The managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia government failed them by only approving one store in the province before legalization as raids were reported on both ends of the country. The RCMP say they entered the Port Alberni Cannabis Club at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, before visiting Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary around 2 p.m., and found both stores were open without provincial licences. Police gave her store no warning in the weeks or days before the raid, said Port Alberni Cannabis Club manager Christine Jarvis, who blamed the province for not approving her licence application in time for legalization on Wednesday.
An impromptu flash mob and a planned block party are just some of the ways St. Albert residents are showing support for a family of five who received a threatening racist letter this week. St. Albert RCMP are investigating the letter, left in the mailbox of the home Katrina Anderson and her family rent in the Grandin Woods Estates condo complex. Some played road hockey, while others played football in response to the letter that complained of kids playing sports in the street outside the family's home.
The buzz hasn't worn off when it comes to buying legal cannabis in Calgary. Queues at two cannabis stores that opened on the first day of legalization were hundreds deep throughout the day Wednesday and it was a similar scene on Day 2 of legalization. "We thought today we might catch our breath before getting ready for the weekend," Ryan Kaye, vice-president of operations at Four20 Premier Market, said Thursday afternoon.
She's being called one smart cookie. As people lined up to buy cannabis at one of six Edmonton cannabis stores that opened Wednesday a small entrepreneur stood ready to capitalize on what could be expected to be customers' future need for a sweet snack. Nine-year-old Elina Childs had a wagon full of Girl Guide cookies for sale.
Earlier in the day, owner Edward Eggenberger said he didn't expect it to last until Friday morning. Business was slower but still steady on Thursday compared to the long lineups and crowds that gathered at the store on legalization day on Wednesday, Eggenberger said. Business remained steady throughout the day, Eggenberger said.
Daily life is a series of fears and frustrations, both large and small, for thousands of people living on the edge, more than a week after Hurricane Michael flattened thousands of square miles in the hurricane zone of the Florida Panhandle. Erin Maxwell waited in line for fuel for more than an hour Thursday at a gasoline station that never opened. The retired sheriff's deputy was last seen when officers took her to a hospital the day before Michael made landfall, her son said.
With the program the province uses to fund local building projects across Alberta coming to an end, cities and towns are worried the uncertainty about its replacement will leave gaping holes in their capital budgets. The Municipal Sustainability Initiative is a comprehensive funding formula that, according to information on the government of Alberta website, has paid almost $9.6 billion to municipalities for ongoing infrastructure projects since it began in 2007. "Our MSI ends in 2021 and there's going to be significant issues trying to fund anything beyond that point," said Barry Morishita, president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.
Micron Technology Inc said on Thursday it planned to take full control of IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Intel Corp . The deal terms include payment of about $1.5 billion in cash, as well as taking over Intel's debt to the venture, which was about $1 billion as of Aug. 30, Micron said. Intel and Micron initially contributed about $1.2 billion each to set up IM Flash Technologies in 2006.
Ten-year-old Angelis already had on nearly all of the clothes she'd brought for the 2,700-mile trek through four countries — two pairs of leggings, several T-shirts and a light jacket. The mother and daughter had fled Venezuela on foot, joining more than 650 migrants who walk away from the collapsing nation each day because they cannot afford a plane or bus ticket. Cadiz knew not everyone survived the trek across dangerous borders and an unforgiving terrain, but she feared staying in Venezuela would mean her already malnourished daughter going hungry.
An earthquake early-warning system tested off British Columbia's coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a quake. The first-of-its kind warning sensors developed by Ocean Networks Canada is installed along the Cascadia subduction zone and when fully operating next March will be able to estimate location and magnitude of a megathrust earthquake. Greig Bethel of Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, says the system is active even as more sensors are being installed in the area to increase accuracy.
Nova Scotia's government-owned cannabis retailer said it has successfully taken measures to prevent people from skirting the access code required as part of age verification for online sales. The problem popped up hours after the use of cannabis became legal, when someone posted a 77-second online video offering instructions on how to get around using the required access cards. Beverley Ware, spokeswoman for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, said late Thursday afternoon the Crown entity believes it has solved the issue.
The London Film Festival got its one of its starriest red carpets on Thursday when actresses Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman premiered "The Favourite," a costume piece with a difference being billed as an Oscar contender. "All three of us ... play parts that were filthy and sexy and emotional and sad ... which is normal, not just an attempt to be gorgeous all the time and a little bit sort of prettily flawed," Colman said at the BFI London Film Festival. The actresses, who have praised by critics, share the spotlight as three central characters, which Weisz described as "very textured and layered and complicated." "I suppose I find it sad that we have to bring that up but I suppose we do, it's still a little bit unusual although I don't think it was ... back in the Hollywood golden era," she said.
This story is based on a report by Anne Panasuk of the investigative program, Enquête. Watch Enquête's full report here, in French. Petiquay was 11 when he was sexually abused by Raynald Couture, an Oblate missionary who worked in Wemotaci, Que., from 1981 to 1991. The Atikamekw community 285 kilometres north of Trois-Rivières was one of many remote First Nations communities in Quebec where priests belonging to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) were spiritual leaders and authority figures for generations.
It's 7:30 a.m. Calls are flooding into Montreal's Children's Hospital's emergency ward. "Is this a penetrating trauma?" Dr. Brett Burstein asks the paramedic while looking at the blood-soaked T-shirt. Burstein is in charge of co-ordinating where the patients are to be treated.
Canada's top general is taking no comfort from the fact the number of sexual assaults reported to military authorities more than doubled last year, after suggestions the increase represented a sign of progress in the fight against such behaviour. The Canadian Press reported last week that military authorities received 111 reports of sexual assault between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018 — over twice the 47 such reports received the previous year. The head of the military's sexual misconduct response team suggested recently that the increase was good news as it indicated service members felt more comfortable reporting incidents, not that there had been an actual rise in such crimes.
Amazon.com is opening its first office in Manchester, northern England, and expanding two other centers to house 1,000 new R&D roles in what it said was a major new investment in British innovation. The U.S online retail giant will create 600 new corporate and development jobs in Manchester, take on an additional 250 people at its development center in Edinburgh, and add 180 roles in Cambridge, eastern England, it said on Thursday. Amazon's UK country manager Doug Gurr said Britain was taking a leading role in the company's global innovation.
Cross-country skier Chandra Crawford was on top of the sporting world in 2006 when she won a surprise gold at the Turin Olympics. Crawford finished a distant 43rd at the 2014 Sochi Games and couldn't have been happier. "I was so proud of crossing that finish line from all the personal growth that I had experienced," she said.
Tesla Inc on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as U.S. tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease. The tax credit for Tesla cars will drop by half on Jan. 1. Although Tesla has promised a base-level version of the Model 3 priced at $35,000, so far it has only produced higher-cost versions starting at about $49,000.
Police officers and inspectors with the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp. raided an alleged unlicensed cannabis store in St. John's Thursday, just one day after legal recreational marijuana sales came into effect.
Frederick Banting discovered insulin but he was more than just a Nobel prize-winning scientist. Robert Heffel of Heffel Fine Art Auction House gave the Calgary Eyeopener the inside scoop of what collectors can look forward to. Q: One of those pieces is by Nobel prize winning scientist Frederick Banting who is known more for insulin than art?
The tornado that ripped through Dunrobin last month may have destroyed Kelly Graham's chiropractic office, but it couldn't dent her resolve. Graham grew up in Dunrobin, and now lives there with her husband and five children. After working at other clinics in the Ottawa area, Graham opened her own practice at the plaza seven years ago.
Lang was one of eight recipients of the Alberta Order of Excellence during a ceremony at Government House. Lang did not speak at the ceremony, but Carry noted she has continued to tour over the last two years while also riding her motorcycle in her spare time and cheering for basketball's Portland Trail Blazers. Other order recipients included Rosella Bjornson, Canada's first female airline jet pilot, and former Court of Queen's Bench chief justice Allan Wachowich.
New information in a 55-year-old cold case caused Durham investigators to excavate a large portion of land near Highway 57 and Concession Road 8 in Clarington Thursday, about 80 kilometres northeast of Toronto. On Saturday, Sept. 14, 1963, 13-year-old Noreen Greenley went missing in nearby Enniskillen Township. New hope brought several of Greenley's family members to the excavation site Thursday.