OTTAWA: Long lines formed on a sub-zero morning last week to buy marijuana over the counter from three different shops in Ottawa, the first capital in the industrialized world to open them.Though the day highlighted the realization of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize cannabis during his 2015 campaign, neither he nor anyone else from the ruling Liberal party was out taking credit for it - a sign that the social stigma around marijuana is still strong."Canadians are accepting of legalization, but I don't think they're celebratory," said Peter Donolo, a political strategist at Hill + Knowlton and communications director for former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien.Aside from difficulty keeping up with demand, legalization has gone smoothly. Online pot sales to adults began nationally on Oct 17, but storefronts only opened in the province of Ontario, which includes the capital, on Apr 1.Six months before a national election, polls show Liberals deadlocked or … [Read more...] about Canada’s Trudeau isn’t talking about it, but legal pot is going well
Richmond forecast 10 day
By Rhianna Jackson-Kelso Staff Reporter Thu., Dec. 20, 2018 Put away your snow boots and dig out your galoshes, Toronto! The weather forecast predicts lots of rain over the next couple of days. According to Environment Canada, most parts of the GTHA will see 10 to 20 mm of rain through Thursday, with a high of 6 C. Friday will be dryer, with only 5 mm of rain, and a high of 4 to 5 C. After this soggy stretch in the countdown to Christmas, the weekend will take on a more wintry tone, and see highs of 0 C, clouds and a 30-per-cent-chance of flurries in Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill and Hamilton. While we probably won’t have a white Christmas, we might just get a sprinkle of snow to add magic to the season. Article Continued Below Rhianna Jackson-Kelso is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @RhiannaJK Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star … [Read more...] about Fluffy snow? The weather has something much wetter in store . . . .
caption Hurricane Florence storm track. source National Hurricane Center Hurricane Florence is predicted to make landfall somewhere between North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Mid-Atlantic states on Thursday evening or Friday morning. It could be the first Category 4 storm to hit North Carolina since Hurricane Hugo devastated the region in 1989. The slow-moving hurricane could also dump heavy rainfall inland, bringing a risk of flooding. South Carolina’s Governor ordered the state’s entire coastline evacuated by Tuesday afternoon in advance of the storm. Evacuations now extend to 1 million people in the state. A Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph winds is bearing down on the US East Coast, bringing a risk of devastating floods. Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall somewhere between North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Mid-Atlantic states on Thursday evening or Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence is barreling toward the Carolinas, with at least 1 million people ordered to evacuate — here are the areas that could get hit
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - US stocks slid on Friday (Aug 10) as a deepening economic crisis in Turkey dragged on bank shares and triggered a move out of riskier assets. The Dow and S&P 500 posted declines for the week following five straight weeks of gains, but the S&P 500 remains just 1.4 per cent below its record high from Jan. 26. A drop in technology shares added to the day's bearish tone. The S&P technology index fell 0.8 per cent, with Intel down 2.6 per cent after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "sell." Microchip Technology shares fell 10.9 per cent after a disappointing second-quarter revenue forecast. A slump in the Turkish lira worsened after US President Donald Trump doubled tariffs on steel and aluminium imported from the country. Investors fled to safe-haven assets, pushing the dollar higher and weighing on US bond yields. "It was a classic risk-off move," said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial in New Jersey. "You worry about the … [Read more...] about Wall Street ends lower as Turkey woes hit banks
By Russ Mitchell Los Angeles Times Tues., July 17, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO—“Do you think I’m insane?” That’s the first line in the first chapter in the bestselling biography of Elon Musk by author Ashley Vance. Musk had asked Vance the question over dinner. Vance dodged the subject. But anyone monitoring Musk’s Twitter feed and other public behaviour lately might well wonder what’s got into the CEO of Tesla Inc. Read more: Elon Musk could face legal action after calling Thai cave rescuer a ‘pedo’ Article Continued Below Elon Musk sends engineers to Thailand to offer help with cave rescue Elon Musk says Tesla probing ‘extensive’ sabotage by rogue employee At a crucial juncture for the company, which is struggling to show it can mass-produce an electric sedan and generate cash, Musk has tangled very publicly with government regulators, stock analysts, journalists, former employees — even … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s social media conduct may be bad for his business