Cannabis Retailers Warn of Lingering Supply Shortage

Cannabis Retailers Warn of Lingering Supply Shortage

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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Don and Aaron (last names withheld) from the United States show off their cannabis purchases outside British Columbia’s first legal B.C. cannabis store in Kamloops, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

TORONTO – Demand for newly legal pot appears to be outstripping supply as retailers run low on some products or are cleaned out completely amid a shortfall that could last for months.

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries said Thursday that it is expecting product shortages in both brick-and-mortar and online stores could last “up to at least six months.”

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Manitoba Covering 154 New Medications Under Pharmacare

Manitoba Covering 154 New Medications Under Pharmacare

By Sarah Klein

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WINNIPEG — 154 new medications are now covered under Manitoba’s Pharmacare Program, including coverage for a drug used to control high blood sugar.

“We are continuously working to add drugs to the pharmacare program in a timely manner to ensure Manitobans have access to medications that offer important treatments for many different illnesses and treatments at a more affordable price,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen.

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Cannabis-Impaired Driver Arrested Trying to Avoid Checkstop

Cannabis-Impaired Driver Arrested Trying to Avoid Checkstop

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Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

A day after recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada, RCMP in Manitoba have arrested a man for driving while impaired.

Police were conducting a checkstop at the intersection of Cree Road and Deerwood Drive in Thompson early Thursday when officers noticed an SUV signalling to turn down the road they were stationed on. He suddenly turned in the opposite direction of the checkstop and began driving away.

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Former B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell Will Probe Costly Manitoba Hydro Projects

Former B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell Will Probe Costly Manitoba Hydro Projects

By The Canadian Press

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B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell speaks during an interview in his office in Victoria on February 14, 2011. The Manitoba government has hired former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial debt. Campbell will look at whether the Keeyask Generating Station and Bipole Three transmission line — projects built under the former NDP government — were built based on sound economics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has hired former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial debt.

Campbell will look at whether the Keeyask Generating Station and Bipole Three transmission line — projects built under the former NDP government — were based on sound economics.

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Two More Addictions-Focused Clinics Open in Manitoba

Two More Addictions-Focused Clinics Open in Manitoba

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Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen speaks during a press conference in Winnipeg on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

The province has opened two more Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine clinics in Manitoba to help people suffering from addictions.

The RAAM clinics are located in Brandon on 7th Street and Thompson at the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba’s Eaglewood site.

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Manitoba NDP Calls for Inquest into Indigenous Man’s Death on a Bus

Manitoba NDP Calls for Inquest into Indigenous Man’s Death on a Bus

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. The leader of the Manitoba’s Opposition is calling for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died on a bus travelling to Winnipeg for a medical appointment. Abraham Donkey, who was 58, was travelling from Thompson for a follow-up appointment after a recent heart surgery. He died on October 3rd during a 10-hour bus trip. NDP Leader Wab Kinew says both Manitoba Health and the federal government’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch didn’t offer to pay for a flight and refused to cover expenses for a family member to go with Donkey. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – The leader of Manitoba’s Opposition has called for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died during a 10-hour bus trip for a medical appointment.

Abraham Donkey of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation was travelling from Thompson to Winnipeg for a followup appointment after a recent heart surgery.

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