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Attention everyone: Something's fishy with In-The-News for Oct. 17

Attention everyone: Something's fishy with In-The-News for Oct. 17

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 17. What we are watching in Canada ...

Fewer people prescribed opioids but data for all provinces needed: doctor

VANCOUVER — Fewer people in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario were prescribed opioids last year compared with 2013 and the number of patients who began treatment on the pain medication decreased by nearly 10 per cent, the Canadian Institute

'Sky didn't fall:' Police, lawyers still adjusting after pot legalization

Police, lawyers and advocates say that one year into cannabis legalization, Canada has a long way to go toward stamping out the black market and pot-impaired driving. "We can't call it a success at this point," Chief Const.
Beef recall expands as Toronto slaughterhouse co-operates with food watchdog

Beef recall expands as Toronto slaughterhouse co-operates with food watchdog

A large recall of raw beef and veal products continued to expand this week with food safety watchdogs in Canada and the United States issuing safety warnings about meat linked to an Ontario company.
Singh invokes memory of Layton as federal leaders make final pitch in Quebec

Singh invokes memory of Layton as federal leaders make final pitch in Quebec

OTTAWA — The battle for the hearts and votes of Quebecers took centre stage Wednesday as Liberal, Conservative and New Democrat leaders wooed voters in a province that could determine the outcome of Monday's federal election.

B.C. logs its first case of vaping illness with more suspected: health officer

VICTORIA — British Columbia has confirmed its first probable case of vaping-related illness and the provincial health officer says she expects there to be more. Dr.
Alberta takes second look at trucking changes after meeting Broncos families

Alberta takes second look at trucking changes after meeting Broncos families

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it will take a second look at training requirements for truck drivers after meeting with Humboldt Broncos families.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton on Friday for climate strike

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton on Friday for climate strike

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he hopes Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is warmly welcomed in Edmonton on Friday, but there are no plans to meet with her.
Jury sequestered in case of Quebec man charged in murders of ex-wife, stranger

Jury sequestered in case of Quebec man charged in murders of ex-wife, stranger

ST-JEROME, Que. — The fate of Ugo Fredette, a Quebec man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-wife and a stranger he met at a highway rest stop, is now in the hands of a jury.

Toronto Public Library under fire over event by controversial speaker

TORONTO — The Toronto Public Library is coming under fire over its refusal to cancel an event featuring a speaker who believes transgender rights endanger women, with several authors vowing to boycott the institution's events in light of its decision