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Tim Hortons Confirms Some Cups Misprinted in Roll Up the Rim Contest

Tim Hortons Confirms Some Cups Misprinted in Roll Up the Rim Contest

By The Canadian Press

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A photograph of a Tim Hortons cup in Toronto on Thursday, February 3, 2017. Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they’re not winners — there’s no message at all under the rim. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they’re not winners — there’s no message at all under the rim.

The popular coffee chain has confirmed a “small batch” of misprinted extra large-size cups were distributed in Atlantic Canada and Alberta for the annual contest.

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Manitoba Green Lights Four Retail Operators to Sell Legal Marijuana

Manitoba Green Lights Four Retail Operators to Sell Legal Marijuana

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

WINNIPEG — The province has approved four companies to operate retail cannabis locations in Manitoba this summer.

The government sorted through about 100 applications late last year after a request for proposals process was launched.

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Lowe’s to Make Donation to Easter Seals at Manitoba Opening

Lowe’s to Make Donation to Easter Seals at Manitoba Opening

By David Klassen

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This March 25, 2014, file photo, shows a Lowe’s store in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

American home improvement giant Lowe’s will make a $5,000 grant to a local community organization at the opening of its first Manitoba store in Winnipeg next week.

The grant to the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba will support sports, recreation, social and leisure activities for children and adults with disabilities.

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Lady Doritos Are a Marketing Test, Not a Mistake, Say Canadian Food Experts

Lady Doritos Are a Marketing Test, Not a Mistake, Say Canadian Food Experts

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

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Doritos chips are shown on display at a grocery store in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-/Paul Sakuma)

TORONTO – The maker of Doritos is hardly in a crunch after chatter about the potential for daintier corn chips marketed towards women sparked a visceral viral reaction — in fact, experts say comments from the CEO of PepsiCo were likely just a ploy to test the market.

PepsiCo released a statement Tuesday calling reporting on the launch of such a product “inaccurate,” adding “we already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos.”

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Rise in Duty-Free Allowance Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

Rise in Duty-Free Allowance Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

By The Canadian Press

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Canadian border guards are silhouetted as they replace each other at an inspection booth at the Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday August 20, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CALGARY – A new study commissioned by the Retail Council of Canada says an increase in the duty-free allowance for cross-border shopping would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian economy.

The PwC study comes as U.S. lawmakers push for Canada to increase the duty-free allowance from $20 to $800 as part of ongoing NAFTA talks.

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Vacant Polo Park Target Store Finds New Tenant

Vacant Polo Park Target Store Finds New Tenant

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The former Target store in Polo Park has sat vacant since 2015. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — The large vacant retail space that once housed Target in Polo Park will soon have a new tenant moving in.

24-7 Intouch, a Winnipeg-based customer contact centre, will open its fourth campus in the city by setting up in the former store.

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Winnipeg Clothing Company Closing Amid Name Dispute

Winnipeg Clothing Company Closing Amid Name Dispute

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Oak + Oar will cease operations on January 31 amid a fight to trademark its name. (FACEBOOK)

A popular Winnipeg clothing retailer is closing up shop at the end of the month amid a dispute surrounding its name.

Oak + Oar posted to its Facebook page that it has been in the process of trying to trademark its name since 2014. A Canadian retailer and designer in Vancouver with a similar name opposed their trademark application and the two have been in a standoff ever since.

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McDonald’s Pulls Radio Ad Encouraging Fast Food Over Museum Visits

McDonald’s Pulls Radio Ad Encouraging Fast Food Over Museum Visits

By The Canadian Press

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A McDonald’s restaurant sign is illuminated in the Wrigleyville neighbourhood of Chicago on April 20, 2009. McDonald’s has apologized and pulled a national radio ad that encouraged people to buy its fast food offerings rather than visit a museum after facing criticism. Company spokesman Grachnik Adam said the 15-second ad, which played-down how interesting a dinosaur museum could be, was meant as a humorous promotion and in no way meant to offend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charles Rex Arbogast)

McDonald’s has apologized and pulled a national radio ad that encouraged people to buy its fast food offerings rather than visit a museum after facing criticism.

Company spokesman Adam Grachnik said the 15-second ad, which played-down how interesting a dinosaur museum could be, was meant as a humorous promotion and in no way meant to offend.

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