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New twist in SNC-Lavalin scandal; New RCMP report on opioid handling

Veteran Affairs Minister steps down

Jody Wilson-Raybould is no longer part of the federal liberal cabinet.  The Veteran Affairs Minister is at the heart of a scandal where it is claimed the PMO pressured her to reach a deal outside of court in the SNC-Lavalin case. Raybould resigned earlier today.

RCMP internal report says opioid handling not as dangerous as believed

The RCMP is reviewing the way officers handle fentanyl and other opioids.  Internal RCMP reports say handling the drugs is not as dangerous as it was once believed. There is evidence that officers will not overdose by absorbing it through their skin. The results of the review will likely be shared with other police services across the country.

Buck-a-beer is back

Just in time for the long weekend buck-a-beer is back.  Loblaw has announced it will be releasing a No-Name beer in select LCBO’s in Ontario.  The price will go back up after the weekend but Loblaw confirms there will be more buck-a-beer promotions for future long weekends.

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Millennials largely at risk for hearing loss because of loud music on smartphones

The World Health Organization is warning hearing loss will hit millennials hard.  The health agency says by 2050 the number of people with hearing loss will almost double to 9-hundred million worldwide.  The W-H-O is urging manufacturers to make sure smartphones have software to ensure people don’t listen to loud music for too long.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman found guilty

The Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” could be going to jail for the rest of his life.  After six days of jury deliberations he has been found guilty of drug-trafficking.  He will likely be held in a high security prison in the U.S. in order to reduce the risk of another prison break.

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