Fourteen Métis communities are threatening legal action against a proposed constitution that would pave the way toward self-governance for the Métis Nation of Alberta.
A newly released report on the status of wild species in Canada has cataloged more species than any previous report — over 50,000 — and warns that more than 2,000 of them face a high risk of being wiped out in the wild.
When a serial fraudster with a long history of impersonation applied for a nursing job at B.C. Women's Hospital, administrators accepted a copy of a cheque that had been altered with Wite-Out as her only identification, new court documents allege.
Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has started to erupt, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday.
After experiencing unusual, unexplained bleeding and two rounds of abnormal Pap tests, Wendy Yen is anxiously awaiting her latest results.
NASA's Orion capsule is a triumph of technology and engineering. But its complicated, figure-eight path as it travels from the Earth out beyond the moon and back owes everything to some fundamental laws discovered starting hundreds of years ago.
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William Gaywish returned to his home community in southwestern Manitoba hoping to heal, after finding himself in a bad place and experiencing addictions while he lived in Winnipeg.
A new mRNA vaccine targeting all known flu strains in a single shot is showing early promise in animal studies and is opening the door to a wide range of possibilities with the vaccine technology — including potentially preventing the next influenza pandemic.
Just months into her mandate, the special interlocutor for missing children and unmarked graves associated with residential schools says major concerns about access to records, lands, and funding have been expressed by residential school survivors, families, and communities.
As humans once again begin our foray back to the moon, there are some very serious questions about how to ensure we can do so safely.
B.C. Children's Hospital has activated emergency triage to manage a mounting volume of patients with respiratory illness, including flu and COVID-19, B.C.'s health minister has confirmed.
On a cold November morning, Lester Balfour heads out onto the land with a group of boys to check his rabbit snares about a 40 minute drive north of Norway House Cree Nation.
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Members of Norway House Cree Nation raised concerns about information sharing, environmental impacts and community employment at a consultation for a potential nickel mine in the area.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the federal government are moving forward with steps to improve how historical grievances are resolved.
"Stay home when sick" came before "mask up" as a message to prevent spread early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that influenza, RSV and other viruses have joined the mix, the original advice holds true more than ever, say some Canadian doctors.
Countries adopted a hard-fought final agreement at the COP27 climate summit early on Sunday that sets up a fund to help poor countries being battered by climate disasters — but does not boost efforts to tackle the emissions causing them.
As Canada and other wealthy countries scramble to hire nurses from overseas, there are growing concerns that the exodus of health-care workers from developing countries will push their stretched medical systems closer to a crisis point.
David Eby will be sworn in as B.C.'s 37th premier on Friday — but he'll be the first to do so on Musqueam Indian Band territory.
Civil society groups, Indigenous activists and scientists are standing together at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and demanding firm action be taken next month at the UN Biodiversity Conference that will be hosted in Montreal.
A Winnipeg park has been renamed in honour of an elder and former Sagkeeng First Nation chief who died last year, and dedicated much of his life to telling others about his experience at a nearby residential school.
On an overcast afternoon in Halifax, Amy Mullin has wrapped up her remote workday — filled with emails and video calls — and is getting ready for yet another night alone.
Manitoba's provincial court has shut down on Shamattawa First Nation after it couldn't find any space consistently available to hold legal proceedings in the remote northern community — potentially forcing residents to travel hundreds of kilometres to appear before a judge.
Discrimination, racism and confusion are "near-universal" experiences for Indigenous people who use status cards in everyday transactions, according to a new report from the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC).
On Tuesday, the United Nations officially marked the day the global population reached eight billion people.
A dedicated, independent watchdog for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) can't come quick enough for residents of the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, the community's grand chief says.
On the family trap line near Île-à-la-Crosse, in northern Saskatchewan, Robbie Gardiner learned valuable lessons about hunting, trapping and wildfires.
Canada's federal, provincial and territorial health ministers claim they agree the country's health system is facing a crisis, yet even that failed to light enough of a fire under them to reach a deal to make things better.
On a sunny day in early October, Ryan Belanger, his wife, a couple of their kids and their dog were out enjoying White Tower Park, just a few blocks from where they live in Gibsons, B.C.
Pamela Poitras Heinrichs hopes the efforts to identify more Indigenous soldiers who were killed in action or captured as prisoners of war during the Battle of Hong Kong will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis who contributed to Canada's armed forces.
A large section of the destroyed space shuttle Challenger has been found buried in sand at the bottom of the Atlantic, more than three decades after the tragedy that killed a schoolteacher and six others.
Canada is on track to face its first full flu season in several years — one that's starting earlier than usual, all while the country's healthcare system is already grappling with respiratory infections like COVID-19 and RSV.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation will receive $28.5 million in funding over the next five years to continue its vital work in collecting and reviewing historical records, survivor statements and sacred items, the federal government announced on Wednesday.
As a virus leaves some babies under the age of two wheezing — adding to the pressure on Canada's hospitals — drug makers are working on new treatment and vaccine options for the illness.
A grand chief in B.C. is backing one member of Parliament's push for the Liberals to amend tabled legislation so a proposed new federal law enforcement watchdog would, if established, employ Indigenous people as both decision-makers and complaints investigators.
Jeff Bell gets ready for his paramedic shift in Whitehorse by loading fentanyl test strips and withdrawal management equipment, alongside a traditional first aid kit, into the back of a black SUV.
A pair of Mi'kmaw brothers from Pabineau First Nation in New Brunswick who both served more than two decades in the Canadian Armed Forces say they took what they learned from the military into leadership roles in their community.
Ashley Sanipass connects most with the beading she did of two nuzzling bears — one of 12 pieces that represent the months of the Mi'kmaw calendar.
Canadians say it's time for real, actionable decisions to be made about the future of the environment, ahead of the global conference on climate change.
Erin Blondeau is one of two recipients of the 2022 CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships, established to encourage Indigenous voices and better understanding of Indigenous issues in Canada's major media and community outlets.