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Supreme Court decision on cross-border booze could rewrite trade rules


OTTAWA — A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles of liquor at Pointe-a-la-Croix and a nearby Indigenous reserve. The RCMP, who had been watching Comeau, charged him under New Brunswick’s Liquor Control Act with being in possession of alcohol he had not purchased through his province’s liquor corporation. TheRead More

Police arrest alleged key figure in Indonesia alcohol deaths

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian police arrested the alleged head of a bootleg liquor empire on Wednesday following the deaths of dozens of people this month from drinking tainted alcohol. West Java police spokesman Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko said Samsudin Simbolon was captured in a palm oil plantation in southern Sumatra. “The official announcement about him would be held on Thursday after he is interrogated,” Trunoyudo said. Police said Simbolon produced bootleg liquor in the West Java district of Cicalengka, where at least 45 people have died since the beginning of April.Read More

Alcohol likely factor in crash that left car submerged in N.B. river: RCMP

The RCMP believe alcohol is a factor in a collision that left a car submerged in a river in New Brunswick. Police responded to the single-vehicle collision on Bell Settlement Road in Red Bridge, N.B. shortly before 4:30 a.m. Friday. Police say a car left the road and plunged into the Meduxnekeag River. It was completely submerged when officers arrived on scene. Two women managed to escape the vehicle without injury. A 20-year-old woman from Woodstock, N.B. was arrested at the scene. She was released pending a future court appearance.Read More

Driver allegedly rams police cruiser while impaired

A 30-year-old Chatham woman is facing a dozen charges after allegedly attempting to evade police while driving impaired. Saturday morning Middlesex OPP responded to reports of an erratic driver on the 401. Witnesses told police the driver had fled the scene of a collision. The vehicle was located in London at a gas station at Exeter Road and Wellington Road. Once officers were spotted the driver reversed the car and crashed into a gas pump, according to police. Police then say she fled the scene and headed to a commercialRead More

‘I can’t hear music well enough to sing’: Huey Lewis cancels 2018 tour

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NEW YORK — Huey Lewis and The News has cancelled its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing. In a statement released Friday, the band says Lewis lost most of his hearing a few months ago before a show in Dallas and now he “can’t hear music well enough to sing.” Doctors told him he shouldn’t perform until his hearing improves. Lewis suspects he has Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear. Huey Lewis and The News has sold a combined 15 millionRead More

Western to unveil new research facility

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Western University is opening the doors of its newly constructed Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) Friday morning. The facility will be home to Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, BrainsCAN and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, as well as dry laboratories, teaching and research space and a public plaza.  All total the seven storey 118,000 square foot facility cost $47-million to build. A portion of the costs to build the facility came from the Federal Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. Western is holding an event at 11 a.m. Friday to unveilRead More

Federal support for military families

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From CTV Northern Ontario’s Joey Slattery: The Military Family Resource Centre at 22-Wing CFB North Bay receives funding for services. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Saskatoon’s blood clinic over-capacity, donors motivated by Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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Before Saskatoon’s Blood Service Clinic opened on Saturday, people were lined up outside ready to give. “We saw 150 come in today. Normally we’d see about 80, so there’s been a huge response today of people coming out wanting to help,” Mike Fisher, Canadian Blood Services Saskatoon manager, said. Lane Hodnefield and Patrick Janex, both first-time blood donors, said those involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash inspired their donations. “I grew up playing hockey in Saskatchewan, so just do what you can to help out the hockey community. It’sRead More

Support for teammates and families paramount following Humboldt Broncos tragedy: Sheldon Kennedy

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Friday’s fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos’ team bus and a tractor trailer on a Saskatchewan highway that claimed multiple lives rang familiar with former members of another Saskatchewan hockey team who encountered a similar tragedy more than three decades ago On Friday, RCMP officials confirmed a crash that occurred at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 335, north of the town of Tisdale resulted in multiple fatalities. The Humboldt Broncos bus was on its way to Nipawin at the time of the crash for the fifth game ofRead More

Calgary recreational pot bylaw bans public consumption of non-medical weed


Calgary city council has approved recreational marijuana rules that ban the consumption of any form of non-medical pot in public. The bylaw will apply to smoking, vaping and edibles once the federal legalization of recreational weed comes into effect later this year, likely sometime this summer. Medical cannabis will still be allowed to be consumed in public, but under the same restrictions that apply to smoking tobacco. City council has said no to a proposal to allow recreational pot to be consumed at approved areas at festivals and events, similarRead More