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73% of pot purchases from legal sources, up from 37% in 2019: Health Canada

73% of pot purchases from legal sources, up from 37% in 2019: Health Canada

OTTAWA — An annual survey from Health Canada shows 73 per cent of respondents are buying their cannabis from legal sources. That number compares with 37 per cent in 2019, the year after Canada first legalized cannabis.
The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' becomes first song to pass 4 billion Spotify streams

The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' becomes first song to pass 4 billion Spotify streams

The Weeknd is setting records on Spotify once again with "Blinding Lights." The Toronto superstar's 2019 hit single became the first song to cross the milestone of four billion plays when the streaming service updated its figures on Friday.
Senior public servant Nathalie Drouin named national security adviser to PM

Senior public servant Nathalie Drouin named national security adviser to PM

OTTAWA — Veteran public servant Nathalie Drouin has been named national security and intelligence adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Super Bowl winner Weber among five players signed by Alouettes

MONTREAL — Running back Mike Weber Jr., who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020, was among five American players to sign with the Grey Cup-champion Montreal Alouettes on Friday.
Canadians helped plan U.S., U.K. attacks on Houthis in Yemen: Defence Department

Canadians helped plan U.S., U.K. attacks on Houthis in Yemen: Defence Department

OTTAWA — Canadian Armed Forces members provided planning support for the U.S.-led attack on Houthi positions in Yemen, but the Defence Department said Friday that no Canadian assets were involved. The U.S. said they and the U.K.
Alberta police watchdog: Use of leg sweep that left suspect paralyzed was justified

Alberta police watchdog: Use of leg sweep that left suspect paralyzed was justified

SPIRIT RIVER, Alta. — Alberta's police watchdog says an RCMP officer was justified in a takedown that resulted in the broken neck and paralysis of a suspect during an arrest.
Defensive lineman Wakefield signs extension to remain with Ottawa Redblacks

Defensive lineman Wakefield signs extension to remain with Ottawa Redblacks

OTTAWA — Michael Wakefield is staying put. The veteran American defensive lineman signed a one-year contract extension with the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday, which was also Wakefield's 30th birthday.
Pinto rejoins Senators at practice as season debut approaches following suspension

Pinto rejoins Senators at practice as season debut approaches following suspension

OTTAWA — Friday was a day of firsts for Shane Pinto. The Ottawa Senators centre practised with the team and addressed media for the first time since receiving a 41-game suspension from the NHL for "activities relating to sports wagering" on Oct. 26.
Income gap between new immigrants and all Canadians shrunk by half in four years: PBO

Income gap between new immigrants and all Canadians shrunk by half in four years: PBO

OTTAWA — The income gap between Canada's newest immigrants and other Canadian workers has narrowed significantly, a new report from the parliamentary budget officer said Friday.
Canadian offensive lineman Adams taking the long path to potential NFL career

Canadian offensive lineman Adams taking the long path to potential NFL career

Playing in the NFL was always on his radar, even if Isaiah Adams wasn't exactly sure how he'd get there.