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Illegal Pot Stores Still Open One Month Later

TORONTO — The three surveillance cameras and the steady flow of people in and out of the small, nondescript grey building are the only hint of the brisk business this downtown Toronto cannabis dispensary does behind closed doors. Once inside, two men behind a white desk under a vintage chandelier ask patrons to provide government…

Growing Number of Americans Seeking Refugee Protection in Canada

OTTAWA — As Canada grapples with an influx of irregular asylum seekers, statistics show a growing number of people seeking refugee protection in Canada are Americans. In 2017, people whose country of origin was identified as the United States made up the third largest cohort of asylum seekers. A total of 2,550 asylum claims were…

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Illegal Pot Stores Still Open One Month Later

TORONTO — The three surveillance cameras and the steady flow of people in and out of the small, nondescript grey building are the only hint of the brisk business this downtown Toronto cannabis dispensary does behind closed doors. Once inside, two men behind a white desk under a vintage chandelier ask patrons to provide government…

Growing Number of Americans Seeking Refugee Protection in Canada

OTTAWA — As Canada grapples with an influx of irregular asylum seekers, statistics show a growing number of people seeking refugee protection in Canada are Americans. In 2017, people whose country of origin was identified as the United States made up the third largest cohort of asylum seekers. A total of 2,550 asylum claims were…

No Spike in Cannabis-Impaired Driving So Far

VANCOUVER — Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis−impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say. The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and territorial Crowns across the country and while some…

Canada Post Strike Having Huge Impact on Retailers

OTTAWA — Online sales and auctioning giant eBay called on the federal government Wednesday to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. The plea, contained in a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

'Bambi' Helps Homeless Man Reunite With Family

EDMONTON — A homeless man who found an authentic animation cel from the classic Disney movie "Bambi" in a tattered, dirty frame will use his earnings to reunite with his family in Ontario. Adam Gillian, who is 38, brought the item into Curiosity Inc., an antique shop in Edmonton, and the owner bought it for…

Camp Fire Becomes California's Deadliest with 42 killed

CALIFORNIA - Search teams have recovered remains of 42 people killed by a fierce wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, marking the greatest loss of life from a wild land blaze in state history. Grace Lee has more information and picture from the scene in this Reuters News video report.…

No End In Sight For Canada Post Strike

OTTAWA — Union negotiators say there was little progress in the two−and−a−half weeks that a special mediator was assigned to the Canada Post labour dispute. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says rotating strikes will continue across the country, even as contract talks continue a day after mediator Morton Mitchnick’s mandate expired. CUPW national president…

Too Many Polar Bears in the North

There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear…

Canadian Community Where Nobody Wants to be Mayor

WELLINGTON, P.E.I. — Nobody wanted to be mayor, but Wellington, P.E.I., got one anyway. There were no mayoral candidates in Monday’s province−wide municipal elections, so the provincial government simply appointed the outgoing mayor, Alcide Bernard, to a four−year term. Bernard had not run for re−election — he decided he had done his time, and he…

No Motive for Explosion at Sherwood Park Parkade

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — Police say only one of two explosions that rocked a parkade east of Edmonton earlier this week was deliberate, and they say the suspect who died after the incident shot himself. RCMP had already identified Kane Kosolowsky, 21, as the man who was discovered injured Tuesday evening in a vehicle at…

War Bride Portraits a 'Labour of Love'

For Bev Tosh, it began as a labour of love: creating a portrait of her mother as a 1940s war bride on the occasion of her 80th birthday, a likeness rendered in oil from a decades−old photo. But that single painting took the Calgary artist down a path she could never have foreseen. Eighteen years…

PM's Patience Running Out With Canada Post

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving indications that his patience is running out for Canada Post to reach a contract settlement with its unionized employees as rotating strikes continue. Trudeau says his government might soon act to end the dispute if the Crown corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers can’t bridge…

Trudeau Formally Apologizes for Canada Refusing to Give Jewish Passengers Asylum

OTTAWA — The federal government’s apology for one of Canada’s most shameful anti−Semitic episodes was personal for some of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet ministers. For International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr it brought back painful memories of being beaten to a pulp just because he’s Jewish. "When I was 15 years old in junior…

CRA Cracking Down on Phone Scammers

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency says so many Canadians get calls from scammers pretending to be tax enforcers that real tax agents are having trouble reaching people. The CRA and the RCMP say in a briefing in Ottawa Wednesday that they are trying to crack down on call centres loaded with fraudsters who phone…

Canada May Still Ratify New NAFTA

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t ruling out the possibility that Canada will ratify its new North American trade deal with the United States and Mexico even if U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum exports are still in place. In an interview with CNN, portions of which are airing as U.S. voters cast ballots…

Cargo Plane Skids Off Runway

HALIFAX — A 747 cargo plane went off the runway while landing early Wednesday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, leaving a trail of debris and sending four crew to hospital. Airport spokeswoman Theresa Rath Spicer said the SkyLease Cargo plane skidded off Runway 14 just after 5 a.m., though it wasn’t clear what caused the…

Rescued St Bernard Pups Find New Homes

MISSION, B.C. — Two St. Bernard−cross puppies who spent four days on a cliff in a rural area of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley have landed what the local SPCA branch manager says are their best possible forever homes. Krista Shaw of the Mission SPCA says two of the search−and−rescue crew members who found the 16−week−old…

Former CFL Player Charged with Murder

VANCOUVER — A former wide receiver with the Canadian Football League’s B.C. Lions has been charged with second−degree murder more than nine years after a woman’s death. The body of 33−year−old Kimberly Hallgarth was found in a Burnaby home with what police said were suspicious injuries in May 2009. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced…

Missing Newfoundland Police Dog Found Safe

PARADISE, N.L. — A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary police dog has been found safe and sound this morning after he went missing Friday afternoon. Police say Edge, a black German shepherd, went missing after he was deployed by his handler at around 4:30 p.m. to track down a wanted suspect in the Paradise area. But they…

'Ring of Peace' Formed around Toronto Synagogue

TORONTO — One week after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, people of various faiths joined hands to form a circle around a Toronto temple in what they called a symbolic gesture of protection and support for the Jewish community. Holy Blossom Temple spokeswoman Deanna Levy said a "ring of peace" was formed during…

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