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Pot shop owner irked

WINNIPEG—The owner of a controversial medical marijuana shop that was raided earlier this week says he hopes his arrest will shed some light on the struggle patients have obtaining the product.

Glen Price, 54, the owner of Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters, has been charged with a number of drug-related offences, including possession and trafficking.

N. Korea changing time

SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea said today it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes.

Local time in North and South Korea and Japan is the same—nine hours ahead of GMT.

It was set during Japan’s rule over what was single Korea from 1910-45.

Beached whales saved

BAYFIELD, N.S.—Another group of beached whales in Nova Scotia has been helped back out to sea—marking the second time this week that concerned residents joined together to save a stranded pod.

“They’re still in shallow-ish water but we’re hoping that they will eventually sort of continue their way out,” said Tonya Wimmer, president of the Marine Animal Response Society.