Cannabis Sales in Manitoba Will Be Subject to Government Fee and Markup

Cannabis Sales in Manitoba Will Be Subject to Government Fee and Markup

By The Canadian Press

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A cannabis plant is shown in southwest Quebec on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – When recreational cannabis is legalized later this year, it will be subject to a government fee and a wholesale markup in Manitoba.

The provincial government says a “social responsibility fee” of six per cent will be applied to a cannabis retailer’s total annual revenues.

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Province Deploying Air Monitoring Station Following St. Boniface Soil Tests

Province Deploying Air Monitoring Station Following St. Boniface Soil Tests

By Sarah Klein

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WINNIPEG — A mobile air monitoring station is being deployed near the St. Boniface industrial park after recent soil tests showed high levels of lead in the area.

The Manitoba government says the monitoring station will address long-standing resident concerns about air quality in their neighbourhood.

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Life-Jacket Loaner Program Expands to Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Life-Jacket Loaner Program Expands to Spruce Woods Provincial Park

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In the midst of National Drowning Prevention Week, the Manitoba government has announced the expansion of its life-jacket loan program for swimmers in Spruce Woods Provincial Park.

“A tragedy on the water can occur in the blink of an eye, which means never leaving children alone near water and always keeping them in sight,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires.

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Trudeau Shuffles Familiar Faces, Adds New Ones to Expanded Cabinet

Trudeau Shuffles Familiar Faces, Adds New Ones to Expanded Cabinet

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his pre-election cabinet, shuffling six ministers to new portfolios and promoting five other MPs to his front benches in a bid to boost the profile of his team.

Trudeau confidant and long-time MP Dominic LeBlanc moves from fisheries to take on intergovernmental affairs, placing a veteran in charge of unpredictable federal-provincial relations.

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Dave Wheeler Fired from 92.1 CITI Over Controversial Remarks

Dave Wheeler Fired from 92.1 CITI Over Controversial Remarks

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Dave Wheeler has been fired from 92.1 CITI after ‘multiple disciplinary incidents,’ the station says. (TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Radio host Dave Wheeler has been fired from 92.1 CITI following controversial comments he made this week regarding the transgender community.

The host of “Wheeler in the Morning” made the comments on Monday comparing transgender people to actors who “pretend to be different things.” Wheeler was suspended on Tuesday and Rogers Media has since ended its relationship with him.

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Invasive Species Known as the Zombie Plant Present in Waterways of Five Provinces

Invasive Species Known as the Zombie Plant Present in Waterways of Five Provinces

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

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A handful of Eurasian watermilfoil that washed up on a beach in Eastern Ontario is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Barbara King/Watersheds Canada)

MONTREAL – An invasive plant species that has become a worrisome problem in Quebec lakes and rivers is also present in four other provinces as well as in almost every U.S. state.

Barbara King, executive director of the non-profit Watersheds Canada, says the species is known to occur in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont Takes Former NDP Premier’s Seat in Byelection

Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont Takes Former NDP Premier’s Seat in Byelection

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberals won a key provincial byelection Tuesday night, securing a legislature seat for their new leader, Dougald Lamont, and gaining official party status and the funding that comes with it.

Lamont, elected Liberal leader last October, soared well ahead of second-place NDP candidate Blandine Tona as results continued to come in late Tuesday night in the St. Boniface constituency in Winnipeg.

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