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Estate of slain Hells Angels prospect who led double life split between spouses in court battle

Michael Widner’s death in March 2017 left a lot of questions unanswered — and not just for the investigators tasked with solving the targeted killing of a Hells Angels prospect. Widner’s wife learned the man she wed in 2008 had also maintained a long-term “marriage-like relationship” with… Read More »Estate of slain Hells Angels prospect who led double life split between spouses in court battle

City of Toronto seeking $187K from Etobicoke BBQ owner who defied lockdown

The City of Toronto is seeking to recoup the $187,000 it says it spent forcing an Etobicoke barbecue eatery to comply with public health lockdown measures. Police were repeatedly called to Adamson BBQ in Etobicoke last November after the restaurant’s owner, Adam Skelly, openly defied lockdown measures… Read More »City of Toronto seeking $187K from Etobicoke BBQ owner who defied lockdown

Being Black in P.E.I.: What Elizabeth Iwunwa wants Canadians to understand about the Nigerian civil war

This column is an opinion written by Elizabeth Iwunwa, who has been living, studying and working on Prince Edward Island since 2014. For more information about our commentary section, please read this editor’s blog and our FAQ. The victims of war are not only the soldiers who lose life and limb,… Read More »Being Black in P.E.I.: What Elizabeth Iwunwa wants Canadians to understand about the Nigerian civil war

U.S. authorities seize Florida-bound convoy allegedly smuggling 270 kg of Canadian marijuana

U.S. authorities recently intercepted a convoy of late-model pickup trucks pulling trailers in New York state with more than 270 kilograms of Canadian-grown marijuana headed for Florida, U.S. court documents allege. The Feb. 5 bust was part of a multi-agency operation that included surveillance and cellphone… Read More »U.S. authorities seize Florida-bound convoy allegedly smuggling 270 kg of Canadian marijuana

Canadian cannabis stocks pop on U.S. legalization push and GameStop-style short squeeze

Shares in Canadian-based cannabis companies are surging this week partly because of a flurry of short sellers covering their bets against the stocks, right as U.S. lawmakers seem to be getting more serious about potentially legalizing the drug. Three of the four biggest companies in the… Read More »Canadian cannabis stocks pop on U.S. legalization push and GameStop-style short squeeze

Alarming numbers around men’s mental health indicate need for national response

This column is an opinion by Rob Whitley, an associate professor of psychiatry at McGill University and a research scientist at the Douglas Research Centre. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. A growing body of research indicates that a significant number of men and boys… Read More »Alarming numbers around men’s mental health indicate need for national response

Ottawa urged to decriminalize simple drug possession as overdose deaths reach record highs

A growing number of officials and organizations in Canada, including police and prosecutors, are calling on the federal government to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs. In British Columbia, change has already started. On Wednesday, the city of Vancouver announced that Health Canada… Read More »Ottawa urged to decriminalize simple drug possession as overdose deaths reach record highs

Pandemic tests limits of religious freedom as churches set to fight B.C.’s COVID-19 rules in court

As Art Lucier tells it, he faced a dilemma last November when B.C.’s provincial health officer suspended in-person religious services to try to curtail the spread of COVID-19.  The Kelowna pastor asked God to give him a dream. Lucier says God responded. “I had a dream… Read More »Pandemic tests limits of religious freedom as churches set to fight B.C.’s COVID-19 rules in court