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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

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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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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

Wab Kinew
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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‘Flying Off the Shelves:’ Winnipeg Cannabis Store Tries to Keep Up with Demand

‘Flying Off the Shelves:’ Winnipeg Cannabis Store Tries to Keep Up with Demand

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Marijuana - Cannabis
People check out the sample counter at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Man., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Marijuana is now legal in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg cannabis store has been struggling to keep up with demand on the first day of legalized recreational use.

Gary Symons, with Delta 9, said 100 orders were processed in the first minute or so when the company’s online store went live at midnight.

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New Era Dawns as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada

New Era Dawns as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

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A depiction of a cannabis bud drops from the ceiling at Leafly’s countdown party in Toronto on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, as midnight passes and marks the first day legalization of Cannabis across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Canadians openly rolled, smoked and vaped legally bought weed for the first time Wednesday as a seismic cultural shift ushered in a new era of how cannabis — and cannabis users — are regarded across the country.

The pungent smell of marijuana hung over dozens of people gathered along Montreal’s boutique-lined Ste Catherine Street, where hundreds would-be patrons stretched around the block in front of a government-sanctioned pot shop and cheered when doors opened.

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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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Pot Shop Raids ‘Highly Unlikely’ on Wednesday: Head of Police Chiefs

Pot Shop Raids ‘Highly Unlikely’ on Wednesday: Head of Police Chiefs

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)

VANCOUVER – The head of Canada’s police chiefs says it’s “highly unlikely” there will be raids of unlicensed pot shops on the day marijuana becomes legal.

Vancouver Chief Const. Adam Palmer says he hasn’t heard of any police departments planning to crack down on illegal dispensaries on Wednesday.

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