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Robin Hood Brand of Flour Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination

Robin Hood Brand of Flour Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination

By The Canadian Press

Robin Hood Flour
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a recall for the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada due to possible E. coli contamination. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a recall for the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada due to possible E. coli contamination.

In a statement Tuesday, the agency says Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling 10-kilogram bags of Robin Hood all-purpose flour with the best before date of April 17, 2018.

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Canadian Ship Involved in Massive Cocaine Bust in International Waters

Canadian Ship Involved in Massive Cocaine Bust in International Waters

By The Canadian Press

Cocaine Seizure
U.S. Coast Guard personnel prepare to offload cocaine from the Coast Guard Cutter James, Tuesday, March 28, 2016, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The drugs were seized along Central and South America by the U.S. Coast Guard and the HMCS Saskatoon, which joined the operation in February. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard, with the help of a Canadian navy vessel, says it has made a massive cocaine bust in international waters.

The American agency says it has seized about 14.5 tonnes of cocaine.

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PM Promoting Money for Parks, Conservation Areas, Canada Trail

PM Promoting Money for Parks, Conservation Areas, Canada Trail

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with Sheldon Lambert, Conservation manager with Parks Canada at the Landon bay in the Thousand Island National park in Gananoque, Ont., on Tuesday March 28, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

GANANOQUE, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising government money for parks, conservation areas and the completion of the Trans Canada trail.

He’s in Thousand Islands National Park promoting measures outlined in last week’s budget.

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Man Flummoxed by Letter from Canada Revenue Agency Declaring Him Dead

Man Flummoxed by Letter from Canada Revenue Agency Declaring Him Dead

By The Canadian Press

Canada Revenue Agency
(Canada Revenue Agency image via Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.com

CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, N.B. – A 64-year-old New Brunswick man says he is very much alive, despite being declared dead by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Peter Harwerth of Campobello Island said he was stunned to receive a letter from the agency a few days ago that was addressed to the “estate of the late Peter Harwerth.”

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Question of How Best to Tax Legal Pot Still a Long Way Off, Morneau Suggests

Question of How Best to Tax Legal Pot Still a Long Way Off, Morneau Suggests

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
A man lights a marijuana joint as he participates in the 4/20 protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, April 20, 2015. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the Liberal government has not decided how to tax marijuana, but is instead focused on making sure it stays out of the hands of children and criminals. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government is still wrestling with how to tax recreational pot, even as it indicates it’s poised to introduce long-awaited legalization legislation next month in advance of April 20 — the “Weed Day” popularly known as 4/20.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Monday that the feds “haven’t made enough progress” in terms of taxing marijuana and several other issues related to legalizing the drug.

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Ottawa Gives Manitoba Chiefs Money to Study Reforming Child-Welfare System

Ottawa Gives Manitoba Chiefs Money to Study Reforming Child-Welfare System

By Shane Gibson, The Canadian Press

Carolyn Bennett
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says Manitoba child welfare should move away from rewarding the apprehension of children to focus more on keeping families together.

“If agencies get more money because they’ve apprehended more children, and the money is going to lawyers to apprehend more children, that isn’t where we want the money to go,” Carolyn Bennett said Monday after a funding announcement in Winnipeg.

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Massive ‘Big Maple Leaf’ Gold Coin Worth Millions Stolen from German Museum

Massive ‘Big Maple Leaf’ Gold Coin Worth Millions Stolen from German Museum

By The Canadian Press

Big Maple Leaf Coin
The Dec. 12, 2010 file photo shows the gold coin ‘Big Maple Leaf’ in the Bode Museum in Berlin. The 100-kilogram (220 pound) gold coin disappeared from the museum. (Marcel Mettelsiefen/dpa via AP)

BERLIN – A massive gold coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint has been stolen from a museum in Germany.

Police in Berlin say thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with the 100-kilogram gold coin worth millions of dollars.

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Fewer Canadian Travellers Blocked at U.S. Land Border

Fewer Canadian Travellers Blocked at U.S. Land Border

By Mike Blanchfield and Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

CBSA
Canadian border guards are silhouetted as they replace each other at an inspection booth at the Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday August 20, 2009. Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump’s immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, The Canadian Press has learned. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump’s immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, The Canadian Press has learned.

Refusals of Canadians at American land crossings dropped 8.5 per cent between October and the end of February compared with the same five-month period a year earlier, according to U.S. government statistics.

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Michael Hutchinson, Adam Lowry Lift Winnipeg Jets Over Vancouver Canucks 2-1

Michael Hutchinson, Adam Lowry Lift Winnipeg Jets Over Vancouver Canucks 2-1

By David Larkins, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele - Adam Lowry
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) and Adam Lowry (17) celebrate after Lowry scored on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (30) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Adam Lowry can say the first game-winning goal of his career, at the very least, staved off playoff elimination for one more game.

Michael Hutchinson made 28 saves and Lowry scored a third-period power-play goal to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.

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