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New Zealand heads to polls for election as Jacinda Ardern seeks 2nd term as PM – National

Polling places opened on election day in New Zealand on Saturday as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks a second term. Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to campaign volunteers in Auckland and appeared relaxed as she awaited results, which will be announced later in the evening. Opinion polls indicate… Read More »New Zealand heads to polls for election as Jacinda Ardern seeks 2nd term as PM – National

Montreal police arrest 12 in connection with alleged drug, gun trafficking – Montreal

The organized crime section of Montreal police department arrested 12 people last Friday in connection with an alleged firearms and narcotics trafficking network operating in the Greater Montreal area. The arrests on Oct. 9 came after a months-long investigation carried out by the Quiétude team… Read More »Montreal police arrest 12 in connection with alleged drug, gun trafficking – Montreal

She set out to open an inclusive community-focused cannabis store. After 10 months of delays, her spot is finally opening

It took 10 months — but GreenPort Cannabis has received a retail store authorization and can finally open its doors to the public. Vivianne Wilson, the store’s founder, told the Star she received final approval to move ahead on Sept. 28. The process of being… Read More »She set out to open an inclusive community-focused cannabis store. After 10 months of delays, her spot is finally opening

Innisfil, Ont., looks to speed up planning, construction for new transit hub – Barrie

The Town of Innisfil, Ont., is looking to speed up the construction of its new futuristic transit hub, dubbed the Orbit. During Wednesday’s town council meeting, a staff report was presented to councillors that included a draft ministerial zoning order, which controls the use of… Read More »Innisfil, Ont., looks to speed up planning, construction for new transit hub – Barrie

Will Jacinda Ardern win a second term? New Zealand’s election, explained

SYDNEY—New Zealand’s popular prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is expected to return to power in this week’s general election, with polls giving her Labour Party a comfortable double-digit lead over the more conservative National Party. An especially strong showing might even give Labour the country’s first… Read More »Will Jacinda Ardern win a second term? New Zealand’s election, explained