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34 years before legalization, a pot charge brought down New Brunswick's premier

As the New Brunswick government enters the legal marijuana business on Wednesday, it's a big about-face for a province that once tried its own premier for possession.

A 92-year-old birthday boy received 4,500 cards from around the world

The love within the envelopes coming from around the world has overwhelmed a Cape Breton man opening them for his 92nd birthday — the first without his beloved wife. Gerard Dunn's daughter posted an appeal online and never expected this many people to respond.
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Live discussion to cover everything you wanted to know about legal pot

CBC Manitoba hosts a discussion on the legalization of cannabis. Here's everything you wanted to know about pot but were too afraid to ask.
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Major crimes investigating after man found dead on Piikani First Nation

RCMP's major crimes unit is investigating after a man was found dead in his home on Piikani First Nation on Friday.

Kenyan hockey stars say viral video, featuring Crosby, MacKinnon, transforming sport at home

Benard Azgere and his teammates on the Ice Lions, Kenya's only hockey team, were featured in a video released on Monday in which Tim Hortons brought them to Canada to play in their first game.
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Halifax firefighters respond to Bilby Street building fire

Firefighters were called to the scene at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The building was empty and no one was injured.
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CBC Compass October 16, 2018

PEI News at 6 with regional, national and international stories.
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Man alleged to be Toronto aquarium skinny-dipper arrested in Thunder Bay

A man who made headlines on Monday when a video surfaced on social media allegedly showing him jumping into a shark-filled aquarium in the nude has been arrested, police say.
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Mayoral candidate Shane Judge

Thunder Bay mayoral candidate Shane Judge meets CBC Superior Morning host Lisa Laco in front of the old bank facade on Victoria Street to talk about why he decided to run for mayor and what he hopes to achieve if he gets elected.
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Man dies while on a 10-hour bus ride to his appointment

Heart patient Abraham Donkey had to take 10-hour bus ride from Thompson, Man., to Winnipeg for follow-up
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CBC Nova Scotia News October 16, 2018

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'More fatalities are going to show up': Death toll from Hurricane Michael proves elusive

The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting a firm grasp on how many died has eluded officials.
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Brian Bowman on his mayoral run

In the home stretch of the mayoral race, we take a look how candidate Brian Bowman has changed since his rookie campaign.
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Congressman says new cannabis border law could land if Democrats take control next month

A Democrat congressman says he hopes to see new legislation aimed at clearing up problems at the Canada-U.S. border posed by cannabis legalization if his party takes control of Congress in next month's midterm elections.
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Royal Canadian Legion in Regina looking to raise cash to stay afloat

The organization has been dipping into savings to pay its operating costs, which amount to about $2,800 a month, but it only has enough cash to cover costs for the next 18 or so months.
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Merritt, B.C., to be next big boom for cannabis production

Emerald Plants Heath Source, a licensed medicinal marijuana producer, announced it's partnering with Merritt Valley Cannabis Tuesday to begin work on a 56-acre farm and research facility.
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Purolator 'confident' it's ready for P.E.I. home cannabis delivery

Purolator says its drivers are ready to deliver recreational pot to Island homes, and ensure only those 19 and older are signing off on it.
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Woman alleges horrific sexual abuse while in government care, lawsuit held up by document delays

Lynn Moore is fed up with delays in the cases of former foster children suing the province over horrific allegations of abuse.
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Federal ministers to announce plan to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions

People convicted of pot possession could soon be asked to fill out a simple form to speed up the process of obtaining a criminal pardon as part of the government's plan to address past cannabis crimes, federal officials say.

USA Gymnastics interim CEO resigns 4 days into the job amid criticism

Former U.S. congresswoman Mary Bono resigned from USA Gymnastics on Tuesday, four days after she was named interim chief executive officer of the sport's U.S. governing body as it tried to recover from a sexual abuse scandal.
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Trash collection app crowdsources planet cleanup while collecting garbage data

With the simple act of taking a picture of a piece of trash and posting it to social media, Jeff Kirschner kicked off a global social movement to help clean the planet.
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U.S. representative on pot and the U.S. border

U.S. Democratic Representative Lou Correa joined Power & Politics Tuesday to discuss a possible legislative solution to Canada-U.S. border complications caused by cannabis legalization in Canada.

West side school locked down after armed man tries to enter: police

Pleasant Hill Community School went into lockdown Tuesday for about 45 minutes following a report that an armed man tried to enter the school.
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Edmonton food bank sees demand rise dramatically

The Edmonton Food Bank is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of people needing food hampers, says executive director Marjorie Bencz.

TSX posts best day in 6 months despite pullback in cannabis shares

Canada's main stock index posted its best day in six months despite a pullback of cannabis stocks on the last trading session before Wednesday's legalization.