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Toronto: Two Indo-Canadians Gurjinder and Gursimar, who were under the charge of 1st-degree murder and manslaughter would be on the trial period from March 1, said a media report.

According to a report in The Link newspaper on Sunday, Gurjinder ‘’Gary’’ Dhaliwal is under the charge of 1st-degree murder of Maple Batalia while Gursimar was charged with manslaughter with a firearm.

19 years-old Batalia was shot at Surrey Simon Fraser University on 28th October 2011. Batalia was dating Dhaliwal same time, who was charged with her murder along with his co-accused Bedi in 2012.

Batalia’s family raised more than $50,000 for an endowment in her name, to help female students enrolled in Simon Fraser University’s health sciences programme, the report said.(IANS)

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Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began the push to legalize marijuana across the country more than two years ago

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Different strains of marijuana are displayed for sale at the Warmland Centre, a medical marijuana dispensary in Mill Bay, British Columbia on Vancouver Island in Canada. VOA

A new era begins in Canada Wednesday when it becomes only the second country to legalize recreational marijuana.

Although medicinal pot has been legal since 2001, Canada will join Uruguay as the only nation where customers can buy it in retail shops.

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An employee inspects the leaf of a cannabis plant at a medical marijuana plantation in northern Israel. (VOA)

The first cannabis store opens at midnight Wednesday in Newfoundland, the country’s easternmost province.

Each of the 13 provinces will set its own rules for selling marijuana. Some will allow private shops while others will only sell it through government-run stores. But mail order sales will be permitted across all of Canada.

Only licensed growers can sell marijuana on the retail market.

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In this July 12, 2018 file photo, a newly-transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in pots at a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Massachusetts. (VOA)

The federal minimum age for using marijuana is 18, but most provinces have set it at 19.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began the push to legalize marijuana across the country more than two years ago, in part, to shut down the black market and prevent underage use. (VOA)

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