BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Three popular YouTube vloggers have died in a fatal accident at Shannon Falls in British Columbia on Tuesday.
Ryker Gamble, Alexy Lyakh and Megan Scraper were reportedly part of a group of friends who were swimming in the pool above the Shannon Falls waterfalls. They three reportedly slipped and fell into the waterfall 30 meters below. Medical services received a call about three individuals who had fallen into the pool at around noon. The police recovered all three bodies a short while later. The case was referred to the coroners office to determine the official cause of death.
According to the Vancouver Sun (@VancouverSun), after Scraper fell over the waterfall, Gamble and Lyakh got swept away by the water as they attempted to save her. The three vloggers were members of a group of Youtube vloggers who called themselves “High On Life.” The group traveled the world and filmed their various experiences.
Adults will be able to carry and share up to 30 grams of marijuana in public. Adults in the country will also be allowed to cultivate up to four plants in their households and prepare products such as edibles for personal use. That sound good to you? Well that’s about to be what’s happening in Canada come October.
CNN (@cnn) reports, recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after its Senate passed the bill on Tuesday with a 52-29 vote.
Canada is only the 2nd country in the world to legalize weed nationwide. Only 9 states in the U.S allow recreational marijuana use, and 30 states in the U.S allow medical use of weed. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said the bill will help keep marijuana out of the hands of underage users and reduce marijuana related crimes in the country.
The bill is scheduled to go into effect on October 17th. Think something like this will be coming to America anytime soon?
The United States may very well be at the beginning of a trade war with multiple countries. A trade war that will likely get worse before it even looks like it wants to get any better. A trade war that will likely have a drastic impact on some of the products every day Americans go to the store to buy daily.
BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) reports, Donald Trump will level steel and aluminum tariffs on three of the United States’ closest trading partners at midnight on Thursday, overruling his own party and stoking fears of a trade war.
American consumers will almost certainly be hit with higher prices due to the tariffs. Some major industries are already warning of mass layoffs due to the increased costs and retaliation from trading partners.
Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross announced today that the exemptions that had been placed on Canada, Mexico, and the EU that excluded them from United States tariffs until March, would now take place at midnight on Thursday. Mexico has already announced counter-tariffs on the United States. They will target American steel as well as food items like pork, sausage, apples, grapes, blueberries, and cheese. The EU has also said that it has “no choice” but to impose counter-measures against the United States. Canada has not yet said what its counter-measures will be, but an announcement is expected as early as Thursday afternoon.
The last president to attempt steel tariffs was George W. bush, back in 2002. He abandoned the thought a year later because the cost, from increased prices and job losses in related industries, outweighed the benefit to the steel industry.
A restaurant in Toronto has been ordered to pay $10,000 in compensation to a black customer after it forced him and three companions to pay for their meals in advance.
Newsweek (@newsweek) reports, The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal found that Hong Shing Chineese Restaurant, a popular eatery just east of Toronto’s Chinatown, violated the Canadian province’s human rights code when its staff treated Emile Wicklam, now 31, as a “potential thief in waiting” a ruling published by the Canadian Legal Information Institute states.
Wickham, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago and immigrated to Canada 11 years ago, had visited Hong Shing in May to celebrate his birthday with friends. He was surprised, however, when he and his friends were asked to pay for their meals in advance shortly after placing their orders. The group asked the server why the were being asked to pre-pay for food, but obliged after being told it was restaurant policy.
Wickham questioned whether his group had been targeted by restaurant staff because they were black, and decided to poll other customers on whether they had also been ordered to pre-pay for their meals in advance. The answer was no, Wickham testified at the hearing.
When a server returned to Wickham’s table, he and his friends questioned them once again about the restaurant’s policies. The server eventually admitted that their group had been the only table forced to pre-pay.
The Human Rights Tribunal Adjudicator, Esi Codjoe found that restaurant staff had practiced anti-black racism, violating section 1 of Ontario’s human rights code, which demands equal treatment for customers accessing goods, services, and facilities.