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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.
Northern Quebec circuit court should be adapted to local conditions: report

Northern Quebec circuit court should be adapted to local conditions: report

MONTREAL — The justice system in Quebec's northern Nunavik region should be better adapted to local culture and have a more permanent presence in the area, according to a new report.

One winning ticket sold for Saturday's $6 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — Ontario residents will want to check their Lotto 649 tickets carefully this morning. A single winning ticket sold in the province was drawn for Saturday's Lotto 649 $6 million jackpot.

Lotto 649 winning numbers for Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022

TORONTO — The winning numbers in Saturday's Lotto 649 draw for an estimated $6 million: 10, 18, 21, 31, 34 & 48.
Man accused in Amanda Todd harassment case found guilty on all charges

Man accused in Amanda Todd harassment case found guilty on all charges

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A Dutch man accused of tormenting British Columbia teen Amanda Todd via online threats has been found guilty of all charges he faced in connection with the case, a jury ruled on Saturday.
Hockey Canada's board chair Michael Brind’Amour steps down

Hockey Canada's board chair Michael Brind’Amour steps down

CALGARY — The chair of Hockey Canada's board of directors has resigned. Michael Brind’Amour has stepped down effective immediately, Hockey Canada said Saturday in a statement.
Sextortion boom coincides with pandemic's online shift, as experts raise alarm

Sextortion boom coincides with pandemic's online shift, as experts raise alarm

VANCOUVER — The mass shift online brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic coincided with a boom of so-called "sextortion scams," new data from Statistics Canada suggests.
Senegalese government says diplomat "savagely beaten" by Gatineau police

Senegalese government says diplomat "savagely beaten" by Gatineau police

GATINEAU, Que. — Global Affairs Canada says it is "extremely concerned" about allegations that a Senegalese diplomat was detained and beaten by police in an Ottawa suburb last week.

Firearm used to kill three people in Montreal was illegally acquired police say

MONTREAL — Quebec police say the gun used to kill three people in the Montreal area this week was acquired illegally.

Heat warning issued for southern Ontario, southern Quebec, N.B., N.S. this weekend

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning spanning four provinces as a two-day heat event gears up across much of the central and eastern parts of the country.