By Laura Osman

The federal government launched a long-awaited review on Thursday of how legalizing marijuana has affected the health of Canadians, the domestic cannabis industry and the black market. The Liberals lifted a century-long prohibition on the recreational use and sale of cannabis in October 2018, with the provision that they review […]

By David Briggs, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new television series is giving Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada an opportunity to grow their business and compete for prize money. However, to reap these rewards, these business owners must enter the Bears’ Lair to pitch why they deserve to move forward toward the final prize. Bears’ Lair is produced […]

By Associated Press

The U.S. Federal Reserve has been the most aggressive in using interest rate hikes to cool inflation that is battering both households and businesses this year. This week, central banks from Asia to England followed suit to varying degrees and using different economic tools to tame rising prices that are […]

Residents of Rainycrest were treated with a visit from some furry friends, including this adorable kitten, thanks to local farmer, Mark Gerber. He stopped by with an assortment of piglets, goats, kittens and other farm animals, as a small petting zoo for residents and staff to enjoy. – Submitted photo

Press release

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is excited to announce that Provincial Recruitment Day is back! This year’s events will take place Saturday, October 1, both virtually and in-person at over 35 locations across the province. This year’s Provincial Recruitment Day’s theme is “A Day in the Life” and will showcase […]

By Matteo Cimellaro
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada's National Observer

Indigenous Peoples are now more likely to live in large urban centres than they were five years ago, according to the 2021 census from Statistics Canada. The Indigenous population in urban centres with more than 100,000 people grew by 12.5 per cent since the last census in 2016. Percentage-wise, 44.3 […]


A Canadian Armed Forces officer who urged other military members against helping to distribute COVID-19 vaccines has pleaded guilty to conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. Officer Cadet Laszlo Kenderesi entered the guilty plea at the start of his court martial at Canadian Forces Base Borden today, […]

By Scott Mcfetridge

CHURDAN, Iowa (AP) – In the 1970s when George Naylor said he wanted to grow organic crops, the idea didn’t go over well. Back then organic crops were an oddity, destined for health food stores or maybe a few farmers markets. “I told my dad I wanted to be an […]

By Colette Derworiz

CALGARY – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. announced plans Wednesday to build a new aircraft manufacturing plant east of Calgary that could eventually employ up to 1,500 people. The company said the facility, dubbed De Havilland Field, is to be located in Wheatland County between the communities of Chestermere […]

By Jimmy Golen And Tim Reynolds

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics are planning to discipline coach Ime Udoka, likely with a suspension, because of an improper relationship with a member of the organization, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday. The people spoke to the AP on condition of […]