Consumer groups say wireless code needs to change as data use soars
By: Justin Samanski-Langille and Elise von Scheel | The CRTC is reviewing its three-year-old wireless code to ensure it meets its mandate in a constantly evolving wireless market.
Ottawa health centre wants green light for supervised injection site
On February 6, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced the federal government’s authorization of three new supervised injection sites in Montreal. In addition to Vancouver’s two sites already in operation, the newly approved drug injection sites make Montreal...
Needle numbers in Ottawa: How many are improperly disposed?
By Kelsey Curtis and Petronella Duda | Ottawa has been experiencing high numbers of improperly discarded needles since 2014. Could needle drop boxes and safe injection sites be a solution?
Aging inmates lack health services
By Katie Burley | Older inmates face unique challenges in federal penitentiaries. Advocates call for change to accommodate age-related health issues.
Ottawa considers sanctuary city status
By Tiffany Lewis and Andrea Tingey | After Trump's travel ban, some Canadian cities have been considering a sanctuary status for undocumented immigrants. But what does the designation really mean?
Free tuition welcome news for Ontario students who qualify
New changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) system could mean free tuition for more than 200,000 students beginning in the fall of 2017. Among them is Brittanie Jonidi, who is a crown ward, the term for foster children in Ontario, meaning she...
LeBreton high-rise sparks debate over view controls of national symbols
By Lindsay Campbell and Jolson Lim | Designs for a 55-storey tower in LeBreton Flats has raised concern over obstructing sightline of the city's national symbols.
Alberta moves full steam ahead with coal phase-out despite warnings from Fraser Institute
By Lindsay Bright and Brian Hill | Alberta’s Environment Minister, Shannon Phillips, says the province plans to move ahead with shutting down its coal-fired electricity plants despite a study released by the Fraser Institute earlier this month.
Majority of Ontario inmates yet to be convicted
By Gabrièle Roy | The majority of Ontario inmates serving time in pre-trial detention, known as remand is increasing. Corrections systems advocates are calling for change.
Saskatchewan oil spill raises concerns over pipeline incidents
By Brenna Mackay | There were 123 pipeline-related incidents across the country in 2016, compared with 118 in 2015 and 88 in 2014. The average number of incidents from 2008-2016 is 121 annually.