TORONTO—It would “make a lot of sense” for Ontario’s government-run liquor stores to sell marijuana if the federal Liberals make good on their promise to legalize pot, Premier Kathleen Wynne said yesterday.
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TORONTO—Hamilton’s CHCH channel is cutting back on local news in an attempt to right its troubled finances and 129 full-time employees have been let go.
The broadcaster broke into its regular news programming on Friday to announce the changes.
CAYUGA, Ont.—Public health officials in Ontario say a fifth case of raccoon rabies has been confirmed.
The infected raccoon was found Friday in the Cayuga area, about 40 km south of Hamilton, where the four earlier rabies cases were located.
HALIFAX—The name of a British military officer once lauded as Halifax’s founder is splashed on across the capital city, serving as a constant reminder to the Mi’kmaq community of their ancestors who died under his scalping proclamation more than 260 years ago, says Mi’kmaq elder Daniel Paul.
TROIS RIVIERES, Que.—Eight years after she vanished near her home in Trois-Rivieres, Que., nine-year-old Cedrika Provencher finally has been found.
Quebec provincial police announced Saturday night that human remains discovered in the woods outside the city were those of Cedrika, who went missing on July 31, 2007.
TORONTO—Outfitted in new winter coats and clutching their yawning 16-month-old daughter in the wee hours of this morning, a Syrian refugee family on the first large government flight began their new life in Canada—or, as they call it, “paradise.”
EDMONTON—Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale says he knows of no reason why school boards should cancel international student trips over terrorism fears but conceded the decision ultimately is up to educators.
Goodale suggests school boards should consult with RCMP and other federal authorities if they are concerned.
HALIFAX—A judge has struck down Nova Scotia’s ground-breaking cyber-bullying law inspired by the Rehtaeh Parsons case.
Justice Glen McDougall of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia also declined a Crown request to suspend his declaration that the law is invalid for 12 months to allow the legislature time to amend it.
WINNIPEG—Petitions are circulating in some countries to ban Donald Trump.
Some mayors in the U.S. are joking about banning him themselves.
But Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is ready to welcome the controversial Republican presidential hopeful.
PARIS—Ontario’s Liberal government will hand out $20 million in grants next year to help create a network of public charging stations for electric vehicles.
The province wants public- and private-sector partners to build fast-charging electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways, and at workplaces, apartments, and condominiums, said Premier Kathleen Wynne.