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Five dogs were a big hit on Parliament Hill as veterinarians lobbied for legal changes that would allow them to prescribe medical cannabis for animals. They stood outside the main doors of West Block, capturing the oohs and ahs of politicians and staff as they emerged after question period Wednesday. (The Canadian Press)

The former Ontario nurse charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of eight nursing home residents is facing six new charges. Relatives of Elizabeth Wettlaufer's alleged victims voiced anger after her Friday court appearance.

About 2 of every 3 job applicants fail to clear U.S. Customs and Border Protections lie detector _ more than double the rate among law enforcement agencies that provided data to The Associated Press.

The principal of La Loche high school in northern Saskatchewan says people are still struggling a year after a deadly shooting. Greg Hatch says a "healing plan" is needed. 

Toronto's mayor says it is "not acceptable" that people continue to die of overdoses due to opioid drugs like fentanyl. John Tory met with health officials Monday on dealing with the issue, which has already killed hundreds in B.C.

The mayor of a southern Newfoundland town says the community is skeptical a public inquiry into the police shooting death of Don Dunphy will yield any answers. The shooter was the only witness to the April, 2015 incident.

A retired soldier who fought in Afghanistan with Lionel Desmond says Desmond saved his life "numerous times." Desmond was found dead with his mother, wife and daughter in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday in Nova Scotia.

An Afghanistan veteran and his wife, mother and daughter were found dead on Tuesday in a Nova Scotia home. RCMP say four deceased relatives suffered gunshot wounds, adding the 33-year-old man's injuries appear self-inflicted.

Turkish media ran a 'selfie video' of the suspected gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub. The suspect has not been identified. However, Security experts tell Turkish media that the man operated like a professional assassin.

The governor general says marking Canada's 150th birthday in 2017 is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to consider the country's future. In his New Year's message, David Johnston is urging Canadians to continue improving Canada.

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