Tag: Canada

Canadians Smoke a Lot of Pot Now. When It’s Legal, How Will the Culture Change?

HAMILTON, Ontario — Up on the third floor of a commercial building near the city’s edge is a vision of Canada’s future. To the sound of throbbing music, hundreds of people jockey around the marijuana-infused products laid out for sale in a pop-up cannabis market. Marijuana cinnamon buns. Marijuana cereal […]

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WestJet Airlines says no to drugs as Canada prepares to decriminalize cannabis

Last month, the Canadian Armed Forces announced its strict but reasonable policy surrounding the use of cannabis by service personnel. With Canada’s decriminalization of cannabis nearly upon us, a lot of companies and organizations that deal with dangerous tasks or complicated hardware are following suit. Earlier this week, one of Canada’s most popular air carriers, […]

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USMCA: U.S. and Canada Reach Basis of Deal to Replace NAFTA Hours Before U.S.-Mexico Deadline

The U.S., Mexico, and Canada came to a late-hours agreement Sunday to create a trilateral trade deal to replace NAFTA that is being deemed the USMCA, U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Senior Trump administration officials briefed reporters late Sunday night on the new deal, just one hour before the deadline set to send a U.S.-Mexico deal to Congress. […]

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Amazon Music Unlimited now available in Canada

Amazon Music Expands to Canada with Launch of Amazon Music Unlimited Amazon’s premium music streaming service unlocks millions of songs, thousands of playlists and personalized stations Today, Amazon Music listeners in Canada now have even more ways to access music through voice with Alexa in the Amazon Music app and on Echo devices Prime and […]

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Let me tell you about living my life on the road

Seamus Bellamy In passing, I’ve talked about the fact that my wife and I are full-time nomads. Lemme expand on that. A few years back, we bought a 21-year-old RV with the intention of living in it while my wife completed her degree in Vancouver, Canada. Typically, winters in Vancouver are mild by comparison to […]

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Trump Hits Canada Over Trade Talks: U.S. Shouldn’t Have to ‘Buy’ Allies with ‘Bad’ Deals

President Donald Trump on Saturday took aim at unfair trade practices in a series of tweets after the U.S. and Canada failed to reach Friday’s deadline to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The president began his tough trade talk by declaring there is “political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA […]

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Donald Trump: I Love Canada, But They Know How I Feel on Trade

President Donald Trump signaled his frustration with Bloomberg News on Friday, after off-the-record comments he made about Canada were leaked to the Canadian press. “In the end, it’s okay, because at least Canada knows how I feel,” Trump said after the news broke about the interview he did with Bloomberg on Thursday. The president discussed […]

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No Deal! Trade Talks with Canada Conclude for the Week with No Agreement

U.S. and Canadian officials have concluded the latest round of trade talks without reaching an agreement. The U.S. is moving ahead with the trade agreement it reached with Mexico, according to the Trump administration. Talks with Canada are expected to resume next week. “Today the President notified the Congress of his intent to sign a […]

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The Religion of Whiteness Becomes a Suicide Cult

The exposure of Nazi crimes, followed by decolonization and civil rights movements, generally discredited quasi-scientific racism and stigmatized overt expressions of white supremacism. In our own time, global capitalism has promised to build a colorblind world through economic integration. But as revolts erupt against globalization in its latest, more disruptive […]

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Google Assistant routines are rolling out in more languages in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, and the UK

Google Assistant’s routines rolled out in March, then gained customization and scheduling a few months later, but in the time since, routines have always been an English (US) feature. If your Google Home or Assistant on your phone was set to any other language, or any other variant of English, you had to make do […]

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NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

President Donald Trump announced a new bilateral trade deal with Mexico on Monday morning from the Oval Office alongside U.S. and Mexican officials. “It’s a big day for trade, big day for our country, a lot of people though we’d never get here because we all negotiate tough. We do, so does Mexico,” said Trump. […]

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A huge purple ribbon of energy appeared in the sky in 2016, and scientists still don’t know what it was

Auroras — also called “Northern Lights” — are quite stunning. Massive, twisting bands of energy flying high above are always a good reason to look up, but they’re also relatively common the closer you get to the pole. So, when a giant purple snake of light made its appearance over Canada in the summer of […]

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Black Pixel 3 XL caught on camera in the wilds of Canada

Pixel 3 XL details have been leaking from Google like a sieve recently. Just earlier today, our Canadian friends at MobileSyrup were tipped off with a set of photos showing a phone which looks to be the Pixel 3 XL in all its exceptionally notched glory.  This is also the first time we’ve spotted one in […]

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Trump: “Deal with is Mexico Coming Along Nicely…Canada Must Wait.”

President Donald Trump Friday confirmed rumors that the U.S. is nearing a trade deal with Mexico but is still far from reaching an agreement with Canada. The president tweeted that an agreement with Mexico “is coming along nicely.” He described the newly elected Mexican president as “an absolute gentleman.” “Canada must wait,” Trump added. Deal […]

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Why People Hate Vegans, According to Vegans

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. A lot of Toronto vegans are pretty angry at me for a piece I wrote on the controversy over Vegandale—a group of vegan businesses that have cropped up in Parkdale. I filed the story, called Capitalist Vegans Are Tearing Apart This Toronto Neighborhood, after attending a forum called […]

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Three’s Company, Too? Canada Returning to NAFTA Dance As U.S. and Mexico Approach Auto Deal

Canada says it could rejoin the NAFTA discussion, just as the United States and Mexico approach an agreement on automobiles. The two nations engaged in bilateral negotiations a little less than a month ago, seemingly making positive headway on a trade deal. With President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador assuming office in December, it’s in the United States’ […]

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License, Registration, and Saliva, Please: Critics Cry Foul Over ‘DUID’ Swab Test

As jurisdictions across the continent prepare to legalize the consumption of marijuana, assuming they haven’t already, the methods of testing for drug-impaired driving haven’t advanced quite as rapidly as legislation. While breathalyzers are a mainstay of the law enforcement toolkit, getting an accurate reading of just how impaired a drug-using driver really is isn’t an […]

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Shooting in Canada’s Fredericton, New Brunswick, Multiple Fatalities

Police in Fredericton, New Brunswick, have confirmed “multiple fatalities” in a shooting incident which appears to be ongoing. Police officers in the Canadian city are advising members of the public to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road, and say they will provide more information when they can. Four deaths have […]

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Canada Tops List of Popular Filming Locations For 1st Time

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Canada has become the top location for major feature film production, according to a FilmL.A. report released Wednesday that ranked California as the fourth most popular filming spot in the world. It was the first time Canada topped the list during FilmL.A.’s five years of tracking feature films released theatrically in […]

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