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Report: Women unnecessarily suffering from heart disease due to lack of research

OTTAWA — A new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation says Canadian women are "unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease" because of a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them.
In the news today, Feb. 1

In the news today, Feb. 1

Six stories in the news for Thursday, Feb.

B.C.'s coroner says over 1,422 people died of illicit drug overdoses last year

VANCOUVER — Illicit drug overdoses claimed 1,422 lives in British Columbia last year, setting a new threshold for the crisis that has been fuelled by the powerful opioid fentanyl.
Halifax removes contentious statue of port city's founder, Edward Cornwallis

Halifax removes contentious statue of port city's founder, Edward Cornwallis

HALIFAX — Isaiah Bernard always avoided driving by a statue of Halifax's controversial military founder. For him, it was an obtrusive reminder of Edward Cornwallis's bloody and barbaric extermination campaign against his Mi'kmaq ancestors.
Expert tells Winnipeg murder trial cause of Tina Fontaine's death not determined

Expert tells Winnipeg murder trial cause of Tina Fontaine's death not determined

WINNIPEG — A forensic pathologist has told a Winnipeg murder trial that he could not determine what killed a 15-year-old girl whose body was found in the Red River.
Trudeau holds town hall meeting in Winnipeg, faces questions about immigration

Trudeau holds town hall meeting in Winnipeg, faces questions about immigration

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions on immigration, pipelines and Indigenous issues — and dealt with a few disruptions — during a town hall meeting with some 1,800 people at the University of Manitoba Wednesday night.
Man shot in head after altercation with constable at Maniwaki courthouse

Man shot in head after altercation with constable at Maniwaki courthouse

MANIWAKI, Que. — An 18-year-old man was shot in the head on Wednesday at a Quebec courthouse, after he was involved in a fight with a constable that was purportedly caught on video.
Senate votes to approve gender neutral wording for Canada's national anthem

Senate votes to approve gender neutral wording for Canada's national anthem

OTTAWA — The Senate has passed a bill to make the national anthem more gender neutral, fulfilling the dying wish of Liberal MP Mauril Belanger.
Bakers, grocers involved in 16-year price-fixing conspiracy: Competition Bureau

Bakers, grocers involved in 16-year price-fixing conspiracy: Competition Bureau

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Scheer: Tories to launch independent investigation of Dykstra controversy

Scheer: Tories to launch independent investigation of Dykstra controversy

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised an independent, third-party investigation of the Rick Dykstra controversy Wednesday as his own caucus members wondered aloud how the Ontario MP was allowed to run in 2015 despite facing serious alle