Canada Breaking Bad Is Pot Grower In Chocolate Factory

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

in Canada may soon be making products that offer a bigger buzz than a chocolate kiss: marijuana, under license by the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper . Bruce Linton, chairman of Tweed Inc. — one of 185 companies seeking a permit to start producing pot next year– said finding a location was one of his biggest obstacles because landlords shun even sanctioned drug production. Five years ago your parents would have disowned you if you thought about doing this, said Linton, 47. Its like saying poop when you are nine or something. Marijuana is like that for adults because its a taboo. Canadas health department in June said it would end a system allowing people to grow medicinal pot in their homes and instead have companies supply the drug. The image of pot factories represents a shift for Harper, who says he never smoked marijuana and who has campaigned on being tough on crime. The licensing of output is a tightening up versus loosening up of drug laws because it separates the legitimate from the illicit use, said Mark Mander, chairman of a drug panel for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and head of police in Kentville, Nova Scotia . Home-grown pot has led to unintended consequences that hurt public safety and led to people abusing the system, Health Canada said in June when it published rules. The new system regulates marijuana like other narcotics, according to a background paper that says commercial producers must meet strict requirements to be licensed. Doctors Object Medical doctors object to the new system, saying there are no standardized dosages or rules to make marijuana safe to prescribe like other drugs. We have to make absolutely sure we arent creating a nation of addicts, said Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti.

Canada places 10th at Gold Coast Sevens

There are few if any blowouts in this series.” After a scoreless first, Caroline Ouellette and Bailey Bram gave Canada a 2-0 lead in the second period. Watchorn made it 3-0 on the power play 4:45 into the third. The 23-year-old defenceman from Newcastle, Ont., is one of 27 players hoping to make the 21-player Olympic roster. “I’m one of the younger defencemen coming in, and for me I’m just enjoying the entire process and trying to find my role and keep it simple on the blue-line and hopefully be there when the time comes for Sochi,” said Watchorn. But the Americans made Canada work for the win. Brianna Decker scored with a 5-on-3 man advantage at 11:05 and Gigi Marvin got the U.S. within one at 14:39. “I thought the first 40 minutes we really dictated the pace,” said Church. “A couple five-minute (penalties) and a game misconduct there at the end of the game, our players stood up for our goaltender. “Emotionally that’s really important for our development as a team as well.” Szabados, who is vying for starts at Sochi with Charline Labonte and Genevieve Lacasse, finished with 15 saves. Her American counterpart, Brianne McLaughlin, stopped 26 shots.

Canada’s women’s hockey team holds off U.S. in first game of exhibition series

New Zealand beat Samoa 40-0 in the quarter-finals while England ousted Fiji 26-12, leaving the Fijians a under former England coach Ben Ryan a to take some small consolation from the plate championships. Also, Canada finished 10th after losing 19-14 to France in extra time in the final of the Bowl, the second consolation bracket. The Canadians went 4-2 at the event, losing to Fiji in pool play and narrowly missed making the Cup quarter-finals. In the final, Tomasi Cama, who converted both of Curtis’ tries, scored and converted a try of his own to give New Zealand the comfort of a 21-12 lead and Waisake Naholo kicked ahead a loose ball to stretch the lead to 26-12. Joe Webber scored a try that was also converted by Cama and New Zealand had scored 33 unanswered points before Australia hit back with a try to Cameron Clark. New Zealand sealed its win, and went immediately to the top of the World Series standings, with a final try to David Raikuna. New Zealand’s Tim Mikkelson, who was the top tryscorer at the tournament with seven, limped from the field in the final and needed medical attention. Cama ended the tournament with 46 points, taking his career tally to 1,910, but Australia captain Ed Jenkins was named Player of the Tournament. Canada got off to a strong start in its Bowl final against France, building a 7-0 lead at half-time thanks to a try from Justin Douglas of Abbotsford, B.C. But French duo Renaud Delmas and Paul Albaladejo had gone over for tries after the break. Albaladejo converted after each try. Replacement Sean Ferguson, also from Abbotsford, dived into the left-hand corner with just three seconds remaining in regulation time.

Air Canada Ought to be in the Dog Pen; Loses Animal, Dishes Heartless Email

The good PR image and seeming compassion for a missing being were supposed to have already covered it for the airline company, had it not for a badly sent email. CBC News which tried to send follow-up queries to Air Canada was surprised to have received an email reply that was apparently not intended for the news firm. Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER on approach to Frankfurt Airport. (Wikimedia) “I think I would just ignore, it is local news doing a story on a lost dog,” CBS13 Sacramento quoted Air Canada’s Peter Fitzpatrick email. “Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the US media spends its time.” When Ms Kulic was shown the message, she was dumbfounded. What’s more, she’s expecting the worst for Larry. “Oh my God,” she told CBS13 Sacramento. “I guess I wouldn’t expect anything different from a company that would allow something like this to happen.” Later in the day, CBS13 Sacramento received another email. “Air Canada acknowledges inappropriate comments were made to a reporter’s followup questions regarding Larry. Air Canada has been providing the best available information to media on this matter. However, these comments do not refer to the search for Larry by Air Canada employees that is ongoing or our interest in returning him safely,” it said. It added it has “reached out to local groups involved in animal rescue for assistance.