Motkaluk Would Freeze Frontage Levy Rates if Elected

Motkaluk Would Freeze Frontage Levy Rates if Elected

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Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Jenny Motkaluk is vowing to freeze frontage levy rates if she’s elected mayor next week.

Motkaluk said she would commit to freezing the fees at the current rate of $5.45 per foot.

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Newfoundland and Labrador First to Buy Adult Use Pot in New Era for Cannabis

Newfoundland and Labrador First to Buy Adult Use Pot in New Era for Cannabis

By The Canadian Press

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Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton, left to right, provides the receipt for the first legal cannabis for recreation use sold in Canada to Nikki Rose and Ian Power at the Tweed shop on Water Street in St. John’s N.L. at 12:01 am NDT on Wednesday October 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Ian Power made sure he was first in line on a chilly October night to make a midnight purchase that will likely cement his place in Canadian history. Outside one of the cannabis shops in St. John’s, N.L., that were set to open at 12 a.m. local time on Oct. 17th, the 46-year-old knew exactly what he planned to do with his first legally purchased gram.

“I’m having a plaque made with the date and time and everything. This is never actually going to be smoked. I’m going to keep it forever,” said Power.

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Manitoba Sets New Fines to Combat Spread of Aquatic Evasive Species

Manitoba Sets New Fines to Combat Spread of Aquatic Evasive Species

By Brian Schultz

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A boat washing station in Clear Lake (PARKS CANADA)

The Manitoba government is implementing a set of penalties to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in the province.

Beginning Wednesday, enforcement officers will have the power to issue a ticket with a specific fine to be voluntarily paid in court. Until now, offenders were required to appear in court to answer to their charges.

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Manitoba Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving, Triples Fines to $672

Manitoba Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving, Triples Fines to $672

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A woman uses an iPad while behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in traffic at a red light in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, October 20, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has taken the gloves off and introduced tougher penalties for motorists who choose to text and drive.

Beginning November 1, a first-time offence for distracted driving will cost you $672 — up from a $203 fine previously.

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