Experts are questioning whether a recent trend towards stiffer sentences for those who kill someone while drinking and driving are doing much to solve the problem. Earlier this week, an Ontario judge acknowledged that recent high-profile decisions have established new…
The grounded bunkering tanker Arca 1 has been freed from the coast of Little Pond, N.S., and is now tied to a dock in the Sydney harbour after being stranded for a week.  McKeil Marine Ltd., a marine transportation firm, and the Canadian Coast…
Help for RCMP officers who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder is improving, but Mark Johnston is urging the force to move more quickly to implement its 2014 mental health strategy. Johnston, a Nova Scotia psychiatrist who treats police officers and military…
OTTAWA -- Dozens of positions at the military's oft-criticized support unit for ill and injured service members, including those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and other psychological injuries, are empty. National Defence says it's trying to fill the vacancies…
HALIFAX -- Maritimers will have a chance to question Justin Trudeau about regional issues as he begins the second week of his roving campaign to reconnect with ordinary Canadians. The prime minister kicks off the Atlantic leg of his national…
Turkish MPs have approved 18 constitutional amendments that grant expansive powers to President Erdogan in a first vote. If the measures pass a second round, a referendum on the changes could take place this spring. Turkey's parliament backed controversial constitutional…
President-elect Donald Trump's team could move the White House press briefing room from the West Wing to another location that accommodates more media from around the country, incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday. Esquire magazine…
New economic analysis suggests that two Canadian billionaires own the same amount of wealth as nearly one-third of all Canadians. On a global scale, about half of the planet’s population owns the same amount of wealth as the world’s eight…
The Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking volunteers for a pilot program designed to help vulnerable victims as they navigate the court system. The program — which will launch this summer in Fredericton, Oromocto and Woodstock — will…
FBI Director James Comey, already under fierce public scrutiny for his handling of the election-year probe of Hillary Clinton, faces a new internal investigation into whether he and the Justice Department followed established protocol in the email server case. The…