Jake Bleiberg

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American reporter working for VICE News Canada
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Canada's Largest Pharmacy Chain Is Quietly Thinking About Selling Medical Weed | VICE News

Canada's largest chain of pharmacies is looking to cash in on Justin Trudeau's green rush, as they test the waters on selling medical marijuana. And it looks like they've paid...

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Canadians Can Grow Their Own Medical Marijuana, Court Says in Bombshell Ruling | VICE News

Canadian medical marijuana patients have won the right to grow their own bud in a landmark court ruling released Wednesday. Federal Judge Michael Phelan has ruled in favor of...

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It's Been 30 Centuries Since Sea Levels Were Rising This Quickly | VICE News

VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here . New research suggests that the world's oceans rose faster in the last 100...

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Flint Residents Paid the Highest Rates in the US for Their Lead-Contaminated Water | VICE News

Even as lead poisoned their water, residents of Flint, Michigan paid the highest prices in the country to keep the tap on, according to a survey of the 500 largest water systems...

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Air Pollution Kills 5.5 Million People a Year - Over Half of Them in China, India | VICE News

Air pollution caused more than 5.5 million premature deaths in 2013, with more than half of those occurring in China and India, according to a new study, and pollution...

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America Keeps Telling Canada That Polar Bears Are Going Extinct; Canada Disagrees | VICE News

Green groups and the American government are expected to lobby the global community to classify polar bears as a species threatened with extinction. But Canada, home to sixty...

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'War of the Woods' Over a Massive Canadian Rainforest Ends With a Peace Agreement | VICE News

For decades, a battle raged amidst the trees of Great Bear Rainforest, with First Nations, environmentalists and the lumber industry clashing over logging and land rights. But...

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The Train Derailment That Gushed Oil Into A Quebec River Has Spawned Freaky Fish | VICE News

Two-and-a-half years after a train carrying millions of gallons of crude oil derailed and exploded in the small Quebec town of Lac-M├ęgantic, scientists are finding deformities...

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Hells Angels Biker Trial Comes to Stunning End as Prosecutor Accused of 'Abuses' | VICE News

Five alleged Hells Angels charged with murder, criminal conspiracy and more will walk free, after a Quebec judge brought their trial to a shocking and abrupt end. On Friday...

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The Environmental Protection Agency Says Fracking Is Safe - But Its Scientists Disagree | VICE News

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces intensifying criticism for its finding that hydraulic fracturing has no "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water" - and...

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Congress Will Look at Flint's Water Crisis - But They Won't Hear From Several Key Figures | VICE...

Every day cars, trucks, and semi-trailers stop in front of St. Mary's Church in Flint, Michigan, some coming from nearby towns and others from as far off as Cleveland and...

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Climate Agreement Says Airlines Must Reduce Emissions - Just Not Very Much | VICE News

The first global regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector are being decried by prominent climate scientists and green groups as serving industry ahead of...

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Liberals and NDP Wage Bitter Battles to Unseat Each Other's Leader in Montreal | VICE News

On Thursday night, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau made a surprise appearance at a campaign event in a hip, nameless bar in the heart of a Montreal riding that has been enemy...

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Canada's Harper Government Bows to Pressure, Says it Will Take in Syrian Refugees Faster | VICE News

The government of Canada on Saturday announced new measures to accelerate its process for accepting refugees into the country, with the intent of admitting 10,000 new refugees...

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From 'Raving Maniacs' to the 'Prince of Pot': A History of Weed in Canada | VICE News

British Columbia may be known for its bud now, but Canada has had a complicated relationship with marijuana over the years. A synopsis: 1922 Emily Murphy, an iconic early...

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The Dubious Environmental Science Behind a $36B Energy Project in British Columbia | VICE News

On August 22, Don Wesley Sr. loaded supplies into a small boat and pushed off the shore near his tribal village of Lax Kw'alaams, bound for an uninhabited island 600 miles north...

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Here's How Police in Canada Are Becoming More Militarized | VICE News

The C8 Carbine is advertised as having "been battle proven in harsh combat environments ... for over 25 years," but, according to the Toronto police, the weapon's lightness and...

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Yes, Actually, Global Warming Probably Helped Supersize This Weekend's Blizzard | VICE News

As one of the largest blizzards ever recorded barreled down on the shore town of Cape May, New Jersey, local restaurateur Keith Laudeman was more worried with rising tides than...

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Canadian Academics Accuse Harper Campaign of 'Vicious Propaganda' | VICE News

Hundreds of Canadian university professors are condemning the campaign strategy of Stephen Harper's Conservative Party, which they allege has turned, in the last weeks of the...

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Canada's Dairy Cartel Isn't Going Anywhere Thanks to Trade Deal | VICE News

In the midst of a tight three-way race, Canada's Conservative prime minister eked out a huge victory in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on Monday - managing to safeguard...