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Cannabis store licence lottery process kicks off

TORONTO—Ontario kicked off its application process yesterday for the first 25 cannabis retail licences in the province, with the results of a lottery expected later this week.

The government said the firm cap on the number of stores that will open this spring was needed due to what it called serious cannabis supply issues that had to be addressed by the federal government.

Driver plea

MELFORT, Sask.—The driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team's bus pleaded guilty today to all charges against him.

“I plead guilty, your honour,” Jaskirat Singh Sidhu said as he stood before a judge in a court in Melfort, Sask.

Predators too much for Leafs to handle

TORONTO—Class was in session for the Maple Leafs last night.

And Toronto head coach Mike Babcock was clear in his grading—they didn't pass the test.

Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Nashville Predators jumped out to a 2-0 lead through two periods before choking off any hope of a comeback over the final 20 minutes in a 4-0 victory.