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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.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Police say human trafficking is strongly linked to high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls, but there are major knowledge gaps that keep pervasive trafficking activities hidden in plain sight.
Parks Canada says visitors should do their research on cannabis before going to a national park because the rules vary in each province and territory.
More than one in five Canadian companies say they were hit by a cyberattack last year, with businesses spending $14 billion on cybersecurity as they confront greater risks in the digital world, according to a new Statistics Canada survey.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is currently testing a new extended range impact weapon (ERIW) in a pilot across all provinces with the exception of Quebec from now until May 2019.
OTTAWA — Federal prison guards and other front-line correctional workers will not be allowed to use cannabis in the 24-hour period before reporting to work.
Montreal police will be allowed to smoke cannabis during their time off as long as they show up to work “fit for duty,” according to the city’s new marijuana policy, which is one of the most lenient in the province.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday, Oct. 12, said there has been a cyber breach of Defence Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of U.S. military and civilian personnel.
An officer with the Vancouver Police Department was sent to hospital Tuesday night with significant injuries after he was assaulted during a routine traffic stop in downtown Vancouver. Three suspects are in custody.

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