Manitoba Mulling a Ban on Public Consumption of Edible Cannabis Products

Manitoba Mulling a Ban on Public Consumption of Edible Cannabis Products

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen speaks during a press conference in Winnipeg on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The Manitoba government says it is considering expanding its ban on smoking cannabis in public places to also exclude consumption of edible products. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen says the government is currently considering the change and a decision could come soon. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is looking at expanding its ban on smoking cannabis in public places to also include consumption of edible products.

Two days before the legalization of recreational marijuana, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen said the government is actively looking at outlawing the use of cannabis-infused baked goods and other edible items in public.

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Retired Winnipeg Priest Charged with Multiple Sexual Assaults

Retired Winnipeg Priest Charged with Multiple Sexual Assaults

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Roland Lanoie in 2013 (YOUTUBE.COM/TERREDAZUR)

A former Winnipeg priest has been charged with multiple sexual assaults dating back to the 1980s.

Winnipeg police say a man came forward in the spring alleging he was sexually assaulted a number of times while he was a resident student at the St. Boniface Minor Seminary. The alleged incidents occurred between 1982 and 1988 in Winnipeg.

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Online Cannabis Portals Bracing for Surge of Orders as Legalization Looms

Online Cannabis Portals Bracing for Surge of Orders as Legalization Looms

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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A worker examines cannabis products at the Ontario Cannabis Store distribution centre in an undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ontario Cannabis Store)

TORONTO – As many as 100 locations across the country may be ready to sell cannabis on Wednesday when recreational pot is legalized across the country, but most Canadians’ first purchase of legal pot will likely be at the click of a button.

Provincial and territorial governments and private retailers say they believe they’re ready for the surge of online shoppers, but it is unclear how high pot demand will actually be.

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Manitoba Rolls Out Second Phase of Cannabis Education Campaign

Manitoba Rolls Out Second Phase of Cannabis Education Campaign

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The ‘Know My Limits’ campaign educates Manitobans on strategies for safer cannabis use. (LGCA)

WINNIPEG — The second phase of Manitoba’s educational campaign surrounding cannabis usage is asking Manitobans to know their limits.

Cannabis becomes legal nationwide on Wednesday, and the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba will be running the Know My Limits campaign to accompany legalization.

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Brian Bowman Would Create Youth Council if Re-Elected

Brian Bowman Would Create Youth Council if Re-Elected

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Mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Brian Bowman says he would establish a youth advisory council if re-elected Winnipeg’s mayor.

The council would consist of up to 15 members allowing for one youth council member to be selected from each of the city’s existing 15 electoral wards.

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Cirque Musica Holiday Show to Play Bell MTS Place

Cirque Musica Holiday Show to Play Bell MTS Place

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Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland at Bell MTS Place on December 6. (DIXIE BAKER PHOTO)

Acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer are on deck when Cirque Musica Holiday takes over Bell MTS Place on December 6.

The live-action musical presents “Wonderland,” featuring incredible circus performances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

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Blue Bombers Sign Winnipeg OL Geoff Gray

Blue Bombers Sign Winnipeg OL Geoff Gray

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U of M Bisons offensive lineman Geoff Gray stands with his parents on Sunday, April 30, 2017, one day after signing a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are shoring up their offensive line by bringing in city product Geoff Gray.

The Winnipeg native and former University of Manitoba Bison was selected by the Bombers eighth overall in the 2017 CFL Draft.

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Up Close and Personal with Churchill’s Whimsical Beluga Whales

Up Close and Personal with Churchill’s Whimsical Beluga Whales

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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A beluga whale surfaces for air as whale watchers head out in kayaks on the Churchill River in Churchill, Manitoba, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of the Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by.

The northern Manitoba community of Churchill is known as the polar bear capital of the world, but the largest population of beluga whales also calls its Hudson Bay coastline home.

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