Northern/Western Canada News

Charges stayed against former West Edmonton Mall pet store owner accused of abandonment

At the time, the Edmonton Humane Society called the seizure one of the largest its officers had ever conducted.

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New Battleford grocery store promises familiar feel

Discovery Co-op will officially open the doors of its new food store and pharmacy in Battleford tomorrow.

The new business will operate in the old Super A Foods building, and feature everything the North Battleford location offers.

Marketing and Communications Manager Leanne Ducommun says the project was needed in Battleford.

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Holt Renfrew closure signals changing economic and cultural times, expert says | CBC News

Holt Renfrew was a popular spot on Jasper Avenue in the 1950s and '60s, a sign of a nightlife culture that focused on fine clothes. The store's announced closure is a sign of retail and cultural change.

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Sarah Jessica Parker coming to Edmonton to open first Canadian store

The first standalone Canadian location for Sarah Jessica Parker’s signature shoe and clothing line is set to open in West Edmonton Mall next month. Ms. Parker will be in the store that afternoon to meet with fans.

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Three more private cannabis stores approved to open in Vancouver

The number of approved cannabis stores in Vancouver just doubled, with the B.C. government this week approving three new stores in the city. The B.C. government's fourth approval of a cannabis store this week was for a store in Salmon Arm, and that brings the total number of approved cannabis stores in the province to 25.

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Tax on tobacco products could be on the rise in Manitoba

The Manitoba government introduced proposed legislation on Tuesday that would see an increase in the tobacco tax.

According to the province, this measure will ensure the retail price of tobacco products stays about the same once PST is reduced to seven per cent.

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Yellowknife city council talks cannabis sales zoning by-law | CBC News

Yellowknifers are getting closer to legally buying cannabis products somewhere besides the liquor store.

At a city council meeting Monday, councillors discussed the regulatory framework for retail cannabis sales. Recreational cannabis became legal in the Northwest Territories on Oct. 17, following federal legislation, but the uptown liquor store is only retail location in the city.

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