5 awesome things to do in Baja California Sur

In the small fishing town of Los Barriles, Mexico you can enjoy these 5 things on your next vacation. Bucket list time!

  • Steady demand at Calgary cannabis stores putting strain on supplies
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    Steady demand at Calgary cannabis stores putting strain on supplies

    The CEO of a cannabis retail company with a store in Calgary says if demand keeps up as it has, he may run out of some products by the end of the weekend. James Burns, CEO of Alcanna Inc., which owns seven shops across Alberta including Nova Cannabis in southwest Calgary, says demand for the newly-legal product has been brisk. "You can't predict demand, can you?

  • Province to pump $4.5M more into services for crime victims
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    Province to pump $4.5M more into services for crime victims

    The province announced a plan on Friday to earmark $4.5 million to help victims of crime. The spending will go toward victim service units run by the municipal police forces across Alberta, and boost support for domestic violence survivors this year and for the next three fiscal years. Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says Albertans affected by crime deserve to feel supported and respected.

  • Bridgeland cannabis store delayed after appeal from community association
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    Bridgeland cannabis store delayed after appeal from community association

    The co-owner of a recreational weed store says an appeal by the community association is delaying the store opening despite what she calls support from many of the people who live there. Alena Jenkins and her dad had hoped to have FivePoint Cannabis open in Bridgeland on Oct. 17, when recreational marijuana became the law of the land. The main opposition to the store is coming from the community association.

  • Venezuela teen's political cartoons sketch his country's downfall
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    Venezuela teen's political cartoons sketch his country's downfall

    The creator of these evocative political cartoons is Gabriel Moncada, a 13 year-old Venezuelan schoolboy. The mature, bespectacled teen always enjoyed drawing animals and cars, but a few years ago began sketching the despair of his compatriots in the face of hyperinflation, mass emigration and shortages of food and medicine. "Kids start to realize (what is happening), because they do not go to the movies as much, they realize they cannot stay in the street late, there is not as much food in the house or the same products," said Moncada, sitting at the desk where he sketches.

  • Monsanto's Canadian head office leaving Winnipeg following Bayer acquisition
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    Monsanto's Canadian head office leaving Winnipeg following Bayer acquisition

    The future for employees at Monsanto's Canadian head office in Winnipeg is up in the air after the company's new owners announced plans to move the operation to Calgary this week. Monsanto was bought by German drug and farm chemical maker Bayer AG two years ago in a $66-billion deal, in which Bayer acquired the seed and weed-killer company. Monsanto Canada's headquarters are currently at the University of Manitoba but Bayer, which already had its Canadian headquarters in Calgary, was left with a decision to make on which city would be home to its combined headquarters, said Trish Jordan, public and industry affairs director with Bayer Crop Science.

  • Edmonton-based Stantec strikes deal to sell international construction arm
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    Edmonton-based Stantec strikes deal to sell international construction arm

    Canadian engineering-design giant Stantec Inc. is selling its construction arm in a much-anticipated deal following a review begun last spring of how to best extract value from the operation it bought two and a half years ago. The Edmonton-based company says it has an agreement to sell MWH Constructors, including its U.K. and U.S. divisions and subsidiary Slayden Constructors, Inc., to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., of Los Angeles. No financial details were provided but RBC analyst Derek Spronck said in a report he estimates Stantec will get proceeds of between $250 million and $350 million, assuming the price is five to seven times adjusted earnings.

  • Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"
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    Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

    The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she'll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer and reporters are present. Grace Meng said the disappearance and suspected slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, wasn't a factor in her refusal to meet unaccompanied with Chinese officials.

  • Old-school R&B group The O'Jays get into a political groove
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    Old-school R&B group The O'Jays get into a political groove

    The iconic R&B group The O'Jays has always made music for the heart. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees known for the classic song "Love Train" on Friday released the politically charged single "Above the Law ," which explores racial and class inequality. The single will be part of The O'Jays' final studio album, the socially conscious "The Last Word," their first original material in almost 20 years, which is set for release Feb. 22 from S-Curve Records.

  • Spacecraft bound for Mercury to launch tonight
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    Spacecraft bound for Mercury to launch tonight

    Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. An Ariane 5 rocket is scheduled to lift the uncrewed spacecraft into orbit from French Guiana shortly before midnight tonight, the start of a seven-year journey to the solar system's innermost planet. The European Space Agency says the $1.96-billion Cdn mission is one of the most challenging in its history.

  • Got $7.1 M? Neiman Marcus tops 2018 fantasy gifts with yacht
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    Got $7.1 M? Neiman Marcus tops 2018 fantasy gifts with yacht

    Need a $7.1 million yacht? The Dallas-based Neiman Marcus luxury department store company showed off its 2018 list of over-the-top fantasy gifts , with an emphasis on fantasy for those of us in the 99 per cent . A portion of proceeds goes to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation for student arts support and other projects.

  • As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power: sources
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    As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power: sources

    So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said. Last Thursday, Oct. 11, the king dispatched his most trusted aide, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, governor of Mecca, to Istanbul to try to defuse the crisis. World leaders were demanding an explanation and concern was growing in parts of the royal court that the king's son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to whom he has delegated vast powers, was struggling to contain the fallout, the sources said.

  • Alberta author chronicles family's escape from war-torn Vietnam
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    Alberta author chronicles family's escape from war-torn Vietnam

    Nhung Tran-Davies remembers her mother giving food away to hungry neighbours when her own family members — then living in a war-torn, flood-ravaged village in rural Vietnam — were themselves starving. "She said it would always come back," Tran-Davies recalled in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM. Grain of Rice centres around a 13-year-old girl as she faces war, famine and persecution — and her family's decision to risk everything on a chance for a better life.

  • Riders' Charleston Hughes won't play Saturday following DUI arrest
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    Riders' Charleston Hughes won't play Saturday following DUI arrest

    Despite initial reports saying otherwise, the Saskatchewan Roughriders organization has announced that defensive end Charleston Hughes will not play in Saturday's game against the Calgary Stampeders. This comes after Hughes was arrested and charged Oct. 11 with impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample for analysis. Saskatchewan Roughriders club said Friday that it decided to remove Hughes from the active roster and has imposed the maximum disciplinary fine allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.

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    Pair of dogs eat lunch at dog-friendly restaurant

    Mikey and Ellie the Great Danes went out for their first lunch date! Watch and laugh as they share a special treat of a burger on the patio at dog friendly Burger Fi. Yum!

  • Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June
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    Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June

    The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said on Friday jurisdictions worldwide will be required to license or regulate cryptocurrency exchanges and some firms providing encrypted wallets, to help stamp out the use of digital money for money laundering, terrorism financing or other crimes. Firms providing financial services for issuances of new cryptocurrencies - initial coin offerings - must also be subject to the rules, it said. Cryptocurrencies are digital tokens whose creators say they can be used as money without the backing of any country's central bank.

  • Dog deaths in North Vancouver may be tied to suspected mushroom poisoning: RCMP
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    Dog deaths in North Vancouver may be tied to suspected mushroom poisoning: RCMP

    VANCOUVER — Dog owners in North Vancouver are being advised to keep their pets on a short leash if they are walking in Cates Park along the shores of Burrard Inlet. 

  • Governor General to award medal to longtime archeologist, archivist and construction historian
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    Governor General to award medal to longtime archeologist, archivist and construction historian

    Frank Korvemaker is one of 36 Canadians to be honoured by the Governor General of Canada Julie Payette in a ceremony at the RCMP Academy Depot in Regina Saturday. Others, such as Korvemaker, are receiving Meritorious Service Decorations. The Addison Sod House, the Claybank Brick Plant and the Bell Barn are just a few structures that still stand today, thanks in part to his efforts.

  • Colourfully named cannabis products appeal to youth, Tory health critic says
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    Colourfully named cannabis products appeal to youth, Tory health critic says

    Scroll through Ontario's online cannabis shop and you'll see strains of marijuana called Banana Split and Tangerine Dream. Thierry Belair, a spokesman for Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, said the department will continue to monitor the market and enforce the rules on a case-by-case basis now that recreational cannabis use is legal. "The law clearly prohibits promotions that associate cannabis with a particular way of life such as glamour, recreation, excitement or vitality, and that includes cannabis strains descriptions," said Belair.

  • Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3
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    Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3

    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.

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    Mayor came home to try to improve poor California town

    Beyond the boarded-up buildings and patchwork fences that others view as eyesores, Huron Mayor Rey Leon sees potential in this tiny central California farm town that has been mired in poverty for decades. Huron is home to a large Latino population where mostly seasonal work leaves 2 in 5 residents in poverty and only about a quarter of adults have high school degrees.

  • Inuit walk away from talks on reforming federal northern food subsidy program
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    Inuit walk away from talks on reforming federal northern food subsidy program

    Talks to reform subsidies intended to eliminate the $10 carton of milk face by northern families remain stalled over concerns from Inuit that they don't have enough control over changes to Nutrition North. The group was one of five Inuit organizations that last April pulled out of an advisory committee on reforming Nutrition North. The program subsidizes northern retailers to reduce the cost of perishable food, which can be several times higher in the North than it is further south.

  • Alberta beer week kicks off with a taste of Unity
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    Alberta beer week kicks off with a taste of Unity

    Beer columnist Haydon Dewes visited the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday to talk about Alberta Beer Week (Oct. 19-27) with host David Gray. What they've done is taken malt from five Alberta maltsters. If folks out there don't know, Alberta makes half of Canada's barley.

  • 2 days into legalization and a joint sparks a dorm room fire at Western University
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    2 days into legalization and a joint sparks a dorm room fire at Western University

    The London Fire Department is blaming a small fire in a Western University dorm room on careless smoking of marijuana — barely two days after the federal government legalized recreational marijuana.

  • Lena Dunham shutting down online feminist newsletter
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    Lena Dunham shutting down online feminist newsletter

    Lena Dunham is shutting down her online feminist newsletter. The message was also signed by Lenny co-founder Jenni Konner and by editorial director Molly Elizalde. Dunham and Konner were executive producers of "Girls," the acclaimed HBO series in which Dunham starred.

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    Coroner's inquest will examine deaths of four men killed in scaffolding collapse

    A coroner's inquest has been called into a Toronto scaffolding collapse that claimed the lives of four men almost nine years ago. The men, who worked for Metron Construction, fell about 13 storeys. The project manager, Vadim Kazenelson, managed to hold on to a balcony when the scaffolding gave way.