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Brandon Store Clerk Punched in the Face Trying to Stop Shoplifter

Brandon Store Clerk Punched in the Face Trying to Stop Shoplifter

Brandon Police Service CrestA clerk working at a Brandon store was punched in the face while a woman attempted to make off without paying for merchandise on Thursday.

Police say a female suspect entered the store in the 900 block of Victoria Avenue at around 11 a.m. While attempting to shoplift, she was apprehended by an employee, but was able to get away by striking the staff member.

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Manitoba Hands Off Sale of Legal Marijuana to Budding Retailers

Manitoba Hands Off Sale of Legal Marijuana to Budding Retailers

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Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward)
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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announces the Manitoba plan for cannabis retail and distribution at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s plan for marijuana retail and distribution is no longer shrouded in a cloud of cannabis-filled smoke.

The province on Tuesday revealed its “hybrid model” for how the government will regulate, monitor and sell marijuana once it’s legalized on July 1, 2018.

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CAA Opens New Retail Location in Kildonan Place

CAA Opens New Retail Location in Kildonan Place

Kildonan Place Shopping Centre
Kildonan Place Shopping Centre (FILE)

WINNIPEG — CAA Manitoba has set up shop in Kildonan Place as the home of its newest retail location.

It’s the first new store for CAA in 10 years and spans 5,100-square-feet of space with an accessible outside door from the parking lot of the former Target store facing Regent Avenue West.

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Sears Canada Seeking Court Approval to Close All Canadian Stores

Sears Canada Seeking Court Approval to Close All Canadian Stores

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Que. Sears Canada Inc. is applying for court approval to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets after failing to find a buyer that would allow it to continue as a going concern. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Sears Canada will ask a court on Friday to let it liquidate all of its remaining Canadian stores.

The retailer has been operating under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act since June.

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Coal and Canary Opening Retail Shop at The Forks

Coal and Canary Opening Retail Shop at The Forks

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Coal and Canary’s Amanda Buhse (right) and co-owner Tom Jansen (FACEBOOK)

After a trial run of storefront retail in the Exchange District, Winnipeg candle company Coal and Canary is setting up shop at The Forks.

Co-owner Amanda Buhse says the CentreVenture PUSH Program gave the company a chance to test the bricks and mortar concept.

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Sears Plans to Shutter Polo Park Store

Sears Plans to Shutter Polo Park Store

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Sears Canada plans to close another 10 stores across the country, including the location at Polo Park Shopping Centre in Winnipeg.

In a release Friday night, the retailer announced it “has entered into a number of lease surrender agreements and a lease amending agreement that will result in the exit” of a certain number of stores.

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The Forks Seeking Tenants for Future Railside Development

The Forks Seeking Tenants for Future Railside Development

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A central plaza with an emphasis on pedestrian-friendly pathways is shown in this artist’s rendering of the Railside development at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Forks has issued a call for business owners, entrepreneurs, and companies to occupy the ground floor of its future Railside development, previously known as the piece of Parcel 4 land.

While the land itself still remains a parking lot, wheels are in motion behind the scenes.

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Costs, Unequally Borne: Jackman-Atkinson

Costs, Unequally Borne: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. The retailer has warned Tuesday there are doubts about its ability to continue operating, and says it may have to restructure or be sold. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Rural Canadian shoppers may see some changes in their retail landscape. On June 22, Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy. This isn’t necessarily the end though, the once storied retailer said it expects to remain in business, restructure and come out of bankruptcy protection later this year. In its filing, the company said it needed time to let the impact of changes made earlier this year take effect. They were given 30 days of protection from creditors.

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Sears Canada Cutting 2,900 Jobs, Closing 59 Stores, Secures Creditor Protection

Sears Canada Cutting 2,900 Jobs, Closing 59 Stores, Secures Creditor Protection

By Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Sears Canada Inc. said it plans to close 59 locations and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring after it was granted protection from creditors Thursday.

The announcement came after the company was granted temporary protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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