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Businesses ready to cash in on cannabis legalization

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Maritimers will no longer have to worry about repercussions when lighting up. Many businesses, like Mary Janes in Sydney are also riding a high and cashing in on a history making decision.

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Tobacco, pot smokers share same space -- and same odours

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Now that cannabis smokers can light up legally, those in the Halifax area will be smoking side-by-side with cigarette smokers, but only in the new designated areas.

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Hells Angels MC Nomads member from N.B. gets four years for cocaine trafficking

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Robin Moulton, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels MC Nomads New Brunswick chapter, has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for cocaine trafficking.

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Atlantic Canadians brave chill to enjoy status as nation's first legal buyers

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Atlantic Canadians lined up early Wednesday, many in frigid temperatures, to be a part of Canadian cannabis history -- including some who said they don't even use the stuff.

Wednesday, Oct 17

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Tour groups come from Deep South to learn Maritime Black history

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After hearing about the Maritime region's Black history in a number of popular films, some Americans from the Deep South are coming to learn more and it soon may become a permanent tour offered by local historians.

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers issues 72 hour strike notice

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The union representing 50,000 Canada Post workers has issued a 72 hour strike notice that could come into effect as of Monday.

Nova Scotia town's sinkhole 'still considered unsafe,' officials say

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Emergency management officials say the area around a Nova Scotia town's sinkhole remains unsafe, three months after it first appeared in a local park.

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Is difference in pot price enough to entice New Brunswickers to buy their weed in N.S.?

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Each province is taking a taking approach to cannabis and that includes a difference prince. The entry level price will be almost $2 a gram less in Nova Scotia than in New Brunswick. That has some wondering if there might be some cross…

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'My new dealer is the prime minister:' Ashley MacIsaac embraces legal weed

Ashley MacIsaac was arrested in Saskatchewan in July of 2001 and charged with possession, but was given an absolute discharge a few months later by what he a called "a very considerate and understanding judge.

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N.S. to broaden PTSD benefits for first responders as of next week

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The province has eliminated a requirement that those in emergency response occupations must prove that a PTSD diagnosis is work-related.

N.S. student starts national campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault

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A Nova Scotia student trying to raise awareness about sexual assault-related issues is hoping university students across Canada will don teal ribbons on Thursday.

Parliament Hill embraces 'historic' end of pot prohibition

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Wednesday was the first day of legalized recreational marijuana in Canada, an era the federal government has been rolling towards for years.

New Brunswick's Liberal and Tory leaders hold rare meeting ahead of session

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The two men who want to be New Brunswick premier had a rare meeting together today, but Tory Leader Blaine Higgs says it did nothing to convince him to offer any support to a government of Brian Gallant's Liberals.

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Port of Bayside welcomes world's largest freezer vessel

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The world’s largest freezer vessel was docked at one of Atlantic Canada’s smallest ports yesterday afternoon, and port officials hope the visit will encourage others of it's kind.

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'Momentous day': Maritimers line up for legal pot

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Recreational cannabis is now legal in Canada and Maritimers were among the first Canadians to line up at marijuana retail stores early Wednesday morning.

Bill to pardon past pot convictions coming before the end of 2018

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The federal government has announced that it intends to proceed with a plan to issue pardons to Canadians who have past simple possession charges, though it could be some time before those pardons are granted.

State of covered bridges in N.B. cause concern for residents over emergency vehicle access

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The Milkish Creek covered bridge on the Kingston Peninsula has fallen into a state of disrepair, and the province’s solution has been to restrict the height and weight of vehicles that are allowed to pass. Residents say their own personal…

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Feds to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions

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The federal government plans to move Wednesday on easing the process of obtaining a criminal pardon for simple pot possession.

Universities asking Halifax to create smoking areas near campuses

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Halifax may be headed for a showdown with some of its biggest property owners over the issue of smoking. The municipality says some large institutions have been clamouring for designated smoking areas near their land, even though they’ve…

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Uncertainty at N.B. legislature puts municipal byelections on hold until next spring

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They say actions speak louder than words. So, even as Brian Gallant prepares to speak to opposition party leaders about what they want to see in a throne speech next week, some backroom political operatives are preparing for another…

Marijuana dispensaries unsure what future holds

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As of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, you will be legally allowed to purchase cannabis in Canada. While some are looking forward to legalization, dispensaries that have been selling marijuana for years are tonight unsure what their future holds.

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Legalization of cannabis marks a cultural turning point

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The legalization of cannabis on Wednesday is a cultural turning point being watched right around the world. In the Maritimes, government retailers say they're ready to sell, even though they won't have the supply they were planning to…

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Feds to announce plan to pardon Canadians convicted of simple possession of pot

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The federal government will announce on Wednesday morning that it intends to proceed with granting pardons to Canadians who have past simple possession charges.

Tuesday, Oct 16

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Another election not in New Brunswickers' best interests, viceroy tells leaders

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New Brunswick's lieutenant-governor says the premier and other party leaders need to work together to avoid another election.

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Industrial activities should be prohibited in marine protected areas: panel

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A federal advisory panel on marine protected areas off Canada's coasts says activities such as oil and gas exploration and bottom trawling fishing should be prohibited as protected areas are created.

Cold weather kills mosquitoes, but vaccinating horses is best protection against West Nile

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It's not mosquito season anymore, but Maritimers are being advised to take steps to guard against bites, not just for themselves, but for their equine friends, too.

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Feds aiming to select preferred design for $60B warships by end of month

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Canada's most-expensive military project is about to enter a new phase as the government is on the verge of picking its preferred design for the country's $60-billion fleet of new warships.

Alleged comments of woman who says she was gang raped admitted as evidence

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Suggestive comments attributed to a woman who alleges she was gang raped at a Halifax-area military base were admitted as evidence today in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

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Powerful winds prompt power outages, cause damage in Atlantic Canada

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Powerful winds prompted power outages and school closures, disrupted ferry service, and caused damage across Atlantic Canada as an intense weather system moved through the region Tuesday.

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Powerful winds blow through Atlantic Canada, disrupting ferry services

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Powerful winds are disrupting services in parts of Atlantic Canada as an intense weather system blows through the region.