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October 15, 2018 9:35 PM Thanks to Doug Ford, the sky’s the limit for marijuana in Ontario

Come Wednesday, marijuana will waft across our parks, jogging trails and beaches with impunity. For better or for worse, the pungent odour will float in the open air — while weighing down our public spaces. If you have forgotten the stale aroma of cigar or pipe smoke in our past, brace yourself for a trip back in time as the smell of cannabis wends its way into your nostrils 7

October 13, 2018 9:29 PM Brnjas family hopes Johnny Bear ends Canada’s International shutout streak

The phone starts ringing in the home of 37-year-old Ashlee Brnjas as early at 4:30 a.m. when the racehorses she trains for her father John are being prepared for exercise. One of them, the lovable 7-year-old gelding Johnny Bear, is the star of the barn with almost $700,000 in earnings and a date with one of the richest races in Canada, the $800,000 Pattison 38

October 11, 2018 10:12 PM You’ve got mail: Canada Post to handle weed deliveries in Ontario

The GTA location of the giant distribution centre that will feed the province all of its legal pot products come Wednesday is being kept a dark secret. While details of the centre’s size and address are being withheld for security reasons, its Ontario Cannabis Store owner has revealed several key aspects of it’s new online service — which will be the sole source 11

October 11, 2018 6:42 PM Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate

Forest-Niesing is from Sudbury, where she has specialized as a trial lawyer dealing with family, civil litigation and employment cases while also serving as an active member and volunteer in the local francophone community. Francis is the high-profile chief of the Abegweit First Nation on PEI’S northern coast and has served in a variety of positions 9

October 10, 2018 7:03 PM Ottawa to spend $4.1 million on cannabis education campaigns in Toronto

Oliver says the program will help educate young people about the health effects of cannabis and the dangers of drug-impaired driving. Three Toronto-based organizations — Operation Springboard, the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association, and St. Stephen’s Community House — will receive the funding over the next three years. The federal funding 8

October 9, 2018 3:19 PM Ontario’s Human Rights Commission joining legal sex-ed challenge

Six students’ families filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in August, claiming the curriculum makes no mention of issues such as gender diversity or the rights of LGBTQ students. The Human Rights Commission says it will join the tribunal’s legal challenge, arguing the document also eliminates key information about consent, putting 10

October 7, 2018 9:28 PM OMA takes back comments that cannabis is a ‘gateway drug’

LONDON, ONT.—The president of the Ontario Medical Association is taking back her comments that recreational cannabis is a “gateway drug” to harder substances. Dr. Nadia Alam says she “misspoke” during an interview on CBC Radio earlier this week, in which she also said recreational cannabis can cause anxiety and withdrawal symptoms for people who become 12

October 3, 2018 6:56 PM Trudeau taps Indigenous advocate, G7 organizer for Senate seats in Alberta and Ontario

Paula Simons, who fills a vacant seat in Alberta, will be familiar to many in the province. Simons is a former political columnist and reporter with the Edmonton Journal, and she has won multiple national and provincial awards for her work. Patti LaBoucane-Benson fills another vacant seat in Alberta. A Métis, LaBoucane-Benson is director of research 8

October 2, 2018 11:41 PM Loblaw recalls chicken fries for possible salmonella after four people get sick

OTTAWA—Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain $10 chicken fries due to possible salmonella contamination that caused four people to become ill. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says consumers should not eat the recalled chicken sold in 1.8 kg bags across Canada with the UPC code 0 60249 01411 4 and dated June 22, 2019. The recall was triggered 8

October 2, 2018 6:53 PM Deferred mutual fund fees ‘extra burden,’ for seniors, NDP says

Mutual fund fees are an “unnecessary and extra burden” — especially for seniors — and the Ford government is overlooking the concerns of average investors by not banning them, says the provincial NDP’s finance critic. “This government recently made a decision to ignore the concerns of both investors, investment regulators and seniors’ advocate groups 10