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November 14, 2018 1:32 AM Saskatchewan First Nation passes its own legal cannabis law, plans to open shop

He said the government may release another round of licenses next year and is willing to talk to the First Nation about it. Cappo said the Muscowpetung First Nation’s law exceeds federal standards for cannabis use. “Along with recreational use, Muscowpetung will be focused on using the cannabis plant to promote overall community health benefits and potential 9

November 13, 2018 3:59 PM Moving to Toronto suburbs rarely saves cash, housing agency says

Fleeing Toronto for a cheaper house in the suburbs isn’t worth it for many people who have to commute to jobs back downtown. The high costs of driving or taking public transit along with the extra travel time often offset any benefits from buying a home outside the country’s biggest city, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Tuesday. The burden is becoming 4

November 10, 2018 12:05 AM Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I change my age to 64?

Then again, it’s never wise to superimpose a North American sensibility on the Dutch. These impossibly gorgeous people cycle around like kamikazes without helmets and pump fries with mayo into their svelte bodies. They live in an enchanted land where tulips and windmills coexist in perfect harmony. The Dutch were about four decades ahead of the curve 23

October 31, 2018 6:24 PM Alberta premier tells B.C. steelworkers jobs at risk without Trans Mountain

“It should be our money that is in our economy. Not the Americans’. It should be invested in Canadian priorities, not border walls and private prisons. Notley said the Trans Mountain project would bring $400 million in construction activity to the Kamloops area alone, as well as an added $6 billion in revenue to the British Columbia government over 20 years 17

October 30, 2018 11:49 AM Trump eyeing executive order to end citizenship for children of non-citizens born on U.S. soil

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children of noncitizens born on U.S. soil, he said in a television interview taped on Monday. The move, which many legal experts say runs afoul of the Constitution, would be the boldest yet by a president elected to office 12

October 22, 2018 3:52 PM The on-court coaching debate trending in Singapore

SINGAPORE—Monica Seles isn’t a fan of on-court coaching. Lindsay Davenport can see the benefits. Jennifer Capriati is right in the middle. The three tennis greats took part in a news conference Monday at the WTA Finals to discuss the topic, which made plenty of headlines after Serena Williams was penalized for on-court coaching during the U.S. Open final 15

October 10, 2018 7:19 PM EU says Brexit deal ‘within reach’ if negotiations make progress before summit

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that an agreement on Britain’s exit “is within reach,” if negotiations make progress before a summit next week. Michel Barnier said that up to 85 per cent of the work is done on the deal for the U.K’s departure and post-Brexit relationship with the EU, but the issue of ensuring a transparent 20

September 27, 2018 12:38 PM Survey finds growing disconnect between Canadians and nature

A survey for the Nature Conservancy of Canada indicates Canadians feel happier when they are connected to nature, but fewer are making the effort the get out of the house. The online survey of 2,000 Canadians found 87 per cent of respondents felt happier, healthier and more productive when connected to nature. But 74 per cent say that it is simply easier 11

September 23, 2018 1:05 PM U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO—The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new rules detail a broad range of programs 19

September 10, 2018 4:02 PM Loblaw Co.’s President’s Choice tops credit-card customer satisfaction survey

Loblaw Cos.’s President’s Choice Financial credit cards rank No. 1 for customer satisfaction, beating out cards issued by the country’s biggest banks, according to a study published Monday by J.D. Power. And despite being Canada’s biggest credit-card issuer, Toronto-Dominion Bank trails the pack. PC Financial scored 788 on a 1,000-point scale making 28