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Canada tries trading marijuana

Canada tries trading marijuana

TORONTO – You can smoke it or eat it, and now in Canada, you can trade it in your stock portfolio. The $120 million Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF –– the first exchange traded fund in North America that focuses on the legal marijuana market – launched in April on the Toronto Stock Exchange. There […]

CANADA – Father struck by lightning at daughter’s wedding

CANADA – Father struck by lightning at daughter’s wedding

TORONTO –– No one likes a dull wedding, but one father-of-the-bride’s speech was a little too electrifying at his daughter’s ceremony last weekend. J.P. Nadeau was reportedly struck by lightning mid-sentence in his apple orchard in New Brunswick, Canada. “And just as I told my new son-in-law ‘You’re a lucky guy’ –– Boom!” he told […]

Four dead after series of stabbings in Canada

Four dead after series of stabbings in Canada

A 19-year-old was shot and killed by police in the northern Quebec village of Akulivik, after stabbings that killed three people and injured two others, provincial authorities said Saturday. Among the fatalities is a child believed to be around 10 years old. The 19-year-old suspect broke into three homes in the remote Nunavik community of […]

Fewer cruise passengers getting off the ship

Fewer cruise passengers getting off the ship

A survey commissioned by Canadian-based company Allianz Global Assistance has found an increasing number of cruise ships passengers, particularly those visiting the Caribbean, are opting to stay onboard the ship for virtually the entire cruise. It found that while cruises are seen as one of the safest holidays, global security concerns could be having a […]

Canada police arrest 104 men in child prostitution dragnet

Canada police arrest 104 men in child prostitution dragnet

Canadian police have arrested 104 men in connection with a child prostitution ring in and around the Toronto area. York Regional Police say the men attempted to purchase sex with an undercover officer, who posed as a girl between the ages of 13 and 16 online. Police targeted men who searched for prostitutes online, but […]

Photo of ‘mock IED’ confiscated at Toronto Pearson Airport released

Photo of ‘mock IED’ confiscated at Toronto Pearson Airport released

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a photograph of a mocked improvised explosive device found inside a piece of luggage at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which forced the grounding of a Chicago-bound United Airlines flight for several hours earlier this month. Joseph Galaska, 58, was charged with one count of mischief after border officers located […]

CANADA – $100,000 cash found in old TV set

CANADA – $100,000 cash found in old TV set

ONTARIO – Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that’s what TV recyclers usually find inside old sets. But for one worker in Canada, the discovery of a secret box helped jar the memory of a forgotten inheritance. More than $100,000 in cash was found inside a television that was being processed at […]

Running from the US

Running from the US

MANITOBA/NEW YORK –– Refugees in the United States fearing a worsening climate of xenophobia in the wake of a divisive US presidential campaign are flocking to Canada in growing numbers. Manitoba’s Welcome Place refugee agency helped 91 claimants between November 1 and January 25 –– more than the agency normally sees in a year. Most […]

CANADA – Warning signs?

CANADA – Warning signs?

QUEBEC CITY –– The French-Canadian student accused of killing six people during evening prayers in a Quebec City mosque had rented an apartment nearby, neighbours said on Tuesday, a sign he may have been targeting the house of worship. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was charged in court on Monday with six counts of premeditated murder and five […]

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