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Feds won't decriminalize any drugs besides cannabis

OTTAWA—The federal government says it will not consider decriminalizing drugs beyond marijuana, despite calls from Canada's major cities to consider the measure.

As the opioid epidemic washes over the country, Montreal and Toronto are echoing Vancouver and urging the federal government to treat drug use as a public health issue, rather than a criminal one.

Canadian Nationalist meeting sparks resignation

WINNIPEG—A cultural club in Winnipeg said one of its board members has agreed to resign after it hosted a meeting for the Canadian Nationalist Party over the weekend.

The Belgian Club said in a statement posted to Facebook that a junior member of its staff took the booking without fully realizing what the party represents.

Inuit ancestors spun yarn well before Vikings: study

New research is upending old assumptions about what the ancestors of today's Inuit learned from Viking settlers.

And the techniques researchers have developed to show that ancient Dorset and Thule people knew how to spin yarn centuries before the Norse were thought to have taught them could change the way archeologists think about Arctic history.