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Brandon Police Wake Sleeping Man to Find Weapons, Drugs

Brandon Police Wake Sleeping Man to Find Weapons, Drugs

Brandon Police Service CrestBrandon police woke up a sleeping man in a parking lot Tuesday to find weapons and a quantity of drugs.

An employee called police at around 8 a.m. to report a man was sleeping in a vehicle in the parking lot of the 2600 block of Victoria Avenue.

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New Brunswick Says It’s the First Province to ‘Fully Secure’ Marijuana Supply

New Brunswick Says It’s the First Province to ‘Fully Secure’ Marijuana Supply

By The Canadian Press

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Marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn.in a June 17, 2015 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jim Mone)

ATHOLVILLE, N.B. – New Brunswick says it has become the first province to fully secure its supply of recreational marijuana.

It announced a memorandum of understanding with Zenabis to provide four million grams of cannabis and derivative products with a retail value of about $40 million.

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Two Charged After Gun, Drugs Seized on Hargrave Street

Two Charged After Gun, Drugs Seized on Hargrave Street

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Two people are in police custody following the seizure of 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine valued at $6,000 and a loaded .22 calibre revolver from a suite in the 100 block of Hargrave Street.

Officers executed a search warrant Thursday and arrested a man and woman at the scene.

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Got Pot? Travellers to Canada Will Be Asked If They’re Carrying Cannabis

Got Pot? Travellers to Canada Will Be Asked If They’re Carrying Cannabis

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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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)

OTTAWA – Travellers to Canada will be routinely asked whether they are bringing marijuana into the country as Ottawa moves to legalize recreational pot use.

Signs will also be posted at major ports of entry to remind people that the unauthorized importation of pot remains illegal, said Peter Hill, associate vice-president of the Canada Border Services Agency.

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Federal Government Not Sharing Costs of Legal Cannabis, Manitoba Premier Says

Federal Government Not Sharing Costs of Legal Cannabis, Manitoba Premier Says

By The Canadian Press

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Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is not happy with the federal government’s plan to tax marijuana when it becomes legal next July.

Pallister says any tax increase threatens to drive up the price of legal cannabis and ensure the illicit market continues to thrive.

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Ottawa Proposing Legal Weed Tax of At Least $1 Per Gram, Plus GST/HST

Ottawa Proposing Legal Weed Tax of At Least $1 Per Gram, Plus GST/HST

By Mia Robson, The Canadian Press

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A man smokes a marijuana joint during a rally in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – Ottawa and the provinces and territories could have another $1 billion a year in tax revenues to split after pot becomes legal next year.

Liberal MP Bill Blair, former Toronto police chief and the Trudeau government’s point man on legalizing marijuana, made public Friday the federal tax proposal for legal pot, kicking off a period of public consultations that ends Dec. 7.

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Five Charged in Massive Drug Bust by Winnipeg Police

Five Charged in Massive Drug Bust by Winnipeg Police

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Winnipeg police show off a massive drug seizure made by officers earlier this month, Friday, November 10, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)

A two-month long investigation by Winnipeg police into organized crime has netted a significant drug and weapons seizure.

Officers executed a search warrant November 3 at a home in the first 100 block of Roslyn Road.

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Manitoba Hands Off Sale of Legal Marijuana to Budding Retailers

Manitoba Hands Off Sale of Legal Marijuana to Budding Retailers

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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)
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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announces the Manitoba plan for cannabis retail and distribution at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s plan for marijuana retail and distribution is no longer shrouded in a cloud of cannabis-filled smoke.

The province on Tuesday revealed its “hybrid model” for how the government will regulate, monitor and sell marijuana once it’s legalized on July 1, 2018.

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Three Nelson House Residents Charged in Cocaine Bust

Three Nelson House Residents Charged in Cocaine Bust

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Cocaine seized during a raid at a home in Nelson House, Manitoba on November 1, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)
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Officers also located a large quantity of cash in the Nelson House bust. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Three people, including a youth, face charges after RCMP in Nelson House raided a residence and seized a quantity of cocaine and cash on November 1.

Police say officers seized 39 grams of cocaine and a large amount of Canadian currency.

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