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Hemp farmers hope marijuana legalization in Canada will benefit business

Hemp farmers hope marijuana legalization in Canada will benefit business

Hemp growers hope the federal government’s marijuana legislation will allow them to harvest all parts of the hemp plant. Current regulations restrict Canadian farmers from harvesting parts of the plant that contain CBD, which is found in the chaff of the plant, but does not make people feel high. “Legislation we’ve been operating under has not allowed us to harvest components that would contain CBD, such as the chaff and leaf materials, off our grain combines,” Garry Meier, president of Hemp Production Services, said. “We hope that will be allowedRead More


Male models accuse fashion photographers of sexual misconduct

Bruce Weber and Mario Testino

The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:17PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:34PM EST NEW YORK — In a sweeping new sexual misconduct investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that several male models have accused famed photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of unwanted advances and coercion. Fifteen current and former models told the Times that Weber’s demands often occurred during photo shoots and other private sessions. Thirteen assistants and models accused Testino, the Times reported. “I remember him putting his fingers in my mouth,Read More


Police officials want more resources for Innisfil, Bradford

As the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil continue to grow, there are concerns that police resources aren’t. The South Simcoe Police services board presented its 2018 budget to both town councils before Christmas. Both municipalities approved the addition of four new officers. “The population between Bradford and Innisfil is growing or has grown upwards of 35 per cent over the last four to five years, and the police service is basically status quo and has been for the last 10 years,” says Dan Tucker, president of the SouthRead More


Nanaimo high-schoolers' project to soar into space

Nanaimo high-schoolers' project to soar into space

In an island first, a group of high school students have learned their science project will be launched to the International Space Station. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over, agency says

Romaine lettuce

Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:08PM EST The Public Health Agency of Canada says a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The agency says as of Wednesday there have been 42 cases of E. coli illness reported in five provinces — eight in Ontario, 15 in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died. It says there have been no reports on the onsetRead More


Nine-year-old child struck and killed by bus

A BC Transit bus hit the child in Abbotsford on Friday morning when a crossing guard wasn’t present. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


EQAO testing under review with public input

From CTV Northern Ontario: The Ministry of Education is reviewing student assessments to modernize the province’s curriculum. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


School bus strike averted in Durham Region

A school bus strike that could have impacted about 10,000 students at 103 schools in parts of Durham Region and east-end Toronto was averted late Wednesday night. Unifor and First Student Canada signed a tentative agreement for 260 drivers just ahead of strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Details will be released after a ratification vote to be held in the coming days. Naureen Rizvi, Unifor’s Ontario regional director, said unpaid hours and low wages were keys issues at the bargaining table. Under the previous contract, drivers are only paidRead More


Union concerned about safety and mental health of correctional officers

The president of the Prairies Region Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says more than a third of its members at Saskatoon’s Regional Psychiatric Centre are on leave. James Bloomfield says 55 of the 130 correctional officers at the facility are off work for stress, medical reasons or workplace injuries. He also says the number of assaults on officers has increased since August, when Correctional Service Canada changed its segregation policy so inmates with a serious mental illness cannot be placed in segregation. According to the CSC website, the changes includeRead More


Woman airlifted following serious collision in Woolwich Township

A 58-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital following a multi-vehicle collision in Woolwich Township Friday evening. Police said the collision happened around 5:30 p.m. at Arthur Street North and Reid Woods Drive. The woman was airlifted to a hospital in Hamilton. The extent of her injuries is not known. The cause of the collision is still under investigation and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call police at 519-570-9777. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News HeadlinesRead More