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Salisbury House to Eliminate Plastic Straws from All Restaurants

Salisbury House to Eliminate Plastic Straws from All Restaurants

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Salisbury House plans to eliminate plastic straws from its restaurants and replace them with a bio-degradable alternative as of June 1.

The Winnipeg restaurant chain says the move comes after some municipal governments in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe do away with plastic straws.

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Website Pulls Humboldt T-Shirt After Halifax Cartoonist Complains

Website Pulls Humboldt T-Shirt After Halifax Cartoonist Complains

By The Canadian Press

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Hockey sticks to remember members of the Humboldt Broncos are silhouetted against the morning sun along a stretch of highway 6 in Saskatchewan, Friday, April 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

HALIFAX – An Australian website has stopped selling a T-shirt featuring a misappropriated Halifax newspaper cartoon about the Humboldt bus crash tragedy.

Bruce MacKinnon of the Halifax Chronicle Herald said earlier this week that he was notified his cartoon was on a shirt selling for $42.63 on Redbubble.com — adding the seller was crassly trying to profit from a tragedy.

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Ottawa Probing Tim Hortons Franchisee Claims RBI Failing to Honour Commitments

Ottawa Probing Tim Hortons Franchisee Claims RBI Failing to Honour Commitments

By Adam Burns and Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

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A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

The federal government is looking into concerns raised by a dissident group of Tim Hortons franchisees about the potential violation of terms Ottawa placed on a deal that saw Canada’s most iconic restaurant chain taken over by a Brazilian firm.

A spokesman for Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Thursday the government will investigate allegations that Tims owner Restaurant Brands International has failed to live up to promises made to the federal government under the Investment Canada Act in 2014.

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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

Second Cup
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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Walmart Canada Says It Will Re-Hire Disabled Workers Let Go Last Week

Walmart Canada Says It Will Re-Hire Disabled Workers Let Go Last Week

By The Canadian Press

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Signage at a Laval, Que., Walmart store is seen on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Walmart Canada says it will start informing its Manitoba customers today that all 16 stores in the province will not accept Visa as of Oct. 24.The move comes as the retail giant and the credit card company remain locked in a battle over merchant fees. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL – Walmart Canada is backtracking on its controversial decision to withdraw from a program that provided work experience in its Quebec stores to people with disabilities or autism.

The retail giant faced a public relations nightmare that included strong criticism online after a health agency said last week the program’s participants would be losing their jobs at Walmart stores in the province.

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City Entrepreneur Opens First Sneaker Consignment Service

City Entrepreneur Opens First Sneaker Consignment Service

Eric Olek - Friday Knights
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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Walmart Ends Involvement in Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Walmart Ends Involvement in Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities

By The Canadian Press

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Signage at a Laval, Que., Walmart store is seen on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL – Walmart Canada has confirmed it is ending its involvement with a Quebec program that provides job training to people with intellectual disabilities and those on the autism spectrum.

Company spokesperson Anika Malik confirmed in an email Friday that the program, which was in place in several stores, will be phased out in the coming weeks.

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What’s Open and Closed Over Easter Weekend in Winnipeg

What’s Open and Closed Over Easter Weekend in Winnipeg

Bunny Rabbit Easter

Here’s a rundown of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule over Easter weekend in Winnipeg.

Shopping centres

The following shopping centres will be closed Friday, March 30 and Sunday, April 1:

  • Outlet Collection Winnipeg
  • Kildonan Place
  • Grant Park
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • St. Vital Centre

Regular hours are in effect Saturday and Monday.

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Tim Hortons Brewing Up Renovations for Canadian Restaurants

Tim Hortons Brewing Up Renovations for Canadian Restaurants

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The new design, pictured here, will be rolled out across Tim Hortons stores across the country over the next four years.

Tim Hortons and its franchisees will spend $700 million over the next four years to modernize and refresh the look of most of its restaurants.

The coffee and doughnut chain says the new look will create a more contemporary and open environment for its guests.

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Health Canada Warns About Dangerous USB Chargers as 1.5 Million Units Recalled

Health Canada Warns About Dangerous USB Chargers as 1.5 Million Units Recalled

By The Canadian Press

Phone Charger

Health Canada is warning it has discovered numerous unsafe USB chargers during a national assessment of products on the market and a recall has been issued affecting more than 1.5 million units.

The federal agency has released a list of more than two dozen chargers that “pose an unacceptable risk of electric shock and fire.”

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