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New loonie to commemorate end of laws against homosexuality

The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a new $1 coin design next year, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. Same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults was decriminalized in 1969, two years after then-justice minister Pierre Trudeau introduced amendments to the Criminal Code, famously declaring “there’s …

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Thousands without power due to ‘significant’ B.C. windstorm

Power outages | Ferry cancellations | SkyTrain delays | Interior highways More than 335,000 BC Hydro customers have lost power as another “significant” windstorm batters B.C.’s South Coast, also leading to widespread ferry closures and shutting down access to parts of Vancouver’s Stanley Park for the sake of public safety. …

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Manitoba suspends pot producer’s sales amid recall

The Manitoba government has suspended sales of all products from a Winnipeg-based licensed pot producer after Health Canada recalled two of its strains over contamination concerns. Health Canada started an investigation into the two Bonify Ltd. strains — Cherry Lime Pie and Warlock Kush — earlier this month. Premier Brian …

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