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NEW YORK | How old is cacao? New research pushes back date

NEW YORK  — New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed’s radical transformation into today’s Twix bars and M&M candies. Tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from an archaeological site in Ecuador, according to a study published Monday. That’s about 1,500 … Continue reading NEW YORK | How old is cacao? New research pushes back date

DELTA, British Columbia | Spark it up, eh! Canada prepares for legalized marijuana

DELTA, British Columbia — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: … Continue reading DELTA, British Columbia | Spark it up, eh! Canada prepares for legalized marijuana

DELTA, British Columbia | Toke off! Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada

DELTA, British Columbia — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: … Continue reading DELTA, British Columbia | Toke off! Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada

DELTA, British Columbia | Canada set to become largest country with legal pot sales

DELTA, British Columbia  — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: … Continue reading DELTA, British Columbia | Canada set to become largest country with legal pot sales

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Canucks player says team has ‘Fortnite’ ban for season

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice. Winnipeg star Patrik Laine, who plays and enjoys the game, … Continue reading VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Canucks player says team has ‘Fortnite’ ban for season

The Latest: In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard speaks for first time

The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Kawhi Leonard knows that people want to know his future plans. He’s more focused on the here and now. Leonard spoke out as a member of the Toronto Raptors for the first time on Monday, and one of … Continue reading The Latest: In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard speaks for first time

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Canadian province to sue drug companies over opioids

VANCOUVER, British Columbia  — The Canadian province of British Columbia has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against dozens of pharmaceutical companies, alleging they falsely marketed opioids as less addictive than other pain drugs and helped trigger an overdose crisis that has killed thousands. The lawsuit is the first of its kind in Canada and names … Continue reading VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Canadian province to sue drug companies over opioids

U.S. Department of State News: Conclusion of the Second Round of Negotiations To Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States and Canada held the second round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime August 15-16, in Nelson, British Columbia.  During the talks, the U.S. and Canadian negotiators continued to discuss shared objectives and reiterated the need for both sides to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Conclusion of the Second Round of Negotiations To Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime