HALIFAX — More than 2,100 Nova Scotians have been given big-dose prescriptions of highly addictive painkillers this year, and addictions experts say the "disturbing" number demands the province must reform doctors' prescribing habits.
TORONTO — Two crew members of a Porter Airlines flight en route from Ottawa to Toronto were slightly hurt Monday when a plane narrowly avoided a mid-flight collision with what may have been a drone, the airline said.
OTTAWA — The Liberal government will introduce legislation Tuesday to repeal a Criminal Code provision on anal intercourse that critics and courts say is unconstitutional and discriminates against gay and bisexual men.
OTTAWA — Alternatives to criminalizing a variety of illicit drugs in Canada could result in lower rates of use and fewer harms such as addiction, overdoses and infectious diseases, says an internal federal study.
NORTH CARIBOU LAKE , Ont. — A water main line in a northwestern Ontario First Nation has been fixed but the community will remain under a boil-water advisory until tests confirm there is no contamination.
TORONTO — The Toronto police's hate crime unit is investigating posters in the city that urged white people "tired of political correctness" and "questioning when immigration will stop" to join an online movement.