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Online Cannabis Portals Bracing for Surge of Orders as Legalization Looms

Online Cannabis Portals Bracing for Surge of Orders as Legalization Looms

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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A worker examines cannabis products at the Ontario Cannabis Store distribution centre in an undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ontario Cannabis Store)

TORONTO – As many as 100 locations across the country may be ready to sell cannabis on Wednesday when recreational pot is legalized across the country, but most Canadians’ first purchase of legal pot will likely be at the click of a button.

Provincial and territorial governments and private retailers say they believe they’re ready for the surge of online shoppers, but it is unclear how high pot demand will actually be.

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With Oct. 17 Days Away, Recreational Cannabis Landscape Still Hazy

With Oct. 17 Days Away, Recreational Cannabis Landscape Still Hazy

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

David Thomas
David Thomas, co-owner of Jimmy’s Cannabis, which will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on Oct. 17, in Battleford, Sask., on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

TORONTO – Jimmy’s Cannabis will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on Oct. 17 — but it’s still not clear whether there will be any pot products on its shelves.

The Saskatchewan-based chain of recreational pot stores is one of 51 retailers to receive a store permit and is putting the finishing touches on two locations, which feature reclaimed barnwood and custom-made display cases and other details to reflect their provincial roots, said co-owner David Thomas.

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SUV Limo Crash Raises Safety Concerns, But Industry Members Maintain They’re Safe

SUV Limo Crash Raises Safety Concerns, But Industry Members Maintain They’re Safe

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Limo Crash
Debris scatters an area at the site of yesterday’s fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y., on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. A deadly crash involving a stretched limousine-style SUV in New York state over the weekend has put a spotlight on safety concerns around the modified vehicles, but companies in the industry maintain that they’re safe. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Hans Pennink)

TORONTO – A deadly crash involving a stretched limousine-style SUV in New York state over the weekend has put a spotlight on safety concerns around the modified vehicles, but industry players maintain they’re safe.

On Saturday the limousine, built from a 2001 Ford Excursion, ran a stop sign, crossed three lanes of traffic and hit a parked SUV before stopping in a wooded ditch. Two pedestrians and all 18 people in the limo celebrating a woman’s birthday died.

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Facebook Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit After Massive Security Breach

Facebook Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit After Massive Security Breach

By The Canadian Press

Mark Zuckerberg
A class-action lawsuit has been launched in Canada against Facebook following a security breach that put the accounts of tens of millions of users at risk. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook’s developer conference in San Jose, Calif., on May 1, 2018. The social media giant announced over the weekend that approximately 50 million user accounts worldwide had been accessed by hackers, with another 40 million left vulnerable during the attack. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TORONTO – A class-action lawsuit has been proposed in Canada against Facebook following a security breach that put the accounts of tens of millions of users at risk.

The social media company announced last week that about 50 million user accounts worldwide had been accessed by hackers, with another 40 million left vulnerable during the attack.

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Manufacturers Relieved, Dairy Farmers Angry in Wake of NAFTA Replacement Deal

Manufacturers Relieved, Dairy Farmers Angry in Wake of NAFTA Replacement Deal

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

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Dairy cows walk in a pasture at Nicomekl Farms, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Reaction from Canadian business groups to the terms of a renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico range from relief to dismay as the details of the proposed new pact begin to sink in. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Canada’s automakers appear to be the big winners from a renegotiated trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, while steel and aluminum makers and dairy producers have less to celebrate.

The breakthrough deal reached Sunday night, that U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to call the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, exempts a percentage of eligible auto exports from tariffs, one of the biggest wins in the new deal, said David Adams, president of Global Automakers of Canada.

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Winnipeg Bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona to Fight at UFC 231 in Toronto

Winnipeg Bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona to Fight at UFC 231 in Toronto

By The Canadian Press

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

TORONTO – Winnipeg bantamweight Brad (Superman) Katona will take on American Matthew Lopez at UFC 231 in Toronto on Dec. 8.

It marks the first fight for Katona (8-0-0) since earning a unanimous decision over Jay Cucciniello in the final of “The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated” reality TV show in July. That earned him a UFC contract.

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Injured Desiree Scott Misses Out on CONCACAF Women’s Soccer Championship

Injured Desiree Scott Misses Out on CONCACAF Women’s Soccer Championship

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

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Team Canada soccer players Desiree Scott and Christine Sinclair joke around during a press conference in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 prior to their match against Costa Rica on Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

TORONTO – The breaks have not gone Canada’s way in the buildup to the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which doubles as a World Cup qualifying tournament.

Veteran midfielder Desiree Scott, a 135-cap veteran known as The Destroyer, was injured on the first day of training camp in Texas. Her foot was stepped on during a tackle, resulting in a small bone fragment coming loose.

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Police Officer Rescues Little Pig Found Hoofing Down Toronto-Area Highway

Police Officer Rescues Little Pig Found Hoofing Down Toronto-Area Highway

By The Canadian Press

Toronto Pig
York regional police tweeted a photo Monday of an officer holding a young pig found wandering along a major highway north of Toronto late last Friday morning. They say the little piggy was spotted hoofing it down Highway 400 in Vaughan, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, York Regional Police)
VAUGHAN, Ont. – Police say the photo was “too cute not to share.”

York regional police tweeted a photo Monday of an officer holding a young pig found wandering along a major highway north of Toronto late last Friday morning.

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