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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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Employees at Two Winnipeg Stella’s Locations Vote to Unionize

Employees at Two Winnipeg Stella’s Locations Vote to Unionize

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Workers at Stella’s Osborne location and Sherbrook locations have voted to unionize. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — Employees at two Stella’s Cafe & Bakery locations have voted to unionize.

The move to join UFCW Local 832 comes after recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault within the popular Winnipeg chain. Two top executives have since been released from the restaurant and an HR firm was brought in to recommend operational and policy changes.

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Friday is the Busiest Shopping Day of the Year

Friday is the Busiest Shopping Day of the Year

Christmas Shopping

WINNIPEG — With Christmas just a few days away, Winnipeg shoppers will be hitting the malls Friday to check off those last-minute gifts from their list.

Record-setting sales are predicted today, as the Friday before Christmas is generally the busiest shopping day of the year. It’s also typically too late to order gifts online to receive them in time before Christmas Day.

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What’s Open and Closed Over the Holidays in Winnipeg

What’s Open and Closed Over the Holidays in Winnipeg

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The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones and friends and celebrate the spirit of the season. As many take time off from work, school and their everyday schedules, many city services are also taking a break.

Here’s what’s open, closed or operating with reduced hours in Winnipeg on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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Winnipeg Cannabis Producer Has Sales Suspended, Products Seized

Winnipeg Cannabis Producer Has Sales Suspended, Products Seized

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A cannabis plant is shown in southwest Quebec on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

A licensed Winnipeg-based cannabis producer has had their product pulled from the market after being accused of selling illegal marijuana to stores.

According to The Leaf News, Bonify allegedly “bought illegal marijuana, then sold it on the government-regulated market for recreational cannabis.”

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Manitoba Premier Says He Will Enforce Fee on Indigenous Cannabis Retailers

Manitoba Premier Says He Will Enforce Fee on Indigenous Cannabis Retailers

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his government will enforce a cannabis retailers’ fee on First Nations store owners in the new year, setting up another potential clash with Indigenous leaders. Pallister responds to questions during a news conference at the first ministers meeting in Montreal on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his government will enforce a cannabis retailers’ fee on First Nations store owners in the new year, setting up another potential clash with Indigenous leaders.

The Progressive Conservative government is requiring all cannabis retailers to pay what it calls a social responsibility fee. The levy amounts to six per cent of each retailer’s total annual revenues, starting in 2019. The annual fee is to be paid within six months after the year ends.

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