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Canada pot stores run out of supplies, more lineups

Ottawa - Day two of legal recreational cannabis in Canada on Thursday saw more long lineups outside pot stores and supply shortages in parts of the country.

Canada to host G7 conference on AI in Montreal December 6

Montreal - Canada will host a G7 multistakeholder conference on artificial intelligence on December 6, as part of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, the government has announced.

Canada becomes first major economy to legalize recreational cannabis

Ottawa - Canada on Wednesday became the world's first major economy to fully legalize cannabis, sparking celebrations as the nation embarked on the controversial experiment in drug policy.

Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Ottawa - Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use.

PediaSure, Ensure, other nutrition drinks recalled in Canada

Ottawa - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an updated recall for Abbott brand liquid nutrition products in 235 mL metal cans due to possible bacterial contamination.

Canada primed for pot legalization

Ottawa - Pot stores across much of Canada were poised to throw open their doors Wednesday as the sale and recreational use of cannabis is made legal for the first time by a major Western country.Stores in St.

Mexican president-elect renames new NAFTA, puts Mexico first

Mexico - When Donald Trump insisted on renaming the updated North American Free Trade Agreement, the "America first" president pointedly listed the US before the other countries, calling it the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

As Canada awaits, Uruguay's legal cannabis project provides benchmark

Montevideo - As Canada prepares on Wednesday to become only the second country in the world to legalize the use of marijuana, experts in Uruguay say its pioneering move three years ago helped to reduce drug trafficking in the South American nation.

Canada's FM calls for 'transparent' probe into missing Saudi journalist

Ottawa - Canada's foreign minister called Monday for a full and transparent probe on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a telephone conversation with her Saudi counterpart.

Where to buy pot in Canada may be limited on October 17

Ottawa - On October 17 across Canada, legal marijuana will be available to the public, if you're old enough, but many Canadians will be disappointed to learn they may not be able to buy and consume legal weed then.

Canada doctors wary of cannabis legalization

Ottawa - Canada's top medical journal warned Monday that the imminent legalization of cannabis for recreation use poses a major health concern despite broad support for ending the prohibition.

In Canada, pot legalization poses health and safety challenges

Ottawa - Canada will end its pot prohibition Wednesday with the goals of curbing the black market and use by youth, amid concerns around the public health and safety merits of legalization.

Incoming Quebec government to raise legal age for pot use to 21

Yerevan - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested Saturday morning the incoming Quebec government's plan to raise the legal age for smoking cannabis to 21 could leave an opening for organized crime.

Air Canada's near miss last year was almost 'worst accident in history'

Washington - A near miss involving an Air Canada plane which almost landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport last year could have been the "worst aviation accident in history," according to an official report.

Canada makes final preparations before cannabis becomes legal

Montr - Canada on Friday will become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis -- with the provinces left to work out the details of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's landmark measure.

Canadian Regulators — Pot firms failing on investor disclosures

Cannabis industry companies have several "deficiencies" in their disclosures to investors, including insufficient information in their financial statements, Canadian securities regulators say.

Explosion and fire at Canada's largest oil refinery

Montr - An explosion and fire ripped through Canada's largest refinery Monday in what the company that owns it called a "major incident."Local media said there were only minor injuries reported from the blast and fire at the Irving Oil refinery in St.

Thanksgiving Day in Canada and the U.S. — The same, but different

Ottawa - The origins of Canadian and American Thanksgiving are unique, and while there are many similarities, as for example, celebrating the harvest season and eating turkey, there are also many differences.

Canada's recreational demand for pot far exceeds supply on hand

Ottawa - The supply of legal pot in Canada will only meet 30 percent to 60 percent of demand after legalization, keeping the black market very much alive and stunting the government’s tax take, according to a new study.

Illegal pot growing appears to be alive and well in Canada

Toronto - Eight cannabis growers have been charged with marijuana trafficking after local residents complained to police about cannabis farms where more pot was allegedly grown than legally allowed, York Regional Police say.

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Ottawa - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress

Waterloo - Canada's Donna Strickland, the first female Nobel Prize winner in physics since 1963, said Tuesday that women have "come a long way" since the previous laureate, Maria Goeppert Mayer."When I get on my soapbox if I'm teaching them, I talk about Mary.

Canada's Quebec province elects centre-right nationalist government

Montr - Canada's Quebec province elected, for the first time Monday, a centre-right nationalist party with no designs on independence, that promised to cut government and immigration, turning the page on nearly 15 years of liberal rule.

Trudeau sets out to sell Canadians on trade pact

Ottawa - Canada's Justin Trudeau Monday hailed a new continental trade pact with the United States and Mexico as "profoundly beneficial" for Canadians -- but the prime minister must now sell the deal to skeptical dairy farmers, unions and voters.

Trump says tensions with Canada's Trudeau 'all worked out'

Washington - US President Donald Trump sought to patch up any lingering bitterness with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday, calling him a "good man" after they agreed on a new trade accord.

New US-Mexico-Canada deal most important trade pact ever: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday hailed the 11th-hour trade deal struck between the United States, Mexico and Canada to replace the quarter-century old NAFTA accord, calling it the biggest in US history.

Trudeau sets out to sell Canadians on trade pact

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the new continental trade agreement with the United States and Mexico "a good day for Canada," but must now sell it to dairy farmers, unions and voters.

Mexico president-elect backs new trade deal with US, Canada: adviser

Mexico - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given his blessing to the new US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, his future foreign minister said Monday, as officials indicated it would be signed just before he takes office.

Canadian dairy farmers criticize new trade pact with US

Ottawa - Canadian dairy farmers castigated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government Monday for yielding to US demands for greater access to Canada's protected milk and cheese market as part of a new continental trade pact, but auto workers were pleased.

Trump hails 'most important ever' US-Canada-Mexico trade pact

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday hailed a US trade pact with Canada and Mexico, which replaces the old NAFTA deal, as a historic agreement set to turn North America back into a "manufacturing powerhouse" and fuel US economic expansion.
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Part of Traboulay Trail, a 14 km biking and hikinng route that runs through Colony Farm in Port Coquitlam, BC.
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PC Organics Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food product is shown.
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Fire station in Mission, BC, close to Stave Lake.
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Rally to for the Government Support Refugee Claimants. Yvonne Chiu, Multicultural Health Brokers.
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Researchers are testing the waters of the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada, hoping to discover cancer-fighting bacteria.
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Figurines parade, German part of European Festival performance, Burnaby, BC, Canada
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A moment of tranquility at the Middle Joffre Lake, Pemberton, BC, Canada.
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A roof and wall architecture with rich colours at the International Buddhist Temple, Richmond, BC.
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Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
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A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chemical weapons attack during the first World War. Note the bullae - which are characteristic of mustard gas injuries - on the neck, armpit and hands.
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Ice crystals formed around autumn still green leaves and plant debris.
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Wax figures of famous people populate Louis Tussaud's Waxworks in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
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