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California senator seeks expansion of land, water protection

California senator seeks expansion of land, water protection

LOS ANGELES — California Sen. Alex Padilla on Monday proposed a vast expansion of government protection for public lands and rivers that he said would fight climate change and safeguard natural treasures for generations to come.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,213.16, up 104.83 points.) Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 16.67 per cent, to 70 cents on 14.4 million shares.
Organigram CEO Greg Engel steps down, Peter Amirault appointed on interim basis

Organigram CEO Greg Engel steps down, Peter Amirault appointed on interim basis

MONCTON, N.B. — Organigram Holdings Inc. says Greg Engel is stepping down from his chief executive post. The Moncton, N.B.
Commodities lift S&P/TSX composite to start the month after a strong April

Commodities lift S&P/TSX composite to start the month after a strong April

TORONTO — Strength in commodities helped push Canada's main stock index up by triple digits to start May after a record-setting month. Monday's strong start was driven by weakness in the U.S. dollar, which benefits the materials and energy sectors.
Tilray-Aphria deal closes, company to control biggest share of Cdn pot market

Tilray-Aphria deal closes, company to control biggest share of Cdn pot market

NANAIMO, B.C. — Tilray Inc. and Aphria Inc. say their merger deal has now closed after receiving approval from shareholders of both companies. Tilray shareholders voted Friday in favour of issuing stock to Aphria's shareholders, but the Nanaimo, B.C.
High Tide buying 80 per cent stake in U.S. CBD company FABCBD for US$20.64M

High Tide buying 80 per cent stake in U.S. CBD company FABCBD for US$20.64M

CALGARY — Cannabis company High Tide Inc. has signed a deal to buy an 80 per cent stake in U.S. company Fab Nutrition LLC, which is focused on hemp-derived CBD products. The Calgary-based company says it will pay US$20.
Farm-gate cannabis sales allow customers to buy pot straight from the farm

Farm-gate cannabis sales allow customers to buy pot straight from the farm

TORONTO — When customers roll up to Thrive Cannabis' 184-acre farm in Simcoe. Ont, they'll find three shipping containers fashioned into a pot shop and a colourful crew making history.
Missouri latest state to thwart voter-approved policies

Missouri latest state to thwart voter-approved policies

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers recently shut down attempts to pay for Medicaid expansion, in what is the latest example of a statehouse fighting to undo voter-enacted polices.
Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing US growth

Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing US growth

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Western states known for their rugged landscapes and wide-open spaces are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S.
How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot

How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot

ORLANDO, Fla. — When Rep. Matt Gaetz vacationed in the Bahamas in 2018, he was joined by a doctor who donated to his campaign and a former colleague in the Florida Legislature. The Republican congressman, Dr.