Ottawa Sun, 17 Oct 2016 - Quebec city is near the top of the list when it comes to getting busted smoking pot Pot smokers in Gatineau are more likely to be charged for possession of marijuana than those in virtually any other major Canadian city.
The Calgary Sun, 16 Oct 2016 - Picturesque mountain resort town sits on major cross-country pot pipeline It's Canada's other Rocky Mountain high. The resort hamlet of Lake Louise has consistently ascended to the peak of per-capita cannabis possession incidents in the country as reported by RCMP.
Ottawa Sun, 16 Oct 2016 - Customers at a suburban pot shop were buying their weed from a take-out window carved into a boarded-up storefront on Saturday. The front of the CannaGreen dispensary on Roydon Place, near Hunt Club and Merivale roads, was destroyed Thursday night after a truck drove into it.
Globe and Mail, 15 Oct 2016 - Pop-up facility in Downtown Eastside may be illegal, but it has been welcomed by addicts who don't feel comfortable at nearby Insite Sarah Blyth was weary of rushing to counteract an overdose every time someone screamed "Narcan!" from a nearby alley in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, so she joined other activists to set up a supervised drug-consumption tent for addicts.
The Daily Press, 15 Oct 2016 - TIMMINS - So far this year, the Timmins Police have charged 20 people with simple possession of marijuana, despite the fact that for the past 12 months a federal government has been in office promising to legalize recreational use of pot. But the police are just enforcing the law, which says marijuana is still illegal.
The Recorder & Times, 15 Oct 2016 - Grenville among busiest places for marijuana import, export; city is a 'middle market' Grenville County was among the country's top 20 areas last year for the number of marijuana import and export cases, according to statistics obtained by Postmedia.
Kingston Whig-Standard, 15 Oct 2016 - If you were in possession of marijuana and didn't want to face criminal charges in 2015, statistics show Kingston was the place to be in Canada. Postmedia Network analyzed 1,132 municipalities going back to 2005, looking at marijuana-related incidents and charges. In Kingston, while there were 15.63 incidents of marijuana possession per 100,000 people in 2015, there were only 13.55 resulting charges.
Hamilton Spectator, 15 Oct 2016 - Federal plan hits roadblocks from provinces, territories over road safety concerns at justice ministers' meeting HALIFAX - The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana has some provincial politicians raising concerns about drug-impaired driving.
The Record, 15 Oct 2016 - HALIFAX - The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana has some provincial politicians raising concerns about drug-impaired driving. Three provincial justice ministers made a point of highlighting the issue Friday at the conclusion of a meeting in Halifax between federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her provincial and territorial counterparts.
Winnipeg Free Press, 15 Oct 2016 - HALIFAX - The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana has some provincial politicians raising concerns about drug-impaired driving. Three provincial justice ministers made a point of highlighting the issue Friday at the conclusion of a meeting in Halifax between federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her provincial and territorial counterparts.
The Sault Star, 15 Oct 2016 - Lighting up a joint is still a popular choice for drug users even with the introduction of numerous other narcotics to Sault Ste. Marie in recent years. Marijuana use "is probably as much, or more, than it was in the past," said Staff Sgt. Jody Greco, head of Sault Ste. Marie Police Service's drug enforcement unit.
The Morning Star, 14 Oct 2016 - Welcome back to a new school year. A very important discussion that needs to take place in your home is the old drug talk. Parents play a key role in reducing teen substance abuse. More than half of all Canadian kids will try drugs at least once between Grades 1 and 12, but many will choose not to experiment. Please talk openly with your child about substance abuse and set a no-use rule for all drugs and alcohol. Remember, with the advent of newer drugs like fentanyl talking to our kids about illicit drugs is more important than ever.
Maple Ridge News, 14 Oct 2016 - Recently, following the death of a friend's son due to an overdose of fentanyl, I questioned, when will the hurting end? The answer to that question is still unclear, but hope is emerging that our community cares and is willing to work together to bring to an end the epidemic of drug overdose deaths.
The Tribune, 13 Oct 2016 - The aftershock of an armed robbery at a medical marijuana farm in Port Colborne last month is still rippling through city council chambers. On Tuesday night, councillors discussed what could be done to ensure what happened at the Pinecrest Road property in September doesn't happen again.
The Province, 13 Oct 2016 - Re: First pot shop fined under new bylaw, Oct. 9 There is a bylaw that prohibits smoking in public buildings and within six metres of doors and intakes. The maximum fine is $10,000. There is a maximum fine of $2,000 for smoking in parks and beaches.
Rossland News, 12 Oct 2016 - Rossland's first marijuana dispensary opened its door last week. Rossland Dispensary is the first business of its kind in the Golden City, opening the same week that Nelson city council moved forward with an amendment to prohibit marijuana dispensaries in all zones of Nelson. The Queen City currently has seven dispensaries, all of which operate without a business license, since Nelson won't issue them to illegal businesses. But the City of Rossland has taken a different approach, and Rossland Dispensary is operating with a business license.
Whistler Question, 11 Oct 2016 - Councillors deliberate as zoning amendment for marijuana dispensaries put on hold A request sent to the Village of Pemberton (VOP) council has presented officials with a hot topic for debate. In a letter presented at the VOP's Oct. 4 council meeting, Joseph Le asked officials to consider amending the VOP zoning bylaw governing the licensing of businesses to allow for medial cannabis dispensaries to open up in Pemberton's downtown core.
The Intelligencer, 11 Oct 2016 - Louis Hopper is appalled by a startling discovery he made in a park space near his Montrose Road subdivision. Hopper found a section of a Montrose Road-area park littered with drug paraphernalia during a routine walk in the neighbourhood with his dog Friday.
Hamilton Spectator, 11 Oct 2016 - There's an addiction crisis: Morality has no place here. This is a health issue. Period. As Hamiltonians begin to debate the possibility of introducing safe injection sites in our city, it is important to understand that Canada and the United States are in the grips of an addiction crisis like we have never seen in our history.
Kamloops This Week, 11 Oct 2016 - Editor: As Kamloops and other municipalities contend with the current overdose epidemic, much discussion has focused on how best to respond. Most experts agree that we need a comprehensive system that includes scaling up access to evidence-based addiction treatment.