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January 15, 2019 11:00 AM Tilray, U.S. brand group partner on cannabis-infused retail products

Tilray says it will receive up to 49 per cent of the net revenue from these products bearing names from ABG’s portfolio of more than 50 brands, with a guaranteed minimum payment of up to US$10 million annually for 10 years. Under the deal, Tilray would be the preferred supplier of active cannabinoid ingredients, such as CBD and THC, for ABG’s cannabis 154

January 8, 2019 2:23 PM Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman seeking asylum

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees at its Geneva headquarters, Babar Baloch, said Tuesday it’s premature to say what will happen next, but that it could take several days for the agency to look into Alqunun’s claims. He said it “too early to tell” if she will be granted asylum or refugee status. Saudi Arabia’s human rights record has come under 49

January 2, 2019 3:24 PM Netflix pulls talk-show episode critical of Saudis from Saudi Netflix

As news of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death rippled across the world, an assassination that the CIA concluded was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, comedian Hasan Minhaj spent the majority of an episode of his Netflix talk show Patriot Act examining the United States’ relationship to Saudi Arabia, and Mohammed’s touted reputation as a reformer 51

December 30, 2018 4:20 PM Almost 40 water-related deaths in Atlantic Canada this year, Red Cross says

The Canadian Red Cross says there were at least 39 unintentional water-related deaths in the Atlantic provinces this year — a type of death that the organization says is often preventable. The Red Cross says that in 2018, there were 13 water-related deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador, four in New Brunswick, 16 in Nova Scotia and six in Prince Edward 54

December 25, 2018 4:49 PM Queen’s annual Christmas message calls for unity as Royal Family celebrates in country estate

SANDRINGHAM, ENGLAND—The Queen and other members of the Royal Family received cheers from a Christmas crowd when they arrived for a church service Tuesday on the grounds of one of the monarch’s country estates. A chauffeured limousine delivered the 92-year-old monarch to St. Mary Magdalene Church, while younger royals walked from the Queen’s grand country 47

December 23, 2018 8:34 PM Most Canadians won’t get a white Christmas, Weather Network forecasts

Scott said much of Quebec will get a high of -7 C on Christmas Eve and a high of -9 C on Christmas Day, and the province will generally be free of snow. Southern Ontario can expect a light snowfall on Christmas Eve of about a centimetre, Scott said, adding that it won’t stick as mild temperatures are expected at around zero. Scott said northern Ontario 58

December 23, 2018 12:00 PM Tabloids: Meghan’s Christmas presents are a joke

Cover: It’s the former Meghan Markle’s first Christmas as a royal, and the haul has never been smaller. “Instead of expensive presents, members of the palace give each other gag gifts,” says an insider, letting us imagine, say, Prince Charles enjoying some wind-up chattering teeth, or the Queen expertly deploying a Whoopee cushion. And soon after, someone 61

December 20, 2018 10:17 PM Three-year-old girl who was run over in Prince George will make full recovery

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.—A three-year-old girl whose midsection was run over by an SUV in Prince George, B.C., is expected to make a full recovery. Investigators say a woman in the SUV jumped over a meridian and travelled against the flow of traffic before entering the parking lot. The toddler was standing near a parent who was tending to a younger child 59

December 20, 2018 6:18 PM Bieksa to lead Canada in push for fourth straight Spengler Cup title

“We are excited with this year’s group of players, as we believe we have assembled a team that combines experience from previous Spengler Cup appearances and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and a group of new faces who will contribute to the success of our team,” general manager Sean Burke said in a statement. “The Spengler Cup is always an exciting tournament 49

December 6, 2018 6:14 PM CN Rail in joint bid for stake in largest container terminal in Eastern Canada

HALIFAX—Canadian National Railway is bidding to acquire a stake in the largest container terminal in Eastern Canada. The Montreal-based company has confirmed joining a partner to bid for an interest in Halterm, a 30-hectare site at the Port of Halifax, but is declining to provide details. Halifax is Canada’s fourth-busiest port in terms of container 55