Experts are warning that a common overdose antidote isn't strong enough to counteract a substance that is around 100 times more potent than fentanyl
In the western province of Alberta, provincial officials are trying to find more doctors willing to offer assisted dying.
Border officials have seizing an unprecedented number of packages containing the deadly synthetic opioid in the last four months, much of it postmarked from China.
Touching or inhaling even a small amount of fentanyl can be fatal, so federal police in Canada are now carrying naloxone in case they come in contact with it.
Up to 25 young people who espouse radical ideology are supposed to voluntarily check in to the center in Beaumont-en-Veron, a town of about 2,800 people located 210 miles southwest of Paris. They can return home on the weekends if they choose.
Canadian doctors can now apply to get heroin prescriptions for patients who have not responded to methadone and other medically-assisted treatment options.
Medically assisted suicide has been legal across Canada since June, and in Quebec since December.
Islam Karimov's death was revealed by the Turkish prime minister on Friday, hours after the Uzbek government acknowledged Karimov was seriously ill.
Abubakar Shekau has been dead before, according to official reports, but has always reappeared to lead the ultra-violent militant group.
Russia is stoking fears it could be planning another invasion, two years after it formally annexed Crimea, as peace talks crumble.
But it's unclear when that will take place and where the more than 850 asylum seekers currently held there will go
Kadiza Sultana was 16 years old when she and two friends from school secretly fled home to join the Islamic State.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police screened a video on Thursday that showed Aaron Driver pledging allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State and threatening Canada. Driver was killed on Wednesday in a police operation.
Various media reported that 23-year-old Aaron Driver was killed inside a home in Strathroy, Ontario. Driver made headlines after he was arrested last summer and subsequently released on a peace bond over fears he would engage in terrorism.
Carfentanil is a synthetic drug typically used to sedate elephants and other large wild animals. The package intercepted at a Vancouver mailing center originated in China and was falsely marked as printer accessories.
In a rare video address to the Japanese public, the 82-year-old said he feared his deteriorating health is preventing him from carrying out his duties.
The decision sets an important precedent for how school boards in the province of Alberta will go about protecting the identity of trans students. It comes as various levels of government across Canada grapple with gender identity issues.
Charges against John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were dropped in Canadian court on Friday afternoon, after a judge ruled that the police pushed the couple into planning a bomb attack.
Constable James Forcillo is appealing his conviction of attempted murder after a judge on Thursday concluded that his use of force against teen Sammy Yatim was "unnecessary, unreasonable, and excessive" and "an egregious breach of trust."
British Columbia is in the middle of a public debate about Chinese immigration and some locals have become convinced that scores of Chinese immigrants are heading to Vancouver just to give birth.