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32 arrested by RCMP after large retail theft operation in Richmond

Thirty-two suspects, including four youth, were arrested in Richmond last week as part of a large scale police operation targeting retail outlets.

The Richmond RCMP Prolific Offender Suppression Team (POST) joined forces with officers from the Property Crime Unit to hone in on the city’s main shopping hubs.

vancourier.com

Vancouver appliance dealer’s death ruled homicide

John Leslie McIver, 78, the owner of McIver’s Appliance Sales and Services was found dead inside the business near Ontario Street and East 69th Avenue by a family member who had arrived around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

globalnews.ca

Punjabi Market at Fifty: Celebrating the Past and Planning for the Future 

Vancouver City Council unanimously approved a motion to revitalize Punjabi Market District on June 19.

The Punjabi Market Revitalization Collective says that Councillor Pete Fry bought forward the motion that will help revitalize the Punjabi Market neighbourhood by directing city resources to the market. Specifically, the motion calls for Vancouver’s first “Punjabi Market Day”, and for city staff to identify quick-wins to help in revitalization efforts.

Fry says: “I’m humbled the South Asian community and the Punjabi Market Association have instilled their faith in me to bring forth this motion. I am very impressed with the work they have done for the City of Vancouver and it’s an honour to have presented this motion on their behalf and have it passed unanimously.”

voiceonline.com

Culinary scene on 124 St. takes a leap forward with new eateries and old favourites

Historic area home to up and coming culinary, and beloved favourites, too

edmontonjournal.com

No ID required: Vape products easy to buy for Calgary youth | CBC News

CBC Calgary worked with teens to visit 16 vape shops in the city. Five of those shops were willing to sell vape products to youth without checking ID

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Hundreds turn out for Fort McMurray's 1st retail cannabis store | CBC News

The sidewalk was lined up with customers on Wednesday as Fort McMurray residents waited for the region's first cannabis shop to open.

cbc.ca

Calgary cannabis trailblazer departs retail company he created

420 Investments Ltd., which operates five cannabis retail outlets in Alberta — including four in the city under its Four20 Premium Market brand — announced Wednesday that Jeff Mooij had left the company.

beta.canada.com