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Ottawa on track to spend $200M per year on cannabis for veterans

Ottawa on track to spend $200M per year on cannabis for veterans

Ottawa is reimbursing a record number of veterans for medical marijuana, with new figures showing the federal government shelled out more than $150 million in the last fiscal year — more than double the amount just three years ago.
Humpback gives family in a boat a whale of a show

Humpback gives family in a boat a whale of a show

A humpback whale took a shine to a vessel off Vancouver Island and stayed within a few feet of the family boat for more than hour.
City of Chestermere investigating $600,000 in unauthorized payouts

City of Chestermere investigating $600,000 in unauthorized payouts

The City of Chestermere is investigating two employee payout packages totalling $600,000 to two separate ex-employees’ bank accounts.
Thousands of tickets still available for World Junior Championship games in Edmonton

Thousands of tickets still available for World Junior Championship games in Edmonton

Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available.
AHS issues order for Banff home with 42 beds, mattresses

AHS issues order for Banff home with 42 beds, mattresses

A Banff home has had an Alberta Health Services enforcement order issued against it after an inspection found at least 42 beds and mattresses for people to live on the property.
There's an entire Gulf Island up for sale right now

There's an entire Gulf Island up for sale right now

The price tag is actually surprising for your own island with plenty of shoreline, swimmable beaches and numerous building sites.
From Mecca to the Vatican, exploring sacred sites with VR

From Mecca to the Vatican, exploring sacred sites with VR

Click and gape at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel ceiling up close or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of Jerusalem.
As more unhoused turn to living in RVs, a call to allow use of parking lots

As more unhoused turn to living in RVs, a call to allow use of parking lots

People living in recreational vehicles on Vancouver Island are struggling to find a place to park.
Coach bringing Stanley Cup to Central Alberta town

Coach bringing Stanley Cup to Central Alberta town

Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Ray Bennett bringing Stanley Cup to Innisfail on Aug. 8.
Vancouver Island seniors without a family doctor turn to newspaper ad to get prescriptions filled

Vancouver Island seniors without a family doctor turn to newspaper ad to get prescriptions filled

Janet and Michael Mort were driven to take out the advertisement after their “wonderful” family doctor retired.