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Manitoba Has Potential Vendors Wanting to Sell Cannabis in Rural Areas

Manitoba Has Potential Vendors Wanting to Sell Cannabis in Rural Areas

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A man checks out a sample at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Man., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Nearly 100 organizations have pre-qualified for the expansion of retail cannabis sales in Manitoba, the provincial government said Wednesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says nearly 100 organizations have pre-qualified for the expansion of retail cannabis sales.

While it’s not known how many will be approved, the government is opening the door to new stores that it hopes will eat into the black market.

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Shopping for Rural Opportunities Online: Jackman-Atkinson

Shopping for Rural Opportunities Online: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

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NEEPAWA, Man. — After dramatically transforming one industry after another, the online revolution has come for the retail sector. The number of Canadians shopping online has been rising, which has led to great handwringing about what this means for the retail sector. You can’t blame them, we’ve all seen the impact the internet had on buying things like air travel and movie rentals.

Retail e-commerce has been rising and in 2018, it accounted for $18 billion of sales, or 2.9 percent of total retail sales in Canada. Interestingly, about one-quarter of those sales took place in the holiday shopping season. Less than 10 years ago, in 2010, Statistics Canada figures showed that Canadians placed about 114 million online orders, totalling $15.3 billion. These trends aren’t expected to turn around; by 2021, Canadian retail e-commerce is expected to rise to $29 billion. In the U.S., online shopping accounts for almost 10 percent of all retail sales and is forecast to reach 20 percent by 2025.

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Extra Smoke and Heat to Go as Fire Destroys Winnipeg Fast-Food Restaurant

Extra Smoke and Heat to Go as Fire Destroys Winnipeg Fast-Food Restaurant

By The Canadian Press

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Smoke billows from an A&W restaurant in the 1400 block of Main Street on Sunday, February 10, 2019. (ROB SWYSTUN / TWITTER)

Winnipeg firefighters were served up heavy smoke, intense heat and other dangerous conditions as they battled a blaze that eventually destroyed a fast-food restaurant.

Flames were licking through the roof of an A&W outlet on Main St. when crews arrived at the scene shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

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StatCan Says Number of Cannabis Users Relatively Unchanged Since Legalization

StatCan Says Number of Cannabis Users Relatively Unchanged Since Legalization

By The Canadian Press

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Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto, November 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

OTTAWA — The national statistics offices says legalizing cannabis doesn’t seem to have much changed how many people use the drug.

Figures released Thursday morning from Statistics Canada show about 4.6 million people, or 15 per cent of Canadians over age 15, reported using cannabis in the last three months.

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Tim Hortons Co-Founder Ron Joyce Dies at Age 88

Tim Hortons Co-Founder Ron Joyce Dies at Age 88

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce is photographed in Toronto on Friday, October 20, 2006. Joyce has died at age 88. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris)

Ron Joyce, who rose from a childhood marked by the Great Depression to co-found the Tim Hortons doughnut chain, has died at the age of 88.

Joyce died Thursday in his Burlington, Ont., home with his family at his side, the family said in a statement.

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Winnipeg Business Protests Ongoing Exchange District Construction

Winnipeg Business Protests Ongoing Exchange District Construction

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Exchange District shop Friday Knights is taking a stand against ongoing construction in front of its McDermot Avenue business. (ERIC OLEK / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg business is taking a unique approach to protest ongoing construction in front of its Exchange District sneaker boutique.

Erik Olek, owner of Friday Knights, has dressed up mannequins in his McDermont Avenue shop’s front window in high-visibility safety gear, while adding street signs and pylons.

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Vancouver Gets First Licensed Pot Shop as B.C. Lags Behind Other Provinces

Vancouver Gets First Licensed Pot Shop as B.C. Lags Behind Other Provinces

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

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Maria Petrucci and Mike Babins, married co-founders of Evergreen Cannabis in Vancouver, are pictured in a handout photo taken at the store on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Stephen Lebovits)

VANCOUVER – A licensed marijuana store is set to open in Vancouver as the number of legal pot shops in British Columbia still lags behind other provinces.

Evergreen Cannabis owner Mike Babins said the store received its provincial licence this week and plans to open its doors on Saturday.

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Management Shakeup at Manitoba-Based Pot Producer After Health Canada Recalls

Management Shakeup at Manitoba-Based Pot Producer After Health Canada Recalls

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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A vendor displays marijuana for sale during the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – An investigation has determined that bullying by senior managers at a Winnipeg-based cannabis producer and demands on supply after legalization contributed to unauthorized weed being shipped to some stores.

Health Canada issued a recall earlier this month for two strains of Bonify cannabis products that were being sold at three stores in Saskatchewan.

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