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April 24, 2018 8:00 AM The government will make a lousy, uncompetitive pot dealer: Neil Macdonald

Canadians are used to being told by government how and when and where we can spend our money Sometime in August, or maybe September, or, who knows, maybe even later (but definitely for sure before the next federal election), Canadians will be able to legally buy cannabis for recreational use. These new government departments will immediately proceed 6

April 23, 2018 1:47 PM The Crown star Matt Smith says he and Claire Foy should be paid ‘equally and fairly’

A producer disclosed last month that Foy, who starred as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on the show, was paid less than Smith, who played Prince Philip. NEW YORK—The Crown star Matt Smith says he supports fellow actor Claire Foy over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star in the Netflix drama. A producer disclosed last month that Foy, who starred 6

April 22, 2018 3:41 PM Ellen DeGeneres pays tribute to Humboldt Broncos crash victims at Calgary event

Popular talk show host said: 'My heart breaks for everyone, it hurt all of us' Ellen DeGeneres began a speaking engagement in Calgary on Saturday night by carrying a hockey stick on stage to pay tribute to the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. After kissing it in front of a cheering and packed crowd of about 15,000 people at the Scotiabank 11

April 22, 2018 3:37 PM Deaths of 4 people in Timmins part of a 'tragic, violent' event, police say

Investigators say suspect may be 'linked' to victims found in burned car Investigators believe that the deaths of four people discovered inside a badly burned vehicle in a remote area near Timmins, Ont., were part of a "tragic, violent" event, but believe the incident is "isolated," police said Sunday. Timmins police found the remains on Friday afternoon 6

April 22, 2018 2:15 PM Remains of four people found in charred vehicle in Timmins, police say

Deputy Chief Des Walsh told a news conference that four bodies being found at once is unprecedented in Timmins. TIMMINS, Ont.—Police in northern Ontario say they found the remains of four people in a charred vehicle following what they believe was a suspicious fire. Investigators in Timmins, Ont., say the car was found late Friday afternoon, but they're 7

April 21, 2018 4:38 PM BP granted approval to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast

Project has been strongly opposed by Mi'kmaq communities BP Canada has been given the green light to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast. On Saturday, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) granted approval for the company to begin drilling one deepwater exploration well about 300 kilometres offshore. BP has applied to drill a total 8

April 20, 2018 8:28 PM Paris student protesters removed from occupied building

The occupation was ignited by a new system of admissions would allow universities to rank applicants based on their own criteria. French high school graduates are guaranteed free university access regardless of their grades. Paris 1 University President Georges Haddad said no students were injured during the eviction operation. He told reporters he felt “great 7

April 20, 2018 5:56 PM Rescued owl family moved to Niagara Region

Mother owl recovering with her 2 babies after being seriously injured in Monday's ice storm The female great horned owl and her two owlets continue to rest and recuperate after the mother owl was knocked from her nest by falling ice on Petrie Island during the storm, leaving her offspring stranded and without her protection for hours. After being cared

April 19, 2018 8:22 PM 45 days into a strike, York gives students options to complete courses and finish the year

These include staying an extra four weeks after the strike, withdrawing with a course credit given and no mark on the student’s transcript, and receiving bursaries for altered travel plans. It’s day 45 of a strike, and York University has now contacted its students to inform them of options available to them to complete their courses and finish the year. “We are now half-way 12

April 19, 2018 12:36 PM Swedish king intervenes as Nobel board resignations grow amid sex scandal

King Carl XVI Gustav is the academy's patron and must approve secret votes Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass 8