B.C. watchdog reports disturbing hike in abuse and neglect of seniors
B.C.'s seniors' advocate found been a disturbing hike in cases of neglect or abuse of the province's elders in recent years, a likely-under-reported issue that predates COVID-19.
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Ex-Canada Space Agency engineer charged for allegedly working with Chinese firm
"Mr. Zheng allegedly used his status as a CSA engineer to negotiate agreements for the installation of satellite station facilities in Iceland," the RCMP said in a statement.
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Concerns raised about Alberta overdose response app
As concerns grow about a made-in-Alberta mobile app aimed at curbing drug overdose deaths, the government says it has full confidence in the platform and its developers.
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Woman charged with murder of Kelowna man
Billie Jo Bennett, from the Kelowna area, is in custody after being arrested in Kamloops and a charge of second-degree murder was approved by the BC Prosecution Service. 
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Quebec bill aims to modernize policing, rebuild public trust
Under the proposed legislation, both the police watchdog and the ethics commissioner would be given more power to investigate more cases.
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B.C. giving $1 million to wildfire-ravaged Lytton to help with recovery
The province says half of the grant money will support efforts to restart the local economy, while the rest will go toward village operations, including paying staff.
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'People saw themselves': Student creates Black medical drawings to diversify textbooks
An aspiring Nigerian neurosurgeon wants to revolutionize medical diagrams with his drawings of patients with Black and non-white skin tones.
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Phase 2 Edmonton parking ban lifted
The Phase 2 parking ban came into effect in Edmonton at 12:01 a.m. last Tuesday and was lifted at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 
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Provincial auditor finds 859 serious events in Saskatchewan group homes
From physical and emotional abuse to mishandling of medicine, Saskatchewan's auditor says about half of the adults with intellectual disabilities who are living in private group homes have experienced a serious event.
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COVID-19: Peterborough vaccination rate at 80%; outbreak at St. Catherine Catholic Elementary
The health unit reports 19.5 per cent of children ages five to 11 have received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
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Seniors advocate releases latest report on abuse and neglect
Isobel Mackenzie says there is a clear five-year pattern of increasing reports of seniors abuse and neglect, but the fragmented reporting system suggests the problem could be more widespread.
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PEC Fire and Rescue donates fire truck to northern Ontario First Nation community
Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue is donating one of its old, but still useable, trucks to a First Nations community in northern Ontario.
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COVID-19: New Brunswick parents, teachers wish for stability as in-school cases climb
With COVID cases surging in schools, one parent says: on top of most parents' Christmas lists? Some stability in the New Year.
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Route adjusted for planned Yonge North subway extension amid criticism from residents
Phil Verster said that over the past eight months, consultations have been held with municipalities and communities, including Thornhill's Royal Orchard neighbourhood.
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Have your say: Should the Raptors go for it and trade for Myles Turner or Domantas Sabonis?
The Indiana Pacers are reportedly making Myles Turner or Domantas Sabonis available. Every general manager in the league is going to see if they can make a deal or, at worst, an offer.
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COVID-19 updates: Quebec has now identified five Omicron variant cases
The number of Quebecers hospitalized due to the virus is at its highest point in more than a month.
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New schools closer to reality in Saint John, Fredericton
The provincial government has set aside money to buy land to build new schools in Saint John and Fredericton, the education minister announced Wednesday.
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Closures expected as Halifax set to receive up to 30 cm of snow
Halifax Regional Municipality is adjusting some of its services ahead of a winter storm that's expected to dump up to 30 cm of snow in the region. 
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Two daycare unions reach deals in principle with Quebec
Daycare unions affiliated with the CSQ and FTQ remain poised to strike Thursday, although Wednesday's offer may change that.
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Conversion therapy to be illegal in Canada in 30 days
The federal legislation to ban conversion therapy practices in Canada received royal assent on Wednesday, meaning the bill is now a law, but the new criminal offences won’t be in effect until early January. Per the coming-into-force provisions of the bill, the four new Criminal Code violations will be enacted 30 days after it received royal assent, which will be Jan. 7.
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Better health data means a healthier Canada
Health care data collection and analysis can be complicated — we have 13 different health systems, some antiquated ways of gathering health data.
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Man in serious but stable condition after falling from escalator at Edmonton Oilers game
Alberta Health Services said Edmonton EMS took a man in his late 20s to hospital following a fall from an escalator at Rogers Place.
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1 dead after vehicle discovered floating down the Niagara River in New York State
A spokesperson for the New York State Park Police said they have not yet determined how the sedan entered the river on the U.S. side of Niagara Falls.
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Canadian startup promises homeownership for just $15K, but some experts see red flags
Toronto startup Key, which is advised by former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz, says it brings together the best of owning and rent. But not everyone agrees.
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Manitoba elder Dave Courchene Jr., founder of Indigenous education centre, dies at 71
Dave Courchene Jr. founded the Turtle Lodge Center of Excellence in Indigenous Education and Wellness in 2002,
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Athens Aeros: Hockey with Heart since 1968
The Athens Aeros have played a key role in their community for more than 50 years. The Junior B hockey club is a big part of the community both on and off the ice.
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Langley animal rescue seeks help naming orphaned bear cubs
The two cubs were first reported on Nov. 22 in Sechelt. Rescuers attempted to locate their mother over several weeks but were unsuccessful.
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Do we need booster shots to fight Omicron? Experts divided
New evidence is leading some scientists to recommend booster shots, due to worries about the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
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Vernon thief takes off with minivan warming up in driveway
If a vehicle is left running and unattended, it only takes seconds for a potential thief to jump in and drive away, RCMP are warning area residents.
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Calgary committee endorses free dog-walker permit
The proposed permit would allow professional dog walkers to have more than six dogs at an off-leash park at one time.
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Vancouver gives green light to 2022 budget and a 6.35% hike in property tax
Increased spending on the Vancouver Police Department is the driving factor in a 6.35-per cent increase to property taxes, according to Mayor Kennedy Stewart.
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Teen hit by car in Saanich crosswalk has died, his organs will help others
Teen had just stepped off the bus and was less than 100 feet from his home when he was hit.
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