Western/Northern Canada News

Genesis Retail Network Expands with Addition of Genesis Victoria, First Vancouver Islan...

Genesis today announced the start of operations of Genesis Victoria, the brand's first retail partner on Vancouver Island. This 22nd location in Canada is also the brand's fourth in B.C., joining retailers in Vancouver, Richmond, and Kelowna.


First cannabis retailer opens with applications for eight more approved by RMWB

The first cannabis retailer opened its doors in Fort McMurray just before the Canada Day long weekend, with eight more locations approved by the municipality and awaiting a provincial licence.


Safeway launches new CFL sponsorship | Grocery Business News

Safeway has announced a new sponsorship of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in Western Canada. The first program Safeway will launch as part of this new partnership is the Safeway #myCFLfamily contest.

Launching on July 25, the contest will provide customers multiple chances each week to win a Family Prize Pack which will include four regular season game tickets, CFL merchandise and Safeway gift cards. To top off the season, Safeway customers will also have the opportunity to win one of two grand prize Family VIP experiences at the 107th Grey Cup held in Calgary on November 24. (Grocery Business Magazine)


New Inuvik bylaw bans cannabis stores in 'downtown corridor' | CBC News

Approximately two kilometres of Inuvik's Mackenzie Road — including the downtown retail core — have been zoned cannabis-store-free by Inuvik town council.


Iqaluit city council moves to ban single-use plastic bags | CBC News

Iqaluit city council is moving toward banning single-use plastic bags — a move that is proving popular with hunters and other community members.