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Pot shop licence lottery set

TORONTO—The Ontario government is accepting entries this week from those looking to enter a lottery to apply for the first 25 retail cannabis licences in the province.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario said expressions of interest can be submitted online today through noon Wednesday, with the draw to take place on Friday and results to be posted within 24 hours.

Climate change melting Canada's glaciers

VANCOUVER—Climate change is prompting glaciers in British Columbia, Yukon, and Alberta to retreat faster than at any time in history—threatening to raise water levels and create deserts, scientists say.

David Hik, an ecology professor at Simon Fraser University, said the region is one of the hotspots for warming and the magnitude of change in the glaciers is dramatic.

Push on to prevent bin deaths

VANCOUVER—At least seven Canadians have died after getting stuck in clothing donation bins and the latest fatality has prompted an advocate to call for the “death traps” to be immediately fixed or removed.

A 34-year-old man was found lodged in a bin in West Vancouver on Sunday—the fifth person in the province to die the same way since 2015.