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Family Doctors Call for Canadian Prisons, Jails to End Solitary Confinement

Family Doctors Call for Canadian Prisons, Jails to End Solitary Confinement

By The Canadian Press

Jail Cell
(Jail cell image via Shutterstock)

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The group that regulates family doctors in Canada is calling for an end to solitary confinement in correctional facilities.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada says in a statement that the practice should be abolished for inmates with medical conditions or mental illness, and should be prohibited as a form of discipline.

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TSB Investigating After Plane Leaves Runway While Landing in Toronto

TSB Investigating After Plane Leaves Runway While Landing in Toronto

By The Canadian Press

Air Canada
The tail of the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident involving an Air Canada flight from Halifax that landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday night.A safety board spokeswoman says Flight 623 was carrying 118 people and so far no injuries have been reported. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

TORONTO – The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport.

Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says the aircraft’s landing gear left the runway for a short distance when landing Friday night.

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Number of Canadians with Prescriptions for Medical Pot Soaring, Now Almost 130K

Number of Canadians with Prescriptions for Medical Pot Soaring, Now Almost 130K

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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Marijuana is photographed at the growing facility in Markham, Ont., on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago, reaching nearly 130,000 by the end of last year, the most recent Heath Canada figures show.

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Man Claims GPS Led Him into Toronto Transit Tunnel Where Car Got Stuck: TTC

Man Claims GPS Led Him into Toronto Transit Tunnel Where Car Got Stuck: TTC

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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TTC workers try to free a car stuck in a streetcar tunnel in Toronto on Thursday, February 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toronto Transit Commission)

TORONTO – A man who allegedly drove his SUV into a streetcar tunnel on Thursday, bringing traffic in downtown Toronto to a halt for several hours, reportedly told transit officials he was following his GPS instructions when his vehicle got stuck.

Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross had no information on where the man was travelling when he drove into the tunnel at one of the city’s main downtown transit hubs in the middle of the night.

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Police Arrest 18 People in Cross-Border Drugs and Guns Investigation

Police Arrest 18 People in Cross-Border Drugs and Guns Investigation

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

Ontario Drug Raid
Police officers are shown at a staging area as they prepare for a raid in this undated police handout photo. Ontario Provincial Police say 18 people have been charged in a cross-border investigation into illegal guns and drugs, including the deadly opioid fentanyl. The 18-month investigation — known as Project Silkstone — involved OPP, the RCMP, Quebec provincial police, Montreal police, the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Ontario Provincial Police)

VAUGHAN, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say 18 people have been charged in a cross-border investigation into illegal guns and drugs, including the deadly opioid fentanyl.

The investigation began by targeting multiple criminal groups trafficking firearms and drugs along the Highway 401 corridor between the Greater Toronto Area through to Montreal, and revealed drug trafficking to the U.S. as well, said OPP Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum.

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HBC Denies Deceptive Pricing Accusations from Competition Watchdog

HBC Denies Deceptive Pricing Accusations from Competition Watchdog

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Hudson's Bay
Jerry Storch, Chief Executive Officer of Hudson’s Bay Co. addresses the company’s shareholders during the annual meeting of its shareholders in Toronto on June 3, 2016. Hudson’s Bay Co. is denying allegations of deceptive pricing practices from Canada’s competition watchdog.The Competition Bureau issued a statement Tuesday alleging HBC offered mattresses and foundations sold together at grossly inflated regular prices and then advertised deep discounts on the sleep sets, suggesting significant deals for customers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – Canada’s competition watchdog says it is suing Hudson’s Bay Co. over alleged deceptive pricing practices — an accusation the retailer denies.

The Competition Bureau claims HBC misled customers over the prices of mattresses and box springs sold together since at least March 2013 until now, according to a notice of application filed to the Competition Tribunal.

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Parent of Tim Hortons to Buy Popeyes Restaurant Chain for $1.8 Billion

Parent of Tim Hortons to Buy Popeyes Restaurant Chain for $1.8 Billion

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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A Popeyes Louisiana Chicken fast food outlet is pictured in Toronto on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King will pay $1.8 billion cash to buy the Popeyes chain of chicken restraurants. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King is making a move to add fried chicken to its repertoire with an offer to buy Popeyes in a friendly deal.

Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR) said Tuesday it will pay US$1.8 billion for the Louisiana-style fried chicken chain. That translates to US$79 per share in Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., which trades on the Nasdaq composite.

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Saturday for the Man Behind ‘Sharkwater’ Documentary

Hundreds Attend Funeral Saturday for the Man Behind ‘Sharkwater’ Documentary

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

Rob Stewart
Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist Rob Stewart died earlier this year while diving in the Florida Keys. (INSTAGRAM)

TORONTO – Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart was remembered Saturday as a lovable scamp who channelled his passion for the environment into a global movement.

Hundreds of mourners filled the pews and spilled into the lobby of a Toronto church for Stewart’s funeral. Stewart, 37, died while scuba diving off the coast of Florida earlier this year.

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How Second Cup’s Promotional Piaggios Narrowly Avoided the Scrap Heap

How Second Cup’s Promotional Piaggios Narrowly Avoided the Scrap Heap

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Second Cup Piaggio
One of Second Cup’s three-wheeled Piaggio vehicles, used for marketing and promotional purposes. (MARKETINGMAG.CA)

OTTAWA – They are the marketing darlings of the Second Cup franchise, and bureaucracy nearly killed them.

The tale of the two Piaggio three-wheeled vehicles that were given life in Italy, overhauled in Ireland and then put to work in Canada appears to have come to an end after a last-second political plea spared the vehicles from the scrap yard.

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