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'This is having such a human toll': B.C. student with CF fighting for drug coverage
A student at the University of Victoria with cystic fibrosis says her supply of a lifesaving drug is dwindling, and she's growing tired of fighting the province for access to more. For the last year, Lilia Zaharieva has been taking the drug Orkambi, made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals,tor treat her ill
11 months, 90,000 km later, Birder breaks record for most species spotted in Ont.
Jeremy Bensette has travelled more than 90,000 kilometres across Ontario over the course of 2017 in pursuit of his passion: bird watching. Eleven months after beginning his "Big Year," the 27-year-old has broken the record for the most bird species spotted in a single year in Ontario. Nearly 500 d
One boater rescued, another missing, in Kitimat harbour
KITIMAT, B.C. -- A search continued early Friday for a missing boater in Kitimat harbour. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria said two people were on board a four-metre long aluminum vessel when it overturned Thursday night in heavy rain and near zero visibility. Coast Guard officer
Trudeau to apologize to excluded residential school students
GOOSE BAY, N.L. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Goose Bay today to apologize for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Former students at five schools in the province were left out of a compensation package and national apology in 2008 by former
Scrutiny for P.E.I. immigration program: 'The rules, apparently, don't apply'
CHARLOTTETOWN - From her Charlottetown fitness studio, Wendy Chappell has watched a parade of new, immigrant-owned businesses open in nearby storefronts. She was excited to have newcomers open up shop around her, but watched in disappointment as their companies - including a Chinese children's book
Canada grants refugee status in about 60% of migrant cases
Over half of the migrant asylum claims heard by Canadian refugee officials this year have been successful. New figures released by the federal Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) show that of 1,572 claims heard so far, 941 have been granted. The IRB has a backlog of 12,895 cases currently pending.
Oil Shock Wasn't as Bad for Canada's Economy as Initially Feared
Oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg It seems Canada weathered the oil collapse better than previously thought. Numbers recently published on Statistics Canada's online database show that between 2014 and 2016, the nation's economy generated C$24 billion ($19 bill
Canada's household debt levels higher than any other country, report says
Household debt levels in Canada are higher than in any other country, according to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In a preliminary version of the report, set to be released fully next month, the OECD found Canada's household debt ranked as the highest a
In Canada, Indigenous People Are Part of Daily Life, Not Thanksgiving Lore
In Canada not only does Thanksgiving come earlier in the autumn, but none of the legend surrounding its American version has traveled across the border. There's no widely shared Canadian variation of the story of the Pilgrims at the Plymouth Plantation and the indigenous people who helped them survi
CANADA STOCKS- TSX futures rise as U.S. crude hits two-year high
Nov 24 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as U.S. oil prices soared to a two-year high with North American markets tightening on the partial closure of the Keystone pipeline. U.S. light crude touched highs not seen since July 1, 2015 follow
What a $1 million home looks like in Canada this week - Nov. 23 edition
On Wednesday, the Liberal government rolled out a national housing strategy to help curb Canada-wide real estate affordability issues. The strategy is focused on reducing homelessness and supporting low-income households. While it does support a vulnerable population of Canada, it doesn't do much to
Man fatally struck by vehicle in Brampton was 'really big on family'
Days after the death of her fiance, Gabrielle Lance-Brumsey said she's trying to stay strong for their three young kids. "I can't let it affect them," she said. "It's hard, but I'll take my time by myself, but for the most part I'm just trying to stay strong." Her husband Jeffrey Knowles died Mo
Police release photo of man wanted in Malvern stabbing
Toronto police have released a photo of a man wanted in connection with a stabbing in Scarborough that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries Wednesday. The suspect is accused of getting into an argument with the 23-year-old victim and then allegedly stabbing him. The incident took place ar
Three men wanted in a shooting investigation in Parkdale
Police are looking for three men after a shooting happened in Parkdale Tuesday. Police received a call at 6:37 p.m. about a shooting in the area of Queen Street West and Close Avenue. Two men were walking down on the street when they were approached by another man who allegedly produced a handgun
Chrystia Freeland To Erin O'Toole: Tell Harper 'Capitulation' Won't Work In NAFTA Talks
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has delivered a rebuke to former prime minister Stephen Harper over his criticism of the government's approach to NAFTA negotiations. Freeland made her views known in the House of Commons Thursday while facing questions from her Conservative critic, Erin O'
'Nobody ever showed up': $35K spent on renovations that never began
An Ontario couple is trying to get their money back after they paid $35,000 in upfront costs for a home renovation that never even started because the owner of the business hired to complete the work sold it to another buyer. Stephanie and Dan Greenwood told CTV Toronto's Consumer Reporter Pat For
Parliament Hill's $5.6-Million Ice Rink Is Actually Going To Cost More Money
OTTAWA - Heritage Minister Melanie Joly confirmed Thursday that Parliament Hill's $5.6-million ice rink, originally slated for a three-week run, will now be open to the public until the end of February. But it's unclear how much the two-month extension will cost taxpayers. "We have been working wit
The Hunter Brothers On Being 'Born And Raised' In Small-Town Canada
When the Hunter Brothers filmed the music video for their single "Born And Raised" in their hometown of Shaunavon, Sask., they'd figured a few familiar faces would show up for the shoot. Roughly 1,200 people came to see the quintet ofcountry musicians perform. Shaunavon's population rolls in at 1,69
Refugee system isn't for those only seeking better economic life: Trudeau
OTTAWA -- Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed il
Tow truck driver injured while responding to rollover on Hwy. 401
A tow truck operator suffered serious injuries this morning after a workplace accident on Highway 401 in Milton. The incident occurred in the westbound lanes of the highway near Guelph Line early Thursday morning. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said a tractor-trailer rolled over into a ditch in the area