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Canada needs a realistic approach to cannabis, study finds

Present approach out of step with social values, treats marijuana more rigidly than tobacco, alcohol or even injection drugs, authors argue.

Charlie Sheen admits it: "I would have fired myself"

Fired sitcom star wishes the 'Men' well, agrees he wasn't really winning.

Targeted shooting in Kelowna kills gangster Jonathan Bacon

Notorious Red Scorpion member had been target of earlier assassination attempts, this time shot in busy tourist venue.

Face of man wanted Canada-wide

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted Canada-wide for breach of parole after he failed to return to his halfway house on June 25th. Norman Bert Guimond...

Paul, Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer, Dogtooth, When We Leave, I Saw the Devil

Seth Rogen is the voice of a space alien named Paul in a funny new film by England’s Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. (read more)

The date rape test debate

This past week, Canadian pharmacies started stocking the Drink Detective, a portable kit the size of a credit card that women can use to detect the presence of date rape drugs in their drinks. My...

Winter’s Bone outclasses the big guys, Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Coco and Igor

Jennifer Lawrence stars in a small film set in the Ozark Mountains called Winter’s Bone. It’s one of the best of the year. (Read more)

Terry Fox Award Created, Inukshuk Unveiled, and Removal of an Anti-Olympic Mural: Today's Olympic Round Up

Here are today's Olympic headlines: Terry Fox Award to Recognize Courageous Olympic Athlete A new award in the name of Terry Fox has been created to honour the Olympic athlete from any country who...