Northumberland 89.7 News for October 17, 2018

From the Northumberland 89.7 Newsroom, here are some of the stories we’re looking at.

Legal weed Canada is now the second country in the world, and the first large economy, to legalize marijuana for recreational use. We’re not a country that makes global headlines every day, but this morning, legal pot in Canada is big news in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Japan, South America and many other places. The first legal sale of marijuana in Canada happened just after midnight in St. John’s. Ian Power lined up hours earlier at a cannabis store so he could make history. "It's been my dream to be the first person to buy the first legal gram of cannabis in Canada, Rules over how you can buy pot differ across the country. Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as some other provinces, allowed retail operations to open at midnight. In other provinces such as Ontario, that won’t happen for a while yet. But no matter where you live in Canada, it is now possible to buy cannabis online, either from private companies or government-run operations.

Canada Post Strike Position

Canada Post workers could be on strike as soon as Monday. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers represents 50,000 employees, and says it wants improved job security, an end to forced overtime, and better health and safety measures. It says rotating strikes will start next week if those demands aren't met. The impact could be significant. Canada Post ships more parcels than anyone else in this country.

P.M. Coming To Cobourg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Cobourg on Oct. 19 to help Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd celebrate her nomination as the Team Trudeau 2019 candidate. On Oct. 15, Rudd announced on social media that Trudeau would be her special guest at the nomination event on Friday, Oct. 19, which will be held at LIUNA local 183, 560 Dodge St., in Cobourg. He said that the prime minister is expected to arrive at 6 p.m. and the event will run until 7:30 p.m.

In Sports

Connor McDavid set an NHL record for being in on his team's first nine goals to start a season, breaking Adam Oates' record of seven he had with Detroit in 1986-87. McDavid has four goals and five assists in his four games. McDavid score twice and add two assists as the Oilers overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 Tuesday on Darnell Nurse's goal 1:25 into overtime.

In Other games it was NJ 3 Dallas 0

NY Rangers 3 Colorado 2

Flyers 6 Panthers 5

Vancouver 3 Pittsburgh 2

Tampa bay 4 Carolina 2

Minnesota Edged Arizona 2-1

Leafs fans get to see their heroes put to the test when Pittsburgh Visits the Scotia Bank Arena on Thursday. Toronto sits atop the league standings after the first couple of weeks of play with 12 points and the most goals scored with 33 Austen Matthews has been in on 16 of those tallies scoring 10 himself to top the league in Scoring ,Morgan Reilly leads all defencemen in Scoring with 10 assists to lead the league in that department

Baseball The Milwaukee Brewers managed just eight hits over 13 innings in their 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, tying the NL Championship Series at two games apiece.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed a boisterous Houston crowd as the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.

And the NBA season kicks off in Toronto tonight as the raptors take to the hardwood to face the Clevelend cavaliers at the Scotiabank Arena at 7pm.