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Pot workers not barred from U.S. automatically

OTTAWA—The United States says Canadians who work in the marijuana industry will not be barred outright from entering the country.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said in an updated statement that someone working in the legal pot industry in Canada will “generally be admissible” as long as their travel is not related to the industry.

Province to grant helmet exemption to Sikh bikers

TORONTO—Ontario soon will allow turban-wearing Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets, joining three other provinces in providing the exemption.

The Progressive Conservative government said yesterday that the exemption, which goes into effect Oct. 18, will recognize Sikh motorcycle riders' civil rights and religious expression.

Province set to launch pot campaign

TORONTO—Ontario is launching a public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of using recreational cannabis and promote social responsibility ahead of the legalization of marijuana next week.

Attorney General Caroline Mulroney said the ads will emphasize the province's rules around the sale and consumption of pot, as well as measures to protect children and the community.

Hospital beds funded ahead of 'flu season

TORONTO—Ontario will spend $90 million this year to fund hundreds of hospital beds ahead of flu season, a measure the province's health minister said will help address the issue of so-called hallway medicine.

Christine Elliott said the funding will help Ontario's hospital system deal with overcrowding that has resulted in patients being treated in unsuitable spaces.