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Police say fatal shooting in Abbotsford, B.C., related to gang conflict

VANCOUVER - Police say a man who was shot to death Thursday evening in Abbotsford, B.C., is linked to the ongoing gang conflict in the Lower Mainland and was targeted for murder.
Cpl. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the victim has been identified, but his name will not be released until further investigation is complete.
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Support from above: How Canada is aiding peacekeeping efforts in war-torn Mali

As a child growing up in Nova Scotia, Cpl. Nicole Reid didn’t have very many nice belongings.
“The things I had, I had to fix with my father so they worked and when I didn’t understand, I taught myself how to do it,” she explained.
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Calgary Police Association files grievance over cannabis ban for officers

The union representing Calgary police has filed a grievance over a blanket ban on officers using cannabis.
Current rules prohibit officers from consuming marijuana, even when they're not on duty.
Calgary Police Association president Les Kaminski says the ban goes too far, now that recreational pot is legal.
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Toronto police raid and shut down five marijuana dispensaries, vow to close more

Toronto police have shut down five pot shops in a co-ordinated raid Friday afternoon.
Police spokesman Gary Long says the drug squad charged and released eight people under the new provincial cannabis legislation.
It is only legal to buy marijuana in Ontario from the province's online website and police Chief Mark Saunders vowed to shut down illegal dispensaries after marijuana became legal on Wednesday.
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2 days into legalization and a joint sparks a dorm room fire at Western University

The London Fire Department is blaming a small fire in a Western University dorm room on careless smoking of marijuana — barely two days after the federal government legalized recreational marijuana.
Firefighters were called to the O'Neil/Ridley Hall at Huron University College on the Western University campus early Friday morning after a still smouldering joint was tossed into a recycling bin, causing a small fire that spread to a nearby bed inside a dorm room.
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'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL

The first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League is retiring.
Jordin Tootoo, 35, made the announcement Friday afternoon in Brandon, Man., where he began his hockey career playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League in 1999.
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Workers tied up during armed attack on legal cannabis grow-op

Workers were tied up for four hours during an attack by armed men at a legal cannabis grow-op in Ontario, police have confirmed.
According to Durham Region police, five men carrying guns approached a small group of workers tending to a legal outdoor marijuana grow operation early Thursday morning in Beaverton, Ont.
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Swoop fails to get regulatory approval for U.S. flights, more than 20 trips cancelled

Thousands of airline passengers have been left stranded after new Canadian low-cost carrier Swoop failed to get all the regulatory approvals needed for trips to the United States.
The airline has been forced to cancel some of its flights last minute, with flights to the U.S.
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Coroner's inquest will examine deaths of four men killed in scaffolding collapse

TORONTO - A coroner's inquest has been called into a Toronto scaffolding collapse that claimed the lives of four men almost nine years ago.
Fayzullo Fazilov, Alexsandrs Bondarevs, Vladimir Korostin and Aleksey Blumberg died when the swing stage they were on collapsed without warning on Christmas Eve 2009.
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Workers tied up in armed attack on legal Ontario pot grow-op

Four workers were tied up and several items were taken in an armed attack on a legal marijuana grow-op near Beaverton, Ont., early Thursday morning, according to police. 
Durham Regional Police say that at approximately 6 a.m.
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Cannabis sales down nearly 70 per cent in B.C. on Day 2 of legalization

VANCOUVER -- The high didn't last for long as British Columbia residents bought nearly 70 per cent less cannabis on the second day of legalization.
The BC Liquor Distribution Branch says when marijuana became legal Wednesday there were 9,175 sales online and 805 purchases at the province's only physical store in Kamloops.
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Ontario does brisk business with 100,000 pot orders in first 24 hours

TORONTO -- The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has received about 100,000 online orders in the first 24 hours that marijuana was legal in Canada.
The government-run OCS says 12,000 of those orders came within the first hour after legalization Wednesday morning.
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From farmer to politician, new N.B. MLA grapples with wearing a tie

Kevin Arseneau doesn’t usually wear a tie. In fact, he doesn’t even know how to tie one.
But after being elected as an MLA last month in New Brunswick’s provincial election, Arseneau found himself in a predicament.
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