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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


Windsor woman dies in Florida crash

Elizabeth Wilkki

A traffic accident in Florida has claimed the life of a Windsor woman. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Myers reports a couple – Elizabeth and George Wilkki were crossing a highway – when they were sideswiped by a Chevy Pickup leaving a Walmart parking lot on Wednesday afternoon. George Wilkki was a former solicitor for Windsor and his wife who also worked for the city. They were thrown to the ground and sent to hospital. Elizabeth Wilkki later died of her injuries, while George Wilkki`s injuries were notRead More


Two arrested after afternoon SWAT call

Police

CTV Regina Published Friday, January 12, 2018 5:09PM CST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 5:16PM CST Two people were taken into custody after a SWAT call in the Lakeridge area on Friday. Police say officers were called to a home on Nicurity Drive earlier in the afternoon. By 4:30 p.m., police were able to take two people safely into custody. Police officers remained at the scene to clear the house. The area should be cleared shortly. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA TodayRead More


Park Extension residents rally against luxury apartment project

Park Extension residents rally against luxury apartment project

Residents and community groups gathered in park Extension on Thursday evening to protest a planned luxury apartment project that they said will contribute to gentrification in the neighbourhood. “The people in Park Ex deserve a lot better than not having their voice heard,” said organizer Joshua Singh. Roughly 20 people came to the rally in front of the borough hall during a meeting of the urban planning committee to voice their displeasure with the project, which would be located across from the Parc Metro station. The development has not yetRead More


Pending charges in 911 hoax introduces swatting into lexicon of many Calgarians

Pending charges in 911 hoax introduces swatting into lexicon of many Calgarians

The recent issuing of arrest warrants for a California man in connection with a fraudulent call to 911 that prompted a large police presence in southwest Calgary was likely the first encounter with the term ‘swatting’ for many Calgarians but, for online gamers, the criminal prank calls are well-known. Swatting is the act of making a fake emergency call in an attempt to get officer to respond to someone’s address. On the evening of December 22, officers were deployed to an apartment building in the community of Bankview after someoneRead More


Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

Montreal study shows effects of concussions on developing brains

While much attention has been given to concussions and athletics in recent years, a new study conducted by researchers at Ste-Justine Hospital and the Universite de Montreal is shedding light on how they affect smaller people.   Ste-Justine researcher Miriam Beauchamp said concussions are more prevalent in preschoolers than they are in teenagers. “We also know that young children are quite vulnerable,” she said. “They’re in a really critical area of development.” Beauchamp and her team evaluated how developing brains were affected by injury. They said many affected children displayed changesRead More


Some Saint Johners waiting to return home after butane pipeline leak

Some Saint Johners waiting to return home after butane pipeline leak

It’s now more than 24 hours since an evacuation zone was widened following a butane leak in Saint John, and some residents are still waiting to go home.  Police say the rupture happened Monday at about 11 a.m. in a line that runs from the Canaport facility on Bayside Drive to the Irving Oil refinery. Bayside Drive and River Avenue were shut down and businesses were evacuated. Part of a causeway in the area was also temporarily shut down, as well. Officials say the small pipeline leak has been located.Read More


Closing arguments to end today at Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial

Lac Megantic

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:40AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:24AM EST Final arguments are into their last day at the jury trial of three men charged with criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre have all pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people. On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing the 47 people and destroying partRead More


Montreal explorers discover Ice Age-era cave under the city

Ben Cousins, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:34PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:58PM EST Explorers in Montreal have made the underground discovery of a lifetime: a giant cave that weaves under one of the city’s public parks. A cave below Parc Pie-XII in Saint-Leonard, a neighbourhood in Montreal, was already available for people to walk through. But Luc Le Blanc, one of the people credited with the most recent discovery, says the new section was uncovered just behind the old cave. The newly-discovered cavern isRead More


Spotting Toronto in Meghan Markle’s TV show ‘Suits’

The Canadian Press Published Monday, November 27, 2017 12:19PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 2:53PM EST TORONTO — Before she was linked to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle became known to Canadians through her role on the TV legal drama “Suits” and as a pitchwoman for Canadian retailer Reitmans. Markle moved to Toronto to play Rachel Zane in the long-running USA Network/Bravo series, which recently wrapped its seventh season. While Markle’s Zane and the other main characters are supposed to be based in Manhattan, Toronto’s streets and hot spotsRead More