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Cocaine, Marijuana, Booze Seized in Cross Lake Traffic Stop

Cocaine, Marijuana, Booze Seized in Cross Lake Traffic Stop

By Sarah Klein

Cross Lake Seizure
Drugs and alcohol seized during a traffic stop near Cross Lake, Manitoba on August 6, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Four people have been charged after a traffic stop in northern Manitoba turned up drugs and alcohol on August 6.

RCMP pulled over the vehicle on Highway 374, where officers found 154 grams of cocaine, 28 grams of marijuana, 52 Tylenol 3 tablets as well as a quantity of liquor.

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Manitoba Minister Wants More Time to Legalize Pot, Says Feds’ 2018 Goal ‘Rushed’

Manitoba Minister Wants More Time to Legalize Pot, Says Feds’ 2018 Goal ‘Rushed’

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

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Products and types of marijuana are shown at The Dispensary, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Vancouver, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2015. Manitoba’s finance minister says he’s feeling rushed by the Trudeau government’s July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana, and he wants an extension. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – Manitoba’s finance minister says he’s feeling rushed by the Trudeau government’s July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana and he wants more time.

Cameron Friesen said Monday that with the clock ticking there are still many unanswered questions on issues like public safety, enforcement and finding legal supplies of marijuana.

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Roadside Drug-Testing Devices Worked Well in Pilot Project, Public Safety Says

Roadside Drug-Testing Devices Worked Well in Pilot Project, Public Safety Says

By The Canadian Press

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A man smokes a marijuana joint during a rally in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2011. The federal government says new pilot-project results suggest roadside testing devices can be successfully used to detect drug-impaired driving. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – The federal government says new pilot-project results suggest roadside testing devices can be successfully used to detect drug-impaired driving.

Police officers from seven jurisdictions across Canada collected over 1,140 saliva samples using two kinds of devices between mid-December and early March.

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Mayors Press Trudeau Liberals for Help to Handle Legalized Marijuana

Mayors Press Trudeau Liberals for Help to Handle Legalized Marijuana

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Ottawa, Friday June 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – The mayors of Canada’s biggest cities say they need a slice of the tax windfall from legal marijuana to cover what they describe as significant costs associated with enforcing a signature initiative from the federal Liberals.

They raised their concerns with cabinet ministers this week, pressing the case that some tax revenues from sale of the drug must filter down to cover costs associated with land-use issues, business licensing applications and enforcement once the purchase, sale and recreational use of the drug is no longer illegal.

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Tragically Hip Strikes Partnership with Medical Marijuana Company

Tragically Hip Strikes Partnership with Medical Marijuana Company

By Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press

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Frontman of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, leads the band through a concert in Vancouver, Sunday, July, 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

TORONTO – A soon-to-be publicly traded medicinal marijuana producer has partnered with the Tragically Hip in anticipation of the drug’s legalization and a burgeoning recreational market.

Newstrike, which will begin trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on Thursday under the symbol HIP, said Tuesday that it “believes we are developing the brand that adult consumers who choose to use cannabis will turn to.”

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RCMP Seize $25K, Marijuana and Stolen ATV in Miami

RCMP Seize $25K, Marijuana and Stolen ATV in Miami

Miami Seizure
Cash seized in Miami, Manitoba after police executed a search warrant at a home on March 10, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in Miami, Manitoba came across a bundle of items on March 10, resulting in the seizure of $25,000 in cash, marijuana, and a stolen ATV.

Police executed a search warrant at a home in the community that morning, where they also arrested four occupants inside.

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RCMP Seize $200,000 in Cash from SUV Near Carberry

RCMP Seize $200,000 in Cash from SUV Near Carberry

Carberry Seizure
More than $200,000 in cash seized from a vehicle west of Carberry, Manitoba on March 2, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A speeding vehicle drew the attention of Manitoba RCMP last week and ended up costing the three individuals inside.

The 2017 Dodge Durango was spotted at around 1 p.m. on March 2 travelling 150 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Carberry.

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RCMP Seize Cocaine, Marijuana and Weapons from Peguis First Nation

RCMP Seize Cocaine, Marijuana and Weapons from Peguis First Nation

Peguis Seizure
Items seized during raids of two homes on Peguis First Nation, March 3, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Five people have been arrested after drugs and weapons were found in two residences on Peguis First Nation.

Manitoba RCMP executed two search warrants on March 3, where they located 1 kg of cocaine, 233 grams of marijuana, seven firearms, and a significant amount of cash.

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