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Rapid Access Addictions Centre Opens in Selkirk

Rapid Access Addictions Centre Opens in Selkirk

Selkirk RAAM Clinic
The Selkirk Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic is located in Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority’s community health office at 237 Manitoba Avenue. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The fifth Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic in the province opened in Selkirk on Wednesday.

The RAAM clinic provides assessment, counselling, the prescribing of appropriate medication and connections for adult patients to community treatment programs and primary care physicians.

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Man Nabbed for Drug Trafficking After Caught Taking a Selfie

Man Nabbed for Drug Trafficking After Caught Taking a Selfie

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — An ill-timed selfie has landed a man behind bars, but not for Highway Traffic Act violations.

Winnipeg police were on patrol in the area of Portage Avenue at Edmonton Street at around 1 a.m. Tuesday when they noticed a man driving while taking a selfie using both hands.

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RCMP Make Multiple Drug Seizures in Northern Manitoba

RCMP Make Multiple Drug Seizures in Northern Manitoba

Paint Lake Drug Seizure
Drugs seized from a home in Paint Lake Provincial Park on Friday, November 9, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Multiple people are in custody facing charges after RCMP raided three separate homes in northern Manitoba and seized a number of drugs.

Between November 8-10, officers from Thompson and Norway House RCMP executed search warrants in Thompson, Paint Lake Provincial Park and Norway House, Manitoba.

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Meth, Drug Trade Fuelling Recent Spate of Violence: Winnipeg Police Chief

Meth, Drug Trade Fuelling Recent Spate of Violence: Winnipeg Police Chief

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Danny Smyth
Winnipeg Police Superintendent Danny Smyth speaks at a press conference in Winnipeg, Wednesday, November 12, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Police say a conflict this week in which officers were forced to look for cover as bullets struck their police cruisers in a Winnipeg neighbourhood was linked to a methamphetamine crisis.

Police Chief Danny Smyth said Wednesday’s confrontation was the latest in an unprecedented number of armed-and-barricaded situations connected to the highly addictive street drug.

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Seeing Green: Black Market Cannabis Will Flourish Until Legal Prices Lowered

Seeing Green: Black Market Cannabis Will Flourish Until Legal Prices Lowered

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Marijuana
Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A Manitoba community that only allowed bars in 2011 has voted no to letting pot stores open up shop. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Fencing and feed for livestock are exempt from provincial sales tax (RST). Also exempt are protective bike helmets, artificial limbs, and children’s safety equipment. Interestingly, so too is retail cannabis.

When the provincial government announced earlier this year what taxes would be applied to recreational cannabis sold in the province, RST wasn’t on that list. Sales of the drug are subject to levies applied by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, which include markups of $0.75 per gram, plus an additional nine percent. Retailers also have to pay a “social responsibility fee,” amounting to six percent of their revenues. There is also a federal tax, which will be split between the provincial and federal governments.

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Winnipeg Police, Partner Law Enforcement Dismantle Cross-Provincial Drug Network

Winnipeg Police, Partner Law Enforcement Dismantle Cross-Provincial Drug Network

Project Riverbank Seizure
From left to right: Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen, Mayor Brian Bowman, RCMP ‘D’ Division Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, and Winnipeg police Inspector Max Waddell, show off items seized as part of Project Riverbank, Thursday, November 1, 2018. (RCMP)

A 10-month-long investigation by Winnipeg police and partner law enforcement agencies in western Canada has resulted in a $2.7 million seizure of drugs, vehicles and cash.

Project Riverbank dismantled an inter-provincial drug network made up of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and ketamine.

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RCMP Seize 94 Marijuana Plants, Lay Other Pot-Related Charges

RCMP Seize 94 Marijuana Plants, Lay Other Pot-Related Charges

Marijuana Grow-Op
RCMP have charged a man in connection to a marijuana grow-op in Winnipegosis, Manitoba on October 19, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have seized 94 marijuana plants from a home in Winnipegosis.

Officers executed a search warrant at a home on Bridge Street in the community on October 19, when they came across a large illicit grow operation.

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Manitoba Man Handed $2,542 Ticket for Supplying Pot to Minor

Manitoba Man Handed $2,542 Ticket for Supplying Pot to Minor

Marijuana
Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)

A Sandy Bay First Nation man has been handed a hefty ticket for supplying marijuana to a minor.

Manitoba First Nations Police says a 13-year-old youth attended school last Friday afternoon and was suspected of being under the influence of cannabis.

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