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How Lo(cal) Can You Go? Shopping at Home a Big Boost to Small Business

How Lo(cal) Can You Go? Shopping at Home a Big Boost to Small Business

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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We all know the importance of small businesses to our economy, but what about the smallest of small? In the season of farmers markets and pop up shops, all of a sudden, we see the talent hiding in plain sight.

The sewing, baking, crafting, painting, pottery, woodworking and anything you can imagine, are all on display. Locally made and locally sold, it’s the epitome of shopping local.

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IKEA Recalling LURVIG Water Dispenser Due to Risk of Animal Suffocation

IKEA Recalling LURVIG Water Dispenser Due to Risk of Animal Suffocation

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IKEA recalls LURVIG water dispenser for pets due to suffocation hazard for dogs and cats. (IKEA CANADA)

IKEA is recalling the LURVIG water dispenser for pets after discovering dogs and cats could get their heads stuck inside the dome and suffocate.

IKEA says there have been two incidents where dogs became stuck and suffocated.

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Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

Food Businesses Look to Cash in on Post-Pot Cravings with Weed-Free Munchies

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Oh Henry! Munchies
Customers are served at a pop-up shop selling the Oh Henry! 4:25 chocolate bar in a handout photo. (HERSHEY CANADA / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

TORONTO — Undeterred by a ban on edibles in Canada’s initial rollout of legal recreational marijuana, food companies have found a way to cash in on the buzz by catering to post-consumption cravings with marijuana-free munchies.

The country is gearing up for cannabis legalization for recreational use on October 17, but edible products infused with pot will remain illegal until specific government regulations are rolled out in 2019 at the earliest.

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Manitoba Named Slurpee Capital of the World for 19th Year

Manitoba Named Slurpee Capital of the World for 19th Year

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Vice-president and general manager of 7-Eleven Canada, Doug Rosencrans, pouring the last bit of Slurpee to fill the world’s largest Slurpee cup in July 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — For the 19th year in a row, Manitoba has retained its title as Slurpee Capital of the World.

7-Eleven says Manitobans have once again purchased the most Slurpees per capita as the convenience store chain prepares for its annual 7-Eleven Day on July 11 (7/11).

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Hyatt Breaks Ground on Six-Storey Hotel in South Winnipeg

Hyatt Breaks Ground on Six-Storey Hotel in South Winnipeg

Hyatt House Winnipeg Southwest
An artist’s rendering of the future Hyatt House Winnipeg Southwest, expected to open in summer 2019. (HANDOUT)

Construction is underway on a six-storey, 135-room hotel in the bustling area of south Winnipeg.

Hyatt House Winnipeg Southwest will be located in the Seasons of Tuxedo area, near Outlet Collection Winnipeg, at 700 Sterling Lyon Parkway.

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Second Cup Sets Its Sight on Converting Some Coffee Shops into Pot Dispensaries

Second Cup Sets Its Sight on Converting Some Coffee Shops into Pot Dispensaries

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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A customer carries her coffee as she leave a Second Cup coffee retailer in Toronto on Monday Dec. 5, 2016. Second Cup looking to convert some of its coffee shops into recreational cannabis dispensaries and lounges. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

TORONTO – Second Cup wants to serve up a different kind of buzz by converting some of its coffee shops into cannabis dispensaries.

Shares in the Canadian restaurant operator rose as much as 26 per cent to $3.47 apiece in early Thursday trading after it announced that it has signed an agreement with marijuana clinic operator National Access Cannabis to develop and operate a network of recreational pot stores.

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City Entrepreneur Opens First Sneaker Consignment Service

City Entrepreneur Opens First Sneaker Consignment Service

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Eric Olek of Friday Knights has opened the city’s first sneaker consignment service inside his Exchange District store. (HANDOUT)

Sneakerheads look no further than Eric Olek‘s latest retail offering in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

The owner and entrepreneur behind streetwear brand Friday Knights has turned his attention to a sneaker consignment service inside his flagship store.

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