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Studies on B.C. safer supply emerge, finding different answers to different questions

Studies on B.C. safer supply emerge, finding different answers to different questions

VANCOUVER — Peer-reviewed research is emerging about the possible impacts of British Columbia's safer supply program, which provides prescription alternatives to toxic illicit drugs, with two studies in international medical journals casting the stra
Foreign interference is 'huge challenge,' French PM says after meeting with Trudeau

Foreign interference is 'huge challenge,' French PM says after meeting with Trudeau

OTTAWA — Foreign meddling attempts are a "huge challenge" that require countries to keep their citizens informed, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said Thursday during an official visit to Ottawa.
Élections Québec scraps plan to hold internet vote pilot project in 2025

Élections Québec scraps plan to hold internet vote pilot project in 2025

MONTREAL — Quebec's elections agency has cancelled a pilot project to test internet voting during the 2025 municipal elections.
Canada needs to build 1.3M additional homes by 2030 to close housing gap, says PBO

Canada needs to build 1.3M additional homes by 2030 to close housing gap, says PBO

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer says Canada would need to build 1.3 million additional homes by 2030 to eliminate the country's housing gap.
In the news today: Ottawa and AI in the spotlight, B.C.'s safer supply studied

In the news today: Ottawa and AI in the spotlight, B.C.'s safer supply studied

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed tobring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
Supreme Court won't hear families' years-long case over access to Bernardo documents

Supreme Court won't hear families' years-long case over access to Bernardo documents

OTTAWA — Canada's top court says it won't hear arguments about the release of prison and parole documents concerning serial killer Paul Bernardo.
New report slams RCMP treatment of homeless Indigenous women in Northwest Territories

New report slams RCMP treatment of homeless Indigenous women in Northwest Territories

OTTAWA — Homeless Indigenous women in the North do not feel well-protected by the RCMP and instead face violence and discrimination by police, a new report from the Yellowknife Women's Society has found.
Federal government used AI in hundreds of initiatives, new research database shows

Federal government used AI in hundreds of initiatives, new research database shows

OTTAWA — Canada's federal government has used artificial intelligence in nearly 300 projects and initiatives, new research has found — including to help predict the outcome of tax cases, sort temporary visa applications and promote diversity in hirin
Chief says rescue effort for stranded orca calf four, five days away as plans ramp up

Chief says rescue effort for stranded orca calf four, five days away as plans ramp up

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — Plans are settling into place for an attempt to rescue a young killer whale calf stranded in a tidal lagoon near the Vancouver Island village of Zeballos within four or five days, says the area's First Nation chief.
Strawberries in space: North Vancouver firm wins $380,000 with out-of-this-world menu

Strawberries in space: North Vancouver firm wins $380,000 with out-of-this-world menu

VANCOUVER — Space food isn't Tang and puréed meat in a tube any longer, in fact it's mushroom bacon and fresh strawberries that have earned a North Vancouver company the grand prize in a Canadian Space Agency and NASA challenge to make food indoors.
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