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Pandemic survey finds nearly as many drinkers have cut back as increased alcohol use

New pandemic data suggests nearly as many alcohol users are scaling back as drinking more, but that heavy drinking overall has increased. Statistics Canada released survey results Thursday that found 24 per cent of alcohol users said they drank more after COVID-19 emerged, but that’s… Read More »Pandemic survey finds nearly as many drinkers have cut back as increased alcohol use

Reminder issued about storage of cannabis edibles after Toronto child accidentally ate ‘Buzzy Peaches’ – Toronto

Toronto police have issued a reminder about the proper storage of cannabis edibles after a child accidentally came across a package of “Buzzy Peaches” and consumed one. In a statement issued by the service Thursday afternoon, the incident happened Tuesday evening. The statement said two… Read More »Reminder issued about storage of cannabis edibles after Toronto child accidentally ate ‘Buzzy Peaches’ – Toronto

Boredom, stress during pandemic behind rise in alcohol, cannabis use for some Canadians: survey

The ongoing health crisis has played a role in Canadians’ use of drugs and alcohol, with boredom and stress driving a boost in consumption for some adults during the pandemic, according to a new survey. Statistics Canada, which released its findings Thursday, looked into how… Read More »Boredom, stress during pandemic behind rise in alcohol, cannabis use for some Canadians: survey

Worried the home you’re considering was a grow op? Then it’s time to call in the experts

Now that cannabis is legal, are marijuana grow houses still something to be concerned about? Even though marijuana and cannabis products are now legal for use in Ontario, grow houses and grow operations remain a valid concern for home buyers. Thank you for asking this… Read More »Worried the home you’re considering was a grow op? Then it’s time to call in the experts

Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

Ottawa must repeal drug possession laws if it is serious about cracking down on systemic racism in the justice system, researchers and advocates say. Last week, the federal government tabled Bill C-22, which was hailed for the most part as a progressive piece of criminal… Read More »Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

‘Stoner patch’ candy, gummies among cannabis-laced items seized by police from Markham convenience store

York Regional Police have issued a warning for parents after it was reported a Markham convenience store was selling illegal cannabis edibles, disguised as regular candy, to underage teenagers. Police said a search warrant was executed at Angus Glen Convenience on Kennedy Road, south of… Read More »‘Stoner patch’ candy, gummies among cannabis-laced items seized by police from Markham convenience store

‘Alarming’ increase in drug-impaired driving, Penticton RCMP say – Okanagan

Penticton RCMP are hoping to put the brakes on drug-impaired driving by shining a spotlight on four recent cases that resulted in recommended charges and vehicle impoundments. Officers charged four drivers with being impaired in January alone, Const. James Grandy said. On Jan. 21, an… Read More »‘Alarming’ increase in drug-impaired driving, Penticton RCMP say – Okanagan

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

‘Showing some compassion doesn’t cost anything’: Thousands of workers are being laid off in impersonal Zoom calls, leaving them angry and alone

Jon Pole thought he might have been punked. The voice on the other end of the line sounded like an automated message, so measured and monotone in its delivery. It wasn’t. The voice was real, and it was telling him to clean out his desk.… Read More »‘Showing some compassion doesn’t cost anything’: Thousands of workers are being laid off in impersonal Zoom calls, leaving them angry and alone

Veteran Toronto police officer arrested on 13 new charges in GTA tow truck corruption case

A veteran Toronto police officer was hit with 13 fresh charges related to corruption in the tow truck industry on Friday, while a dozen other local towing workers were charged with fraud-related offences. Const. Ronald Joseph, 48, was arrested on Friday on two counts of… Read More »Veteran Toronto police officer arrested on 13 new charges in GTA tow truck corruption case