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November 15, 2018 11:51 AM Ontario releases cannabis regulations for retail stores set to open April 1

Licences won’t be issued to any person or organization who has an association with organized crime, and applicants must demonstrate their tax compliance status to show they are in good standing with the government. “The purpose of these regulations is to keep kids safe and to ensure all people operating in this tightly-regulated retail system behave 5

November 13, 2018 7:10 PM Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

A Cyrus representative tells The Associated Press that the couple’s “community and state are very special to them and they want to give back to the place that has created so many beautiful memories for themselves and others.” Cyrus and Hemsworth’s home was in Malibu. The statement says they “are very grateful to be safe along with their animals 7

October 29, 2018 7:51 PM RCMP arrest teen after online threat made to Cape Breton high school

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Inverness detachment of the RCMP. “Given the nature of this sort of event we aren’t specific about what the threat actually was,” said Clarke. “However, it was concerning to both police and the school administration and it did prompt a lockdown and a police response.” She said the decision 11

October 27, 2018 10:56 PM Toronto police increase security around places of worship in wake of Pittsburgh shooting

In response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Saturday, those living in the Greater Toronto Area can expect an increase in police visibility around places of worship, York Regional police said. After a man allegedly shouting anti-Semitic slurs opened fire inside the Tree of Life Congregation in east Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and wounding six, Toronto 15

October 22, 2018 3:18 AM Prime Minister formally apologizes to Australian child sex abuse victims

The government will also commit to reporting every year for the next five years on the progress of the royal commission’s recommendations. It has already accepted 104 of the commission’s 122 recommendations, including a redress payments program, with the other 18 still under examination. The government has also established a new office of child safety 16

October 19, 2018 3:57 PM Rihanna reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick

Last month, word broke that the NFL had tabbed Maroon 5 to perform at halftime of next year’s Super Bowl LIII. It was a perfectly safe choice for a league that tries not to wander off the beaten path, entertainment-wise. But was it the first choice? Or even the second choice? According to Us Weekly, the NFL and CBS — which is broadcasting the game — first 15

October 18, 2018 2:07 PM Red Sox emerge from a chaotic day with commanding lead in the ALCS

Porcello, who threw several warmup pitches during the delay, hit Marwin Gonzalez with his first pitch when the game restarted, but then Yuli Gurriel flied out to right field for the third out. As the Red Sox trotted off the field, the fans jeered and booed. It was another momentum swing in a day full of them. Hours earlier, before the game, the Red Sox announced 20

October 12, 2018 6:58 PM Second NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit as Hubble hibernates

Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing. NASA said Friday that Chandra’s automatically went into so-called safe mode Wednesday, possibly because of a gyroscope problem. Both orbiting observatories are old and in well-extended missions: Hubble is 28, while Chandra is 19. Flight controllers 20

October 5, 2018 3:35 PM Nuns couldn’t stop Wells Fargo from making another big gun loan

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co. is doubling down on the gun industry, undaunted by criticism of its deep ties to firearm companies and the National Rifle Association. The San Francisco-based bank last week issued a $40 million line of credit to gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., according to financial filings. That’s on top of the $431 million in debt that Wells 20

October 3, 2018 5:15 PM ‘A stupid way for a government to act’:Cancelled barge run leaves Arctic residents cut off from winter supplies

“We’ve heard nothing directly. I had $2,000 worth of groceries on that barge. If there’s a problem they should at least be up front. It’s a stupid way for a government to act,” Holland said. Laube said he was counting on those supplies — for which he’s already paid — to build new staff housing. He’s since had to rent accommodation for his workers at $3,200 a month 17