John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

By The Canadian Press

John Dunsworth
Actor John Dunsworth listens to a speaker at a news conference in Halifax on April 12, 2005. Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died. His daughter Sarah Dunsworth confirmed the news in a statement posted to her Twitter feed Monday evening. She says Dunsworth died “peacefully after short and unexpected illness.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

HALIFAX – Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died.

The news was confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter feed Monday evening.

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Regulators Set Rules for Cross-Border Pot Listings, Opens Flood Gates

Regulators Set Rules for Cross-Border Pot Listings, Opens Flood Gates

The Canadian Press

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Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

TORONTO – The Canadian Securities Administrators set out “specific disclosure expectations” for marijuana industry firms with investments in the U.S., offering much-anticipated clarity for companies that operate on both sides of the border.

The umbrella organization for Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators put out a staff notice, saying that cannabis companies must tell investors about certain risks when they invest south of the border — where growing and selling marijuana remains illegal under federal laws.

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Loblaw Companies Lays Off 500 Office Workers in Cost-Cutting Drive

Loblaw Companies Lays Off 500 Office Workers in Cost-Cutting Drive

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

VANCOUVER – Loblaw Companies Ltd. is laying off 500 of its office workers, but the company says it still expects to create more jobs than it eliminates this year.

“Today is a very difficult day,” wrote president Sarah Davis in a memo to employees informing them about the job cuts.

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Girl, 14, Drowns After Stepping into Water Tank

Girl, 14, Drowns After Stepping into Water Tank

RCMP Logo VehicleA 14-year-old girl drowned on Sunday when she stepped into a water holding tank in the RM of Whitehead.

Manitoba RCMP say the teen was walking in a farmyard when she stepped on the lid of the water holding tank. It knocked off and the teen fell in. The tank was filled with water approximately 20 feet down at the time.

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Ship Brings Propane to Churchill, Will Leave with Stranded Via Rail Train

Ship Brings Propane to Churchill, Will Leave with Stranded Via Rail Train

By The Canadian Press

VIA Rail Churchill
A VIA Rail train sits idle at the train station in Churchill, Man., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex de Vries)

CHURCHILL, Man. – A ship has arrived in Manitoba’s northern port of Churchill, bringing fuel to heat the town through the winter and also carrying away a train that’s been stranded there since the rail line to the community washed out in the spring.

Churchill mayor Mike Spence says the Nunalik arrived early Sunday and began offloading 2.2 million litres of propane in large cylinders, which were ordered by the Manitoba government.

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