Kativik school board in northern Quebec calls emergency meeting in wake of youth suicides

CBC News has learned that there have been 13 deaths by suicide in Quebec's Inuit territory of Nunavik since the beginning of the year — 11 in the village of Puvirnituq alone, and one involving a child still in elementary school.

Thinking of trying cannabis for the first time? This expert has some tips

Thinking of trying cannabis now that it's legal in Canada? This professor says there are some things you should know first.

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Flying through YYC with weed? Here's what you need to know

As of Oct. 17, if you are flying through the Calgary airport with weed, here’s what you need to know.

Junior hockey league can't boot Surrey Knights over owner's role in fight, judge says

A B.C. junior hockey league's attempt to expel an entire team because of its owner's actions during an on-ice brawl has been halted by a judge, who called the move "unfairly prejudicial and oppressive."

Expert offers tips for first-time cannabis users

Thinking of trying cannabis now that it's legal in Canada? This professor says there are some things you should know first.

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

Benard Azegere 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.

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.

Strong winds uproot trees, cause thousands of power outages

Strong winds ripped trees from the ground and knocked out power to thousands of NB Power customers on Tuesday, forcing the closure of some schools, businesses and government buildings.

How will legal pot affect pro sports?

CBC Sports' Jamie Strashin discusses how the major sports leagues will handle legalized cannabis in Canada.

Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners

The Liberal government is moving to end the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tabled legislation to create new penitentiary units to house inmates separately while still offering them access to rehabilitation and other programs.

Alberta's Sudanese community urged to support fragile peace agreement

Stephen Kuol is travelling the world urging people to support a peace agreement signed last month to end the five-year-old civil war in South Sudan, recently engaging with audiences in Alberta.

U.S. border patrol warns 'amnesty' for pot convictions doesn't guarantee entry

A senior U.S. border patrol official is warning travellers that cannabis remains an illegal narcotic in the U.S. — and even if you've been granted amnesty for a previous pot-related criminal conviction, you could still be denied entry to the United States.

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.

Ottawa to announce plan to expedite pot pardons for simple possession, Wednesday

Senior government sources tell CBC News that, Wednesday Morning, the federal government will announce an amnesty plan to proceed with pardons for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana.

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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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Here's a sneak peek inside a Quebec cannabis store

The immaculately stacked shelves, all behind a counter out of reach of consumers, are lined with offerings such as Great White Shark, Chocolope and Pink Kush.

Quebec man killed in ship accident at seaway dock in New York

Police say the crew was tying off the vessel outside the Eisenhower Lock near Massena, N.Y., when the accident occurred.

Will there be a spike in cannabis users?

Cannabis legalization task force chair Anne McLellan shares why she thinks the boomers will be the generation to try legal recreational pot.

Kenyan hockey team surprised by Crosby, MacKinnon in 1st game

Twelve senior players on Kenya's first men's hockey team were treated to the trip of a lifetime when Tim Hortons' brought them to Canada to play alongside two surprise NHL guests.