VANCOUVER – Beer brewed with marijuana, baking mixes concocted to bring out the unique flavours of cannabis oil and good, old-fashioned pot cookies: Canadian companies are creating them all, but it’s unclear when stores will legally be able to stock the edibles for recreational users.
Instead, business owners have been getting creative to manufacture, refine and sell their products.
TORONTO – Starbucks is closing about 1,100 Canadian locations for anti-bias training Monday afternoon in a bid to make its stores more inclusive after the April arrest of two black men, who had been refused permission to use the washroom at a Starbucks in Philadelphia.
The four-hour training sessions that begin at 3 p.m. involve sharing experiences, listening to experts, reflecting on the realities of bias in society and talking about how employees can create public spaces where everyone feels like they belong.
As the world’s best-known celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain‘s travels took him to the farthest corners of the planet, and in so doing he became a champion of regional cuisines, including those of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Bourdain, 61, was found dead Friday in his hotel room in France. He was in Strasbourg filming an upcoming segment of his award-winning “Parts Unknown” series for CNN. The network confirmed the cause of death was suicide.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he will consider closing a loophole that allows people to eat marijuana-infused brownies and other homemade edibles in public places when cannabis is federally legalized this year.
But he says enforcing a ban — such as one many other provinces are already planning — could be difficult.
There are certain signs of summer when you live in Winnipeg-the fruit trees in full bloom, the quickly flowing Red River, bikes and pedestrians everywhere and in the case of this year, the end of the hockey season. In addition, now that Mon Ami Louis opens only for the fair weather months, the opening of its doors on the Provencher Bridge.
Three good friends were assembled that day-one of the first sunny and balmy days of the season. The air conditioning actually provided some relief as we entered. I was warm from making the trek from my parked car and across the bridge when one of the trios pointed out that there is some designated parking for Mon Ami Louis guests on the east side of the river. I will research that option next time.