Whitehorse man says Stage 4 cancer could have been avoided if he had family...

A man in Whitehorse says he believes his cancer was first detected at advanced Stage 4 because he didn't have a family doctor. "As I have come to find out, I was probably less than a month away from ... writing up my last will," Jim Whelihan, 55, said in an interview in December. Whelihan moved to Whitehorse in July 2016 and said he and his wife tried to get a family doctor at the time — but couldn't. In early 2017, he started feeling..

Disgraced fertility doctor’s clinic broke federal rules as far back as 1999, inspection reports...

Federal inspections of the clinic run by the now-disgraced fertility doctor Norman Barwin found "troubling" problems with the clinic dating back to 1999, raising concerns about whether the oversight system is failing to protect Canadian patients. Barwin's medical licence was revoked in June by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, after determining he had used his own sperm or the wrong sperm in helping families conceive more th..

Chinese students say mother-daughter homestay hosts bilking newcomers in B.C. and Ontario

Several Chinese international students are warning others about a pair of homestay providers thousands of kilometres apart who they allege are taking advantage of young newcomers moving to Canada for high school. CBC News has spoken with seven students from China and their parents who allege the mother-daughter pair lied about the living conditions in their homes in Toronto and Burnaby, B.C., and broke the terms of their room-and-board contracts..

Canada’s building code being modernized to address climate change

When storm winds howl and rivers flood, buildings take the brunt. And as climate change makes all kinds of extreme weather more frequent and more destructive, scientists at the National Research Council are trying to figure out how to ensure Canada's built environment is ready. "We're going to see change in the way we're designing new buildings to help prevent the spread of wildfire, prevent the damage from flooding," said Mariann..

Surrey teen survives 150-metre fall from top of Mount Hood

A 16-year-old mountain climber from Surrey, B.C., has survived a 150-metre fall from the top of Mount Hood in Oregon. Gurbaz Singh was climbing with friends on Monday when he lost his footing on ice and fell from a section known as The Pearly Gates, which leads to the summit, shattering his femur. "It happened pretty quick, so it was kind of unexpected," said Singh in a brief interview from his hospital bed in Portland where he underwent surge..

No imminent ‘doomsday’ threat of AI, robots replacing Canadian workers but report cites concerns

Top federal government officials believe there is no imminent threat that artificial intelligence and robots will displace large segments of the Canadian workforce, newly released documents show. In work done last year, federal experts found the likelihood of a "doomsday" scenario where automation eliminates half of Canadian jobs to be "overstated." But officials warned there were early indications of challenges in parts of the economy that the ..

Nobel laureate Donna Strickland, James Cameron, Inuk actor Johnny Issaluk among Order of Canada...

A Nobel laureate, a former prime minister and a Hollywood director are among 120 people honoured in the New Year's appointments to the Order of Canada. James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of Titanic and Avatar, joins former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper and physicist Donna Strickland as companions of the order, the highest of the honour's three levels. There can be no more than 165 living companions at any time. "We..

Kelly Fraser, Juno-nominated Inuk singer-songwriter, dead at 26

Kelly Fraser, an acclaimed Inuk singer-songwriter from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, who had been living in Winnipeg, has died at age 26. Fraser's music, and her advocacy on behalf of youth and Inuit throat singing, gained her a faithful following. The cause of Fraser's death earlier this week in the Manitoba capital hasn't been announced. Fraser started on guitar at age 11 and formed a band at 15. She rose to fame in 2013 after her spark..

Estate of former RCMP officer says it ‘has no knowledge’ of alleged sex assault

The estate of a former New Brunswick RCMP officer says it "has no knowledge of the facts" alleged by a woman who says the officer sexually assaulted her at her workplace. Nicole Gallant was working as an administrative assistant at the Richibucto RCMP detachment on the afternoon of Oct. 26, 2010, when Allan Larin, a retired RCMP officer who was working as a temporary civilian employee at the time, allegedly sexually assaulted Gallant in a file ro..

School division apologizes after Christmas concert deemed ‘anti-oil’

A Saskatchewan school division has apologized after parents raised concerns a Christmas concert last week had an anti-oil agenda. On Thursday, the Oxbow Prairie Horizons School's annual concert featured a show titled: "Santa Goes Green." This didn't sit will with some audience members, as Oxbow is a community where a good number of workers are in the mining and resource industries. In fact, the town's logo prominently contains a p..

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