TORONTO — A total of 11 unlicensed marijuana dispensaries have been shut down in Toronto since recreational cannabis became legal last week, police said Monday.
PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — The managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia government failed them by only approving one store in the province before legalization as raids were reported on both ends of the country.
ROME — Italian authorities say they have placed a 25-year-old Italian under investigation for allegedly hacking eight NASA web domains in 2013.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Ian Power made sure he was first in line on a chilly October night to make a midnight purchase that will likely cement his place in Canadian history.
Ottawa introduced legislation Tuesday to change the way inmates in federal correctional institutions are separated from the general prison population.
Toronto’s Pride Parade has lifted a ban on uniformed police officers participating in the colourful annual event, saying the force was welcome to apply to be a part of next summer’s festivities.
Ontario’s premier is criticizing the federal government over cannabis a day before recreational pot becomes legal, saying police aren’t equipped to reliably screen for drug-impaired driving.
Northern communities will be allowed to prevent retail cannabis stores from opening even after the drug becomes legal on Wednesday.
Recreational cannabis became legal across Canada on Wednesday, making it one of the few countries around the world to have a commercial market for weed. All provinces and territories will have online sales available, but the number of brick-and-mortar stores and regulations differ between provinces and territories.
Canadians are waking to a seismic cultural shift as nearly a century of marijuana prohibition ends across the country today.
OTTAWA — As Canada embarks today on a new era of legal recreational cannabis, the Trudeau government will close the door on the old prohibition era by announcing a streamlined pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past.
A prestigious Canadian literary magazine, The Fiddlehead, has published a sworn New Brunswick peace officer’s poem honouring Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns, the Fredericton Police Force officers gunned down in August.
VANCOUVER — Police departments across Canada are fully prepared for marijuana legalization on Wednesday, but there won’t be swift crackdowns on illegal pot shops or craft cannabis growers, says the head of the country’s police chiefs.
CALGARY — The Alberta government says it is well-prepared for the legalization of cannabis this week and will be providing more funding to help municipalities with policing.
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