closely vet people who import pill presses that may be used to encapsulate opioids will be carefully considered by federal officials, the minister of organized crime reduction said Wednesday.
FREDERICTON — Family members of three RCMP officers killed in a 2014 Moncton attack say the Fredericton shooting deaths will bring a fresh wave of trauma to New Brunswick — and bring painful memories to the surface for many.
TORONTO — Police and courts in Toronto will receive $25 million from the Ontario government to bolster efforts to fight guns and gangs, Doug Ford announced Thursday, saying the funds would give authorities the tools needed to deal with a recent rise in violence.
OTTAWA — Officers who rushed to the scene of a deadly shooting in Fredericton likely saved the lives of others, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday as Canadians reeled from news of early-morning gunfire that claimed the lives of four people, including two members of the local police force.
FREDERICTON — Gunfire erupted in a quiet residential corner of New Brunswick’s capital city Friday morning, leaving four people dead — including two police officers — and an undisclosed number injured.
The recent mass shooting in Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood has renewed the debate over Canada’s gun laws.
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