Legal recreational marijuana: what you need to know

The legislative battle over marijuana is over but as Canadians look to Oct 17 — the date legalization takes effect — there are some practical considerations that should be top of mind for those who want to avail themselves of the legal product.

National Indigenous Peoples Day in Manitoba

People gather at the Forks on traditional Treaty One territory to celebrate the nationwide day. Manitoba is home to the Dene, Ojibway, Oji-cree, Cree, Dakota and Métis peoples.

Shawn Mendes on success, anxiety and his love for Ronaldo

The Canadian megastar rose to fame in his teens, but his just-released album is all grown up

Jason Kenney to speak on 'unfair' Liberal equalization decision

Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney is holding a press conference Friday morning about what he calls "an unfair equalization deal."

'We focus the sound:' Check out the speaker system keeping the peace between outdoor music fests and their neighbours

PK Sound CEO Jeremy Bridge demos his new system that funnels concert sounds directly to festival audiences and away from neighbouring areas.

Ontario's pot industry sees hope for private stores under Ford government

Some of Ontario's licensed pot producers hope to convince Doug Ford that private retail pot stores should operate alongside government-run outlets when marijuana becomes legal later this year.

Trump's Central America policies may fall short on root causes of migration

Donald Trump has followed up Barack Obama's efforts to deter illegal migration from the Northern Triangle of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, but there is evidence to suggest the U.S. administration approach within the region may fall short.

SGEU seeks strike mandate from provincial employees

A bargaining unit representing 12,000 government workers is asking its workers to vote for a strike.

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto panel talks cultural appropriation

Earlier this month, some of the world's top Indigenous fashion designers shared their collections at the inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. On top of showing collections, there were talks held throughout the week, including one called Cultural (In)Appropriation, which was recorded at the Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.

Law prof questions why complainant had to watch video of alleged sexual assault

An expert in sexual assault law says she's concerned that a sexual assault complainant had to watch a video of the alleged incident in a Nova Scotia courtroom earlier this week.

Cambridge City Hall under lockdown, WRPS investigating

Around 10:40, Waterloo Regional Police were called to Cambridge City Hall and Cambridge Centre for the Arts due to a triggered alarm, which has prompted a lockdown.

Transportation minister announces help for the southern resident killer whale LIVE

Marc Garneau reveals new measures to help protect and aid recovery of the southern resident killer whale at a news conference

Fair, not fair game.

Fair, not fair game.

Police seize 78 guns, lay more than 1,000 charges after street gang raids

Toronto police arrested 75 people and seized 78 firearms after a series of raids targeting the street gang 5 Point Generalz. “We are confident that we have arrested the highest ranking members of the organization," said an inspector.

Chief Justice Richard Wagner holds rare press conference

Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner is holding a rare press conference this morning to update Canadians on the court's work.

The song remains the same, but Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant is moving forward

On his most recent album, Carry Fire, his second with the Space Shifters, Plant continues the journey that began when he, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and the later drummer John Bonham changed the course of music history.

Coutinho, Neymar power Brazil past Costa Rica in injury time

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 Friday at the World Cup. Brazil has four points heading into its final group game against Serbia on Wednesday.

Major refurbishment announced for Graham Pond Harbour

The government of Canada announced repairs for Graham Pond Harbour in eastern P.E.I. on Friday morning.

At long last, helicopter ambulance service coming to Quebec

Quebec is finally getting a helicopter service that will be able to quickly transport trauma victims to hospital from rural areas.

Saint Luke's Place to close its retirement home in Cambridge

Saint Luke’s Place, a long-term care home and seniors residence in Cambridge, is closing its retirement home division on Oct. 2.

By The Next Pause

By The Next Pause, Canadian author G. Barton-Sinkia brings us to a time when Toronto was on the cusp of turning into the diverse mosaic it is today

Details on where you can buy weed in Calgary coming soon

With the announcement of an Oct. 17 legalization date for recreational cannabis federally, decisions will come soon from city hall on which cannabis stores will be approved

Roger Federer pushed hard, but advances to Gerry Weber semis

Defending champion Roger Federer defeated Matthew Ebden 7-6 (2), 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open on Friday in Halle, Germany.

NCC approves plan for 9-km riverfront revamp

The National Capital Commission has approved plans for the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park, an expansive corridor spanning more than 200 hectares of riverfront land between Mud Lake and LeBreton Flats.

Ottawa's violent crime rate jumped in 2017

Shootings, sexual assaults and verbal harassment contributed to a 20 per cent jump in the capital's violent crime rate last year, according to the Ottawa Police Service's latest annual report.