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Ending whale and dolphin captivity in Canada

“Free Willy” bill passes in Parliament A four year effort to pass a law banning the captivity of whales and dolphins has finally been passed in Canada. The bill now awaits Royal Assent before it will become law. The so-called »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Lifetime ban from U.S. travel for Canadian marijuana investor

There were concerns this would happen, and it has, again. A Canadian investor in the cannabis industry has been permanently banned from entering the U.S. He is the second such investor to receive a lifetime ban from the U.S. In »

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Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry and the US border

Since the announcement that recreational cannabis would be legalised in Canada, there have dozens of new cannabis industry start-ups. Management teams formed, investors investing, workers hired for greenhouses and retail outlets. But, in the U.S, federal law still lists it »

International, Society

Doping casts ‘dark shadow’ on Olympics, says ethics advocate

The twists and turns of the doping scandal involving Russian athletes is “very, very messy” and has caused a lack of confidence in the Olympics on the part of athletes and the public, says Paul Melia, president and CEO of »

Environment & Animal Life

Grizzly bear hunt banned in all British Columbia

Calling the grizzly “one of our most iconic species,” the government of the western province of British Columbia has banned hunting the bear, except for a limited harvest by Indigenous peoples. First Nations have treaty rights to hunt for food, »