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  • Ontario’s top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization
    Ontario's top doctor is calling on the provincial government to immediately enact policy that will restrict access to alcohol, vapes and cannabis.
    Health
    Mar 29
  • Budget 2024: Liberals look to offset drug plan cost with higher smoking, vaping taxes
    The increased cash flow coincides with the launch of a new $1.5-billion drug plan to offer universal coverage for contraceptive and diabetes medications.
    Health
    Apr 16
  • More security cameras, vape detectors may come to Ontario schools with $30M funding
    More security cameras and vape detectors could soon be installed in Ontario schools, with the announcement of $30 million in funding for school safety in the provincial budget.
    Education
    Mar 28
  • Man with gang connections arrested after vapes sold to Victoria-area students
    Just a week after Victoria police warned that gangs are targeting kids near schools, investigators announced a man has been arrested for selling vapes to kids.
    Crime
    Mar 6
  • Fire at vape shop in Peterborough treated as arson: police
    Officers early Saturday discovered the front window of the MVG — My Vapour Guy — store had been smashed. A fire was found set inside.
    Crime
    Mar 4
  • $3,000 worth of vape products taken in Kitchener robbery: Police
    Waterloo Regional Police have released images of three suspects who allegedly made off with thousands of dollars worth of vape products during a robbery in Kitchener.
    Crime
    Jan 31
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  • 7 face charges after New Brunswick cannabis dispensary raids
    Seven people have been arrested and are facing charges after three cannabis dispensary busts across New Brunswick earlier this month.
    Cannabis
    Apr 18
  • U.K. moves to ban disposable vapes amid rising use in kids
    The U.K. will ban the sale of disposable vapes and limit the use of candy-flavored e-cigarettes to prevent children from becoming addicted to nicotine, officials said Monday.
    Health
    Jan 29
  • Landmark smoking ban that would phase out sales passes U.K. parliament
    The bill, a key policy announced by Sunak last year, would make it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone born after January 1, 2009.
    World
    Apr 16
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  • Sask raises minimum age to buy tobacco and vape products starting February
    As of Feb. 1, 19 years of age is the new requirement to buy tobacco and certain vaporizer products in Saskatchewan.
    Canada
    Jan 28
  • ‘Treating people like adults’: Ford dismisses raising drinking age to 21 in Ontario
    Ontario's top doctor recommended exploring a policy to raise the drinking age in the province but Doug Ford has dismissed the idea.
    Canada
    Apr 4
  • Clandestine shatter lab busted in rural B.C. town: RCMP
    A clandestine laboratory used for the production of shatter, a chemically concentrated extract from cannabis, was busted by RCMP in rural Beaverdell. 
    Crime
    Mar 28
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  • ‘Quite a party’ happening in Sydney, N.S. thanks to Cape Breton Eagles playoff run
    A record 4,922 fans were in attendance for both games at Centre 200 in Sydney for the Cape Breton Eagles in the second round of the QMJHL playoffs.
    Sports
    Apr 17
  • Man accused of luring young girls on Snapchat faces more charges: Edmonton police
    More charges have been laid against a 53-year-old man accused of luring teens on social media, Edmonton police said Friday.
    Crime
    Apr 19
  • Code critical: N.S. woman commutes 5 hours to see her family doctor to avoid a waitlist
    A Nova Scotia woman says she would rather keep her family doctor five hours away than risk being put on the waitlist, which now sits at 156,000 people.
    Health
    Mar 27
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  • Full parole granted to man convicted in notorious ‘McDonald’s murders’ in Cape Breton
    The board decided during a hearing today that 55-year-old Freeman MacNeil should receive a conditional release because his risk to reoffend is rated at low to moderate.
    Canada
    Mar 28
  • 20-year-old Sydney, N.S., man dies in car crash on Cape Breton highway
    A single-vehicle crash near the Cape Breton community of Point Edward claimed the life of a 20-year-old man from Sydney, police say. An investigation is ongoing.
    Canada
    Mar 31
  • Man accused of luring girls on Snapchat to send nudes, meet up: Edmonton police
    A 53-year-old man is facing a list of child porn and sex-related charges after allegedly using Snapchat to offer girls drugs and alcohol in exchange for nudes and sexual contact.
    Crime
    Mar 28
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  • Arizona’s 160-year-old ban on nearly all abortions can be enforced, court rules
    The 1864 law criminalizes nearly all abortions with no exceptions for rape or incest, but allows the procedure only if a mother’s life is in danger.
    U.S. News
    Apr 9
  • Gas prices spike in N.S. by nearly 10 cents a litre. Here’s how that compares with last year
    The price of gasoline jumped by 9.8 cents in the Halifax-area. The price at the pump in Cape Breton, is slightly higher -- at a minimum price 186.9 cents per litre.
    Economy
    Apr 19
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