CBC Montreal News July 18, 2018

The CBC Montreal News team brings you today's newsmakers and stories

Province announces multiple taxes on legal pot

Come October, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries will apply markups of $0.75 per gram on recreational cannabis, plus an additional nine per cent.

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Cannabis grow-op proposed for turkey farm near Carbonear

A former turkey farm near Carbonear on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula may soon have a new lease on life — as a marijuana production facility

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Meet the 5 rookie members of Trudeau's new cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a healthy dose of change to his cabinet Wednesday, creating new ministries and reworking others as the Liberals grapple with new provincial realities and an increasingly fractious relationship with the United States.

An Australian band is on a mission to 'Sass the Patriarchy' in the music industry

Leisha Jungalwalla noticed a gender disparity in the amount of men and women making money in the music industry in her home country of Australia.

U.S. to review uranium imports on national security grounds

The United States Department of Commerce will launch an investigation into imports of uranium, citing the same concerns about national security that it did before implementing tariffs on steel and aluminum.

(Live at 6:30 pm ET) 2018 Canada Cup Women’s International Softball Championships

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As White Rock's mayor steps down, election is about change vs. status quo

In White Rock, the divisions are similar to those in other communities: the pace of development and whether the council is open and transparent with its citizens

'An extremely rare charge': Lawyer explains the charge of infanticide

Infanticide is a rare charge that can only be applied to women, says a Charlottetown lawyer.

Couple who nearly drowned thank the strangers who saved them

Summer Thomas hopes her near-death experience will cause people to think twice about bringing an inflatable device to the beach.

DFO lays charges stemming from Halifax airport lobster seizure, Belliveaus Cove raid

The company, 9902848 Canada Inc.-Guang Da International, and its owner are accused of selling fish that was not authorized for sale.

Winnipeg cops making house calls to slam door on gangs, drugs

The Winnipeg Police Service is knocking on doors to try and rid the city of violent crime.

Heat wave now believed to have claimed 53 lives in Montreal, up from 34

Public health officials now believe that 53 people died in Montreal as a result of this month's heat wave, when temperatures soared above 30 C for nine consecutive days.

DeMar DeRozan embraced everything Toronto, and fans loved him for it

Raptors fans are sad to see one of the team's biggest stars leave after a blockbuster deal that sent him to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard.

Bill Blair on his new role

Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Bill Blair joins Power & Politics to discuss irregular migration, Doug Ford and the challenge of legal pot and the U.S. border.

Community safety minister slammed for saying he wore bulletproof vest at Jane and Finch

Comments made by the Ontario Minister of Community Safety and Corrections Michael Tibollo during question period on Wednesday are being slammed as "racist" by Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and her caucus.

3 officers injured, 2 charged after 'high-risk arrest' in Steinbach

Two people are facing charges after RCMP chased down a stolen vehicle with armed occupants in Steinbach, Man., on Sunday. Three officers were injured in the process.

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed

A U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.

Raptors, Ujiri betting on themselves with acquisition of Kawhi Leonard

Even after a franchise-best, 59-win regular season and an off-season that already saw their longtime nemesis LeBron James leave for the Western Conference, the Toronto Raptors weren’t convinced they could remain with the status quo and made a blockbuster trade on Wednesday.

Why banning plastic straws can be harmful for people with disabilities

​As plastic straw bans become the latest trend for companies and governments looking to reduce waste, people with disabilities are speaking out.

Why banning plastic straws can be harmful for people with disabilities

As plastic straw bans become the latest trend for companies and governments looking to reduce waste, people with disabilities are speaking out.

Texas archaeologists uncover remains of black convicts forced into labour after slavery

Researchers have discovered the remains of dozens of African-Americans forced into plantation labour after the abolition of slavery at a school construction site in Texas.

Medical marijuana users brace for tax hike

While legalization is good news for many who use marijuana recreationally, medical users are bracing for a financial hit. Starting in October, an excise tax of $1/gram or more will be charged on all marijuana products, including those obtained with a doctor's prescription.