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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 14, 2018 12:27 AM Premier Notley won’t name 2 MLAs accused of inappropriate behaviour because of privacy concerns

Notley was asked why she wouldn’t simply release the names of the legislature members but keep the other details private. “If you’re going to respect the confidentiality of the complainant, then you can’t start parsing which details come out and don’t come out,” she replied. The government came forward with the two cases after former NDP backbencher 9

November 13, 2018 7:09 PM Campbell-Pascall, Chipman added to Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee

TORONTO — Former women’s hockey star Cassie Campbell-Pascall and executive Mark Chipman have been added to the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee. The Hockey Hall of Fame said in a release Tuesday that Campbell-Pascall and Chipman will start their duties starting with the 2019 nomination and election proceedings. Campbell-Pascall was captain of the Canadian 7

November 13, 2018 6:04 PM Christopher Plummer to star in new TV series for Global

The series is being produced by Toronto’s Shaftesbury, the company behind Frankie Drake Mysteries and Murdoch Mysteries, and the U.K.’s Greenpoint Productions Ltd. Vincent Shiao, who executive-produces Global’s Ransom, is the creator of Departure, in which Panjabi’s character, Kendra Malley, investigates the disappearance of Flight 716, with Plummer 5

November 13, 2018 12:47 AM Ottawa talking with Pakistan about bringing woman released from death row to Canada

OTTAWA—The federal government is talking with Pakistan about the possibility of bringing a Pakistani woman, who was recently released from death row, to Canada. Asia Bibi, a Christian, was sentenced to death in Pakistan eight years ago for blasphemy after being convicted of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad — a charge her family has long denied 8

November 9, 2018 5:24 PM Two minors in custody after Nunavut grocery store fire

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT—Two Iqaluit youths are in custody after a series of fires earlier this week in the Nunavut capital, including one that damaged the city’s largest store and grocer. RCMP said Friday charges of arson and disregard for human life are pending against the pair, who are not identified. “As the investigation progresses we’ll be able to release 27

November 8, 2018 10:57 PM Martinrea misses expectations despite earning a record $36.4 million Q3

Executive chairman Rob Wildeboer said the company is pleased with the USMCA trade agreement involving Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, especially the automotive provisions that will support a continued strong North American automotive industry and supply base. “We were very well-positioned to benefit from NAFTA, and we remain very well-positioned to benefit 13

November 7, 2018 7:56 PM Vancouver expects $30 million in first year of empty homes tax

Owners who don’t declare that status will be taxed, which amounts to one per cent of a property’s assessed value, and owners who miss the due date by even a day will also face a $250 penalty. Mayor Kennedy Stewart says the tax is an important strategy in managing Vancouver’s unaffordable housing market. “Housing affordability is the most important issue 14

November 7, 2018 6:41 PM Oprah’s holiday gift guide is all her favourites, plus cheaper options

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Oprah Winfrey has released her annual list of her favourite things, and it’s her longest list ever, clocking in at 107 gifts. The annual list, which returns for its 22nd year, will be featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, on newsstands nationwide Nov. 20. Ranging from $15 (a bottle of spicy 15

October 26, 2018 5:17 PM French appeal court orders review of evidence in case of Canadian accused in bombing, Hassan Diab

OTTAWA — The decade-long ordeal of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab, suspected by French authorities of being involved in a deadly bombing in Paris, showed no signs of ending on Friday after an appeal court ordered a fresh review of evidence in the case. The French Court of Appeal’s decision sparked immediate rebukes from Diab, his lawyer and human-rights 18