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    Winnipeg police issue ticket for consuming pot in car on Day 1 of legalization

    Winnipeg police issued a ticket on the first day of cannabis legalization.

  • Two charged over allegations they fed bears along B.C.'s Alaska Highway
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    Two charged over allegations they fed bears along B.C.'s Alaska Highway

    Two people have been charged after British Columbia's Conservation Officer Service says they posted photos of themselves on social media hand feeding Timbits and hot dogs to bears. Conservation officer Sam Harris says it's alleged the man and woman were feeding bears from their vehicle as they

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    Economy and environment go hand-in-hand, says natural resources minister

    Canada's natural resources minister says the environment and the economy go hand-in-hand after he toured the site of a new liquefied natural gas venture in British Columbia, days after the United Nations warned more needs to be done to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Amarjeet Sohi said Wednesday the

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    As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

    More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013, and Canada became the second on Wednesday. The government announced late

  • Manitoba NDP calls for inquest into Indigenous man's death on a bus
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    Manitoba NDP calls for inquest into Indigenous man's death on a bus

    The leader of Manitoba's Opposition has called for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died during a 10-hour bus trip for a medical appointment. Abraham Donkey of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation was travelling from Thompson to Winnipeg for a followup appointment after a recent heart surgery

  • Test case challenges a politician's right to block people from Twitter account
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    Test case challenges a politician's right to block people from Twitter account

    Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is the target of a test legal case that could prompt politicians all across the country to reconsider their use of social media. Three city residents are seeking a court order declaring that Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

  • Kinder Morgan CEO says there's a 'seller's market' for remaining Canadian assets
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    Kinder Morgan CEO says there's a 'seller's market' for remaining Canadian assets

    There's a "seller's market" for attractive assets like those held by its Canadian subsidiary, the CEO of Kinder Morgan Inc. said on a conference call Wednesday to discuss third-quarter results. The company is working on a strategic plan that could include a sale or sale of assets for

  • Day 1 blooper: Ontario Cannabis Store mislabels genital spray as oral product
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    Day 1 blooper: Ontario Cannabis Store mislabels genital spray as oral product

    A perusal of the Ontario Cannabis Store's online portal on the first day of legalization turned up an array of expected products — various strains of dried weed, oils and tinctures, and accessories needed to use them. The only problem is that the Ontario Cannabis Store had initially mislabelled 

  • 'It's pretty magical': excitement takes hold among pot enthusiasts across Canada
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    'It's pretty magical': excitement takes hold among pot enthusiasts across Canada

    Scores of Canadians openly rolled, smoked, vaped and rhapsodized over their legally bought weed for the first time Wednesday as a seismic cultural shift ushered in a new era of how cannabis — and cannabis users — are regarded across the country. After nearly a century of prohibition, the dawn of legal

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    Sovereigntist Quebec solidaire members refuse to swear oath to Queen in public

    The 10 members elected Oct. 1 for the sovereigntist left-wing party Quebec solidaire refused to swear allegiance to the Queen publicly Wednesday as they made their entry into the provincial legislature. In public, they declared their loyalty to the Quebec people, the second part of the oath required

  • Canada's ban on asbestos to take effect but mining residues are exempt
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    Canada's ban on asbestos to take effect but mining residues are exempt

    Canada's new asbestos ban will not prevent companies in Quebec from sifting through the waste left over from decades of mining asbestos to look for magnesium. The regulations, which will take effect at the end of the year, bar the import, sale or use of processed asbestos fibres and products containing

  • Demand for legalized cannabis draws lineups, heavy web traffic across Canada
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    Demand for legalized cannabis draws lineups, heavy web traffic across Canada

    Cannabis was "flying off the shelves" in retail outlets and online stores across the country as Canadians looked to make their first-ever legal purchase of recreational pot and participate in the historic cultural moment. Less than 24 hours after Canada became one of the few countries around

  • Parole denied for convicted killer-rapist Paul Bernardo after 25 years in prison
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    Parole denied for convicted killer-rapist Paul Bernardo after 25 years in prison

    Serial rapist and killer Paul Bernardo pleaded unsuccessfully for a second chance on Wednesday, arguing low self-esteem drove him to commit the sexually twisted crimes he now rues and that he no longer poses any threat to the public. Bernardo made his pitch for parole before a two-member panel, which

  • Still more to do as Canada shifts to legal cannabis, Liberals say
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    Still more to do as Canada shifts to legal cannabis, Liberals say

    Canada's shift to a legal cannabis regime is just the first of what the government says are several steps to come, from regulating edibles to training more drug cops. The steps include rules for new forms of cannabis, scientific research on the effects of legalization and a bill to allow for easier

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    Some Toronto and B.C. dispensaries remain open on pot legalization day

    As tens of thousand of Ontarians purchased cannabis through a government website on Wednesday, some users in Toronto preferred getting their pot from unlicensed dispensaries that remained open despite the threat of criminal prosecution. It was business as usual at 1Tonamara, an illegal pot shop located

  • The Latest: Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada
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    The Latest: Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

    Ontario has passed its cannabis legislation, firmly establishing the right to smoke marijuana in public in the province. The bill was put to a final voter this afternoon, hours after recreational use of the drug became legal across Canada. The legislation loosens regulations established by the previous

  • Hundreds queue in Quebec to be among first buyers of legal cannabis
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    Hundreds queue in Quebec to be among first buyers of legal cannabis

    Marijuana smoke wafted through the heart of Montreal's downtown shopping district Wednesday as hundreds of people lined up to purchase legal cannabis for the first time at Quebec's state-run shops. Hugo Senecal, 39, emerged to cheers as he brandished a brown paper bag containing three different

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    Manitoba backbencher who made inappropriate comments not seeking re-election

    A Manitoba government backbencher who made inappropriate comments to a female staff member says he is going on medical leave and will not seek re-election. Cliff Graydon's announcement on Wednesday came days before the Progressive Conservative caucus was scheduled to discuss his case. It was an

  • N.S. student starts national campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault
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    N.S. student starts national campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault

    A Nova Scotia student trying to raise awareness about sexual assault-related issues is hoping university students across Canada will don teal ribbons on Thursday. Shelby Miller, a psychology student at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, says she was inspired to take action after learning how

  • Liberal government faces pressure to wipe criminal records rather than suspend
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    Liberal government faces pressure to wipe criminal records rather than suspend

    Ottawa wants to make it free and fast for Canadians to obtain criminal pardons for simple pot possession, but Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale made it clear Wednesday the government does not support the push for conviction records to be destroyed outright. Kevin Campbell of Bonnyville, Alta., said

  • Rival N.B. leaders hold rare meeting, can't even agree on whether it was cordial
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    Rival N.B. leaders hold rare meeting, can't even agree on whether it was cordial

    The two men battling to be New Brunswick premier held a rare meeting Wednesday, but Tory Leader Blaine Higgs says it did nothing to convince him to offer any support to a Liberal government. Liberal Premier Brian Gallant called the meeting to get input on a throne speech expected next week, but Higgs

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    Timeline of events in the case of convicted rapist and killer Paul Bernardo

    Leslie Mahaffy, 14, disappears from outside her home in Burlington, Ont., in the early hours of the morning. June 29 - Mahaffy's body parts are found encased in concrete blocks in Lake Gibson near St. Catharines, Ont. The same day, Paul Bernardo marries Karla Homolka. April 16 - Kristen French,

  • Nova Scotia town's sinkhole 'still considered unsafe,' officials say
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    Nova Scotia town's sinkhole 'still considered unsafe,' officials say

    Emergency management officials say the area around a Nova Scotia town's sinkhole remains unsafe, three months after it first appeared in a local park. The sinkhole first appeared in mid-July as a hole the size of a dinner plate, and quickly grew to larger than 32.6 metres by 38.7 metres, swallowing

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    Parole board grants escorted leave to informant who helped lock up Hells Angels boss

    A former biker-gang hit man turned informant whose testimony brought down Hells Angels boss Maurice (Mom) Boucher has been granted escorted leaves from prison. The Parole Board of Canada granted the temporary, police-supervised leaves Wednesday to Stephane (Godasse) Gagne, the former elite Hells Angels

  • Canada Pension Plan board not yet interested in cannabis investments
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    Canada Pension Plan board not yet interested in cannabis investments

    A spokesman for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it is not yet interested in making direct investments in Canada's newly legalized recreational marijuana industry. Michel Leduc, global head of public affairs and communications, says the sector, which began selling legal pot on Wednesday