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Shoppers Drug Mart to be Medical Marijuana Producer

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has received Health Canada’s approval to be a licensed medical marijuana producer, opening the door for the pharmacy giant to dispense medical cannabis to patients. This comes after Shoppers in October 2016 applied to Health Canada to become a licensed medical marijuana producer. "As trusted medication experts, we believe pharmacists…

Daycare Stabbing Victims Include Three-Day-Old Baby

WORLD NEWS - Police say a female worker at a daycare center in a private home in Queens, New York stabbed three infants and two adults and then cut her own wrists. The infants ranged in age from three days to one month old. Linda So has more information in this Reuters News video report.

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Shoppers Drug Mart to be Medical Marijuana Producer

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has received Health Canada’s approval to be a licensed medical marijuana producer, opening the door for the pharmacy giant to dispense medical cannabis to patients. This comes after Shoppers in October 2016 applied to Health Canada to become a licensed medical marijuana producer. "As trusted medication experts, we believe pharmacists…

Daycare Stabbing Victims Include Three-Day-Old Baby

WORLD NEWS - Police say a female worker at a daycare center in a private home in Queens, New York stabbed three infants and two adults and then cut her own wrists. The infants ranged in age from three days to one month old. Linda So has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Man Shot & Killed by Police in Burlington, Ontario

BURLINGTON, Ont. — A 32−year−old man was shot and killed following an exchange of gunfire with police that also sent two officers to hospital west of Toronto, Ontario’s police watchdog said. Five officers were involved in the shootout at a Burlington, Ont., gas station early Saturday morning, said Monica Hudon, a spokeswoman for the Special…

Officials Confirm Two Tornados Hit Ottawa Area

OTTAWA — Environment Canada has confirmed that the Ottawa area was hit by two tornadoes late Friday afternoon. The national weather agency says a powerful EF−3 category twister — with winds that reached 265 kilometres per hour — ripped through the Ottawa neighbourhood Dunrobin, Ont., about 35 kilometres west of the downtown area, before moving…

Tornado Hits Ottawa Area Causing Several Injuries

OTTAWA — A tornado ripped through the Ottawa area Friday afternoon, damaging homes and vehicles and sending several people to hospital as severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts also pounded southern Ontario. The Ottawa Hospital said in a tweet late Friday night that it was treating six people with storm related injuries, including two who…

Dash Cam Shows Near Miss on Newfoundland Highway

PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — A dash cam video showing a frightening near−miss on Newfoundland’s west coast is getting a lot of views online. In the video, a pickup truck can be seen attempting to pass a vehicle on a solid yellow line, narrowly avoiding an oncoming tractor−trailer. Despite wet conditions, the pickup truck appears…

People Outraged After Ex-NHL Player Kills Grizzly Bear

A former professional hockey player is facing a backlash after he posted photos of a massive dead grizzly bear he hunted in Yukon. Tim Brent, who was born in Ontario and played for several teams in the NHL, shared the photos on Facebook and Twitter. "So this is the Mountain Grizzly Bear!" he said in…

5 News Stories You Need to Know This Morning

FEDS LOOKING FOR JUDGE TO GUIDE PIPELINE PLAN The federal government is shopping around for a retired federal judge to help guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Federal Court of Appeal last month quashed the approval given to the project, saying the consultation with Indigenous communities wasn’t…

Relentless Florence Pummels the Carolina Coast

WORLD NEWS - Tropical Storm Florence trudged inland on Saturday, flooding rivers and towns, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses. Andy Sullivan has more information and video of the damage in the Reuters News Report.

Family Missing Since Monday

SURREY, B.C. — The RCMP in British Columbia is asking for the public’s help in trying to locate a family of four that has not been heard from since Monday. Surrey RCMP say the Anderson family was reported missing on Tuesday evening. They were last seen on Sunday and a family member spoke to them…

10 Hurt in Bus - Semi Collision in Saskatchewan

KERROBERT, Sask. — Ten people have been injured in a collision involving a semi−truck and a bus carrying workers at a highway intersection west of Saskatoon. RCMP say no one has died but an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene. Mounties say the crash happened at the intersections of Highways 21, 31 and 51…

First Canadian Face Transplant

MONTREAL - In what doctors are calling a Canadian first, surgeons from Montreal’s Maisonneuve−Rosemont hospital have successfully completed a face transplant. The 30−hour operation on a 64−year−old man who was badly disfigured in a hunting accident took place this past May. A team led by plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Borsuk performed the feat on Maurice…

Measles Warning Issued in the 5 News Stories You Need to Know

Five stories in the news for Friday, Sept. 14 ——— ONTARIO LEGISLATURE TO SIT ON SATURDAY Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government will hold a rare Saturday sitting of the legislature to speed up passage of a controversial bill to slash the size of Toronto city council. A source confirms to The Canadian Press that legislators will…

Trudeau Says Consider What You Tell US Border Guards

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sounding a cautionary note about the recreational use of marijuana, saying that consuming it could have consequences for Canadians crossing the border into the United States. Trudeau made the comment during an interview on CBC Manitoba hours before a visit to Winnipeg. He was posed a question from…

Good Morning Winnipeg - Here's Five News Stories You Need to Know

Five stories in the news for Thursday, Sept. 13 ——— FREELAND SAYS PM BRIEFED ON NAFTA TALKS Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada's negotiating team spent several hours Wednesday updating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the state of NAFTA talks. Freeland didn't go into any detail about the issues on which the prime minister…

Five News Stories You Need to Know Today

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept. 12 ——— HUMBOLDT BRONCOS PLAY HOME OPENER TONIGHT The Humboldt Broncos are to play their home opener tonight against the Nipawin Hawks. The Broncos were on their way to play the Hawks in a playoff game on April 6 when the team bus and a tractor-trailer collided…

Man Sends Email to 246 Women Named Nicole

A bevy of women named Nicole at the University of Calgary have united thanks to a mass email from a young man on a quest to locate his missed connection. The Friday morning email came from Carlos Zetina, who wrote that a woman named Nicole gave him the wrong phone number after he took her…

Acadia Professor Fired Over Comments He Made

WOLFVILLE, N.S. - A Nova Scotia professor who stoked a national debate about free speech on campus after making controversial comments on social media and in the classroom has been fired. Acadia University confirmed Friday that Rick Mehta has been dismissed, several months after the Wolfville, N.S., school launched a formal investigation into complaints against…

Quebec Could Expel Immigrants Who Didn't Learn French

MONTREAL — The perennially divisive topic of language politics surfaced on the Quebec campaign trail Friday as the leader of the Coalition Avenir Quebec promised his government would force new immigrants to leave the province if they don’t learn French within three years. After two weeks of campaigning nearly devoid of language talk, the issue…

Birthplace Doesn't Guarantee You're Canadian, Says Feds

OTTAWA — International law does not require Canada to give citizenship to babies born on its soil, the federal government is telling the Supreme Court — an argument that could inadvertently bolster a recent Conservative party resolution aimed at stemming so−called birth tourism. Canada is one of fewer than three dozen countries that follow the…

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