REGINA - The Saskatchewan government continues to reject a ban on young people using tanning beds despite their link to melanoma — a deadly form of skin cancer.
The Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Dermatology Association met with lawmakers in Regina to make another pitch for legislation.
They also shared the results of an Ipsos Reid poll done in January that suggests 83 per cent of adults surveyed in the province would support such a ban.
VANCOUVER - A previously unknown witness is expected to tell an RCMP officer's perjury trial that the four Mounties involved in Robert Dziekanski's death gathered at her home for a private meeting before testifying at a public inquiry, the Crown told a B.C. Supreme Court judge on Tuesday.
ST-JEROME, Que. - A rookie politician who has taken a break from his sales job to battle Pierre Karl Peladeau is unfazed by the task of thwarting one of Canada's biggest media magnates on the campaign trail.
Patrice Charbonneau, a real-estate agent from St-Jerome, will try to cling to the seat for the Coalition for Quebec's Future party next month when he takes on the multimillionaire owner of Quebecor Media Inc. (TSX:QBR.B).
OTTAWA - Canada's minister of state for social development is heading to Chicago on Wednesday to tout Canada as an emerging world leader in the battle against homelessness.
Candice Bergen is slated to address the international Housing First conference on Thursday after a day of meetings with anti-homelessness advocates on the opening day of the event. The conference is sponsored in part this year by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
MONTREAL - As Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard delivered his strongest attack yet against sovereignty Tuesday, Pauline Marois talked up a border-less Quebec country that would open its arms to tourists from Canada.
Day 7 of Quebec's election campaign saw battle lines clearly drawn, with independence again emerging as the overarching issue.
Marois's attempted focus on the economy was sideswiped by a question about whether a sovereign Quebec would be more attractive as a tourism destination.
VANCOUVER - Valerie was living on the streets of Vancouver, sleeping in the park with a plastic bag for a blanket.
She was a chronic, homeless alcoholic caught in the soul-crushing cycle of addiction on the city's notorious Downtown Eastside.
WINNIPEG - Two children out sledding told their parents they heard a beeping noise before seeing what looked like a flying hotel, a massive structure with protrusions and windows. It flew over a nearby house and vanished.
The encounter is listed in an annual survey that reports that 1,180 UFOs, or unidentified flying objects, were spotted in Canada last year.
NOTRE-DAME-DES-BOIS, Que. - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois insisted Tuesday that Ottawa pick up the entire tab for moving a rail line that cuts through Lac-Megantic.
Forty-seven people were killed and most of the Quebec community's downtown was destroyed last July after a fuel-laden train derailed and exploded.
Marois said moving the rail line is the responsibility of the federal government.
She estimated the cost of relocating the train tracks at as much as $175 million.
"We're looking at Ottawa because rail transport remains their responsibility."
BRAMPTON, Ont. - A woman charged with murder in the death of her stepson told a court Tuesday she knew the 10-year-old was being beaten and kept chained by his father, but didn't think he would die from the injuries.
Even after Nichelle Boothe-Rowe found Shakeil Boothe's lifeless body in the family's basement on May 26, 2011, she believed he had died from the cold that had dogged him for weeks, rather than the months of abuse he endured, she told the court.
OTTAWA - Patrick Brazeau and Mac Harb will make their first appearances in court next week on charges of fraud and breach of trust arising from the Senate expenses scandal.
Brazeau, who has been suspended from the upper house, is to appear in court on Mar. 17.
Harb, who resigned from the Senate last summer, is due in court the following day.
Both are accused of defrauding the Senate of more than $5,000 by making false or misleading claims for living expenses.