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Quebec anti-corruption police investigating fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

Quebec anti-corruption police investigating fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

MONTREAL — Quebec's anti-corruption unit says it is carrying out a "large-scale" investigation into cases of alleged fraud related to the production and sale of false COVID-19 vaccine passports.

Rhode Island governor releases proposed $12.8B state budget

Rhode Island's governor submitted a $12.8 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to address the pandemic, build more affordable housing, invest in schools and help businesses. Democratic Gov.

Thai health ministry proposes easing rules on cannabis use

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand, which in 2020 became the first Southeast Asian nation to decriminalize the production and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, moved Thursday to further loosen regulations on the drug.
Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi

Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions. The state House voted 104-14 Wednesday to pass a bill that would create a medical marijuana program.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,205.16, down 69.41 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX.BBD.B). Industrials. Down 12 cents, or 6.67 per cent, to $1.
Hexo unveils expected savings from strategic plan, facility reconfiguration

Hexo unveils expected savings from strategic plan, facility reconfiguration

GATINEAU, Que. — Hexo Corp. says it expects its new strategic plan to reduce selling, general and administrative expenses by about 30 per cent by the end of fiscal 2023. The Gatineau, Que.

Police: Nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana found in camper

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — Two California men were jailed in Alabama after police said they found almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $3 million hidden in a camper just off Interstate 20.
Hochul budget would boost school aid, offer tax relief

Hochul budget would boost school aid, offer tax relief

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday.
Quebec, Ontario officials express cautious COVID optimism, others brace for the worst

Quebec, Ontario officials express cautious COVID optimism, others brace for the worst

Officials in Quebec and Ontario said they saw signs of hope on Tuesday that the peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations could soon be behind them — despite both provinces setting new admissions records — while other governments braced for new hardships.
In ad, Senate hopeful smokes pot, slams arrest disparities

In ad, Senate hopeful smokes pot, slams arrest disparities

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A political newcomer in Louisiana whose adept use of social media drew notice when he finished strong in a U.S.