The top 10 climbs in Canada for road cyclists

The best leg-straining, lung-busting routes in the country for you to ‘enjoy’ Cape Smokey, Cape Breton, N.S. The Cabot Trail is a 300-km grind around Cape Breton Island, with plenty of climbing along the way. But of all the climbs, Cape Smokey best exemplifies the bleak majesty of the place.…

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European cheese imports serve up tough choice for Champagne

More European cheese is set to ship to Canada tariff free this summer, as a hotly anticipated part of the EU trade deal rolls in. Nearly 18,000 tonnes may sound like a lot. It’s actually a rare, thin slice of Canada’s tightly controlled cheese market. The knives are out among those eager to…

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Study: Most Canadians can’t name all 9 provinces

A study released today showed 93% of Canadians could not name all 9 Canadian provinces and 2 territories. The study, by Ipos-Reid, struck some observers as worrying. “When only 27% of people can name all of our states, that speaks to a shocking level of civic knowledge in our republic”, said…

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Jimmy Kimmel jokes about Canada legalizing pot

Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel had a bit of fun Thursday night with the news that the Canadian government has introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. In his monologue, the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” joked that Canada is “about to become the stoner living in America’s attic.” Kimmel…

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Federal legislation on legalizing marijuana unveiled

OTTAWA – Adults 18 and older will be able to legally buy and cultivate small amounts of marijuana for personal use, while selling the drug to a minor will become a serious new criminal offence under the federal Liberal government’s proposed new legal-pot regime. A suite of legislation introduced Thursday…

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