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Canada sets plans for legalizing marijuana in 2017

Canada sets plans for legalizing marijuana in 2017 At the United Nations General Assembly Special Assembly on drugs in New York on April 20, Canadian Minister of Health Jane Philpott reiterated the government’s pledge to legalize marijuana, and offered a timeline for the plan as she addressed world delegates."We will introduce legislation in spring 2017 that ensures we keep marijuana out of the hands of children and profits out of the hands of criminals," Philpott said in a speech hailed by drug policy reformers for her advocacy of marijuana legalization  and harm reduction.

Most of Fort McMurray spared as wildfire grows outside of oil town

Most of Fort McMurray spared as wildfire grows outside of oil town The massive fire that claimed 2,400 buildings in Fort McMurray, Canada continues to burn, but fortunately away from city limits.Local officials estimate that 85% to 90% of Fort McMurray was spared by the more than weeklong blaze.

Celebrate with – Happy Canada Day and Fourth of July! – July 1 – 4, 2016 – 3

It’s a big week here on Pogo, as we celebrate two important North American birthdays.First up, July 1st marks Canada Day, when Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada were united to become one country.

Oblivious CFL receiver scores a touchdown without even looking

Oblivious CFL receiver scores a touchdown without even looking Wasn't even looking.The Canadian Football League may not draw the same attention as its cool older brother NFL, but this play between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats should at least show the NFL that the lil' bro can hang.

Take it from a Canadian: Science in America is headed for dark, dark days

Take it from a Canadian: Science in America is headed for dark, dark days This week, we saw the first of what will surely be many headlines pitting the incoming Trump administration against the outgoing principles of science in government research.One of the President-elect’s key advisers has informed the media that NASA’s climate research division will be dramatically defunded.