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Greenhouse growers turn to cannabis to cash in on lucrative crop

A growing number of fruit and vegetable farmers in southern Ontario are switching over to cannabis or at least adding it to their production. That means additional demand for water, electricity and other municipal services — a financial challenge for small towns like Leamington.
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National Ballet of Canada dazzles audiences on first-ever tour of Russia

It may be a country that gave rise to Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, but Canada's top ballet dancers wowed a Moscow audience as it opened its first-ever tour of Russia with a program of contemporary dance.
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Campfires and cannabis: Parks Canada says it's OK to smoke pot at campsites

Millions of visitors to Canada's national parks can add cannabis to their camping kits. Parks Canada said people can consume marijuana at their campsites after it becomes legal Wednesday.
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Make America Dinner Again: Tableside for a potluck that serves up food, booze and dicey debate

On a recent Sunday night, eight U.S. voters met for a supper club known as "Make America Dinner Again," a nationwide project that makes tablemates of strangers with clashing political ideologies. Find out if anyone had to use the safe word, "hummus."
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Canadian Blood Services mulling shorter wait time for gay donors

As Canadian Blood Services considers further reducing the wait time for gay men giving blood to three months after having sex, some experts say labelling an entire group of people as high risk isn't the best way to protect the blood supply.
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Meet your e-dealer: Shopify confident its online tech can handle cannabis demand

If the rollout of legal recreational marijuana goes more-or-less smoothly this week, an Ottawa-based tech firm will be able to claim at least some of the credit.
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I deeply alarmed my grandmother by bragging that Rick Moranis just started following me

The concern in her face deepened. She took my hand. “How — how long has he been following you?”
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With a week to go, John Tory is still on track for re-election

John Tory is on track to add Doug Ford's 2014 supporters to those who voted for him four years ago.
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Following a murderous path: Charlottetown walking tour to retrace steps in infamous Island killing

A group of murder-mystery enthusiasts in Charlottetown is inviting Islanders to retrace the steps taken by two men convicted for the murder of an elderly shop keeper in 1941 through a murder walk later this month.
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Moncton Coliseum gets $240K safety upgrades to reduce ammonia leak hazard

Moncton city council approved spending almost $240,000 Monday on safety upgrades at the 45-year-old Moncton Coliseum to add measures to detect and protect workers from potential ammonia leaks.
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Legalizing pot in Canada won't change rules for pro leagues — for now

Beginning Wednesday, athletes living in Canada will be able to legally purchase and use cannabis. So could an athlete hypothetically celebrate a victory by sparking up a giant joint? While it might seem unlikely now, some pro leagues could one day evolve to that point.
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Playing and promoting blind hockey a goal for Halifax's Serbu

Kelly Serbu was a promising junior A hockey player in Halifax when he began to lose his vision at the age of 19. Now 47, he is the captain of Canada's blind team and a tireless promoter for his sport.
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Here's how the 4 main mayoral candidates reacted to extreme poverty in London

We showed Paul Cheng, Tanya Park, Ed Holder and Paul Paolatto a video depicting extreme poverty in London then asked what they'd do about it, if elected mayor.
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Contractor defends design for axed bridge project near Judique

A company that specializes in wooden bridge reconstruction is defending its design for a project in rural Cape Breton.
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Buying cannabis in Nova Scotia — What you need to know

Recreational cannabis becomes legal tomorrow. What does that mean for users, authorities and you?
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Peguis First Nation a partner in what may be Manitoba's biggest cannabis cultivation facility

One First Nation is preparing to be a major player in Manitoba's cannabis industry and hopes to provide jobs for its members in the process.
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City helps register homeless people to vote

Even without a fixed address, staff at the clerk's office say that doesn't "deter you from having the right to vote."
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Nunavummiut speak out about Iqaluit mayor's controversial statement on Inuit leaders

Sexual harassment and how to talk about it has been a focus of conversation on and off social media in Nunavut over the last week.
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Timmins mayor says audit of Stars and Thunder expenses would be "waste of taxpayer dollars"

In Timmins, the Stars and Thunder music and fireworks festival continues to be a major point of contention ahead of the October 22nd municipal election. At the centre of the debate is the more than $2 million dollar deficit the event has posted over the past two years.
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The man behind a huge small-town bank heist wants out of prison

A 68-year-old Nova Scotia man still behind bars for one of the largest bank-branch heists in Canadian history wants a judge to pave the way for his early release from prison so he says he can care for his ailing mother.

Top U.S. diplomat in Saudi Arabia for talks over missing journalist

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

St. John's man takes on world's best in Ironman championships

On a hot day in Hawaii, Ryan Brown took on the heat and the the best triathletes in the world.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Rate freeze versus fiscal responsibility— what municipal candidates are saying about taxes

As always, property tax rates are top of mind for northern Ontario voters in this municipal election campaign. And several candidates are pledging to freeze taxes— a promise that's worked with northern voters before.
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