TORONTO - There is new advice for Canadian parents of infants who are at high risk of developing a food allergy.
The Canadian Pediatric Society and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology have issued new guidance on when high-risk infants can safely be exposed to foods commonly associated with food allergies, reversing their previous advice to avoid some foods early in a baby's life.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A provincial court judge has tightened restrictions on a Kamloops, B.C., teenager labelled by the RCMP as a high risk to commit targeted acts of violence and terrorism.
The court heard that Mounties searched the 17-year-old boy's home earlier this year and found documents about bomb making, interrogation and torturing techniques and Canadian links to al-Qaida.
The youth, who can't be named under a publication ban, was in court Monday after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a social worker last month and breaching probation.
OTTAWA - Patrick Brazeau once so loathed the media that he angrily lashed out on Twitter against a journalist who reported on his poor Senate attendance record.
But it seems losing a steady paycheque after getting booted from the upper chamber has done wonders for the disgraced senator's opinion of the fourth estate.
TORONTO - The jury that convicted Michael Rafferty of killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford should have considered that he might have been only an accessory after the fact to her brutal murder, Ontario's Appeal Court was told Monday.
The argument was part of lawyer Paul Calarco's attempt to convince the court that there is merit to an appeal of Rafferty's convictions for first-degree murder, sexual assault causing bodily harm and kidnapping.
TORONTO - Jurors at an inquest into the videotaped choking death of a teenager in her segregation cell began their deliberations Monday after a delay in the presiding coroner's instructions to them.
Almost 11 months after they began hearing evidence, Dr. John Carlisle sent them away to come up with a verdict in the death of Ashley Smith along with recommendations on preventing a repeat of the tragedy.
TORONTO - BlackBerry's interim chief executive said Monday reports of the death of the company "are greatly exaggerated."
Former Sybase CEO John Chen said in a letter to customers that BlackBerry is returning to its roots, refocusing on delivering devices and services to business users.
Chen was brought in as the interim chief executive and executive chair after talks to sell the company collapsed last month.
HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia politician fought back tears Monday as he discussed a photo showing him sitting on the lap of a blackface Christmas character, telling the province's African community he's sorry for any offence and wants to be part of a conversation about whether Zwarte Piet has a place in the Dutch community's holiday celebrations.
OTTAWA - A study of member of Parliament websites suggests most federally elected politicians have staked out a place to communicate with constituents online, but many aren't making full use of the web.
This summer, the non-profit Samara took a look at the websites for Canada's MPs and rated them based on how extensively they encouraged engagement with voters.
On the worst end of the scale, there were five MPs that seemed to have no web presence at all.
OTTAWA - There's a run on shoeboxes around Parliament Hill this season, and it has nothing to do with the latest in stacked heels or pumps.
An informal Christmas donation idea thought up by the Mulroney family women two years ago has spilled over into a major grassroots charitable drive across Canada, including among Canada's political movers and shakers.
WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Opposition leader has offered his holiday wishes to groups of people including "infidel atheists," leaving online commentators divided as to whether the phrase was insulting or an awkward attempt at humour.
Brian Pallister gave an impromptu holiday message last week to a citizen journalist armed with a video camera. In the recording, which has thousands of views on YouTube, Pallister offers seasonal greeting to Christians, Jews and others.