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CannTrust files response to Health Canada, names special committee members

The Canadian Press | posted Tuesday, Jul 23rd, 2019

CannTrust Holdings Inc. has officially responded to Health Canada’s finding that the cannabis company ran afoul of its regulations, including unlicensed cultivation at its Ontario greenhouse.

The company says that on July 17 it filed a response to the regulator’s non-compliance report, one day before the July 18 deadline, and it now awaits Health Canada’s response.

CannTrust also says it has appointed U.S. sports executive Robert Marcovitch as chairman of its previously announced special committee tasked with investigating the matter.

Marcovitch is a CannTrust board director and has previously served as president and chief executive of K2 sports, and chief executive of The Coleman Outdoor Company.

The company said Monday the special committee’s “investigation and deliberations are ongoing.”

The committee “takes these issues very seriously” and is committed to working with Health Canada to bring CannTrust into compliance, Marcovitch said.

“Although we want to move as quickly as possible, we are mindful of the critical need to be thorough,” he said in a news release. “We are determined to identify the root causes for all non-compliance issues, to take appropriate actions to address and remediate any issues with the Company’s compliance culture and to restore trust in the Company.”

CannTrust said the other members of the special committee were board directors Shawna Page, Mark Dawber, and John Kaden, each of whom are independent of company management.

Earlier this month, the licensed producer said that Health Canada notified it of its finding that CannTrust grew cannabis in five unlicensed rooms at its Pelham, Ont. facility and that employees provided inaccurate information to federal regulators.

CannTrust said the growing in these unlicensed rooms took place between October 2018 and March 2019, before the licences were issued for each of the five rooms in April 2019.

Health Canada has put on hold 5,200 kilograms of CannTrust’s inventory and the licensed producer voluntarily put 7,500 kilograms of products linked to the unlicensed rooms.

Later on July 11, CannTrust put a voluntary hold on all sale and shipments of its cannabis products as a precaution as Health Canada investigated its Vaughan facility.

GTA Homeowner Calls Police on Ice-Cream Truck

Riley Glenn | posted Tuesday, Jul 23rd, 2019

The Peel Police were called to investigate a cold crime scene this past Sunday. The culprit? An ice-cream truck that had been parked outside a homeowner’s house for “too long”.

The Peel Police issued a statement on their twitter addressing the call.

The best part of this story? The call was made on National Ice Cream Day. Luckily, the Police didn’t let the call get in the way of their celebrations, as an officer was later pictured grabbing a cone of his own.

Remember, if an ice-cream truck is parked outside of your house for too long (which seems impossible to me), just chill out and grab a cone.

Tom Hanks is Mr. Rogers and We Love It!

Riley Glenn | posted Tuesday, Jul 23rd, 2019

Sony just released the first trailer for the upcoming Mr. Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and well… did someone start cutting onions?

After over a year with only pictures to go off, fans finally got the first video of Tom Hanks channeling his inner Mr. Rogers, and the result is amazing. He has the look DOWN. From the cashmere sweater and vibrant sneakers, all the way to the gentle voice, Tom Hanks is ready to invite you to his neighborhood.

The film tells the true story of how Fred Rogers changed journalist Lloyd Vogel’s (Matthew Rhys) perspective on life while writing a profile on the television icon.

If you want to catch this one, you’re going to have to wait till November 22, when the film is set for release.

Mom charged after baby rescued from hot car in Richmond Hill

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Jul 23rd, 2019

A 37-year-old Newmarket woman is facing several charges after police say she left her infant son alone in a hot car in Richmond Hill on Sunday.

At around 8 p.m. York regional police attended a parking lot of a pharmacy at 9275 Bayview Ave. after receiving calls about a baby screaming in a parked car.

Const. Andy Pattenden tells 680 NEWS the temperature at the time was 29 C.

“When our officers got there, firefighters with Richmond Hill fire and emergency services had already removed that one-year-old infant from the parked vehicle, assessing his medical condition,” he said. “That infant did appear to be in distress, sweating, and was taken to hospital as precaution.”

At hospital, the Children’s Aid Society released the baby over to family members.

The boy’s mother was found inside the pharmacy and was placed under arrest.

During their investigation, police determined that a warrant was out for the woman and police say they found her in possession of stolen property during a subsequent search.

The woman, who can’t be named to protect the identity of the child, is facing charges of abandoning child, theft under $5000, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Police are reminding the public to immediately call 911 if they see a child or pet in distress in a hot car.

Woman arrested after trying to run over boyfriend with car, Kingston police say

The Canadian Press | posted Tuesday, Jul 23rd, 2019

A woman has been arrested after she allegedly tried to run her boyfriend over with her car when he said he no longer wanted to date her.

Police in Kingston, Ont., say the incident occurred on Thursday evening after the 28-year-old woman drove to her boyfriend’s house.

Police say the man told her that he wanted to break up with her and the pair began arguing in the driveway.

They say the woman allegedly drove at the man after the argument.

Police say the man jumped to avoid being struck, but he smashed into the windshield and received minor injuries to his arm.

They say the woman left the scene at the time, but turned herslef in the next day.

Police say she has been charged with assault with a weapon and dangerous driving.

Police release more photos and video of suspect in Mississauga break-ins

News Staff | posted Tuesday, Jul 23rd, 2019

Peel police have released more photos as well as security camera footage of a man wanted in connection with multiple break-ins in Mississauga.

Last week, police released blurry images of the suspect after multiple break and enters were reported between July 13 and 17 at homes in the area of Glengarry Road, Dundas Street West, Queensway West and Mavis Road.

Each incident occurred during the early morning hours and police say it appears the suspect got into the home, or tried to get into the home, through the back gate, rear or side property access points. He then proceeded to look for unlocked windows or doors.

On Monday, police released new video of the suspect and a still image from that video (seen at top of page).

The suspect is described as a male in his 20s with a slim build and some facial hair, wearing a baseball hat.

Police are reminding homeowners to lock their side and rear gates, make sure all windows and doors are locked and consider installing motion senor lights.

Anyone with information is asked to call Peel police or crime stoppers.

Peppa Pig could easily be drafted by the NBA

Kye Mack | posted Monday, Jul 22nd, 2019

This weekend, there was a cause for concern over the height of Peppa Pig. All it took was a quick google search by Twitter user @memeulous to find out that Peppa Pig is in fact 7’1”.

With this height, Peppa Pig could easily step up from children’s show icon to NBA prodigy. This revelation came on the heels of the meme-able children’s characters first album release.

Peppa Pig’s debut album is available on all streaming platforms now.

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Natalie Portman will star in Thor: Love and Thunder

Kye Mack | posted Monday, Jul 22nd, 2019

It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Natalie Portman will rejoin the MCU as Jane Foster.  Portman took the stage (hammer in hand)  to announce the change in the Marvel Universe. The series will be based on The Mighty Thor comic books which introduced a female Thor.

“So thrilled to share the news with you today at #sdcc2019that I’ll be returning to the @marvel#mcu as female Thor with legends @taikawaititi @tessamaethompson and @chrishemsworth. (Remember this as the before picture for when I get jacked)” Portman posted on Instagram to announce the project.

The Thor Fourquel is officially titled Thor: Love and Thunder.  Alongside Portman, The film will star Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.

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