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Police Bust Fraudulent Medical Marijuana Grow-Op in Southdale

Police Bust Fraudulent Medical Marijuana Grow-Op in Southdale

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police raided a marijuana grow-op in Southdale on Tuesday after a lengthy investigation.

Officers executed a search warrant at a home in the first 100 block of Driftwood Bay after concluding a medical marijuana production licence had been fraudulently obtained.

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Passerby Threatened with Gun After Stopping to Assist Winnipeg Crash Victim

Passerby Threatened with Gun After Stopping to Assist Winnipeg Crash Victim

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A would-be Good Samaritan had a gun pulled on them while trying to help a man who crashed a stolen vehicle into a snowbank in Transcona on Monday.

Police say the passerby arrived on scene on Copeland Street at around 1:30 p.m. and called 911 after the driver said he was frozen and needed help.

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Six Charged as RCMP Target Manitoba Warriors in Project Deadbolt

Six Charged as RCMP Target Manitoba Warriors in Project Deadbolt

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Project Deadbolt targeted members of the Manitoba Warriors and resulted in six people being charged. (RCMP HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — RCMP in Manitoba have dismantled a gang-fuelled drug trafficking operation with the arrests of six people.

Project Deadbolt targeted the Manitoba Warriors’ cocaine trafficking network supplying drugs from Winnipeg to the Grand Rapids area.

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Study Suggests Canadians Taking Prescription Drugs Cut Groceries, Heat Spending

Study Suggests Canadians Taking Prescription Drugs Cut Groceries, Heat Spending

By Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press

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MONTREAL – Nearly one million Canadians opted for emptier grocery bags and colder homes in order to pay for prescription drugs in 2016, suggests a nationwide study on the topic published Tuesday.

The review was conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto.

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Banff Grapples with Unique Challenges Before Cannabis Legalization

Banff Grapples with Unique Challenges Before Cannabis Legalization

By The Canadian Press

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A view of Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Travel Alberta)

BANFF, Alta. – The Town of Banff is grappling with some unique challenges before this year’s legalization of cannabis.

With a reputation as a place to get a “Rocky Mountain high” and a large international tourist base, the small mountain town is on the radar for retailers looking to set up shop.

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Pot Legalization: Americans Raise Questions About Potential Border Impact

Pot Legalization: Americans Raise Questions About Potential Border Impact

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

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Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto on November 5, 2017. American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada’s marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there’s no reason that should happen. The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-to-face encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart Kirstjen Nielsen. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

WASHINGTON – American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada’s marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there’s no reason that should happen.

The issue has come up in phone calls between high-level officials and again in passing this week during a first face-to-face encounter between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and his U.S. counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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