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  • RCMP raid two pot shops, seize product and issue tickets on Vancouver Island
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    RCMP raid two pot shops, seize product and issue tickets on Vancouver Island

    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.

  • Doug Ford Should Focus On His Job, Not His National Ambitions: Dominic LeBlanc
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    Doug Ford Should Focus On His Job, Not His National Ambitions: Dominic LeBlanc

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford should pour cold water on the rumour that he wants to get into federal politics instead of stoking the flames, a federal Liberal minister suggested. A reporter had asked whether Ford's rumoured "national ambitions" complicate the relationship between governments. "I was surprised that Mr. Ford was campaigning for Andrew Scheer with the conservative leader in Alberta," LeBlanc said.

  • 'Not trying to be on the front page:' Toronto Mayor John Tory on re-election bid
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    'Not trying to be on the front page:' Toronto Mayor John Tory on re-election bid

    Headlines and TV highlight clips are overrated, Mayor John Tory is saying at a Toronto diner shortly after he took his mother to vote in front of photographers ahead of Monday's municipal election. At 64, Tory, who by most accounts is set to cruise to a re-election victory that will give him another four years in the city's highest office, is comfortable with his track record, and himself. "The politics of excitement, the politics of polarization, the politics of show business are actually of not much interest to me," Tory says.

  • USport denies Rams appeal of game forfeits for having an ineligible player
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    USport denies Rams appeal of game forfeits for having an ineligible player

    The Regina Rams football team's season is on the brink of disaster after the squad had to surrender three wins because of an ineligible player. The University of Regina appealed the decision to USport, the national governing body of university sport in Canada, hoping to get the decision reversed. USport told the U of R Thursday the forfeitures will remain.

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    Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well

    Uganda is at "big risk" of the spread of a deadly Ebola virus outbreak from neighbouring Congo, a senior health official said Thursday, even as he said the situation is "being handled well" there. Uganda's director of health services, Henry Mwebesa, spoke to The Associated Press a day after the World Health Organization said Congo's outbreak does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency but called for an "intensified" response.

  • 'Making a Murderer' resumes quest for justice with 'Part 2'
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    'Making a Murderer' resumes quest for justice with 'Part 2'

    Now the Emmy-winning Netflix series is back as the two men - Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey - strive for freedom after 10 years behind bars. "Making a Murderer" followed the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach in rural Wisconsin that brought life sentences for scrap-car dealer Avery and his then 16-year-old nephew, Dassey. Part 1, released in December 2015, left lingering questions and a public appetite for more, said filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

  • Ambulance NB promises to ease emergency response delays in Saint-Quentin
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    Ambulance NB promises to ease emergency response delays in Saint-Quentin

    Residents in Saint-Quentin will have to wait two more weeks for Ambulance New Brunswick to come up with a solution for emergency vehicle delays in the area. The community in northwestern New Brunswick is again calling for adequate ambulance service after a cyclist who was struck and injured by a vehicle earlier this month waited more than 40 minutes before being taken to a hospital three blocks away by a passerby. Losier said he recognizes there are delays in response times across the region, but when ambulances are present in the area, there isn't a problem.

  • Out-of-province ID rejected at cannabis store, says P.E.I. woman
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    Out-of-province ID rejected at cannabis store, says P.E.I. woman

    A P.E.I. woman says her government-issued photo ID wasn't accepted at the Cannabis P.E.I. store in Charlottetown. Rebecca Kelly is originally from P.E.I., and moved back to the Island just over a month ago. A supervisor was called, she said, and told her her card couldn't be accepted because it is a health card.

  • Conscientious dog learns how to recycle
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    Conscientious dog learns how to recycle

    Teach your dog to recycle, reuse, reduce just like this clever pup! How cool is that?

  • Ragtime musician carves out side business making wooden pipes
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    Ragtime musician carves out side business making wooden pipes

    Sporting a handlebar moustache and a steel-stringed acoustic guitar, a young man strums the nostalgic tunes of Scott Joplin, Blind Blake and others from an era gone by. Beside him sits an antique suitcase filled with wooden pipes of varying sizes and shapes. 

  • Take it or leave it? EU offers May few options on Brexit deal
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    Take it or leave it? EU offers May few options on Brexit deal

    An EU offer to extend a status-quo transition period by a year to end-2021, keeping Britain in a customs union to diminish the chances of the backstop being triggered, was not enough. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, less than three years since Britons voted for an exit in a referendum. ACID TEST All governments insist, though, that they want a deal in the coming weeks that can avoid chaos when Britain leaves in March.

  • Cannabis and Coffee: Pot info with your morning java
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    Cannabis and Coffee: Pot info with your morning java

    Although cannabis is newly legal in Canada, the shop Cannabis and Coffee in Toronto has been a resource for those interested in the substance. No, they haven’t been selling marijuana, but people have been coming in to grab quality, artisanal coffee and snacks – including an impressive assortment of specialty cereals.

  • Photos: Canadians celebrate pot legalization by lighting up
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    Photos: Canadians celebrate pot legalization by lighting up

    They were elated, thrilled, ecstatic, overjoyed… and some just wanted to chill. On Wednesday, some Canadians waited in massive lines to buy their first legal grams of cannabis. Plenty were also keen to celebrate by legally smoking weed in public for the first time — something that’s still illegal in some parts of the country. Of course, plenty of people, such as those in Ontario, blazed without standing in line first. The province is beginning its pot rollout with online sales and moving to private retail stores in April 2019 at the earliest. There were plenty of events, both planned and impromptu. Toronto potheads lit up in Trinity Bellwoods Park, University of British Columbia students poured onto a hill beside a student centre to partake, and some immediately got high right outside cannabis stores. Here’s a look at how some folks spent their first day using cannabis legally.

  • Bulls, beer, opera and more: What's on around Edmonton this weekend
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    Bulls, beer, opera and more: What's on around Edmonton this weekend

    The Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival is uncorked Friday and Saturday at the Shaw Conference Centre. Professional bull riders bull their way into the Edmonton EXPO Centre on Saturday for the PBR Canada Edmonton Classic. Diwali Fair, a Hindu festival of light, showcases Indian culture, fashion, jewlery and sweets at the Meadows Community Recreation Centre all weekend.

  • Police called after Nova Scotia cleaners mop, vacuum wrong house
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    Police called after Nova Scotia cleaners mop, vacuum wrong house

    Homeowners who thought they had been robbed got a happy surprise instead: Their house was cleaned for free by cleaners who went to the wrong address. The women had taken nothing — and left behind a clean house. "These ladies showed up, cleaned up, and left without knowing it was the wrong house," said Cpl.

  • Edmonton Girl Guide sells out of cookies in cannabis store lineup
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    Edmonton Girl Guide sells out of cookies in cannabis store lineup

    As Edmontonians lined up to buy legal cannabis from retail stores on Wednesday, Elina Childs saw a business opportunity. The nine-year-old Girl Guide and her father showed up at Nova Cannabis just south of Whyte Avenue, pulling a wagon filled with top-shelf munchies: sandwich cookies and mint thins. Elina had to go back to school Thursday, so she couldn't come to the phone to talk to CBC News.

  • Westmount High teachers protest CAQ government's religious symbols policy
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    Westmount High teachers protest CAQ government's religious symbols policy

    Teachers at Westmount High held a rally outside the public high school on Ste-Catherine Street West this morning to protest the new provincial government's proposed ban on religious symbols for public servants. The rally coincides with the day the CAQ will unveil its cabinet members. The CAQ, which won a majority in the provincial election, wants to ban civil servants in positions of authority, including judges, prosecutors and police officers, from wearing religious symbols.

  • Pioneering pilot honoured with Alberta Order of Excellence
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    Pioneering pilot honoured with Alberta Order of Excellence

    Once, while landing a plane in Calgary, Rosella Bjornson radioed the tower and was mistaken for a misbehaving stewardess. The year was 1974 and Bjornson was the only woman in North America working as a commercial pilot. "We were landing at the Calgary Airport, and of course I was using the radio.

  • Canada drops U.S.-made aluminum-can tariff amid beer can shortage
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    Canada drops U.S.-made aluminum-can tariff amid beer can shortage

    Canada's move to drop a 10 percent duty on U.S.-made aluminum cans is good news for Canadian beer makers battling a shortage of tall cans, according to brewing industry executives. The aluminum products excluded from tariffs last week include cans that brewers have been struggling to keep in stock, said Luke Harford, president of trade association Beer Canada. Reuters reported in July that some Canadian breweries were scrambling to find aluminum cans.

  • Paris auction house "would love it" if Banksy pulls another stunt
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    Paris auction house "would love it" if Banksy pulls another stunt

    The first auction house to sell prints by Banksy since THAT auction two weeks ago does not anticipate another stunt like the one that shredded half a picture moments after the hammer fell. Perhaps we are hoping for it," said auctioneer Arnaud Oliveux of Artcurial auction house in Paris, which is selling three Banksy prints next week. Banksy released a new video this week that suggested the partial-destruction was a malfunction: it showed an identical print in the same frame being entirely shredded, with the caption "in rehearsals it worked every time".

  • Child of the storm: Homeless baby, family shelter at Walmart
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    Child of the storm: Homeless baby, family shelter at Walmart

    Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle. "It really upset me, man, because I've always been the type of person who would help anyone," Capps said in an interview with The Associated Press, which found the family outside the store Monday night. The story of Luke's birth is just one amid the chaos that life has become in areas of the Florida Panhandle hit hardest by Michael.

  • The Lunchtime Lowdown - Your midday update for Oct. 18
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    The Lunchtime Lowdown - Your midday update for Oct. 18

    Here's what traders are talking about today.

  • Netflix needs lower prices to woo India
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    Netflix needs lower prices to woo India

    In a few short months, the world leader in video streaming has launched a blockbuster Mumbai-based crime thriller, been sued over comments about a former Indian Prime Minister and seen the future of two of its hit shows threatened by the #MeToo movement in India. Helped by a roster that includes top-grossing movie franchise "Baahubali", it has won fans among a young, tech savvy middle class and Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings has said India could deliver the service's next 100 million subscribers. Local industry players, however, say Netflix's strategy of pricing close to rates it charges in developed markets will see it struggle against domestic competitors like 21st Century Fox-backed Hotstar and one of the country's top satellite TV providers, Tata Sky - a joint venture between the Tata Group and Fox.

  • 'Gentle giant' St. Bernard brothers find 'perfect fit' home in Alberta
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    'Gentle giant' St. Bernard brothers find 'perfect fit' home in Alberta

    A trio of giant Alberta St. Bernard brothers who captured the hearts of dog lovers around the world have found a new home in Alberta. The three canine giants, Goliath, Gunther and Gasket, are the perfect fit for their new adoptive family, the Edmonton Humane Society said in a news release on Thursday. "We are beyond excited to be giving these three dogs their forever home," said a statement from the family, who told the shelter they wish to remain anonymous while they adjust to their new oversized family members.

  • Square introduces new payment terminal for small businesses
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    Square introduces new payment terminal for small businesses

    Square Inc, the company led by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, on Thursday launched a payment terminal for small business clients, expanding its suite of hardware products. Square's new touch-screen terminal allows merchants, such as liquor stores and hairdressers, to ring up sales, take credit card payments processed through the company's system and print receipts. The terminal also accepts mobile phone and other contactless payments via Apple Inc's Apple Pay and Alphabet Inc's Google Pay.