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The legalization of cannabis in Canada just had its third anniversary, which means it's time for the federal government to review and possibly tweak the policy. In some areas, the reviews are positive. Legalization has resulted in the emergence of a multibillion-dollar industry, new jobs and tax revenue. There have also been fewer cannabis-related drug convictions among young people. But despite some positive signs, some health experts are concerned that the rapid growth of the industry combined
Downtown city councillor Joe Cressy said on Sunday he will not be running in next year's municipal election. Cressy, who represents Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York, was first elected to Toronto city council in 2014. He announced he has no plans to run for office in 2022 in a tweet. Speaking to the CBC about his decision, Cressy said he won't be running for public office again, in any level of government. "The time has come for me to contribute elsewhere and take what I've learned from government and
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two largest sequoia trees. The hazard trees could potentially fall onto people and cars on the section of State Route 180 known as Generals Highway, or they could create barriers for emergency and fire response, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks said Friday. The h
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Anthony Modeste scored twice to salvage a 2-2 draw for Cologne against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday and further dent the title hopes of a Leverkusen team already reeling from a heavy defeat to defending champion Bayern Munich. Two goals in as many minutes from Patrik Schick and Karim Bellarabi gave Leverkusen the lead before Modeste's goals for Leverkusen. Leverkusen stays fourth in the Bundesliga after Freiburg overtook Leverkusen to go third with a 2-0 w
Every morning Becca Griffin does a checkup on the hundreds of scarecrows attached to light poles, trees and benches in downtown Charlottetown. She's known as the scarecrow doctor. If an arm is broken, she mends it. If a head is on crooked, she straightens it. If its clothes are torn off, she redresses it. And if one goes missing altogether, she just wonders how its night went. "I got a text message from a bartender at a local bar saying that they had a scarecrow and they were going to keep it sa
LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) -Italy on Sunday ended talks with UniCredit over the sale of Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) in a major setback to years-long efforts by the Rome government to return the ailing Tuscan bank to private hands. Failure to bridge a multi-billion euro valuation gap between the parties leaves Italy unable to complete the restructuring of its banking system which it started six years ago. Rome will now seek an extension of deadlines agreed with European Union authorities to re-privatise MPS and a Treasury official said it did not expect discussions to be difficult.
The Canadian Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) in B.C. have evacuated crew members from a container ship anchored off Victoria after a fire began spreading on board Saturday. The coast guard said it received a report around 11 a.m. PT of a fire on two damaged containers on the MV Zim Kingston, which had been bound for Vancouver. The ship, which is about eight kilometres from shore, had 10 burning containers as of 10:50 p.m. The fire "appears to have been contained," the
(Reuters) -As law enforcement investigates the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/director-gutted-by-death-cinematographer-accidental-shooting-2021-10-23 by actor Alec Baldwin in an accident on the set of "Rust", court records show the probe includes the movie's armorer and assistant director. Gutierrez, 24, was working as the armorer, or person in charge of firearms https://www.reuters.com/world/us/prop-guns-spark-debate-after-cinematographers-death-set-2021-10-22 on the set. According to an affidavit filed by a Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office detective, she prepared three prop guns and placed them on a cart outside the building where rehearsals were taking place.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday. The nine paintings and two ceramic pieces had been displayed inside the Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art for more than two decades until owner MGM Resorts decided earlier this year to sell them. The Saturday event was organized by Sotheby’s and marked the first time the famed auction house staged an evening marquee sal
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever one wins will be making history. Either candidate would be the first woman as well as the first woman of color to serve in a post that frequently serves as a launching pad to the governor’s mansion. Half of the past 10 lieutenant governors went on to become governor. The two will compete for votes on
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A man has died from injuries he sustained earlier this week after being hit by a vehicle in the southeastern edge of the city, Edmonton police say. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was picking up items that had fallen from his truck onto the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle, police say. The vehicle, driven by a 60-year-old man, was travelling north on 34th Street SW, near 28th Avenue SW, when it struck the man. The 41-year-old victim was treated and sent to hospital with serious
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The high school bands played, the costumed marching groups danced and float riders threw Moon Pies and beads to the thousands of people who turned out Saturday for New Orleans' first big parade since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on the city's signature brand of frivolity. “It’s better than Christmas," said Lacey Sanders, who is a member of the Pussyfooters marching club. "I have been waiting for this since April of 2020.” After over a year where the
Starting on Monday at 12:01 a.m., the Ontario government will lift capacity limits in a majority of settings where patrons are now required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. These settings include: Restaurants. Bars and other food and drink establishments. Indoor areas of sports and recreational facilities such as gyms and where personal physical fitness trainers provide instruction. Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments. Indoor meeting and event spaces. The government said i
Hockey superstar Mark Messier's new book, No One Wins Alone, blends the Hockey Hall of Famer's insights into achieving success as a player and a leader with his descriptions of a long NHL career that began when he was just 18 years old. "Our first National Hockey League game was in Chicago Stadium, and when they played the national anthem with that organ and the crowd going crazy, we looked at each other, we couldn't think — we looked at each other and said wow, welcome to the NHL," Messier told
RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Former President Barack Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, as he encouraged voters on Saturday to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the closely watched race. Obama accused Youngkin of portraying himself as a friendly everyman while encouraging what Obama called “lies and conspiracy theories” about widespread voting fraud in the 2020 elections. Former President Donald Trump has continued to push the false narrative
An investigation is underway after actor Alec Baldwin shot a prop gun that killed the cinematographer on the set of the western independent film Rust. The director was also injured. A Canadian prop master talks about how something like this could happen on a movie set.
Vancouver police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person who threw hot coffee at a Tim Hortons employee on Wednesday morning. Authorities said a woman entered a Tim Hortons near Pender and Abbott Street in the Downtown Eastside at around 10 a.m. PT on Oct. 20 and ordered a coffee. A surveillance video shows the female employee handing the woman a cup of coffee, which she then threw back at the employee's face. "This employee was just trying to do her job," Const. Tania Visintin
British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out. “Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “It means that I'm now unable to plough ahead with any in person commitments for now, so I'll be
Few beekeepers in Newfoundland and Labrador have hands-on experience with the varroa mite, an invasive parasite that plagues honeybees worldwide. Megan Samms is one of the exceptions, with years spent commercial beekeeping in Alberta's Peace Country, a honeybee hot spot of Canada. "I saw it every day," she said. "There's not a day goes by when you're keeping bees there that you don't at least see them." Samms hasn't seen a mite — to the human eye, they're just little red specks — since she moved