Toronto health board to vote on plan to decriminalize small amounts of illegal drugs


A board of health report recommends asking Ottawa to exempt all Toronto residents from criminal charges for possession of small amounts of illegal drugs.
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N.S. university makes last-minute change, no longer having on-campus classes
Students were told the decision to only have virtual learning was made "to mitigate the risks and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our university community."
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Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel
The U.S. House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection issued a new batch of subpoenas Tuesday to some of Donald Trump's closet advisers, including Rudy Giuliani, as the committee inches closer to the former president.
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The other betrayal of Anne Frank: The already disputed ‘cold case’ investigation, and what got written out of her story
Sarah Weinman comments on a landmark ‘cold case’ investigation — now already disputed — and what got written out of Anne Frank’s story.
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‘Booty Bandit’ uses behind to break into N.B. store ... makes off with two chainsaws
Store owner says shop is frequently robbed, as chainsaws are used as drug currency.
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Plant proteins going mainstream as chicken substitute
Thankfully, plant-based chicken alternatives can offer a good source of protein.
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COVID-19: Peterborough reports 2 new deaths, 830 active cases with 35 in hospital
Peterborough Public Health also reported another 310 resolved cases on Tuesday afternoon.
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Their trip to Pearson airport was supposed to take half an hour. Instead, they spent 6 hours stuck in the snow on the 401
Hundreds of drivers found themselves stranded for hours on the highways as a winter storm pummelled Toronto and the GTA, dumping about 36 cm on Monday.
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Kelowna among top emerging real estate markets in Canada
Kelowna has emerged as real estate market to watch due to its high employment rate and strong construction and healthcare sectors.
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City of Calgary to cover councillor home security systems amid continued threats
Following a briefing from the city's security department, councillors can now access funds to install home security systems.
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Toronto District School Board to reopen schools for in-person learning after snowstorm
The board was forced to shutter its schools after an intense snowstorm rocked the city on Monday. 
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Union calls for policy change after hundreds of TTC buses got stuck in Monday’s snowstorm
A union representing thousands of TTC workers is calling for a change to the way the agency operates in severe weather after hundreds of buses got stuck in Monday's snowstorm.
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Netflix keep making eye-rolling recommendations? Writer Chris Jones explores why analytics get us wrong
In “The Eye Test” the Port Hope journalist unravels human creativity and what sets us apart from the algorithm
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COVID-19: Meet a N.B. pharmacist and how he’s taking on vaccine hesitancy
One New Brunswick pharmacist is taking time to help people who are vaccine hesitant to get the shot amid the Omicron wave and government pleas for people to get booster doses.
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COVID-19 virus detected in five Ontario deer: officials
In a Facebook post made Tuesday, the ministry said samples were collected from five white-tailed deer in southwestern Ontario back in November.
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Canada “looking at options” over Ukraine’s requests for weapons, equipment
Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly accusing Kremlin of “campaign of disinformation, of misinformation and of propaganda" as NATO warns Russian intelligence is operating inside Ukraine.
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We cannot sprawl our way to housing affordability
Optimizing land already approved for development and building in our existing communities is the most economic strategy to provide the housing people need and can afford.
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Canadian natural disasters caused insured losses of $2.1 billion in 2021
Floods in B.C., where heavy rains caused mudslides and stranded thousands of people, caused the highest amount of insured damage, at $515 million.
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COVID-19 restrictions could be relaxed soon, Doug Ford suggests
Premier Doug Ford is signalling restrictions imposed two weeks ago to slow the spread of COVID-19’s super-contagious Omicron variant will soon be eased.
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Alberta educators ‘disappointed’ with new e-tutoring website
Alberta's e-tutoring hub was launched as a resource to help students who may have fallen behind during COVID-19, but it's receiving lacklustre support from educators.
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Winnipeg activist wants kids to share their gifts in debut children’s book
Michael Redhead Champagne's book, We Need Everyone, comes out this fall. He told 680 CJOB it's been something he's wanted to do for a very long time.
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Workers at Teck Resources' B.C. mine to hold ratification vote
The union will schedule a ratification vote to be concluded no later than January, the company said.
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Decisions on Novavax, Medicago COVID-19 vaccines could come within 'weeks': Health Canada
Health Canada is set to complete its reviews of the Novavax and Medicago COVID-19 vaccines 'in the coming weeks,' according to the agency's deputy minister. If authorized by the federal regulator, these vaccines would become the first COVID-19 vaccines to be made in Canada.
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‘This isn’t fair’: Heartbroken residents in Alberta community forced out of flood-prone neighbourhood
Emotions are at an all-time high for homeowners in a small community in Drumheller. The residents living along the Red Deer River have to vacate in just over two years.
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Saskatchewan school divisions pivot as COVID-19 cases continue surge
Schools in Regina and Saskatoon are making adjustments as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the province.
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Cracker Barrel ordered to pay millions to customer who drank bleach
The restaurant's staff had been using drink pitchers to mix cleaning bleach with water.
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Pfizer’s COVID pill is in short supply. Should unvaccinated be prioritized?
"Paxlovid is just yet another piece of the puzzle that helps us manage this illness in people who may be at more risk," said Dr. Gerald Evans of the new COVID-19 treatment.
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Gerry Robertson Community Centre now vaccination-only site
Community Centre in Pierrefonds-Roxboro had also been used as a PCR testing site until Jan. 16.
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Brownstein: Montreal animation studio dancing on Netflix
Cinesite's high-spirited Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, boasts a cast and crew of 400, including Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson and Lilly Singh.
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More than 10,000 cars reported stolen in Ontario last year, more than one per hour
Insurance companies reported that there 10,900 car theft claims in 2021, which works out to a car going missing every 48 minutes with 48 per cent of those involving SUVS.
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Watch: Leon Draisaitl gets into heated exchange with Oilers reporter
The Oilers have lost six in a row and won just twice in their last 14 games.
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Riverview Park and Zoo’s two-toed sloth Ferrari dies
Ferrari arrived to the Peterborough zoo in 2013 from the Calgary Zoo.
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Calgary man who killed nursing student to serve 15 years before parole eligibility
Keeton Gagnon, who is 43, was found guilty in September of second-degree murder in an unprovoked knife attack on a light-rail transit platform in June 2017.
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Jack Todd: Kent Hughes tasked with returning Canadiens to glory
West Island native charged with the tall order of reversing the fortunes of a team enduring the most calamitous season in its history.
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