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Canada's poorest residents more vulnerable to opioid-related harm, study finds

Canada's poorest residents more vulnerable to opioid-related harm, study finds

A new study has revealed a connection between a Canadian's socio-economic status and their susceptibility to opioid-related harm. Simultaneously, a landmark settlement has been reached to recover health-care costs related to opioid use.
Bank robberies on decline in Canada, says SFU criminologist

Bank robberies on decline in Canada, says SFU criminologist

Bank robberies less lucrative in an age when many transactions are made electronically.
Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

When case counts rise, COVID modelling expert recommends a return to indoor masking, avoiding crowded spaces, getting booster vaccine
Opinion: How obituaries helped people grieve during the pandemic

Opinion: How obituaries helped people grieve during the pandemic

The pandemic has forced people to discover new ways of maintaining connection with one another and to consider their own mortality — obituaries played a part in making this easier.
Canada at growing risk of a loneliness crisis, report finds

Canada at growing risk of a loneliness crisis, report finds

A new report looks at why Canada's aging population is at increased risk of experiencing social isolation and loneliness — and what some solutions might be.
Opinion: Cats that are allowed to roam can spread diseases to humans and wildlife

Opinion: Cats that are allowed to roam can spread diseases to humans and wildlife

In Canada, free-roaming cats were associated with 10 times more bats being submitted for rabies testing compared to indoor cats.
Opinion: Air traffic control funding model ravaged by pandemic as industry struggles to recover

Opinion: Air traffic control funding model ravaged by pandemic as industry struggles to recover

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any crisis, both in terms of depth and duration, and has damaged the aviation industry more than most sectors.
B.C. vintner looking for love on reality television show

B.C. vintner looking for love on reality television show

Charley loves hiking, spaghetti, westerns and Johnny Cash, and has built a house on eight acres of land that he wants to fill with family.
Opinion: Rather than focus on the speculative rights of sentient AI, we need to address human rights

Opinion: Rather than focus on the speculative rights of sentient AI, we need to address human rights

A Google engineer’s claims that a chatbot can feel things has prompted people to consider what consciousness means. It also begs the questions of the rights of sentient software and machines.
Opinion: Are the kids alright? Why Canada must urgently step up to ensure children's rights

Opinion: Are the kids alright? Why Canada must urgently step up to ensure children's rights

Under international law, children have the right to be heard in legal proceedings directly or indirectly affecting them. Canada must step up to ensure all human rights apply to kids as they do adults.