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Olympians, rising stars head into Skate Canada

Olympians, rising stars head into Skate Canada

Sports
Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Several high-profile figure skaters will take the ice when the Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continues Friday with Skate Canada -- including Olympic silver medalists Shoma Uno and Evgenia Medvedeva. Reigning Canadian champion Gabrielle Daleman, a team gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics, withdrew from the competition to focus on mental health. Uno and Medvedeva are expected to take the gold, but the field is full of up-and-coming talent. Cha Jun-Hwan of South Korea will be making his Grand Prix debut of the season after placing ninth at last year's event. He opened his season with a silver medal at the Autumn Classic in Ontario, second to Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu. American Jason Brown will be competing in his first Grand Prix event of the season after a ...
NORAD, U.S., Canada to conduct defense exercise this week

NORAD, U.S., Canada to conduct defense exercise this week

Business
Oct. 23 (UPI) -- NORAD and U.S. Northern Command will partner with the Canadian Joint Operations Command to conduct their 13th annual homeland defense exercise, Vigilant Shield 19, from their home bases at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado on Oct. 24-28, 2018. The rapid response event will deploy more than 5,500 personnel across air, land, maritime, space and cyber to test and grade the ability of NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Canadian Joint Operations Command to defend the homeland during an attack, U.S. Northern Command said on Tuesday. The event is a Command Post Exercise that uses simulated forces and requires the commander, staff and communications to operate within and between headquarters. NORAD is a bi-national command shared by the U.S. and Canada, in charge of aerospace warning an...
Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

World
The first recreational cannabis to be legally bought in Canada was purchased at midnight on Wednesday (02:30 GMT) on the eastern island of Newfoundland amid queues of hundreds of people. Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001. But concerns remain, including about the readiness for police forces to tackle drug impaired driving. Information has been sent to 15m households about the new laws and there are public awareness campaigns. Ian Power, from the town of St John's began queuing at 20:00 local time so he could "make history". Newfoundland is half an hour ahead of the next province to the west."It's bee...
Air Canada app data breach involves passport numbers

Air Canada app data breach involves passport numbers

Technology
Air Canada's app has suffered a data breach resulting in the suspected loss of thousands of its customers' personal details.The airline has warned that users who had entered their passport details into the product may have had that data stolen.Experts warn that the theft of such information would pose a serious ID fraud risk.The firm has also been criticised for its relatively weak password system.Although it is not clear how the breach occurred, one cyber-security specialist highlighted that Air Canada's website still says account passwords should contain between six and 10 characters and that it only accepts letters and numbers, but no other symbols."Many users will choose short and easily guessable passwords," commented Amit S...
Canada becomes 2nd country to fully legalize marijuana

Canada becomes 2nd country to fully legalize marijuana

World
Canadian lawmakers approved landmark legislation on Tuesday to fully legalize marijuana. The move will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide. Uruguay was the first to fully legalize the drug. Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, was first introduced on April 13, 2017, in a bid to legalize and regulate the recreational use of weed. The bill passed in the House of Commons that November and then passed in the Senate on Tuesday night by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions. Medicinal use of the drug has been legal in Canada since 2001. The proposed legislation allows adults in Canada to legally possess and use up to 30 grams of dried cannabis in public, as well as cultivate up to four cannabis plants...