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Cannabis tax windfall won't solve provincial money problems - here's why

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A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: U.S. beefs up security at Canadian border as illegal crossings rise; African billionaire Mohammed Dewji still missing after kidnapping

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'Hummus': Why strangers invited to a D.C. potluck were given a safe word

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On a recent Sunday night, eight U.S. voters met for a supper club known as "Make America Dinner Again," a nationwide project that makes tablemates of strangers with clashing political ideologies. Find out if anyone had to use the safe word, "hummus."

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Trump says Saudi crown prince denies knowing what happened to missing journalist

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U.S. President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia's crown prince is denying knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who went missing after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying answers will be coming "shortly."

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Transport Canada taking a 'fresh look' at issue of seatbelts on school buses

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Transport Canada will investigate whether seatbelts are necessary on school buses following a CBC investigation that showed the buses failed the department's own safety tests.

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'I replay that night so much': Someone Knows Something retraces slain teen's last night and haunting legacy

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The unsolved rape and killing of 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown — whom horseback riders found dead two days after she disappeared from a house party in Thompson, Man. — continues to haunt her family three decades after the devastating loss.

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'More fatalities are going to show up': Death toll from Hurricane Michael proves elusive

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The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting a firm grasp on how many died has eluded officials.

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Saskatchewan First Nation won't recognize government jurisdiction over cannabis

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Indigenous communities are calling for authority over the production and sale of cannabis.

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Lose your illusions. It's an ugly, dystopian world: Neil Macdonald

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People my age grew up believing the world, led by the West, was becoming ever more progressive. It wasn't, and it isn't. All it took was one ambitious real estate huckster to dispel the illusion.

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Canadian cannabis entrepreneurs dream big in the face of uncertainty

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Investors in cannabis startup Fire and Flower have invested millions on creating a retail brand, leasing stores and hiring top staff. Like others entering the crowded field, they hope to be the dominant player in the $4.34-billion Canadian cannabis market. But nothing is certain in this emerging industry.

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Drilling forecast bleak as discount for Canadian oil persists, analyst says

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The Canadian oil and gas sector is in a holding pattern in which spending and production growth can't occur until new ways to get products to export markets are found, according to CIBC analyst Jon Morrison.

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Home search giant Zillow launches with Canadian listings

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U.S. real estate website Zillow is expanding to offer listings for homes in Canada for sale.

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New trade deal between Canada, U.S. and Mexico won't be ratified this year

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The free trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico that leaders from all three countries agreed to in principle recently is a long way from becoming law, as the man in charge of the U.S. Senate says there's no chance lawmakers will vote on the pact before next year.

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Bacteria concerns prompt recall of meal replacements including Ensure, PediaSure

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Abbott Nutrition is recalling a number of canned nutritional beverages due to possible bacterial contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Greenhouse growers turn to cannabis to cash in on lucrative crop

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A growing number of fruit and vegetable farmers in southern Ontario are switching over to cannabis or at least adding it to their production. That means additional demand for water, electricity and other municipal services — a financial challenge for small towns like Leamington.

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