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Pick Your Poison: Winnipeg’s Katona Earns UFC Decision and Maybe a Submission

Pick Your Poison: Winnipeg’s Katona Earns UFC Decision and Maybe a Submission

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

Brad Katona
Brad (Superman) Katona (JEFF BOTTARI / GETTY IMAGES)

TORONTO – Winnipeg bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona won a unanimous decision — and perhaps a submission as well — over Matthew Lopez on the undercard of UFC 231 on Saturday night.

Katona (9-0-0) had Lopez in a choke on the ground as the fight ended and the American, his arm going limp, appeared to have lost consciousness as the referee broke them up. Still it went to the judges’ scorecards. Lopez (10-5-0) had trouble getting off the canvas as Katona walked around the cage with his arms in the air waiting for the decision.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Granted Licence to Sell Medical Marijuana Online

Shoppers Drug Mart Granted Licence to Sell Medical Marijuana Online

By The Canadian Press

Shoppers Drug Mart
The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Shoppers Drug Mart is getting Health Canada’s approval to become a licensed medical marijuana producer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online.

Health Canada’s list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil.

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From Mechanical Engineer to UFC Fighter, Winnipeg’s Brad Katona Living the Dream

From Mechanical Engineer to UFC Fighter, Winnipeg’s Brad Katona Living the Dream

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

Brad Katona
Brad Katona reacts after finishing three rounds against Kyler Phillips during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated on February 9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

TORONTO – If fighting doesn’t pay off, Brad (Superman) Katona has a degree in mechanical engineering in his back pocket.

But so far so good for the 26-year-old from Winnipeg.

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Canadians Seem More Positive on Twitter Than Americans, Study Suggests

Canadians Seem More Positive on Twitter Than Americans, Study Suggests

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

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In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Soeren Stache, File)

TORONTO – Canadians tend to be more positive on Twitter than their American counterparts, according to a new study from an Ontario university that suggests the language we use may help explain the national stereotypes we hold to be true.

But the McMaster University study cautions people against believing that Canadians are actually nicer than their neighbours to the south, saying that stereotype is not backed up by any hard data.

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Facebook Chooses Canada for Dating Feature Launch, But Privacy Concerns Abound

Facebook Chooses Canada for Dating Feature Launch, But Privacy Concerns Abound

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook’s developer conference in San Jose, Calif., on May 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TORONTO — Mark Zuckerberg is ready to play matchmaker for Canadians.

His company Facebook Inc. will aim to make its social media platform’s users more than just friends with a new dating feature that will mark its North American launch in Canada on Thursday.

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Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Oh Henry! Munchies
Customers are served at a pop-up shop selling the Oh Henry! 4:25 chocolate bar in a handout photo. (HERSHEY CANADA / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

TORONTO — Undeterred by a ban on edibles in Canada’s initial rollout of legal recreational marijuana, food companies have found a way to cash in on the buzz by catering to post-consumption cravings with marijuana-free munchies.

The country is gearing up for cannabis legalization for recreational use on October 17, but edible products infused with pot will remain illegal until specific government regulations are rolled out in 2019 at the earliest.

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Most Canadian Facebook Users Plan Changes to How They Use It

Most Canadian Facebook Users Plan Changes to How They Use It

By The Canadian Press

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A Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad, in this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 file photo taken in New York. Some members of Canada’s media industry say they expect to be able to weather the potential setback created by the latest change to Facebook’s content sharing priorities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/James H. Collins, file)

TORONTO – Nearly three-quarters of Canadian Facebook users say they will make at least some change to how they use the social media platform in the wake of a data mining scandal.

A survey by Angus Reid Institute suggests 73 per cent of Canadian Facebook users say they will make changes, while 27 per cent say it will be “business as usual.”

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