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On the first day that Canadians are legally allowed to get high, stocks in Canadian marijuana companies did something perhaps unexpected: they went low.
There were no major hiccups reported in the first few hours of legal recreational marijuana sales at retail locations across Canada on Wednesday, though there were signs that supply could become an issue at both shops and online points of sale.
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Theresa May makes no progress on negotiated Brexit; election manipulation on social media poses big problems heading into U.S. midterms.
An international team of astronomers has uncovered the largest and most massive structure ever discovered in the early universe.
Paul Bernardo was denied parole at a hearing in eastern Ontario today. It was attended by family members of some of his victims and a woman who survived an attack by the Ontario killer and rapist.
The Liberal government will waive the fee and waiting period for Canadians seeking a pardon for a past conviction for simple pot possession. Opposition parties aren't impressed.
Caroll Spinney has been with Sesame Street since its start in 1969. But the puppeteer who brought Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life for nearly 50 years says its time to retire.
A Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut describe what they experienced during their close call last week — the failed launch and emergency landing of their Soyuz spacecraft.
At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a vocational school in the Black Sea region of Crimea when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials say.
The broad cultural exemption Canada fought to keep in the renegotiation of the North American free trade deal will allow for Canadian content rules in digital media. But the Trudeau government will not apply the exemption to avoid extending the length of copyright protections for artistic works.
MJ Batek and Donna Riguidel both suffer from PTSD after sexual assaults during military service. Now they're joining other injured service members competing at the Invictus Games in Sydney from Oct. 20 to 27.
Recreational marijuana is legal, but the vision of a pot-permissive Canada still remains hazy. We try to answer some frequently asked questions surrounding legal weed.
Turkish crime scene investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul to search for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, as a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome recounting of his alleged slaying.
Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday.
"When's the last time you bought a gram and got a receipt for it? Never happened," said Canopy CEO Bruce Linton to his first customers as they stood in the front of the line for sales to officially start.
A senior Liberal cabinet minister denied Tuesday lobbying on behalf of one of the country’s leading shipbuilders, which has been swept up in the court fight surrounding the military’s former second-in-command.
Each day, 400,000 Canadians cross the Canada-U.S. border. Beginning Oct. 17, more and more of those travellers could be forced to answer an uncomfortable question posed by wary American customs officers: Have you ever smoked pot?
A senior U.S. border patrol official is warning travellers that cannabis remains an illegal narcotic in the U.S. — and even if you've been granted amnesty for a previous pot-related criminal conviction, you could still be denied entry to the United States.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week.