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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska remains one of only two states that haven't legalized cannabis use in some form, but the industry has already launched a lobbying group in the state to help influence the rules that will regulate the industry. John Cartier, president of the Nebraska Cannabis Association said it expects some form of marijuana legalization to be approved in the state in coming years, so it makes sense to be prepared, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. “It is not unreasonable to pr
NEW YORK (AP) — “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the top film at the box office for the third straight weekend, but the muted reception for Clint Eastwood's “Cry Macho” suggests older moviegoers still aren't as eager to return to theaters. Marvel's “Chang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, collected an estimated $21.7 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co. release has held better in t
Burnaby RCMP are investigating a shooting near a popular sports complex and ice rink on Saturday that left one person injured. At about 4:30 p.m., on Sept. 18, police responded to a report of shots fired near Sprott Street and Norland Avenue — just blocks from the Scotia Barn sports arena and Burnaby Lake Sports Complex. A 33-year-old man was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries in the attack. Police say a suspect fled the area in a dark-coloured SUV. "The investigation is ongoing
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton maintained its impressive start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester on Sunday. VAR benefited Brighton as Leicester had two equalizers ruled out in the final stages, with Harvey Barnes judged to be offside and obstructing the goalkeeper on both occasions. Neal Maupay put Brighton ahead from the penalty spot in the 35th minute, sending goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way, and Danny Welbeck doubled the hosts' lead just after the break
It could be at least a week before service resumes on Ottawa's Confederation LRT line, officials say, after a train derailed Sunday afternoon — the second derailment since the beginning of August. Sources have confirmed 13 people were on board the train when it went off the tracks just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday west of Tremblay station. No one was injured in the incident, said John Manconi, general manager of the city's transportation services department. Two axles on the train's second car came
Autumn officially begins this week, all while Saskatchewan is dealing with the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The highly infectious Delta variant continues to be an issue in the province and children under the age of 12 are at risk due to being ineligible for any of the COVID-19 vaccines. CBC Saskatchewan spoke to Dr. Ayisha Kurji, a pediatrician in Saskatoon and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan, to find out the risk levels of classic fall activities
Canadians are set to go to the polls Monday, but not everyone has always known what they were going to do when they got there. The Canadian Press followed three undecided voters through the ups and downs of this election campaign to see how they made up their minds. LEDON WELLON, MOUNT PEARL, N.L. Reflections on the campaign Ledon Wellon sighs, laughs and shakes her head when trying to put her feelings about the federal election campaign into words. The 31-year-old hair stylist living in Mount P
Peel Regional Police is hoping a 15-minute anonymous survey will help the police force tackle systemic racism and discrimination. The survey, which went online earlier this week and will remain open for submissions until Sept. 30, is a joint effort between the police force, the Peel Police Services Board and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). The triad signed a memorandum of understanding in 2020 agreeing to work together to address the problem. The urgency of the task, according to the
The Nature Trust of B.C. plans to re-naturalize and enhance part of the Englishman River Estuary with a $6 million donation. The group will be purchasing a 2.8-hectare property near Parksville with the goal of re-naturalizing and enhancing the area as well as creating a public access nature park. Jasper Lament, CEO of the Nature Trust of British Columbia, says the acquisition is part of a long series of acquisitions by the Nature Trust along the Englishman River since 1978. "It's an exciting wee
Josh Mellor, who was supposed to be helping with the tractor pull at the Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan B.C. this weekend, is instead fighting for his life in the ICU at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The 39-year-old father of two young daughters is unvaccinated. His wife, Miranda Mellor, is double vaccinated and is now urging people to get the 'Jab for Josh.' A Facebook group titled 'Josh's Fan Club' started by Mellor's family now has around 1,300 members, and more than a hundred posts from well-wisher
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.” The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.” Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on “The Tonight Show” in May, he called himself “Two-shots Rock” before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “You know, I skipped the line.
None of the three major political parties ran good campaigns this election. But the Liberals are on track to win again due to COVID-19, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the PPC’s improving fortunes.
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Canadian Council of Imams says the Conservative candidate in Nova Scotia's Central Nova riding must resign because his apology for Islamophobic media posts was an insincere attempt at damage control. Two weeks ago, Steven Cotter apologized on Facebook for earlier posts he made about Shariah law and supporting a ban on the burqa worn by some Muslim women. However the imams say when Cotter met with local Muslim leaders on Sept. 15, he repeated his apology but "refused to say
LONDON (AP) — Anything Liverpool can do, Chelsea can do exactly the same. Chelsea continued matching each of Liverpool's results through the first five rounds of the Premier League season by beating Tottenham 3-0 on Sunday. The European champions took the lead four minutes into the second half after Thiago Silva darted into space to meet a corner from Marcos Alonso with a header. The goal was more fortuitous in the 57th minute after N’Golo Kante, who came on at halftime and changed the game, saw
French Fishermen have gathered on the Armanville Plage in protest over what they called "bad faith" actions by the UK authorities on fishing licenses.View on euronews
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military escort carried his coffin to the El Alia Cemetery’s special section reserved for those who fought for Algeria’s independence from France, folks who are today considered martyrs. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who on Saturday declar
Toronto Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at an Etobicoke elementary school after officials identified two cases linked to the school. In a number of tweets on the weekend, TPH said the cases surfaced at Elmlea Junior School, a junior kindergarten through grade five school in Toronto's Rexdale neighbourhood. TPH said it is investigating the outbreak and working with the school community to inform close contacts of those infected. Anyone considered a close contact is being asked to s
P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. One person is between the ages of 10 and 19, one is in their 20s and the other is in their 30s, a news release said. "Two of the individuals are close contacts of a previously announced case associated with the outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School and have been in isolation," the release said. "These two individuals previously tested negative and then tested positive on a second or su
Senior Democrats said on Sunday that they will likely need to scale back President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion social spending bill while passage of the linked bipartisan infrastructure bill may slip past a Sept. 27 deadline. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also may delay sending the $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure after House passage to the White House for Biden's signature until the larger spending bill passes, House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth told "Fox News Sunday" - a move aimed to ensure that moderate Democrats support the bill.
BC Hydro's recent report outlines the risk to electrical infrastructure this fall and winter from stormy weather during the anticipated La Niña, as well as dead and weakened trees caused by the summer's extreme heat and extreme drought.