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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

Cliff Cullen
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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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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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

Beluga Whale
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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With Oct. 17 Days Away, Recreational Cannabis Landscape Still Hazy

With Oct. 17 Days Away, Recreational Cannabis Landscape Still Hazy

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

David Thomas
David Thomas, co-owner of Jimmy’s Cannabis, which will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on Oct. 17, in Battleford, Sask., on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

TORONTO – Jimmy’s Cannabis will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on Oct. 17 — but it’s still not clear whether there will be any pot products on its shelves.

The Saskatchewan-based chain of recreational pot stores is one of 51 retailers to receive a store permit and is putting the finishing touches on two locations, which feature reclaimed barnwood and custom-made display cases and other details to reflect their provincial roots, said co-owner David Thomas.

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Bryan Little Lifts Winnipeg Jets Over Carolina Hurricanes 3-1

Bryan Little Lifts Winnipeg Jets Over Carolina Hurricanes 3-1

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) moves across the crease to stop a shot by Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) as Patrik Laine (29) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, October 14, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Blake Wheeler had to be honest — it was not the Winnipeg Jets’ prettiest win. But it will do.

Bryan Little put away the winner with just over two minutes left in the third period as the Jets topped the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Sunday night as Winnipeg began a six-game homestand.

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Manitoba MLA Says He’s Staying After Reports He Made Inappropriate Comments

Manitoba MLA Says He’s Staying After Reports He Made Inappropriate Comments

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Cliff Graydon
Cliff Graydon (GOV.MB.CA)

WINNIPEG – A Progressive Conservative member of the Manitoba legislature says he has no intention of stepping down after reportedly making inappropriate comments to a woman who works for the party’s caucus.

Cliff Graydon would not comment in detail on reports he suggested the woman sit on his lap during a luncheon where there was a shortage of chairs.

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Blue Bombers Dump Roughriders 31-0 to Extend Winning Streak to Four Games

Blue Bombers Dump Roughriders 31-0 to Extend Winning Streak to Four Games

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Kevin Fogg - Jovan Santos-Knox
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Kevin Fogg (3) celebrates his fumble recovery with Jovan Santos-Knox (45) during the second half of CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Winnipeg Saturday, October 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Adam Bighill was signed by the Blue Bombers for his leadership and tenacious talents. He delivered big time on Saturday.

The veteran linebacker had three quarterback sacks, one forced fumble that led to a touchdown and eight defensive tackles in Winnipeg’s 31-0 shutout of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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High Times: Optimism in Smiths Falls, the Little Town That Marijuana Saved

High Times: Optimism in Smiths Falls, the Little Town That Marijuana Saved

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Smith Falls
People walk in Smiths Falls, Ont. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. – The place pot put on the map, weed capital of Canada, the little town that marijuana saved — folks in Smiths Falls have many ways of describing their community’s transformation, but all of them stick to a common theme.

The Ontario community, home to fewer than 9,000 people, had become all too familiar with the pain of economic hardship over the years.

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