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Indigenous woman's eviction highlights grey areas in divorce cases

Stephanie Matteis, CBC News

A woman on the Wahta Mohawk territory is getting kicked out of the home she built with her ex-husband without receiving a settlement she said is owed to her.

"I'm in a situation where there isn't equality when the breakdown of a marriage happens," said Tori Cress.

The federal government changed divorce and separation rights for those on reserves in 2014 but the 41-year-old Cress claims those laws aren't being respected on the reserve near Muskoka, Ont.

Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018

David Cochrane, CBC News

The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018.

CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.

GameStop closing more than 150 stores after poor holiday sales

Geoff Herbert | The Post-Standard

Are video game retailers now seeing the same struggles of the brick-and-mortar business affecting Sears, Macy's, Staples and other chains?

GameStop announced late last week it would close more than 150 stores worldwide after poor holiday sales. A list of closings and locations has not been announced, but roughly 2 to 3 percent of its business will be affected; GameStop has 7,500 shops globally.

A spokesperson told Fortune that closures will occur throughout 2017.

Mother shares story of son’s recent drug overdose death

- Watertown Daily Times

LOWVILLE — Before speaking at a forum on drugs and addiction here Wednesday night, Mona A. Peebles first placed a bag of ashes on the podium.

“This is my son,” she told more than 100 people in attendance. “Two weeks ago, he overdosed.”

Mrs. Peebles said her son, Trent C. Shaw, 40, Croghan, had been addicted to drugs but was clean since early November and he hoped to become an alcohol and drug counselor.

Trump takes aim at Republicans on health care


Republicans’ blame game for their failure to pass a health-care bill is in full swing. And — in a sharp contrast from Friday, when he pointed the finger at Democrats — President Donald Trump is turning his fire at his own party.

Here’s what he tweeted Sunday morning:

“Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!”

North country population continues to decline

- Watertown Daily Times

Upstate New York continues to see a sharp decline in population.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its 2016 population totals for upstate counties. In the north country, Jefferson County had a particularly steep population decline last year.

As of July 1, 2016, Jefferson County had 114,006 people living within its borders — a stark decrease from the 117,260 people living there as of July 1, 2015. Jefferson County’s population has declined by about 1,000 each year since 2012, with 2016 seeing its largest decline yet.

Senate bills propose more resources and market opportunities for farmers

The state Senate on Tuesday passed several one-house bills that would provide more financial and operational resources and potential market opportunities for farmers.

Increasing the farmer workforce retention credit, creating tax-deferred savings accounts, locating available land for new farmers and encouraging schools to purchase more local products were the goals established by a few of the 15 bills delivered to the Assembly after receiving Senate approval.

Massena man convicted of child porn charges admits to probation violations

- Massena Daily Courier

CANTON — A Massena man convicted of promoting child pornography admitted last week in St. Lawrence County Court to violating his probation on the day he was scheduled to have a hearing.

On March 20, Harold L. Petke, 51, of 528 County Route 42, Massena, admitted in a plea deal with Franklin County Assistant District Attorney David J. Hayes that he violated his 10-year probation sentence on two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child.

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