Canadian marijuana stocks jump on report Diageo discussing deal
25 August 2018 | 12:00 pm
Marijuana stocks including Aurora Cannabis Inc. jumped in Toronto after BNN Bloomberg TV reported Diageo Plc is holding discussions with at least three Canadian cannabis producers about a possible deal.
6 Feb 2021
The government said the group was a "neo-fascist" organization and "engages in political violence." It said that the group was on domestic intelligence's radar owing to "not just rhetoric but activity and planning."
5 Feb 2021
On frozen lakes and snow covered fields in Canada's wilds, magnificent geometric formations have suddenly appeared -- the work of a retired headmaster in snowshoes seeking to beat pandemic doldrums with art. Kim Asmussen started last year and has so far made 20 snowshoe artworks in and around the town of Schreiber, Ontario -- about 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) northwest of Toronto
14 Mar 2021
Mexico's lower house of Congress has passed legislation that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Proponents believe the bill could help lessen the influence of the country's powerful drug cartels.
13 Mar 2021
Mexico's lower house of Congress voted Wednesday in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana use.
21 Mar 2021
As the trial of detained Canadian Michael Spavor is set to start on Friday in China, diplomats wait outside the court doors hoping to get access. Jim Nickel, from the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, tells reporters that they hope the trial leads to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig's "immediate release".
23 Mar 2021
Mexico is legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, not least to curb rampant drug-related violence and crime in the country. Can it work?
27 Apr 2021
As the state of New York officially legalizes recreational marijuana, local companies producing CBD products hope the new market will offer growth opportunities. Family-run business Empire Standard, which produces and sells oils, salves, smokes, gummies and drinks containing CBD, plans to increase its workforce to more than 100 employees from 15 and invest in a large cannabis cultivation facility.
6 Jun 2021
She's a beloved voice in the Canadian music industry. Multidisciplinary artist TiKA has a lot of tricks up her sleeve: singer-songwriter, DJ, model, film composer, actor and advocate for the empowerment of female artists. Earlier this year, she added another feather to her cap with the release of her hotly anticipated debut LP "Anywhere But Here", which is full of 1980s-inspired synth pop anthems.
4 Jul 2021
Mexicans will soon be able to apply for permits to use marijuana recreationally. The move could help create one of the largest legal markets for cannabis.
8 Oct 2021
Peter Nygard, one of one of Canada's wealthiest people, could face sex-trafficking charges in the US. Canadian authorities, meanwhile, are now adding separate charges of their own.
10 Oct 2021
Quebec-based singer-songwriter Hubert Lenoir shot onto the scene with his debut solo album "Darlène", a glam rock psychedelic postmodern opera that was shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize. He’s back with a very personal sophomore album entitled "PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe". This musical autobiography is a tribute to the "cinéma direct" movement, which started in Québec at the end of the 1950s.
20 Oct 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the indigenous community of Kamloops where the remains of 215 children were found in May at a former residential school, apologizing for not coming sooner. The visit followed strong criticisms directed at Trudeau for ignoring an earlier invitation to the community on the first national day of truth and reconciliation on September 30, and instead going on a family vacation.
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A Shanghai court said the billionaire, who had not been seen in public since 2017, was sentenced and his investment firm was fined for embezzlement and bribery.
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A German former world-class high diver has said he was sexually abused by his coach over a period of several years. Jan Hempel said the abuse continued even after he had informed the national swimming federation.
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Kenya's presidential election results came down to a knife-edge, and may be contested. But winner Ruto says "there is no room for vengance."
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Mona Magdy, a popular Sudanese singer, has not stopped performing in concerts despite undergoing treatment for stage 2 breast cancer.
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A small group of women rallied in the Afghan capital for the first time in months, demanding a return of their freedoms, after the Taliban reneged on promises to maintain the marginal gains women made in recent years.
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The Chinese military responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan by launching a series of drills after she left. The drills have not just caused political tensions. They have also impacted everyday life along the Taiwanese shoreline.