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Newfoundland and Labrador government to cover abortion pill as of Sept. 1

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will cover the abortion pill as of Sept. 1, putting it in line with six other Canadian provinces that already provide the medication free-of-charge.
Long-term equitable recovery services needed to manage addiction in B.C.: report

Long-term equitable recovery services needed to manage addiction in B.C.: report

VANCOUVER — When the daily partying, boozing and cocaine binges following high school left him homeless and living in a tent on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Josh McDearmid believed his life would end there.
Parks Canada to acquire 1,325 hectares to expand Bruce Peninsula National Park

Parks Canada to acquire 1,325 hectares to expand Bruce Peninsula National Park

TORONTO — Parks Canada says it has reached an agreement to acquire a privately owned parcel of land in Ontario's Georgian Bay area to expand the Bruce Peninsula National Park. The 1,324-hectare property called Driftwood Cove includes 6.

Cannabis sales in Manitoba will be subject to government fee and markup

WINNIPEG — When recreational cannabis is legalized later this year, it will be subject to a government fee and a wholesale markup in Manitoba.

Police shouldn't investigate their own street-check policy: rights advocates

VANCOUVER — Indigenous and civil rights groups complain that the Vancouver Police Department should not be responsible for investigating itself over the issue of significant racial disparity in the department's use of street checks. The B.C.
Regina inmate given 'hurt feelings report' calling them a whiner: advocate

Regina inmate given 'hurt feelings report' calling them a whiner: advocate

REGINA — A group that advocates on behalf of prisoners says a Regina inmate was given an insulting complaint form that called them a whiner.
Recently cut Ottawa Redblack Teague Sherman charged with sexual assault

Recently cut Ottawa Redblack Teague Sherman charged with sexual assault

Ottawa police have confirmed former Redblacks defensive back Teague Sherman has been charged with two counts of sexual assault. Police say Sherman was charged last week, but did not provide further details because the matter is before the courts.
Banff's bathroom bears returned to the park after 15 months of rehab in Ontario

Banff's bathroom bears returned to the park after 15 months of rehab in Ontario

BANFF, Alta. — Three cubs found abandoned in a washroom along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park have been returned to the wild.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Old 'Mary Poppins' book returns to library

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Old 'Mary Poppins' book returns to library

ST. PAUL, Alta. — It was a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious find. A first-edition hardcover book of "Mary Poppins," published in 1934, is back in an Alberta public library after 40 years. Dwayne Olson with the library in St.
HMCS Ville de Quebec departs Halifax with new Cyclone helicopter aboard

HMCS Ville de Quebec departs Halifax with new Cyclone helicopter aboard

HALIFAX — Hundreds of people gathered on a jetty at Halifax's naval base Wednesday to bid farewell to 240 military members aboard HMCS Ville de Quebec as it headed to the Mediterranean as part of Canada's ongoing contribution to a NATO mission in cen