Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.
The first blunt to be legally bought was purchased at midnight on Wednesday
Politicians from multiple countries congratulated Canada saying, “Canada shows the way and others should follow suit”.
Canada’s government announced that it would introduce legislation to make it easier for Canadians who had been convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana to obtain a pardon.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001.
A suspect is in custody after at least four people two of them police officers were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada.
The deaths were announced on Twitter.
The pair has not been named, and the circumstances around the incident remain unclear.
Police have advised residents to stay in their homes with doors locked.
We will have more of this international story as it develops.
The Senior Legal Officer in the Office of the President, attorney-at-law Shoshanna V. Lall, is one of four attorneys from an international list of 100 applicants to have won herself a two –week internship at the prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto, Canada, a statement by the Office of the President says.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump have vowed to work together to provide growth and jobs for both countries.
At a news conference, the two stressed the countries' shared economic goals and international co-operation.
"We will co-ordinate closely to protect jobs in our hemisphere and to keep wealth in our continent," said Mr Trump.
The Canadian leader said they had a fruitful discussion on immigration.
But he said his country had pursued a policy of openness towards refugees without compromising security.
A Trinidad and Tobago woman who moved to Toronto with her daughter in 2010, has been found guilty of murdering the 16-year-old girl.
Loud sobs and wailing erupted from a Toronto court’s public gallery on Sunday morning as a judge told Cindy Ali she'll face the mandatory sentence — life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years — for the murder of her handicapped 16-year-old daughter Cynara.
Ali stood facing Justice Todd Ducharme as the jury returned a guilty verdict on one count of first-degree murder after one day of deliberation.
A 26-year-old T&T national has been shot dead in Canada, leaving behind his wife and 18-month old child.
Police say David Eminess and his 29-year-old friend Quinn Taylor had gone to Chinatown on Sunday to watch a game and get a drink.
Police say there was a crowd of people and a fight broke out. Both Eminess and Taylor got caught in the crossfire and were killed.